Stewart Strikes Gold

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James Stewart's consistent riding and sheer ripping speed earned him the overall win at the Rockstar U.S. Open of Supercross.

Night two of the 2009 Rockstar Energy U.S. Open of Supercross is in the books and as expected, it was James Stewart who took the win—but it didn't come easy. Number seven had to play catch-up to Ryan Villopoto who nailed the holeshot in the main event. Stew made quick work of Dan Reardon who was in second, and then straight-up reeled in Villopoto—passing him and eventually running away with the win. Unfortunately Stewart didn't pull his signature whip off the finish line, but I guess his double fist pump will have to do.

During the entire event, Mike Mason took us around the pits, hassling the riders and getting them to answer our intrusive questions. So be sure to stay tuned for our behind-the-scenes video from the U.S. Open here in beautiful (depends on how intoxicated you are) Las Vegas, Nevada.

Random side note: It turns out the Nick Wey is a HUGE Winners Take All junkie and can recite nearly every scene from the movie...freakin' dude's classic! "The only thing that Bad Billy Robinson has over you is technique...that is it."

Right now it's off to Studio 54 here at the MGM Grand for James Stewart's private after party—let's hope he's already got the Cristal on ice! For a full race report, check out TransWorld's site—they got that ish on lock!

Steve Densmore

Ryan Villopoto nailed the holeshot in the main event, but after holding the lead for nearly half the race, he succumbed to the unstoppable Stewart.


Saturday Night Open Class Results
1. James Stewart, Yamaha
2. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda
4. Dan Reardon, Honda
5. Michael Byrne, Suzuki
6. Matt Boni, Honda
7. Nick Wey, Yamaha
8. Ezra Lusk, Suzuki
9. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha
10. Chris Blose, Honda

Overall Open Class Results
1. James Stewart
2. Davi Millsaps
3. Dan Reardon
4. Ryan Villopoto
5. Michael Byrne
6. Nick Wey
7. Tyler Bowers
8. Chris Blose
9. Matt Boni
10. Matt Georke

Steve Densmore

How rad is it to see Ezra Lusk back on the bike? Remember his part in one of the earlier <i>Terrifirma</i> films where he just killed his private SX track in Georgia? He was for sure one of my favorite riders growing up.

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