Freestone County Raceway, LLC, promoter of the AMA Spring Championship, is pleased to announce a partnership with James Stewart Entertainment (JSE) to form the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas from February 28 through March 3, 2012.
James Stewart, who has won two AMA Supercross titles, multiple AMA Motocross titles, and a member of the winning USA Team at MX of Nations many times, will be on hand for the official track walk on Monday, February 27, and riders will have several chances to speak and listen to one of the fastest motocross riders to ever throw a leg over a motorcycle.Ã‚Â James will have a couple other special surprises, but one of the greatest will be for each champion of all 49 classes; James is inviting each champion to come and train with him at his compound in Florida in the fall.
“Each year for the last 15 years, amateur racers from around the country and the world have come to Texas to kick off the amateur racing season in the United States,” said Tom Shields, Marketing Director of Freestone. “The AMA Spring Championship is in its second year and with the addition to having James giving back in this manner makes him an even greater ambassador to our sport.”
“Having my name attached to an event such as the AMA Spring Championship is amazing” said Stewart. “I always wanted to be a bigger part of the motocross industry and I think this is taking amateur racing to a new level.Ã‚Â I loved competing in amateur races, so my heart has always been with the younger generation coming up because they are the future of our sport.” James added “To be there and to be a part of that younger generation and to know one day these future champions are going to say that they had to go through the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship is a true honor. I look for this just to be the start of many great things with my relationship to this event and I know it will give me goose bumps to look up and see ‘James Stewart AMA Spring Championship’ as I drive into the track.”