Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki

Steve Cox | January 10, 2018

Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki: The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team has brought 2016 AMA 250 Eastern Regional Supercross Champion, Malcolm Stewart, on board to fill in for injured Justin Bogle on a race-by-race basis, beginning with round two of the AMA Supercross Series this weekend in Houston.

The 25-year-old Haines City, Fla. native has enjoyed a successful Supercross career, with three wins, 13 podiums and 24 top-five finishes, culminating with the 2016 AMA 250 East Supercross title. Stewart had been training and preparing to enter the series on his own team, as he did in 2017, prior to this opportunity coming up.

Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki

Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki

“The opportunity came about on Sunday when J-Bone [Jeremy Albrecht] called and asked if I wanted to ride their factory Suzuki RM-Z450,” Stewart said. “I’ve been so busy up to this point with getting things organized to go racing on my own. That’s why I was unable to race at Anaheim. To be given this chance on a factory team is a blessing. Now I’ve been on both sides of the fence, from being a privateer to racing for a factory team. It has truly been a humbling experience, and I’m ready to give the team my full effort.”

Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki

Malcolm Stewart to JGR Suzuki

Team manager Jeremy Albrecht is looking forward to working with Stewart.

“I’m excited to see Malcolm race for us this weekend at Houston,” Albrecht said. “The fans love him, and he has a really good personality. I feel that Malcolm has great speed, and I’m happy that he wanted to take advantage of this opportunity.

“Bogle is currently recovering from an off-season injury,” Albrecht continued. “Malcolm will fill in until he returns, which should be several rounds. We should know more on Bogle’s status next week.”

This weekend’s event at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, will air on FS1 at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, January 13th.

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