Stewart claims first SX victory of season

Steve Cox

James Stewart raced to his first Supercross victory of the 2013 season in Atlanta.

ATLANTA -- James Stewart raced to his first 450SX Class victory of the AMA Supercross season Saturday night, leading all 20 laps in the main event in front of 68,987 fans at the Georgia Dome.

Stewart, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider from Haines City, Fla., finished 1.468 seconds ahead of Ryan Villopoto.

"I mean, what can I say, we won," Stewart said. "This whole season has been going crazy and to get a victory and to get a start, it was almost a perfect day. I was fastest in practice, fastest in the heat race, I got the holeshot in the main event and led every lap. I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous because I haven't been out there in a while."

Honda's Wil Hahn won the Eastern Regional 250SX Class for his first career victory.

"I put in a lot of hard work, and it paid off here," said Hahn, from Decatur, Texas. "I stayed positive out there and rode a smart race. It's an amazing feeling to get my first win here at the Georgia Dome in front of so many fans. This has been a long time coming."

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class results: Atlanta, Feb. 23, 2013

Place Name
1 James Stewart
2 Ryan Villopoto
3 David Milsaps
4 Justin Barcia
5 Trey Canard
6 Ryan Dungey
7 Eli Tomac
8 Jake Weimer
9 Chad Reed
10 Mike Alessi

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class season standings through Feb. 23, 2013

Place Name Points
1 David Milsaps 174
2 Ryan Villopoto 152
3 Ryan Dungey 148
4 Trey Canard 135
5 Chad Reed 127
6 Justin Barcia 116
7 Andrew Short 102
8 James Stewart 100
9 Justin Brayton 91
10 Matthew Goerke 79

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class results: Atlanta, Feb. 23, 2013

Place Name
1 William Hahn
2 Dean Wilson
3 Marvin Musquin
4 Blake Wharton
5 Jeremy Martin

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class East season standings through Feb. 23, 2013

Place Name Points
1 Dean Wilson 47
2 William Hahn 45
3 Blake Wharton 40
4 Marvin Musquin 35
5 Kyle Peters 31

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