Motorcycle Racing News AMA Supercross/Motocross Suzuki's James Stewart Out of Final Motocross Round

Suzuki’s James Stewart Out of Final Motocross Round

Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart
Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart
2013 Elsinore AMA Motocross

Due to injuries at the previous two rounds of AMA Pro Motocross at Unadilla and Miller Motorsports Park, James Stewart will sit out the final round this weekend at Lake Elsinore.

The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450 rider will miss round 12 of 12 to fully recover ahead of the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship, which is set to begin January 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

Though the releases didn't mention any specific injury, Stewart did suffer some back issues after crashing at Unadilla, and again had some struggles at Miller, retiring from the races due to pain.

Mike Webb (Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team Manager) says: “This was a tough call to make. Especially since we’ve had some good momentum going after the win at Millville.

"But as a team, we all agreed that after the setbacks at the last two races, James’ time would be best spent recovering so that he can focus on Supercross testing in September. After that, we can turn all of our attention to winning the Supercross championship in 2014.”

Heading into Elsinore MX, Stewart took one overall victory (Spring Creek National), and finished on the podium three additional times.

Furthermore, Stewart was fastest qualifier in multiple rounds and picked up five holeshots this season. With these holeshots, Stewart was in contention for the $25,000 Holeshot Award. In the 2013 Supercross season, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider became one of just three racers ever to have gone nine straight seasons with a win.

Fantasy Supercross Tips: 2020 Arlington – Tomac, Roczen, Webb

It’s time to get in your picks for fantasy supercross—a fun and simple way to make the races just that much more exciting....

ScorpionExo Abrams Riding Shirt and Gloves Review: Comfort and Safety

The days of wearing an unprotective cotton shirt for a comfortable ride are over. The ScorpionExo Abrams riding shirt uses cotton as the basic...

I’ve Got Gas! Should it Be High or Low Octane for My Motorcycle?

The mythical, magic number of motor fuel: Octane. What does it mean for your ride? Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of conflicting views...

Spidi Bolide Motorcycle Jacket Review: Italian Style Meets Versatility

The Spidi Bolide jacket is the latest addition to the Italian manufacturer’s prolific sport riding line up, ready to tackle the canyons and beyond....

Marc Marquez: 4 – Yes 4 – More Years with Honda MotoGP

Yes - you read that correctly. Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda Racing Corporation by four years - something we don't often see...

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary Review (9 Fast Facts)

2020 is a big year for the Indian Scout as Indian Motorcycle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Scout. It started in 1920 with...