According to MX Sports, motocross favorite James ‘Bubba’ Stewart has officially registered for the last four outdoor mx races of the 2010 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
JS7 has not made any official press announcements but he has kept fans on the edge of their seats with recent and sporadic tweets. And has taken at least one interview where he discussed his off-time frustrations and now unambiguous Unadilla return.
James Stewart tweets: “So if I’m ready in 2 weeks then I’ll be back, if I’m ready in 2 months, then I’ll be back. plan is to race the end of the outdoors. Period!” 10:20 PM Jun 30th via mobile web
“I honestly can’t wait to race him again. He’s kicking butt and I love the challenge of racing him. I love any challenge to be honest.” 10:29 PM Jun 30th via web
“Good day of riding so far. Got to keep pushing toward Dilla so starting to buckle down. Having a blast doing it” Tue Jul 13 10:24:57 2010 via web
“On the plane heading to Ca for some MX testing. Weather is a lot cooler then the swamp in Fl now. Aldon there is no wireless on the plane.” Wed Jul 14 10:58:29 2010 via web
“Feels so go to even say that I’m going to do testing.” Wed Jul 14 11:01:48 2010 via web
“Just arrived in O-Town. Good day of testing, making progress. Gonna spend a few days at home b4 heading back to Ca for more testing. Nite” Fri Jul 16 21:32:35 2010 via mobile web
Transworld Motocross reported that they caught-up with James Stewart at Pala Raceway after a lengthy recovery from his broken wrist and that JS7 has not lost any speed at all.
During a recent podcast Stewart confirmed that the much-anticipated return of the fastest motocrosser in the world will begin August 14th in New Berlin, New York at the Rockstar Energy Drink Unadilla National.
Bubba also confirmed that he has signed to ride in 2011 with the San Manuel Yamaha Motocross Team once again.
Since the wrist injury sustained early in the Supercross season, Stewart will return to the Outdoor Nationals for the first time after taking last year off.
Stewart last raced the series in 2008 when he completed a perfect season, winning all 24 motos on the circuit and taking home the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
For the remainder of 2010, Chad Reed no longer appears to be a factor but 450cc rookie Ryan Dungey, who currently holds a 95-point lead, is on a seven-race motocross win streak. The battle is now set for the last four 2010 motocross nationals.
One thing for sure, the racing will be intense as JS7 seeks to pour on the speed while a consistent Dungey aims to dispel rumors that his winning is a result of the absence of James Stewart.