It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything directly from James Stewart regarding the future of his race career. The popular rider has been off the radar over the last few tumultuous months, even with the dissolution of the Yoshimura Suzuki race team, the launch of the 2017 line of Seven MX apparel, and the Red Bull Straight Rhythm. There have been rumors of retirement or even the start of a new team with younger brother Malcolm, but Stewart’s silence on the matters only led to more uncertainty.
Late last week, the winners from the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship were invited to the Stewart family home for a day of riding and they were witnesses to both Stewart brothers on Yamaha bikes. What’s to come of that still isn’t clear, because a shot on Instagram by Malcolm revealed a few other brands in the garage, but the spike in attention prompted James to post an update of sorts on his own social media account.
Stewart states that although he does not have a signed contract for manufacture support in 2017, the plan is to line up behind the gate and to contend for main event wins. With the new year only a few weeks away, we will keep an eye on what happens with JS7…
Another Successful year for the JSSC @freestonemx ride day. Special day for me having my son out at the compound along with all the champions including my @sevenmx_ amateur riders. Every year it continues to grow which is amazing considering what's going on in the pro ranks but it's great because that means the next generation of youth riders are strong. As for me it's been a struggle with putting things together for next year with so many sponsors pulling out of MX and a deep pool of great riders and lack of rides. That being said I've been working on trying to make things happen because I'm not ready to retire. I still have wins in my future so hopefully I'll be on the gate soon. If that's in the next 6 weeks that'll be great but whenever it is, I'll be looking for to being with the people I love and that you guys. Real talk outta everything, wins, money, fame traveling. The one thing that keeps me going is my fans because otherwise after this year and the offseason struggles, I would be done!! But I'm not so just wanna thank you for keeping the candle lit. So thank you guys for the love, I definitely see it!!! Also everyone of my sponsors that have and still continue to support me, a big thank you to all of you. It's not a sponsorship anymore…. it's family. @redbull @gopro @dcshoes @oakleymotorsports @sevenmx_ @bell_powersports @gaerneusa