Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his best result of the season so far at round five of the AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship on Saturday night.

Stewart demonstrated tremendous speed and skill as he raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a solid fourth-place finish as the series visited Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for the third and final time this year.

The Anaheim 3 Supercross saw Stewart once again claim rights to the fastest qualifying time in the premier 450 class. Despite nursing an injured knee from round one, Stewart has been the fastest qualifier at four of the season’s five events. And in Saturday night’s eight-lap heat race, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider again showed formidable speed, overcoming a poor start and picking his way through the field to finish a promising third.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., raced to his second-consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, 450SX Class Main Event win at O.co Coliseum before a record crowd of 46,896. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, of Germany, won his first Western Regional 250SX Class race of the season, snapping Eli Tomac’s three-race win streak.

Villopoto jumped out to an early lead, scoring the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award. JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, of Cornelius, N.C., and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., followed Villopoto in second and third, respectively. A huge crash in turn two collected TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart and Team Honda/Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia. Stewart and Reed re-entered the race near the back of the pack and Barcia was forced to withdraw from the race.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart raced his RM-Z450 to victory in both 450 motos to take the overall win in round one of the AMA Motocross Championship at Hangtown in Sacramento, California at the weekend.

In his inaugural race on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 – and returning to the series after four years absence – Stewart was nothing short of flawless: The first moto saw him get a great start and take the lead on the first lap and from there, he slowly but surely created a gap and led all laps to take the win. In the second moto, Stewart got shuffled around a bit on the start but quickly made short shrift of the competition. Taking the lead, he rode a calculated, efficient race and again gapped the field while remaining in his comfort zone. Anything but victory was simply out of the question.

“I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Stewart. “The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 was really fast and consistent. In the first moto I got a great start and I was in the lead on the first lap. I rode my own race, and got a good gap and was able to win that one. In the second moto, I had to work for it. I had to come around some guys, then I was able to stay there and keep the pace. As the day went on, the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 was just better and better and better. I have to give it up to the team for all their hard work. I don’t want to get over-confident, but to start off like this – knowing this is one of my worst tracks – and know we can keep building, makes it so good.”

Riverside, CA - Meet your favorite Supercross heroes this Thursday at Malcolm Smith Motorsports! Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Kevin Windham and many more top riders of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship will be on hand to meet and greet Supercross fans and sign autographs. Come out between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for your chance to meet the stars of the 2012 season. Register early for a priority VIP wristband!

Where: Malcolm Smith Motorsports, 7599 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

When: Thursday, January 5, 2012 – 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Who: The who’s who of Supercross heroes!

Factory Red Bull KTM
Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen

Factory Yamaha JGR
James Stewart, Davi Millsaps

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer

August 31, 2011 – Fullerton, CA – As the “The Moto Show with Jim Holley” (TMS) gets into it’s third week, the star power of guests continues to stay strong as everyone involved is seeing the potential in this new show and wants to be on it. Episode three features Jeremy “Showtime” McGrath, David “The Icon” Bailey, Pete Doyle from the Yoshimura Suzuki Team and Bob “Hurricane” Hannah jumping in to help his buddies at Matrix Concepts show off their new products.

“Every week, we all learn a little bit more and people are saying the shows are getting better each week. Having guest talent like we are getting makes producing the show that much easier and more fun,” said Todd Huffman, series creator and Executive Producer at Pipeline Digital Media. “After three weeks we are proving to the industry and ourselves that a weekly talk show about motorcycle competition can be pulled off.”

Morgantown, W.Va. (February 25, 2011) – The opening round of the 2011 AMA ATVMX Championship presented by DWT will kick off this weekend, February 26-27, at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga. The fastest four-wheeled ATV riders in the world will compete in round one to see who can claim the points lead early on in the 11-round series.

This nationally televised event on the VERSUS network is expected to draw nearly 800 riders. With a full-gate of ATV Pro riders for 2011, there is no telling who is going to claim the series championship.

Last year, Rockstar Yoshimura Suzuki’s duo of Josh Creamer and Dustin Wimmer grabbed first and second in the championship standings. This year a host of top riders, both up and coming stars and established veterans, are gunning for the title.

For example, Motoworks / Can-Am riders Chad Wienen and John Natalie were tough competitors in the series point chase for 2010 and both riders are looking to take the Championship this year. Wienen finished the season with a 3rd overall, leaving him with high hopes for the 2011 season.

“We at BRP are anticipating the 2011 race season to be the most successful yet for the Can-Am DS 450. Our Motoworks / Can-Am racers and team are ready to race for the Pro-class championship, and our stable of Can-Am X-Team support racers and the countless amateurs who are members of our Can-Am X-Team DS 450 Racer Support Program are ready to win as well,” said Can-Am Public Relations Manager Chaz Rice. “We look forward building upon the success of 2010 and cannot wait for the opener in Georgia,” Rice added.

There’s no telling who will show up fast and focused this weekend, so spectators are encouraged to get in early and scout the competition in the pro pits.

Aonia Pass is one of the largest off-road racing facilities in the southeast. The track is 1.7 miles long, 25-feet wide in most sections and professionally built and maintained.

Tickets on Saturday are $20 for spectators ($10 for ages 6-11), and admission includes full pro-pit access and an autograph session.

The pro riders will run as part of a full schedule of amateur racing, including classes for Youth, Women and Veteran riders. Amateurs will practice on Friday and race on Saturday and Sunday. Pros will practice on Friday and race on Saturday.

To get to the track from Atlanta, take I-20 East to Exit 160 (Hwy 223 Norwood Exit). Go left and travel on Hwy 223 until it dead-ends with Hwy 78. Turn right on Hwy 78. The venue is 2.5 miles down on your right (look for the big Aonia Pass Motoplex sign).

For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com