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Once Stewart had the Progressive Direct Holeshot, it was all over. The much-hyped Vegas start featured a 240 foot run into a left-hand corner followed by a 560-foot straight into a left and right. It was challenging, but Stewart was up for it and wrestled the lead from San Manuel Yamaha’s Chad Reed by the time they got to the holeshot line. Reed stayed close for about two laps, but then Stewart started busting out incredible jump combinations with ease—he quaded four rollers after the second triple without strain, which Reed was only able to do with a seat bounce. Then he jumped a set of doubles in the center of the whoops and cleared the entire end of the section. Once he had that down it was over, Stewart pulled away and Reed became prey for Sobe No Fear/Samsung Honda’s Kevin Windham, who was on a charge from third.
As far as close racing was concerned, the Windham/Reed tussle was all there was to see in the main, and that only lasted one lap.
The shot at glory then came to Yamaha rookie Josh Hill. Surely Hill was bummed to see fellow rookie Dungey haul off with three wins this season, so Hill closed the gap on Dungey early and looked ready to challenge for the win. But he challenged too hard. Hill dove under Dungey and knocked him off the track with an ill-advised block pass attempt. He knocked himself down in the process, too, and that was all she wrote for the Yamaha rider.
The next night, at the supercross banquet, Dungey won the first-ever Supercross Golden Microphone Award as a prize for all the great work the young rookie has done with media and PR for the series. Other special awards included the Team Manager of the Year Award to Boost Mobile/Yamaha of
There wasn’t much close racing in Vegas, but both the banquet and the race served as a celebration for another big season for the sport.