Stewart Injured at Houston

Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki’s 16-year-old rookie James Stewart maintained his points lead in the 125 Western Region Supercross standings this weekend at the EA Sports Supercross Series race in Houston despite breaking his right foot during a crash in practice on Saturday. Stewart, who was examined today by a physician in Florida, sustained fractures to the two outside toes on his right foot. The injury will not require surgery or casting and the doctor prescribed icing and elevation to eliminate theswelling and inflamation in the area. Stewart is expected to rest the foot this week and begin riding after the swelling has gone down. The injury is timely in that the 125 Western Region Series has the next three weekends off and will not resume until April 20 in Dallas.

Stewart, who sustained the injury in the early afternoon on Saturday, went on to post the fastest overall time in winning his heat race. Later on in the main event, he was caught up in a multi-rider crash on the start exiting turn two and wound up at the back of the pack. Riding in pain and obviously slowed by the injured foot, Stewart dug down deep to finish an admirable 10th in the 15-lap feature.

Stewart still holds a 10-point lead (115 to 105) over Travis Preston in the standings with two rounds remaining. The 125 Western Region Supercross finale is set for Salt Lake City on April 27.