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