Millville National: James Stewart's first 2013 win

First outdoor win for James Steward at Spring Creek in 450 class, while Eli Tomac wins 250 class.
James Stewart competes in the 2013 Spring Creek motocross national in Millville
James Stewart at Spring Creek © Ryan Cooley/Red Bull Content Pool
By Romelle Young

450 Class

At Millville, Minnesota, James Stewart clawed his way to the top spot in the premier class of moto at the Spring Creek National.

In Moto 1, Justin Barcia took the holeshot at the start ahead of his Honda teammate Trey Canard with Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki) and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey close behind.

But Ryan Dungey, racing in front of his home crowd at Spring Creek MX Park lost his chain in the famous sand whoops about half way through the race. That cost him 20 seconds and ended his five-year winning streak. But at the front Stewart pounced to take the lead which he held to the finish ahead of Canard and Barcia.

Trey Canard, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey at the 2013 Spring Creek National in Millville
Trey Canard, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey © Ryan Cooley/Red Bull Content Pool

In Moto 2, Stewart took the holeshot, but Dungey soon slipped past to take victory with Stewart eventually finishing third for the overall victory.

"Things just came together today but it was probably the hardest two motos I've ridden since last year," said Stewart. "We're just building for next year so any little bit helps. I want to finish this thing [season] and get a couple more wins to carry the momentum into next season."

© Yoshimura Suzuki

250 Class

In the 250 class, it was business as usual for form rider Eli Tomac who took victory in both motos as the championship leader Ken Roczen crashed heavily toward the end of the first Moto.

“Luckily, I walked away from that crash with no broken bones,” said Roczen. “I know I will be feeling pretty banged up tomorrow, but I’m thankful I was not seriously injured.”

Marvin Musquin finished second overall at AMA MX at Spring Creek
Mr Consistency: Marvin Musquin finished second © KTM

Although shaken, KRoc rallied to take second in Moto 2 and salvage a ninth place overall, but Tomac’s win hands him a substantial lead in the championship.

Consistency paid off for his teammate, Marvin Musquin, who took second overall by bringing his KTM to fourth place finishes in both the first and second Motos.

Next Event: New Berlin, NY – August 10, 2013

US Pro MX Championship at Spring Creek, Millville, MN

450 Class Podium
1. James Stewart, Suzuki (1-3)
, 2. Trey Canard, Honda, (2-2)
, 3. Ryan Dungey, KTM (5-1) 

450 Class Championship Points
1. Villopoto, 413
 pts; 2. Dungey, 379
 pts; 3. Barcia, 307 pts;
 4. Stewart, 269
 pts; 5. Canard, 263


250 Class Podium
1. Eli Tomac, Honda (1-1),
 2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (4-4),
 3. Jason Anderson, Suzuki (3-5)

250 Class Championship points
1. Tomac, 405 pts; 2. Roczen, 378
 pts; 3 Musquin, 334 pts; 4. Baggett, 295 pts; 5 Osborne, 261 

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