October 12th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Rumor in the pits this afternoon at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas is that James Stewart has pulled out of the event after a practice crash. James slid out off a small jump, but got right up and continued riding in practice. Stay tuned for updates as we learn more.
October 12th, 2007, 06:33 PM
US Open Friday 4:30 Stewart Pulls Out
Monster Kawasaki's James Stewart has pulled out of the US Open for the weekend.
Stewart thought he might give it a try during the week but still wasn't sure. When RC pulled out, he knew he wanted to help fill the field, even though he wasn't ready. He rode practice this morning, then a team meeting was held and they agreed he would pull out of racing this weekend.
Stewart explained his decision to a group of media in his rented motor home in the pits, saying that he knew after riding that he just was not ready to ride at this level after recovering from injury. The issue is not his knee, just preparation, and he wants to be ready for Anaheim. He didn't want to go out and fade, or risk further injury.
He was asked about Bercy and didn't say a definate "no," but it seems unlikely at this point and we should see Stewart ready for Anaheim.
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