2011 AMA Motocross
Following his fourth-place finish in the overall 2011 AMA Supercross Championship, James Stewart has decided to “indefinitely postpone” his entry into the 2011 AMA Motocross series.
James Stewart (Team San Manuel Yamaha YZ450F) says: “Everyone witnessed the way I struggled during the Supercross series this year and while I’d like to race this weekend, we just aren’t ready.
“I hope fans will understand. The decision has been very hard to make, but we won’t race till we’re ready.”
Stewart and his Team San Manuel Yamaha Motocross associates say they will “continue to evaluate the remainder of the 2011 (AMA Motocross) schedule before any decision is made regarding what events they will participate in.”
As for Stewart’s Team San Manuel Yamaha teammate, Kyle Regal, no official statement has been reported.
The 2011 AMA Supercross Championship brought about many ups and downs for Yamaha’s Stewart.
The Haines City, Fla., native held first in the championship points for two rounds, but then a few races later dropped down to fifth. As Stewart chased his third AMA Supercross title, many crashes and inconsistent riding brought about bad luck.
JS7 would finish 15th in the final Supercross round at Vegas, and fourth overall in the point standings, 37 behind the 2011 Supercross Champion, Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki).
Overall, Stewart finished on the 2011 Supercross podium nine times in 17 races, including five wins (Phoenix, Oakland, Anaheim II, St. Louis and Seattle).