IRVINE, Calif. (Apr. 26, 2006)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC)
today announced that James Stewart, one of the company’s most heralded
Supercross/motocross racers, has entered into a multi-year agreement to
remain with the Kawasaki Racing Team.
According to KMC President Scott Kiyama, “We are exceptionally pleased
to be able to continue our long relationship with James, as it has been
and will continue to be a rewarding one at both the personal and
business levels. Kawasaki takes great pride in the competition
equipment that we build and sell. We are equally proud of the
competitors that ride for Kawasaki at the professional level. James, of
course, is a valued member of our family,” he continued.
Stewart, 20, is currently leading the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP
Series and is in third place in the AMA Supercross Series. He has won
eight rounds of the World GP Series this season and has been on the
podium in all but three of the 2006 events. Two rounds remain in the
AMA Series with Stewart only 10 points off the leader’s pace.
The Florida native, who progressed through the ranks of Kawasaki’s Team
Green™ amateur racing program becoming the most successful amateur
ever, will also race his KX™450F in AMA National Motocross competition.
Mike Fisher, motocross team manager, said “James raises the bar for
everyone on our team with his winning attitude. We are very positive
about the continuity of our racing program with James on board.”