James Stewart Officially Announces Retirement

James Stewart has officially retired from racing. (Yoshimura Suzuki Photo)

Multi-time Supercross and Motocross champion James Stewart, who hasn’t raced since 2016, has announced that he has retired from professional racing.

Stewart confirmed he was retiring in a video released by his gear company, Seven, on Friday afternoon.

Stewart earned two 450 Supercross titles – in 2007 and ’09 – as well as three Motocross championships. During his career he scored 50 Supercross victories, leaving him second all-time behind Jeremy McGrath.

He also earned 20 250/450 class victories in Motocross competition and 28 Motocross triumphs in 125/250 class action.

Perhaps his greatest accomplishment came in 2008, when he had a perfect season en route to the Motocross championship. Ricky Carmichael, who accomplished the feat twice, is the only other drive to have a perfect season in Motocross competition.