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James Stewart

With Supercross championships under his belt James Stewart's is considered the fastest active rider is SX and MX.


James Stewart
Rider: James Stewart Jr.
Nickname: Bubba, JS7
Nationality: American
Team: Yoshimura Suzuki
Machine: Suzuki RM-Z450 (#7)
Born: December 21, 1985 in Bartow,
Florida, USA
James Stewart is an enigma, a freak on two wheels. The things he can do, the lines he chooses and the speed he can carry are seemingly unreal at times. It might be boring from a racing standpoint to see him destroy a field of the world’s best motocross racers and cruise around the track. But even then he’s a pure joy to watch.

Stewart broke down racial barriers by becoming the first black superstar in the sport. Often referred to as the Tiger Woods of motocross, Stewart’s speed, style and personality were just what the sport needed, and he has become one of the new spokesmen for MX/SX. There’s no arguing that he has earned the right, seeing how he was the only man to consistently challenge Ricky Carmichael during his heyday. But before he was tasked with facing the GOAT, Stewart threw down in the toddler class on his Factory Kawasaki KX125. Many will still claim that JS was more fun to watch on the small-bore two-strokes. Eventually, Bubba made the jump into the premier division with mixed results.
James Stewart wins 450 Supercross Title
2009 marked James Stewart's second
supercross championship, winning by only
four points.

As with almost every rider, making the switch to the big bikes was rough. Stewart saw plenty of time in the dirt and he soon became known for his gnarly get-offs. He soon got the hang of riding the big bikes, however, and when Kawasaki finally released its KX450F, Stewart finally had a real shot at winning titles. Once RC retired, Stewart had a clear path to the checkered flag. After missing the 2008 SX season with injury, Stew rebounded at the outdoors to pull off his own 24-for-24 win streak, something only Carmichael was able to achieve before. With an open spot on the Yamaha L&M Racing team, Stewart left Kawasaki for a fresh start after riding green his entire professional career.  

James Stewart has tough season in 2010.
After capturing the 2009 Supercross
Championship, Stewart looked ready to
defend his title, but a brokem wrist ended his
2010 season leaving the #1 plate open for 
rookie Ryan Dungey.
After taking the 2009 SX title, Stewart started the 2010 season of Supercross on the right foot by taking a win at Anaheim. But the star shortly afterward broke his wrist and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. Stewart re-signed with San Manuel Yamaha for 2011, entering a fierce battle with Ryan Villopoto for the Supercross crown. He won five rounds in the early half of the season, but ended the series on a losing streak. Stewart’s image also suffered after a run-in with law enforcement while trying to impersonate a police officer. He finished fourth overall in the ’11 SX Championship, and didn’t race in the outdoor nationals. 

James Stewart signed with the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGRMX) team for 2012, competing aboard the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Yamaha YZ450F. He opened the season posting lackluster results in Anaheim and Phoenix, but then earned three podiums in a row, one of which was a win in Oakland. He then fluctuated between extremes; taking 15th in San Diego, grabbing third in Atlanta and even another win at Daytona Beach. In the following round at Indianapolis JS7 failed to make it out of qualifying after crashing in Heat 1 and his ability to contend for the 2012 title was effectively shot. He failed to race in the following round due to his injuries and returned to compete in Houston, where he went down once again after six laps and called it quits.

James Stewart of Yoshimura Suzuki is healthy and ready to contend for the 2013 Supercross title.
Stewart split from Yamaha in 2012 to ride for
 Suzuki, making his debut with the team
 during the 2012 AMA Motocross series.
The then Yamaha rider sat out for the remainder of the season and rumors began to swirl about whether he would remain on the JGRMX team. By May of 2012, the rumors had been confirmed when Stewart announced his split with Joe Gibbs and his new contract with Yoshimura Suzuki. Bubba will race in the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on his new Suzuki RM-Z450.

Even with his absence from six of the 17 rounds, Stewart managed to finish seventh overall in SX points in 2012. 

Stewart hit the ground running in the first round of the 2012 Motocross season at Hangtown, winning both motos aboard his new mount. He replicated the feat in the following round at Freestone and appeared to be riding at a pace no one else in the field could match. During the third round, however, Stewart crashed and injured his wrist marking the end of his short-lived stint at the top of the points list. He attempted returns in a few rounds later in the season, but couldn’t reach the speed he achieved during the opening motos of the year. After missing half the season, he finished in 11th overall.

