JS 7's influence, where are the young black guys in mx/sx?

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10/13/2019 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/13/2019 9:03 AM

Warning, i may not have worded my thread title or this post properly.

BUT..

its a pertinant topic.

We all know how insanely good he was and how far he reached.

BUT

Where is the next gen js7?

Somethings wrong when we have had NO one come thru the ranks to even make it to a main...correct?

Gentlemen, please be gentlemen and post with that in mind.
A touchy topic it is..

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10/13/2019 11:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/13/2019 11:01 AM

Hugo Basula from Portugal - Decent SX rider and won the B Final at MXON.

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10/13/2019 11:01 AM

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10/13/2019 11:01 AM

Dumgeon

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10/13/2019 11:06 AM

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10/13/2019 4:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/13/2019 4:52 PM

I’m not at all discounting James Stewart’s massive talent on a dirt bike. Heck I’ve been a fanboy of his forever. But a huge part of his success was the fact that his parents laid down their lives to help him succeed. He came from a impoverished area of Florida, and had not Big James & his wife given all they had, he might still be there. I’m sure there are more than a few young black riders who are super skilled & could be the next JS7, but unfortunately they will need that crucial level of support & parental commitment.

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10/14/2019 12:22 AM

Fair question. I am interested to know of any aspiring to be the next JS7 or Malcolm.
I think what the Stewart family have done for the sport is epic!

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10/14/2019 2:42 AM

I don’t think Jalek Swoll is going to redefine the sport the way James did, but I think he’s going to do really well once he gets his pro race legs under him.

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10/14/2019 2:49 AM

mxmaniac wrote:

Fair question. I am interested to know of any aspiring to be the next JS7 or Malcolm.
I think what the Stewart family have done for the sport is epic!

Yeah, burst onto the scene, kick ass for a while, make tons of money, then completely abandon the sport that made him......

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10/14/2019 3:52 AM

Preston Taylor, Sean Hackley, Richie Owens are names of the past.

There are a handful of black racers coming up through the ranks.

Here’s where I believe the explanation is:
In America white families posses wealth 20:1 over black families. Motocross is a sport for people with disposable income. If you go strictly off that statistic, you’ll understand why we don’t see more black racers. And why even less of the black racers are professional. And why even less of the professional black racers are championship caliber.

I’m trying to explain a complex discussion with one stat, which is could be challenged easily but for the sake of understanding a broad picture I’m painting broad strokes.

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10/14/2019 4:21 AM

no idea how ive got a duplicate threads

could admin please merge them

thanks

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10/14/2019 4:33 AM

mxmaniac wrote:

Fair question. I am interested to know of any aspiring to be the next JS7 or Malcolm.
I think what the Stewart family have done for the sport is epic!

uneasy_rider wrote:

Yeah, burst onto the scene, kick ass for a while, make tons of money, then completely abandon the sport that made him......

The sport made him? riiiiighttt......

Agree or disagree with the way he left the sport, that is fine. To say the sport made him though, please. blink

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10/14/2019 4:36 AM

They are all getting 12 o’clock in the streetz

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10/14/2019 5:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2019 5:36 AM

mxmaniac wrote:

Fair question. I am interested to know of any aspiring to be the next JS7 or Malcolm.
I think what the Stewart family have done for the sport is epic!

uneasy_rider wrote:

Yeah, burst onto the scene, kick ass for a while, make tons of money, then completely abandon the sport that made him......

Were you talking about James Stewart or Damon Bradshaw? Because Damon walked out on a contract in his prime and wasn't heard from for 4-5 years

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