Former Supercross and Motocross Champion, San Manuel Yamaha's James Stewart will not compete at the opening round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship at Hangtown this weekend. On his website today, Stewart said that he simply is not yet ready to compete outdoors.
"Everyone witnessed the way I struggled during the Supercross series this year and while I'd like to race this weekend, we just aren't ready. I hope fans will understand. The decision has been very hard to make, but we won't race till we're ready."
Stewart did not mention anything about the foot that he injured at the final round of the Supercross series at Las Vegas a little over a week ago.Here is a press release recently issued from the San Manuel Yamaha team...Murrieta, CA (May 17, 2011)– After a few weeks of preparation for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series opener in Rancho Cordova, CA, Team San Manuel’s James Stewart and company [which includes Stewart's teammate Kyle Regal] have decided to indefinitely postpone their entry into the race series....the Team will continue to evaluate the remainder of the 2011 schedule before any decision is made regarding what events they will participate in.