James Stewart roosting on his new bike at home in Florida Garth Milan/Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

Freestone County Raceway, promoter of the AMA Spring Championship, has announced a partnership with James Stewart Entertainment to form the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas from February 28 through March 3, 2012.

James will be on hand for the official track walk on Monday, February 27, and riders will have several chances to speak with and listen to one of the fastest motocross riders to ever throw a leg over a motorcycle.

Stewart 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 to come and train with him at his compound in Florida in the fall.

“I loved competing in amateur races, so my heart has always been with the younger generation." -James Stewart

“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 the addition of having James giving back in this manner makes him an even greater ambassador for 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. 

“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. To be there and to know that 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 to be just 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.”

Online registration is now open; for more information about the James Stewart AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway, go to the Freestone MX site.

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