JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – Red Bud MX Park
Buchanan, MI – JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Malcolm Stewart earned 14th overall in the 250 Motocross class at the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Red Bud MX Park.
The KTM rider got off to an 8th place start in the beginning of moto one before an early moto crash sent him to the back of the pack. Stewart charged from 37th place to 26th position before he suffered another crash on the sixth lap of the moto which caused him to pull out of the race.
“Unfortunately, there was too much damage to my bike after the second crash so I had to pull off and get it fixed for the second moto,” remarked Stewart after moto one.
Stewart had a mid-pack start when the gate dropped for moto two and was sitting in 15th position after the first lap. He rode a solid pace and was able to move up four positions before the moto end to finish 11th. His combined moto finishes earned him 14th overall for the day.
“It wasn’t the day we hoped for,” reported Stewart. “I am happy to finish close to the top ten in the second moto but I need to get two consistent moto finishes. That is our goal heading to the next rounds.”
Stewart’s teammate, Matt Moss, was missing in action from the Red Bud event. JDR/J-Star/KTM Team Manager Nathan Ramsey stated, “Moss was feeling very sick over the two week break and we decided it was best that he stay home until he is recovered. We are hoping to see him return at the Washougal event.”
Next Event: Millville, MN – July 14, 2012
Overall Results 250 Motocross Class –
1. Blake Baggett – 1-1
2. Justin Barcia – 2-2
3. Eli Tomac – 5-3
4. Marvin Musquin – 4-4 (KTM)
5. Ken Roczen – 3-6 (KTM)
6. Wil Hahn – 6-5
7. Gareth Swanpoel – 9-7
8. Blake Wharton – 7-12
9. Jessy Nelson – 12-9
10. Travis Baker – 11-10
11. Kyle Peters – 8-13
12. Tommy Weeck – 19-8
13. Jason Anderson – 10-17
14. Malcolm Stewart – 40-11 (KTM)
15. Jake Canada – 13-19
16. Zack Freeberg – 17-16 (KTM)
17. Phil Nicoletti – 39-14
18. Jacob Hayes – 14-21 (KTM)
19. Killy Rusk – 34-15
20. Dakota Tedder – 15-22