James Stewart was able to bag his first victory of the season in front of forty thousand fans here in Oakland in the main event while Eli Tomac also bagged a victory in the lites class category.
James Stewart of Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX finally scored his first major victory in the Supercross Class Main Event here in the FIM world championship of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross .
He bagged the victory in front of over forty thousand screaming fans. Meanwhile Eli Tomac of GEICO Honda also won in the Lites Class category of the regional Supercross.
It was TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed who jumpstarted the Supercross Class Main Event by bagging the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot. Andrew Short of Honda and Kawasaki’s Josh Hansen bagged the last two slots in the winner’s podium.
James Stewart who also won the Oakland event in the preceding year made mincemeat of Josh Hansen overtaking him in order to gain the third place position in the beginning laps of the race. Meanwhile Ryan Dungey the points leader was able to finish the first lap in the ninth position. In the second lap, Stewart set his sights on Chad Reed and after a prolific cat and mouse chase in the succeeding laps he was able to overtake him in the ninth lap. This resulted in Stewart becoming the 4th different Supercross Class victor in this season. Chad Reed and Kawasaki’s Villopoto got second and third place respectively. It looks like Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey are now tied for the first place slot in the points race at eighty five each.
James Stewart mentioned that he was dedicating the victory to his friend and mechanic Mark “Tex” Adams who recently passed away. Stewart said that he was able to get more rhythm in this race. He also mentioned that he had a couple of tough races so far this year and was able to get one done right tonight.
Martin Davalos of Rockstar Energy Suzuki was able to get the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot with Dean Wilson of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki on his back wheel as they reached the first turn. Tomac was able to retain the third place position.
Wilson crashed his motorbike while chasing another racer Davalos on the 1st lap while Tomac easily slid into the second spot. In the 2nd lap Davalos again made some errors which allowed Tomac to wrest the top spot while Yamaha’s Zach Osborne wound up in second place which was short lived Jason Anderson was able to catch up with him but himself crashed after one lap giving the second place to dirt bike racer Osborne.
The final tally for second and third places belonged to Marvin Musquin and Osborne respectively. Tomac was able to retain a 15 point lead here in Angel stadium. He says that it was his best season so far and gave credit to the rest of his team.