Archive for March 2011

How James Finished 18th in Jacksonville

Last weekend there was quite a bit of controversy regarding James’ final finishing position. The Live Timing system had shown him in 20th by races end but when looking on the AMA Supercross website he was scored as 18th, not 20th. This of course netted him two additional points finishing above two other riders. With the points race this close, every point counts. So, here is a quick breakdown of how he finished 18th and not in last.

In Jacksonville, three riders went down on the first lap and were never scored. There’s no real way to distinguish who finished ahead, and they are not going to determine which rider flew off their bike furthest up the track. In fact, the AMA looks back to the rider’s qualifying time to determine the final standings; the Live Timing is taken completely out of the equation. James was the fastest qualifier, Goerke was 19th and Weston 20th, which is why they placed 18th, 19th and 20th in the main.

Fortunately for James, being the fastest man on the track has its advantages, even if you don’t make it past the first turn.


Help James Pick his Boot Design for St. Louis SX

James Stewart is looking for the next design to appear on his Nike boots, so a design competition called Red Bull Rubber & Sole was launched to solicit new ideas.  James met the seven designers, hailing from Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit and Chicago at Got SOLE? Boutique in Indianapolis before the Supercross race. He narrowed the field down to his two favorite submissions.

That’s where you come in. James needs help to decide between his top two design choices, and he wants you to help. Check out his picks below and vote for the one you prefer via text message, and look for James to be rocking the design at the St. Louis Supercross race on April 9th.

The winner will be selected soon, so vote via text today!

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Eon Rodrigo – Text “Sole01″ to 72855 to vote for this design

Kevin McCoy – Text “Sole02″ to 72855 to vote for this design

To see other submissions and for more information on the event check it out at


Rough Night for James in Jacksonville

Beaming with confidence early in the day, James was excited to get back to his home state of Florida to continue his mission towards the title this weekend in Jacksonville: With familiar dirt, a stadium full of JS7 fans, and the fastest lap time in practice, it looked to be game on! However, by night’s end, a different script would be written. Read on to find out what happened…


• After dominating the timed practice/qualifying session with a 44.5 second lap time, James faced off with series points leader and rival Ryan Villopoto in Heat Race #2.

• Stewart grabbed a top-five start in his heat, allowing him to cruise to a seemingly effortless victory ahead of Villopoto and the rest of the pack.

• During his dominant Heat Race, James set the fastest lap time of the night with a 43.478.


• Notably, series rival and points leader Ryan Villopoto was unable to make the main event due to crashes in both his heat race as well as the LCQ, potentially leaving the door open for Stewart to gain serious momentum in the points hunt.

• James came out swinging for the main, rounding the first turn fairly close to the front of the pack.

• Unfortunately, James and several other riders were caught in a pileup on the very first straightaway, with Stewart receiving the worst of it. James got sandwiched in between two bikes and was in obvious pain, unable to get back up and continue the race. Rumors of James’ condition immediately began flying through the pits, though none of them were confirmed by night’s end.

• Stay tuned to for an official update on Stewart’s condition as soon as one is available, and in the meantime, please keep James in your thoughts and prayers.

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2. Chad Reed
3. Ryan Dungey
4. Kevin Windham
5. Andrew Short
6. Ivan Tedesco
7. Mike Alessi
8. Austin Stroupe
9. Nick Wey
10. Chris Blose