For Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season will always be one to remember. Granted, the final round of the series at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, last Saturday night saw Stewart retire early from the main event with bike issues, but the Yoshimura Suzuki rider had nothing to complain about when asked about his overall season.
After all, Stewart raced his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to five main event victories and 11 heat race wins in 2014. En route to these very respectable results, Stewart first tied the legendary Ricky Carmichael for second place on the all-time Supercross wins list when Stewart picked up victory number 48 at Detroit’s Ford Field. Then, he went on to take over the prestigious spot the following weekend with his win at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Finally, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart captured his career 50th Supercross victory at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
“I want to thank everybody on the Yoshimura Suzuki team,” said Stewart. “I hit some great landmarks this year; me personally getting 50 wins, and I had five wins this season. So even though the last two weekends have been rough for us, I’ve had a great season. I’ve done a lot of things to kind of resurrect myself personally and on the bike, and the team’s been working hard. Now, I’m looking forward to having a few weeks off from racing, then we’ll be back to try to win the Motocross title. I feel like we’ve got all the pieces of the puzzle, we just have to put them together.”
When all was said and done, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart wrapped up the 2014 Supercross season fourth in the overall championship points. Not too shabby by anyone’s standards. In other words, bring on the Motocross season.
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