Irvine, Calif. (June 28, 2006) — Kawasaki Racing Team rider, James Stewart, plans to return to the AMA Motocross Championship series on July 2, at Red Bud Track-N-Trail near Buchanan, Mich. Stewart was forced to sit out the last round at Budds Creek, Md., to allow enough time to recover from a deep bone bruise in his left knee which he sustained from a crash during round two of the AMA Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.

“I am looking forward to racing at Red Bud, said Stewart. “I hope that we can give the fans an exciting Fourth of July weekend in the Motocross class.

Prior to his crash at High Point Raceway, Stewart went 1-2 during the season opener at Hangtown MX Park near Sacramento, Calif., for his first Motocross overall victory on a KX"¢450F. Only a couple weeks following the High Point crash, Stewart thrilled all in attendance at Motocross 338 in Southwick, Mass., by winning the first moto while riding in pain due to his knee injury. Stewart also managed to salvage fourth overall for the day, with an 11th place finish in the second moto.