ATL 450 Super Spoiler ReportSaturday, February 23, 2013 | 10:20 PM
We’ve got ourselves a new winner in Monster Energy Supercross 2013—and it’s one of the old winners. James Stewart has been through a rough run early this season, but after a few weeks of improvement, it was clear he might have the stuff to get a win—and when he snagged the holeshot in Atlanta, it was on.
But oh, it wouldn’t be easy because Ryan Villopoto was right there behind him. The huge crowd braced themselves for a battle, but the lead stabilized between 1-2 seconds the whole way, and Villopoto was never quite able to challenge. Stewart did the damage in a rhythm lane by jumping a double off of a dragon back, something Villopoto was not doing. Beyond that, they seemed even-up in speed.
Points leader Davi Millsaps logged another strong run with a third, holding off the advances of Justin Barcia, who tailed off down the stretch. Then came Trey Canard in fifth, just holding off Ryan Dungey. Next came 450 newcomer Eli Tomac, Jake Weimer, Chad Reed and Mike Alessi.
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