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Feb 9

SX: Stewart Wins In San Diego; Reed Crashes Out

James Stewart became the fourth different rider in six races to win a 450SX Class Main Event. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

James Stewart became the fourth different rider in six races to win a 450SX Class Main Event. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

James Stewart was the class of the field Saturday night at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., leading wire-to-wire to earn his first Monster Energy Supercross victory of the season.

The two-time series Champion worked his way into first on the opening lap and held off reigning Champion Ryan Villopoto to lead all 20 laps and pick up his first win in nearly one year.

Feb 9

SX: Hill Dominates In San Diego; Anderson Regains Championship Lead

Justin Hill celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Justin Hill celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill cruised to his first career Monster Energy Supercross 250SX win Saturday night in San Diego, Calif. and became the fourth different rider to win a main event race this season.

The young rider from Yoncalla, Ore. assumed the lead on Lap 2 when his teammate Dean Wilson clipped a tuff block and crashed. Hill took advantage of the mistake and was unchallenged for the remainder of the 15-lap feature.

Feb 8

SX: San Diego Practice Report

James Stewart enters San Diego as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart enters San Diego as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart and Jason Anderson enter Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross race at Qualcomm Stadium as the fastest qualifiers in their respective classes.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart controlled much of the final 450SX Class practice, eventually setting a 46.808 to firmly claim the top spot. Ken Roczen, the only other rider to break into the 46-second bracket, was second.

Feb 8

IndyCar: Rahal Lands National Guard As Sponsor

National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

The long battle between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Panther Racing for Army National Guard sponsorship ended Thursday, with the coveted funding moving to Graham Rahal’s car for the upcoming IndyCar season.

The Rahal organization sought the sponsorship last fall, but Panther Racing appealed to keep the contract it has held since 2008. All military sponsorships are reviewed annually.

Feb 8

MotoGp: Redding Content Over Continuous Improvements

GO&FUN Honda Gresini's British rider Scott Redding takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s British rider Scott Redding takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Englishman steps up to the premier class with GO&FUN Honda Gresini, as the runner-up in last year’s Moto2™ World Championship. He ended this week’s three-day test in 21st place.

“I was pretty happy, really,” Redding commented. “I know we were pretty down on the timesheets, but a lot of guys did their (quickest) lap times in the morning and then didn’t get close to them again. I don’t have the experience yet to go out and drop that lap time in.