– Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his first podium finish of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross season on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Although Stewart still struggled with lingering illness, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider pushed through it and raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a well-earned second place at the second of three Anaheim rounds.

Although Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart wasn’t 100 percent all day, he still qualified third fastest in the premier 450 class. He went on to get a good start in his six-lap heat race and pulled into the lead right off the bat. Taking advantage of a clear track, Stewart pulled a gap and rode six perfect laps on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to claim his first heat race win of the season. In the 20-lap main event, Stewart again got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and slotted quickly into second place. He went on to lead the race and fend off aggressive attacks from the competition before eventually finishing second.