Bubba will continue on the RM-Z450 in 2013 SX and MX.
James Stewart Career Highlights
2012 - 11th AMA Motocross - Suzuki
2012 - 7th AMA Supercross - Yamaha
2011 - 4th AMA Supercross - Yamaha
2010 - 35th AMA Motocross - Yamaha
2010 - 20th AMA Supercross (Injured) - Yamaha
2009 - X-Games MotoX Best Trick Silver - Yamaha
2009 - 1st Supercross - Yamaha
2008 - 1st Paris-Bercy Supercross - Yamaha
2008 - AMA Speed Athlete of the Year
2008 - 1st Motocross of Nations - Kawasaki
2008 - 1st Motocross - Kawasaki
2008 - 23rd Supercross - Kawasaki
2007 - 1st FIM World Supercross GP - Kawasaki
2007 - 7th Motocross - Kawasaki
2007 - 1st Supercross - Kawasaki
2006 - 1st FIM World Supercross GP - Kawasaki
2006 - 1st Motocross of Nations - Kawasaki
2006 - 4th Motocross - Kawasaki
2006 - 4th Supercross - Kawasaki
2005 - 12th Motocross - Kawasaki
2005 - 10th Supercross - Kawasaki
2004 - 1st 125 Motocross - Kawasaki
2004 - 1st 125 Supercross Lites East - Kawasaki
2003 - 3rd 125 Motocross - Kawasaki
2003 - 1st 125 Supercross Lites West - Kawasaki
2002 - AMA Rookie of the Year
2002 - 1st 125 Motocross - Kawasaki
2002 - 2nd 125 Supercross Lites West - Kawasaki

