Stewart Takes Win Number 10

LOS ANGELES, CA - Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart took his tenth win of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, an FIM World Championship, earning him another valuable 25 points within the overall championship points race.
For the 13th time during the season, Stewart posted the fastest lap times of the evening and won his Heat, Heat Race 2, for the direct transfer to the Main.  Teammate Kyle Chisholm ran Heat Race 1, finishing 6th for a direct transfer to the Jacksonville main.
Before a packed Jacksonville crowd of 31,653 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Stewart burst out of the gate and quickly tucked into the spot behind the race leader.  On lap 13, Stewart made a pass and then on lap 15 took the race lead where he remained until taking the win with a 3.9 second gap over the second place finisher.  Teammate Chisholm, qualifying for the 10th Main of his rookie season, took a season best 8th place finish, marking his second top-10 finish for the season.
“It was a great race, and we actually collided over the triple jump, but that’s racing,” said Stewart. “I look forward to the next race in Seattle.”

Team San Manuel Yamaha Highlights/Jacksonville – Round 14 -
James Stewart – Number 7, YZ 450F - Event Finish: FIRST
Kyle Chisholm - Number 38, YZ 450F - Event Finish:  8th
James Stewart, Number 7, YZ 450F - Heat Race 2 – Winner
Kyle Chisholm, Number 38, YZ 450F - Heat Race 1 – 7th place
James Stewart – Season to Date:  10 wins; 2- 2nd; 1-7th; 1 - 19th
Kyle Chisholm – Season to Date:  1-8th; 1-9th; 3-13th; 2–14th; 1-16th; 1–17t;; 1–19th;    
James Stewart – Championship Points – 310  Kyle Chisholm – Championship Points - 74

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. (

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. 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.  The company’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. 

About James Stewart
In 2008, Stewart earned the AMA Motocross Championship with a perfect season winning 24 of 24 races, only second rider in history to do so; won the US Open of Supercross; and was honored as the 2008 AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year.  Hailing from Haines City, Florida, Stewart is the 2007 AMA Supercross Champion.  Stewart’s 2009 sponsors include L&M Racing; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Yamaha; James Stewart Entertainment; Oakley, Inc.; Red Bull; Answer Racing Gear; Bell Helmets and Nike.

About Kyle Chisholm
Turning pro in 2004, Chisholm has spent the last 2-year racing in the AMA Motocross Lites class, earning seven top 10 finishes.  In 2008, the Valrico, Florida-native moved up to the premiere race class aboard a Yamaha YZ 450F.  Chisholm’s 2009 sponsors include L&M Racing; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Yamaha, James Stewart Entertainment; Fly Racing Gear and 661 boots and helmets.

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