James Stewart Announces Retirement from Professional Racing

Cycle News Staff | May 17, 2019

James Stewart, one of the most successful motocross and Supercross racers of all time, announced his retirement from professional racing. Stewart has not raced since July 2016 and there was speculation for the first couple of years that he would be back on the track but that started to wane as time went on and he was completely off the radar for nearly two years. Stewart came back into the public eye when he released two videos over the past four weeks where he talked about his career and hinted at retirement, he has now made it official.

Stewart retires as one of the winningest Supercross / Motocross riders of all time. He has 98 total AMA wins, placing him second behind Ricky Carmichael. Stewart has 50 premier class Supercross wins, second to Jeremy McGrath on the current all-time win list.  Stewart won 28 125/250 AMA Motocross Nationals and had 20 wins in 250/450 AMA Motocross. Stewart won two Supercross championships, one 450/250 Outdoor Motocross championship and two 125/250 Outdoor championships.

James Stewart announces his retirement in a video.
James Stewart has announced his retirement from professional racing nearly three years after his last race. He leaves the sport as one of the winningest of all time.

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