The Red Bull Straight Rhythm head to head motocross race took place over the weekend with a return to racing for James Stewart. When the racing ended, Stewart was joined by younger brother Malcolm as the Open and Lites Class champions respectively.
“It’s been an entire year since being able to race for a title for me,” said Stewart. “I was nervous coming into the event, but I was bale to race good lines and make good runs and to come out on top and to do it with family means a lot to me. I am excited to be back to racing and I am looking to use this as a good momentum builder to move on to next week for Energy Cup in Vegas.”
Fastest qualifier in the Open Class, Ken Roczen made it into the finals to compete against Stewart. After losing heat 1 of 3 to Stewart, Roczen touched the inside white line in heat 2 automatically disqualifying himself giving the win to Stewart.
“I felt like I raced well all weekend,” said Roczen. “So to not be able to finish as strong as I was hoping for was a let down. I had a great time out here this weekend racing in this event for the first time and to come away with second is a good place to start and work towards the title in this event.”
In the Lites Class, Malcolm Stewart went wire to wire as the fastest qualifier and the overall champion.
“I feel like I am really growing in my racing and today was a huge step for me,” said M. Stewart. “To be able to finsh the day and to be on the podium with James (Stewart) was an absolute dream come true. I am proud of how I raced and the growth I continue to make.”