Anaheim, Calif. (January 6, 2008) — The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship, started off with both Monster Energy Kawasaki team riders on the podium after a slippery race at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. James Stewart ran into problems in the first turn after being hit from behind, and going down in the middle of the corner. Stewart got back up as fast as he could and began a momentous charge through the field to finish second. While Stewart had problems in the first corner, Timmy Ferry came through clean, running fourth. Ferry moved up to second midway through the race and after a quick battle with Stewart, held on for a third-place finish.
In the first round of the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Austin Stroupe earned a fifth-place finish in his professional supercross debut, while Brett Metcalfe was slowed by the difficult conditions, finishing 19th.”