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Always among the most anticipated races of the series thanks to massive fan attendance and good ol’ southern charm, the Atlanta Supercross once again did not disappoint as a near sellout crowd lined the walls of the Georgia Dome to watch James make his dominant return to the top step of the box! Long overdue for a Supercross victory, JS7 was simply unstoppable at round eight of the series on Saturday night, and rode off to wire-to-wire heat race and main event wins.

Despite having some issues finding a comfortable flow early in the day, James set the quickest lap times during both 450SX timed practice sessions. 450SX Heat 2 provided JS7’s opportunity to qualify for the night’s main event, and he quickly took advantage by grabbing the holeshot and early lead. Not to be challenged, JS7 threw down eight flawless laps on his way to a dominant heat win ahead of reigning SX champ Ryan Villopoto.

With the enthusiastic Atlanta crowd on their feet, James dove to the inside of turn one to snatch the main event holeshot. In a near carbon copy of the heat race, Villopoto dropped in behind JS7 early on, and it looked to be a two-rider battle for the ATL win. Smooth, steady, and well in control out front, however, James burned 20 impressive laps without a single challenge from behind, and went on to capture his first Supercross win since Daytona last year.

“I just gotta give it up to the team,” James said after the race. “After hurting my knee, they could have easily given up on me, but they didn’t. These guys continue working hard every day, and it finally paid off tonight. We’ve had some pretty crazy things happen this year, but this definitely helps to ease the pain. I’ve won a lot of races and several championships in my career, but this might just be the most satisfying single race win of all.”

1. James Stewart
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Davi Millsaps
4. Justin Barcia
5. Trey Canard
6. Ryan Dungey
7. Eli Tomac
8. Jake Weimer
9. Chad Reed
10. Mike Alessi


2013 Atlanta Supercross: Photo Gallery



It’s been more than a long time coming, but round eight of the 2013 AMA Supercross series marked James’ highly-anticipated return to the top step of the SX podium. Dominating the Atlanta action from start to finish, JS7 rode off to a wire-to-wire victory inside the Georgia Dome to claim what he’s calling the single most satisfying win of his career! Here’s what he had to say shortly after taking the win in Hotlanta…