James Stewart Fails Drug Test Following a second-place finish Seattle Supercross on April 12, 2014, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart was administered a drug test by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).
And on Friday, Yoshimura reported that “Bubba” Stewart had failed the drug test. The test, which was received by Stewart on June 17, showed a positive result for a substance on the WADA 2014 prohibited list.Yoshimura reports that the medication in question is and has been “prescribed to Stewart by his physician to treat a long-term condition.”Stewart and his team are now communicating with WADA to resolve the matter ahead of the next round of the Lucas Oil Motocross season – the Tennessee National in Blountville, Tenn., on June 28, 2014.After four of 12 rounds, Stewart is third in the standings with 161 points, six behind Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, and 22 behind Dungey’s teammate Ken Roczen. He took the overall win at last weekend’s High Point Motocross with a 1-1 finish. The two-time AMA Supercross Champion finished fourth overall in 2014 SX.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.