Bubba's New Ride!
JS7 & Yoshimura Suzuki
One of the worst kept secrets in the sport was made official when Yoshimura
Suzuki announced it had signed James Stewart to a multi-year contract starting
Stewart will compete in both the AMA MX and SX series aboard a Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450, beginning with the first round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Hangtown on May 19.
Stewart AKA "the fastest man on the planet" left his team of Joe Gibbs Racing after only six months to move to his new home and new yellow bike. The 26-year-old Floridian has amassed six AMA Championships including two AMA Supercross titles and a perfect-season AMA Pro Motocross Championship. He also has an FIM World Supercross Championship as well as two Motocross of Nations titles to his credit, so he is no stranger to winning.
"I'm really looking forward to joining
the team,” says Stewart. “It's been a pleasure to get to test with these guys
and meet the team. I'm very excited, I love the bike and ever since I rode it
from day one I knew it was a great opportunity for me to come out and showcase
my talent. With Mike Webb as the Team Manager and Don Sakakura the President of
Yoshimura Racing, it's been great what they've been doing. The whole team is
phenomenal. We're all excited to get the ball rolling and see what we can do
over the next few years. I just want to thank everyone at Yoshimura and
American Suzuki for giving me this opportunity."
What this means for his Nascar ambitions is not know, but fans and industry folk alike are excited that this means the James Stewart of old, the fastest man on the planet, will be at the front again.