LOS ANGELES, CA - Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart took his second win of the 2009 Supercross season, earning him 25 points and moving him up several spots to 4th overall in the championship points race.
Despite suffering a minor crash during practice, Stewart dominated Heat Race 2, finishing first with an almost 7 second lead over the second place finisher. Teammate Kyle Chisholm ran Heat Race 2 as well, finishing 13th and then taking 8th in the Last Chance Qualifier.
In the evening’s main event, Stewart moved into 4th place on the second lap and quickly began his charge to the front, taking the lead on the nearly impassable track on lap 10. Bending a brake lever on a hard landing, Stewart kicked the brake back into position and was able to take the win before a standing, packed Anaheim crowd.
From the winner’s podium Stewart had this to say, “I’m very happy with this win – when points are coming down the way they are, this win is important. I’ll take it for Team San Manuel, Yamaha, L&M Racing and Red Bull!”
Team San Manuel Yamaha Highlights/Phoenix – Round 2 -
James Stewart, Number 7, YZ 450F - Heat Race #2 - Winner
Kyle Chisholm, Number 38, YZ 450F - Heat race #2 – 13th place; LCQ 8th
James Stewart – Season to Date: 2 wins; 1 19th place
James Stewart – Championship Points - 52
About Team San Manuel
Team San Manuel is a unique partnership between the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and L&M Racing, LLC, with the sole purpose of reaching out to Native and non-Native communities and sharing with them the value of perseverance and dedication. Building a winning team comprised of top-notch talent and community service, Team San Manuel honors the Serrano belief of caring for our community. (www.sanmanuelracing.com)
About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, California. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture.
Team San Manuel Race Recap
Round 3 – Anaheim 2/January 20, 2009
The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Despite challenges and hardships, the San Manuel tribal community has continued to progressively maintain and enhance its unique form of government – focusing all efforts on providing a better quality of life for its citizens. Through economic diversification, both on and off the reservation, the tribe has been forward thinking in its efforts to build infrastructure, maintain civil services and promote social, economic, educational and governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment and continues to pursue opportunities for future generations.
About L & M Racing
L&M Racing was formed in 2006 by Owner/Team Manager Larry Brooks and partner Mike Kranyak. L&M Racing's 2008 team, Team San Manuel Yamaha, consisted of 2004 Supercross Champion Chad Reed and former West Coast Lites Champion Nathan Ramsey producing the indie race effort the 2008 Supercross Championship! The 2009 race season has 2007 Supercross Champion James Stewart and rookie Kyle Chisholm in place for L&M Racing. Led by Brooks, a key component in the Jeremy McGrath/Chaparral Racing team's three-year championship reign in Supercross, Brooks’ race effort yielded the first and only independent team to ever win an AMA Supercross Series Championship. L&M Racing is headquartered within an 8,000sf state-of-the-art race facility in Southern California and is one of the most successful independently owned and operated teams in professional Supercross racing today. 2009’s Team San Manuel Yamaha presented by James Stewart Entertainment is sponsored by: DID Chains, Yamalube, Akrapobic, Vortex, Bridgestone, Cycra, Braking, Light Speed, TAG Metals, Big Bear Mountain Water, Factory Effex, VP Racing Fuels, and GYTR.
Anaheim 2 Television Coverage
Sunday, January 18th – 12 Noon EST - CBS
Sunday, January 18th– 6:00 PM EST – SPEED TV
Tuesday, January 20th– 1:00 PM EST – SPEED TV
Friday, January 23rd – 6:00 PM EST – SPEED TV
Tuesday, January 27th– 1:00 PM EST – SPEED TV
January 24th – Reliant Stadium - Houston, Texas.