AMA SX: Stewart Steals The Show; Webb Rebounds In Wild 250 Supercross Main Event

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OAKLAND, Calif. — official series release — Simon Cudby photo —

In front of 47,671 fans at O.co Coliseum on Saturday night,¬†GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart captured his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, win in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship.

Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Bell started the Western regional 250SX Class Main Event by winning the SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award. Following closely was Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Chris Alldredge and GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart in second and third respectively.

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Cooper Webb, who came into tonight’s race with a two-race win streak and the points lead, started near the back of the pack.

Stewart worked his way into second place on Lap 1, and on the following lap, he moved into the lead. On the race’s third lap, the lead would change again as Red Bull/KTM’s Justin Hill passed Stewart for the lead. Alldredge had a miscue and jumped off the track, which cost him several positions. Cycle Trader/Rock River/Yamaha’s Alex Martin moved into the third position by Lap 5.

While working his way through the pack, Webb collided with four-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers and subsequently crashed.

While in the lead on Lap 7, Hill crashed and turned the lead back over to Stewart. Following the bad start and the crash, Webb came back, and passed Bowers, to put himself in third place. On the last lap, Webb passed Martin for second place and earned his third consecutive podium finish.

Martin finished third, the first podium of his career.

“I didn’t get the start that I wanted, but I worked my way through, but then Bowers [Tyler] sawed my front end off,” said Webb.

Webb holds and eight-point lead in championship stands over Bowers. Stewart moved up one spot in the standings and is sixth.

“This is a big moment for me,” said Stewart. “First of all, I want to thank my brother. I want to thank these fans out here tonight; I am an Oakland Raiders fan, so you guys are great. I knew I could do it, and tonight it finally paid off.

CREDIT: Feld Motorsport/Monster Energy AMA Supercross

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