January 18, 2009
Three races in, 12 points down
(pic by GuyB/Vital MX)
So here are the top three finishers in the 450 class at the MESS at Anaheim the second. San Manuel/Yamaha's James Stewart earned his second win in a row, putting him fourth in the championship standings, now just 12 points behind his rival, new points leader Chad Reed of the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki team. Reed finished second after coming from waaay back in the pack. Geico Honda's Kevin Windham got on the the podium for the first time this season with his third place finish.
And here's the funny part of this photo: the guy on the left rides a yellow bike, the dude in the middle rides a blue one, and the other guy rides red. Yet none of them are wearing gear featuring their team's official colors. What's up with that? And what's up with Reedy's horizontal stripe monstrosity? Bleh!