Pirelli News Release
St. Louis, Missouri, March 4, 2012 – After a podium win for James “Bubba” Stewart last week in Atlanta, team JGRMX transitioned to St. Louis, Missouri where a record high 59,742 fans congregated at the Edward Jones Dome for round nine of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.
Racing on sand-based dirt for the first time this season, Stewart and Davi Millsaps were prepared with Pirelli’s Scorpion MX family of tires. Both JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha riders easily qualified for themain event, with Stewart winning his seventh heat race of the season. Millsaps started the main event strong and settled into second place on lap three. Stewart broke into the top 10 by lap five despite a collision early on. Stewart finished the race fifth with Millsaps right behind him in sixth. The two JGRMX riders are currently third and ninth in overall series points, respectively.
The tenth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held March 10 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event will air live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. (EST).FUEL TV will broadcast the re-cap from Daytona at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on March 11.
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