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James Stewart Eligible for Muddy Creek

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James Stewart Eligible for Muddy Creek

The speculation can now end. MX Sports announced yesterday that James Stewart will be eligible to contest Round 5 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross from Muddy Creek Raceway this weekend. Stewart was notified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last week that he had tested positive for amphetamine, a banned substance, at the Seattle stop of the FIM/AMA Supercross season. While the FIM provisionally suspended Stewart from competition at its sanctioned events, his status for the non-FIM affiliated Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has been uncertain. MX Sports Pro Racing, organizers of the championship, have issued the following statement confirming Stewart's eligibility at this weekend's Red Bull Tennessee National:

"The provisional suspension of James Stewart by the FIM as a result of an alleged anti-doping violation on April 12, 2014, does not at this time involve MX Sports Pro Racing or the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. At this stage in the results management process, the decision to compete at a National level remains with the athlete, FIM and WADA, as MX Sports Pro Racing is not a Signatory to the WADA Code and does not have the authority to impose a provisional suspension. Our sanctioning body, AMA Pro Racing, has indicated that it will not restrict Stewart from competing in the upcoming Tennessee National and will reevaluate its position pending the final decision of the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI). If this position changes we will be notified accordingly. Until then, Mr. Stewart is free to compete without restriction."

Jason Weigandt wrote a detailed account on the situation, which you can read here.

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