2012 AMA Supercross/Motocross
The younger brother of AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, has signed with the JDR/J-Star/KTM Supercross and Motorcross Lites team for 2012, JDR KTM reported Monday.
Malcolm Stewart competed on the Suzuki City RMZ250 in 2011 Supercross and Motocross, winning the 2011 AMA MX Rookie of the Year Award.
A multi-amateur MX champion, Malcolm Stewart's best finish in Supercross Lites in 2011 was a pair of fourths overall in Indianapolis and Dallas. As for 2011 AMA MX, his besti finish was sixth overall at Budds Creek.
Malcolm Stewart (JDR/J-Star/KTM SX-F 250) says: "I had some up and down moments in my first season of racing but feel I was able to learn a lot from the mistakes I made and also from the good races I had. I am excited to ride the new KTM's and am excited about the level of support I will receive from JDR Motorsports and their sponsors. I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and aiming for a podium spot."
For 2012, Stewart will compete on a KTM 250 SX-F in the AMA Supercross Lites and the AMA Pro 250cc Motocross Championship with teammates PJ Larsen and Matt Moss.
Nathan Ramsey (JDR/J-Star/KTM Team Manager) says: "Malcolm has been on our radar since his first holeshot last year in the AMA East Supercross Lites Series. He is a tough competitor and isn't scared to hang it out. We are looking forward to helping him progress in the series and hope to see some podium finishes from him in the 2012 season."
The 2012 AMA Supercross Championship kicks off in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 7