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Stewart concludes title season with Vegas win

6 May 2007

Kawasaki's James Stewart capped off a brilliant AMA and World Supercross season with victory at the Las Vegas season finale.

In the AMA Supercross main event, Stewart won the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award with closet competitor Chad Reed in tow. After securing both the Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP and Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series titles in Seattle, Stewart turned in another dominant performance and walked away with his 13th win of the season. Reed was once again second while Honda's Kevin Windham finished third.

"I had a perfect 20 laps out there, no mistakes," said Stewart. "Chad was running with me in the beginning. I felt like I had some really good lines out there. I work really hard. I won't let me guard down."

Honda's David Vuillemin clinched the Unites States Smokeless Tobacco Company's Pro Privateer Challenge last weekend at Seattle's Qwest Field and walked away with $25,000. In Las Vegas, Kawasaki's Paul Carpenter secured second place and took home $15,000 while Honda's Heath Voss was awarded $10,000 for third.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated East/West shootout for the Supercross Lites class saw both pre-event favourites and Monster Energy Kawasaki team-mates Ben Townley and Ryan Villopoto - 2007 champions in their respective series - hit mechanical problems on the opening lap.

To make matter worse, the pair were first (Townley) and second (Villopoto) at the time... East coast champion Townley rejoined in last place, while West coast king Villopoto withdrew from the race.

Replacing them at the front was Suzuki's Ryan Dungey, who kept his lead despite an early attack by Yamaha's Josh Hill - who fell in the process. Honda's Jake Weimer pulled into second place but was unable to catch Dungey, who rode to his fourth AMA Supercross Lites victory of the season. Weimer finished second and KTM's Martin Davalos third.

"Hard work pays off," said Dungey, who was awarded a new Toyota Tundra Truck. "Just last year, before I turned pro, I was watching this race from the stands. I have come a long way in a year, and I am so pumped to be up on the podium. I owe this to my team and family, who have supported me all year. This was a great crowd; I could hear them every lap screaming and cheering."


Amp'd Mobile Supercross Events Results, Las Vegas:
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
6. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
7. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda
8. Josh Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda
10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki

Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings:
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 385
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 334
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 276
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 240
5. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 197
6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 196
7. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 189
8. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 160
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 160
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 143

Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings:
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 404
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 364
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 302
4. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 240
5. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 211
6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 206
7. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 194
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 189
9. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 185
10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 171


Dave Coombs East/West AMA Supercross Lites Shootout Results, Las Vegas:
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
2. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
3. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM
4. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
5. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
7. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
8. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha
9. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki
10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha


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