James rolled into round 11 of the 2013 AMA Supercross series in Indianapolis on Saturday night looking to redeem himself after a disappointing Daytona performance one week ago, and appeared to have the main event win well within his grasp. Unfortunately, while stretching out a comfortable lead up front, a fluke bike stall relegated him to a somewhat disappointing third-place finish.

Here’s how things shook down inside Lucas oil Stadium on Saturday night…


JS7 was looking the goods all day long in Indy, as he dropped the fastest lap times during both timed practice sessions, and then motored on to a seemingly easy heat race win. Over 60,000 fans looked on as the 450SX class rocketed down the start straight to kick off the night’s main event, and James quickly moved his Yoshimura Suzuki into the lead early on lap number one. Holding down the top spot for the first six laps of the race while beginning to open up a comfortable lead, win number two on the season was looking good for JS7.


Unfortunately, James stalled his bike while navigating his way through a deep, left-hand rut on lap number seven, and dropped back to fifth by the time he was able to restart his machine and rejoin the battle. After making passes on Andrew Short and Davi Millsaps during the remaining laps, James crossed the line with a third-place, podium finish. Though happy to get back up on the box, James was clearly disappointed knowing that the Indy win was his for the taking.

“With the way my season has been going, a podium finish still feels pretty good,” James said after the race. “But honestly, I’m a little bit disappointed in myself for giving this one away. I was feeling really good up front in the main, and stalling the bike is just one of those dumb mistakes that you can’t afford to make.”


1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. James Stewart
4. Davi Millsaps
5. Justin Barcia
6. Chad Reed
7. Andrew Short
8. Matt Goerke
9. Eli Tomac
10. Weston Peick



  1. Mr Tiddly says:

    3rd place 3rd loser. RV is the new king, sorry bro. You have the worst luck man. I hope you get it sorted out before the outdoor season. No excuses you’re on a suzuk!

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