Malcolm Stewart announced today that he will not be competing in the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which kicks off next Saturday at Hangtown.
Stewart secured a fill-in spot with Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki for Monster Energy Supercross and finished 11th overall in 450SX. With his deal at JGR expiring after supercross, Malcolm said on Instagram today that “regrettably I will not be racing outdoors, not because I don’t want to, but because the opportunity just wasn’t there.”
Below is his full post.
“What a crazy season it has been! I couldn’t be happier @jgrmx stepped up and gave me the opportunity to race the full SX season, along with allowing me to stay at the training facility in North Carolina. Unfortunately I hate saying my goodbyes because it feels so good to work with such a great group of people, but the deal with JGR was SX only. Regrettably I will not be racing outdoors, not because I don’t want to, but because the opportunity just wasn’t there. On the bright side, I do have some cool things lined up this summer, keep an eye out and I will fill you guys in soon!”
It was announced last week that Phil Nicoletti will be filling in for JGR outdoors until Justin Bogle returns from injury.