Stewart Wins $100K & US Open In Las Vegas


Oakley’s James Stewart, who rides for the San Manuel Yamaha race team, swept both nights of racing to win his third Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open tonight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and took home $100,000.

Honda’s Dan Reardon won the holeshot before being passed by Oakley’s Ryan Villopoto, later in lap one. Villopoto took advantage of Stewart’s poor start and opened up a big lead while Stewart began working his way through the field.

On lap four, Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., quickly passed Reardon and set his sights on Villopoto. Stewart and Villopoto traded positions on lap 10 as Stewart moved into the lead and rode off to the win. Oakley’s Davi Millsaps, passed Reardon for third place on the second to last lap.

“It was a fun race,” said Stewart. “I didn’t get the start that I wanted but I got the job done. The money is one thing but our team works really hard so this is rewarding for them. I was able to put in some really strong laps after I made my way around (Dan) Reardon.”

Saturday Night Open Class Results
1. James Stewart, Yamaha Oakley
2. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki Oakley
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda Oakley
4. Dan Reardon, Honda
5. Michael Byrne, Suzuki
6. Matt Boni, Honda
7. Nick Wey, Yamaha
8. Ezra Lusk, Suzuki Oakley
9. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha
10. Chris Blose, Honda

Overall Open Class Results
1. James Stewart, Yamaha, 53 Oakley
2. Davi Millsaps, Honda, 44 Oakley
3. Dan Reardon, Honda, 40
4. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki, 31 Oakley
5. Michael Byrne, Suzuki, 27
6. Nick Wey, Yamaha, 27
7. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha, 27
8. Chris Blose, Honda, 26
9. Matt Boni, Honda, 25
10. Matt Georke, Yamaha, 18