January 25, 2009
Houston makes three wins in a row for Stewart
James Stewart put his L&M Racing/San Manuel Band of Mission Indians/Yamaha on the top step of the winner's rostrum last night in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, after having to deal with Mike Alessi and Ryan Villopoto in the opening laps of the 450cc main event. Photo and race report by Swap/Transworld Motocross.
After the disaster at the opening round, Stewart has reeled off three straight, uncontested wins in a row, and that quick 75-point infusion has moved him to only 9 points behind points leader Chad Reed, who again finished second at the race. Villo hung in there to grab his first-ever 450cc podium finish.
Stewart told Swap after the race, "No matter who is leading the points, everybody is trying to beat me, so I need to keep my game tight and stay focused."