Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series Profile: Bryce Stewart
Bryce Stewart, 20 Huntington Beach, CA Sponsors: Rock River, JT, Dragon, FMF, Yamaha, barrettheritage.com, Enzo, K&N, Yamalube, Dunlop Motocross is a family oriented sport, and often times the support of a racers family is often the strongest part of the program. Bryce Stewart came out to the track with his parents along to keep both the bike and rider prepped and ready for the next race. This is a common theme throughout the pits of the Muscle Milk Transworld MX races as many of the pits around the track are packed with entire families that ride and compete. Stewart is coming into the break from the national circuits and was looking to stay sharp as he prepares for the Monster Cup. We sat down and talked to Bryce for a while as his father prepped his Rock River Yamaha in the background. How did you get started racing? My dad, he loved motocross, and when I was 4 he got me a PW50. I just fell in love with racing after that. So in the early days in was a family event to go out racing? Yes, it was. I raced all the amateur nationals, always did pretty good and got support from the manufacturers. I had a pretty good amateur career. What made you pick motocross over other sports when you were growing up? Just the freedom you get when you get on a dirtbike, no one can tell you what to do when you’re riding. It just feels good. What has been your biggest racing accomplishment so far? Probably just winning my first amateur national, honestly that was the coolest one for me ever. I was 12 years old on 85′s at World Mini. Just because I was a young kid and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. What kind of training do you do to prepare for the races? I ride a lot! I ride as much as I can, every single day if possible. Apart from riding, I do a lot of circuit training, cardio and stretching. What are your plans for next year now that this year’s seasons have come to an end? I’m going to race Monster Cup under Rock River again. For Supercross season I have a couple options lined up, but I’m going to race West Coast Lites, then a little bit East Coast on the 450. I’m going to do the outdoors on a 450. Is racing Supercross and the Nationals been your lifelong dream? Absolutely, yes, it has. What other things do you do besides racing? I love all action sports, BMX, surfing and skateboarding. I like to play basketball a little bit, also I do yoga, I like to do a lot of things actually. What do you think of the Muscle Milk/Transworld MX Series? I really like it, it’s cool. I went to Milestone originally this morning but there was no one there. We decided to come up here and race. I think it’s sick, it’s cool to see all these kids racing. Watching the kids these days, do you think the racing has become faster and more competitive than when you were younger? Honestly, there’s a couple kids that are pretty fast, like Carson Mumford, Styles Robinson, their pretty sick. I just don’t think the talent is as deep as it was a few years ago. When I was racing amateur there would be me, Bogle, Anderson and Nelson. Then right after that it was Tomac, Wilson, Baggett, Craig, Paluzzi, there was insane talent. After that generation I just feel like it falls off a little bit.