James Stewart News & Articles
James Stewart Tweets Hell Race in Phoenix
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart, who injured his knee in practice at A1,tweeted that he will be racing in this weekend's Monster Energy Supercross round in Phoenix.
James Stewart and Troy Lee Introduce Seven
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Two-time Supercross champ James Stewart and Troy Lee Designs are teaming up for a new design and branding collaboration coined Seven.
James Stewart Ready for Anaheim
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart is healthy and excited to start the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season at Anaheim.
James Stewart Champions Ride Day
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Winners of the 2012 AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway earn spots to take part in the James Stewart Champions Ride Day.
James Stewart Out for Two More Weeks
Thursday, July 12, 2012
James Stewart will not contest the Millville or Washougal Nationals as he continues to rehabilitate his injured right wrist.
James Stewart to Race High Point
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Yoshimura Suzuki writer James Stewart confirms via Twitter that he will return to race at High Point Motocross
James Stewart Yoshimura Suzuki Photos
Monday, May 07, 2012
Here are some photos of James Stewart's new factory Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450.
James Stewart Signs with Yoshimura Suzuki
Monday, May 07, 2012
Dirt bike motorcycle racer, James Stewart, signs with the Yoshimura Suzuki team for the remainder of the 2012 season and beyond.
James Stewart and JGRMX Split
Sunday, May 06, 2012
James Stewart and the JGRMX Toyota Yamaha team have agreed to separate.
James Stewart to Race Hangtown Motocross
Friday, April 27, 2012
James Stewart committed to the Hangtown Motocross race via a post on his Twitter account.
Gavin Faith Fills in for James Stewart
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Privateer Gavin Faith has been selected by the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team to fill in for James Stewart while he recovers from a fractured bone in his hand sustained during a crash in Indianapolis.
James Stewart on Missing Toronto Round
Friday, March 23, 2012
James Stewart issues a statement on missing the upcoming Toronto Supercross race due to injury.
Stewart   Gibbs Team up for 2012 Supercross
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Stewart/Gibbs team up for 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.
James Stewart Takes Plea Deal
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
James Stewart pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge associated with his March 2011 arrest for impersonating a law enforcement officer.
James Stewart Signs with JGRMX
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
James Stewart has signed a multi-year deal to race the Yamaha YZ450F for JGRMX in AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross.
James Stewart Pulls Out of Monster Energy Cup
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
James Stewart has pulled out of this weekend's Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, eliminating his chance at winning the million dollar purse.
James Stewart Enters Monster Energy Cup
Friday, July 01, 2011
San Manuel Yamaha rider James Stewart sets his sights on the 1 million dollar payday by entering the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.
James Stewart  Kyle Regal Out for Hangtown
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
San Manuel Yamaha has pulled the plug on Hangtown and the rest of 2011 AMA Pro Motocross. James Stewart and Kyle Regal are sidelined indefinitely.
James Stewarts Compound in MX vs ATV Alive
Thursday, March 31, 2011
THQ announced the first wave of downloadable content to be offered as part of the innovative MX vs. ATV AliveT digital strategy. James Stewart’s personal motocross compound has been re-created and will be offered as a free digital download.
James Stewart Issues Apology
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
James Stewart issues an apology for his behavior leading to his arrest for impersonating a police officer.
James Stewart Arrested in Orlando
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Supercross star James Stewart has been arrested in Orlando on charges of impersonating a police officer.
James Stewart Daytona Crash Sequence Photos
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
James Stewart’s ninth-place finish at Daytona came after a nasty end-over-end crash. Check out exclusive photos of James Stewart’s spectacular Daytona tumble!
Stewart Withdraws from Motocross
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
After a lackluster return at Unadilla, James Stewart has withdrawn from the three remaining AMA Motocross Nationals.
Stewart Feels Lied to Over MXoN Decision
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
James Stewart issues an open letter to his fans regarding the recent performance at the Unadilla AMA National and his disappointment in not getting selected for the Motocross of Nations team.
James Stewart Joins AMA Motocross Series
Monday, August 02, 2010
James Stewart has announced that he will be returning to AMA Motocross competition at Unadilla motorcycle race in upstate New York later this month.
James Stewart Out for San Francisco SX
Saturday, January 30, 2010
James Stewart found out late this week that his wrist is broken and will be forced to sit out this weekend.
Stewart Wins Anaheim Supercross
Saturday, January 09, 2010
James Stewart edges out Ryan Dungey for the first win of the 2010 Supercross season, with Jake Weimer taking the victory in the 250 class.
Stewart Fastest in Anaheim Practice
Saturday, January 09, 2010
James Stewart posted the fastest time during qualifying for tonight’s opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California.
James Stewart Interview
Thursday, January 07, 2010
With the 2010 season beginning this weekend, MotoUSA sits down with defending Supercross champion James Stewart.
Design James Stewarts Butt Patch Contest
Thursday, December 17, 2009
How would you like to be a part of James Stewart's 2010 racing program by designing one of the key components to his racing success? That’s right, James Stewart's one-off butt patches have inspired him to a ton of race wins and now’s your chance help!
Stewart Rests Up for Supercross
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Suffering from a mysterious illness, James Stewart is taking some races off and resting in preparation for the 2010 Supercross season.
Stewart Injured in X Games Supermoto
Friday, July 31, 2009
James Stewart is forced to retire from X Games 15 after injuring his shoulder in Supermoto practice.
X Games 15 Moto X Best Whip Results
Friday, July 31, 2009
James Stewart tried his best to knock off defending champion Todd Potter for gold in the Moto X Best Whip.
James Stewart Confirms X Games Debut
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart will be making his debut appearance in X Games as a Best Whip, Super X and Supermoto entry. X Games On!
James Stewart Ride Day in Texas
Friday, July 17, 2009
If you live in or near North Texas and have wanted to spin laps at your local motocross track with one of the greatest riders the sport has ever known, here's your chance!
Stewart to Defend Rockstar U.S. Open Title
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Defending Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open champion and recently crowned AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart announced that he will defend his title at this year’s race in Las Vegas on October 9-11.
James Stewart Ride Day at Milestone MX Park
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The public will have a chance to ride for free alongside James Stewart at the James Stewart ride day this Saturday, June 20 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Milestone MX Park in Riverside, CA.
Ride With Supercross Champ James Stewart
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Have you ever wanted to spin a few laps at your local track with one of the greatest riders this sport’s ever known? Well now’s your chance to ride with James Stewart!
James Stewart is 2009 Supercross Champion
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Team San Manuel Yamaha's James Stewart took the second Supercross Championship of his career, Saturday night at the 17th and final stop of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.
Chad Reed Speaks on Stewart and Chisholm
Friday, May 01, 2009
Chad Reed believes that James Stewart's teammate Kyle Chrisholm purposefully blocked him in Salt Lake City, saying, "I find it to be quite amusing but I truly believe everyone in this room knows what really happened."
ESPN E60 James Stewart Feature Profile
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tune In to ESPN's award-winning primetime television news show E:60, Tuesday, April 28th, 7:00 PM ET, for an in-depth feature on Team San Manuel Yamaha's James Stewart.
James Stewart Launches New Website
Friday, March 20, 2009
James Stewart launches a new website to promote his growing career and his new company James Stewart Entertainment.
James Stewart YZ450F Replica Giveaway
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wouldn't it be great to win a brand new Yamaha? Well, now is your chance. Through May 3, 2009, Yamaha Motor Corporation is accepting entries for a chance to win a James Stewart Replica YZ450F.
James Stewart Finalist for Andretti Trophy
Monday, December 08, 2008
Fresh off winning the 2008 AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year Award, James Stewart continues to earn recognition for one of the most successful seasons motorcycle racing has ever seen.
AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year James Stewart
Friday, December 05, 2008
While his 2008 season started out on a low note, James Stewart brought the year to a tremendous close by winning the 2008 MX Championship. As a result, he was named AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year for the first time in his illustrious career.
Stewart AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
AMA Motocross champion James Stewart has been named the 2008 AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year.
Stewart Shines at Bercy Supercoss
Monday, November 10, 2008
Yamaha rider James Stewart continued a perfect start to his career in ‘blue’ by taking his YZ450F to a dominant streak of victories at the 26th Bercy Supercross in Paris.
Stewart Nominated for Athlete of Year
Monday, November 03, 2008
AMA Motocross Champion James Stewart has been nominated for the 2008 SPEED Athlete of the Year award.
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James Stewart Stats
James Stewart
James Stewart - Statistics:
Stewart won 11 Amateur National titles before the age of 16.

In his first year of professional racing James Stewart finished 2nd in 125cc Supercross Lites West and 1st 125cc Motocross earning him AMA Rookie of the year.

Despite missing the first few rounds of the 2003 125cc Motocross season, Stewart would go on to win every race he participated in that year finishing the season in 3rd.
Stewart picked up his first Supercross career victory in his third race.
Stewart has won the East and West Supercross Lites titles along with two premier Supercross titles.
James Stewart ended the 2008 Motocross race with a perfect season, capturing all 24 motos. He is only the second rider to do this.
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