James Stewart to Race High Point

June 7, 2012
Bart Madson
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James Stewart had a terrible stroke of luck when a spectator wandered onto the track and caused him to crash.
Number 7 should be back in action at High Point, with James Stewart missing both Round 3 motos due to injury.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart will race at the upcoming outdoor National at High Point. The former Motocross champion announced via his Twitter feed that he would return to race his RM-Z450 this weekend in Pennsylvania. Stewart injured his hand in a fall during the first moto at the preceding Thunder Valley motocross round.

Said Stewart on his Twitter feed: “I’ll see you guys this weekend in Pa. Looking forward to racing in front of my fans!”

The injury occurred, controversially, when Stewart crashed while trying to avoid a person crossing the racetrack. Points leader at the time, Stewart withdrew from Moto 1 and did not start the second moto, yielding the points lead to rival Ryan Dungey.

After the disappointing injury, Stewart hinted he would return to action sooner rather than later, stating on Twitter: “So far everything looks good but Still waiting a few more things. Been nervous the last few days bc I have been having a blast racing.”

Stewart now sits third in the points, despite missing both motos last week. The Suzuki rider will look to make up his 36-point deficit to Dungey. Stewart had enjoyed a perfect 2012 season up until his accident, sweeping all four moto wins before his injury. JS7 famously tallied a perfect season in 2008, with 24 moto wins.

See footage of the Jeames Stewart Thunder Valley Moto 1 crash below.

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