Of course, last year’s battle only lasted half way through each moto. By then, it looked like Stewart had tired from riding his KX250 fast enough to keep up with
In the first moto Stewart collected the Racer X Holeshot, but he picked a bad line in the second turn and lost a few positions. Soon he was up to second and hounding
With Stewart out for moto two, everyone knew what would happen in that race, and predictably
And once again the series and the point standings appear to be all
Alessi’s moto win put him in position for another overall win, but it was not to be when he crashed in the second turn of moto two. He charged from the back, but it was way too late to preserve the overall. Out front, Honda’s Andrew Short was trying to make up for a first turn crash in moto one by pulling the lead, but Villopoto’s charge from the back was most impressive. He passed the ailing Langston and Grant and then went to work on Short, finally catching him and passing. From there, the young rookie cruised to his first overall win.
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