Stewart wins Supercross race in Oakland
Saturday, January 28, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- James Stewart of Haines City, Fla., won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at O.co Coliseum, his first Supercross Class Main Event victory of the season.
Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Calif., won his second consecutive western regional Supercross Lites race.
Stewart, who won in Oakland last year, passed Chad Reed on lap nine and checked out. Stewart became the fourth Supercross Class winner of the season.
"I got in a rhythm out there tonight and put together a great race," said Stewart, who dedicated the win to his mechanic, Mark "Tex" Adams, who died earlier this week. "I had a tough couple of races this year, and tonight I got it done."
Reed finished second, and is tied with Ryan Dungey for first place at 85 points apiece.