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James Stewart Tweets He'll Race in Phoenix

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Last year is in the past and if I just focus on what Im doing and keep doing things right  everything will be good  said Stewart in a pre-race press conference.
JS7 is in! After banging up his knee in Anaheim, Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart wrote on Twitter that he intends on competing this weekend in the second Supercross round.
“I’ll See You Guys Saturday.”

Good news out of the Yoshimura Suzuki camp. Injured rider James Stewart just tweeted the preceeding statement, meaning he’s in for this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross Phoenix round. This doesn’t shed light on the extent of his injury, but it does mean that JS7 intends on competing this weekend after gutting it out in A1. Stewart caught his foot and twisted his knee during qualifying practice in Anaheim but still mounted up and rode to an eighth place finish despite barely being able to walk.

“To somehow salvage good points tonight. Was in so much pain but that 8th could help me win the title this yr,” wrote Stewart on his js7 Twitter account after the race.

It’s a long season and riding through pain is inevitable, but Stewart showed the mettle of a champion with his ride in Anaheim. Round 2 in Phoenix will be another barometer by which to gauge the extent of his injuries, though.

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huscan   January 9, 2013 04:38 PM
From watching the 2012 races I think James is still the fastest man on the planet, with Villopoto right behind. James could easily win more titles (indoor or outdoor). I do not understand how some posters (particularly on some other dirtbike websites) can shoot down James or any other person that enters a sx race. These top riders likely have more fitness, guts and skill than any other sport in the world.
Brian426v   January 9, 2013 02:44 PM
How long before he starts blaming Suzuki and starts missing races this season?
ynot   January 9, 2013 09:17 AM
not sure bubba has the desire to compete any more. seems to have lost his drive. he seems to have every excuse in the book as to why he hasn't done very well, the bike, he's hurt, dude you gotta step up and get with the program. if he would slow down just a little he wouldn't crash so often. that being said his period of domination is over. he will always be remembered as one of the best and fastest, but those things don't last forever.
kidsuzuki   January 8, 2013 03:16 PM
Good news indeed. Hate to have any of the main competitors out. Looking forward to Phoenix.