Stews perfect season question

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12/20/2020 7:56 PM

Was he with aldon at the time? He was with kawi for sure. Someone on here alluded to kawi being really stubborn with changing the set up and that actually helped James by not being able to go too far out in left field with set up.

Anyone think we’ll see another perfect season? Roczen came close on the Suzuki few years ago.

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12/20/2020 7:59 PM

yz133rider wrote:

Was he with aldon at the time? He was with kawi for sure. Someone on here alluded to kawi being really stubborn with changing ...more

The best he ever was was on a 125. Who or how or maybe Dean Baker was a Motor God.

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12/20/2020 8:21 PM

He was with Aldon during the perfect season. I don’t think we ever see one again, but a lot of folks said that in 2002 also

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12/20/2020 10:10 PM

I think he still has at least one more perfect season in him.

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12/20/2020 10:17 PM

Perfect seasons are truly impressive. Hope to see another one before I die.

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12/20/2020 10:20 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Perfect seasons are truly impressive. Hope to see another one before I die.

So do I,.. hows your health?

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12/21/2020 9:03 AM

Stew had no one anywhere near his level for that season. Carmichael had retired the last fall, Reed was in his "no outdoors" phase. Windham did not race outdoors that year. Alessi, who was getting better quickly, but still a ways off, went out out badly at Red Bud. Ferry and Short were not Stew level talents. Ben Townley was 2nd to RV in '07 in 250s and moved up with factory Honda but was always hurt.

James didn't attempt to win the outdoor title again until 2012, after switching mid-season from JGR Yamaha to Suzuki. 2008 was his only 450 outdoor title. Not racing outdoors in 2009, 2010 and 2011 hurt his career I think.

After they dropped the gate at the 2009 opener, and Stew wasn't there with his #1 plate, he never won a title again.

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12/21/2020 9:23 AM

Gukamonster wrote:

Stew had no one anywhere near his level for that season. Carmichael had retired the last fall, Reed was in his "no outdoors" ...more

I'm the biggest Stew fan, but my mind keeps going back to not racing outdoors those years. I think that his career would have been much different had he done the outdoors and not the SX only contracts

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12/21/2020 9:34 AM

23 out of 24 in 2004 wasn’t bad either.

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12/21/2020 10:05 AM

James will alway be a legend and his accomplishments are amazing
Rumor has it the tracks were groomed at the beginning of each moto that season And that was to James liking
maybe im just getting old and remembering things weird

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12/21/2020 10:21 AM

To me, Stew's perfect season was equally impressive as Ricky's first perfect season. They both had Ferry as the runner-up, and Short was pretty fast in 2008.

Now, Ricky's 2004 season on the other hand, beating Reed and Windham every moto, that was ridiculous.

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12/21/2020 10:46 AM

yz133rider wrote:

Was he with aldon at the time? He was with kawi for sure. Someone on here alluded to kawi being really stubborn with changing ...more

numbers wrote:

The best he ever was was on a 125. Who or how or maybe Dean Baker was a Motor God.

I believe Rick Asche (spelling??) Is who built James' rocket 125 motors?

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12/21/2020 11:10 AM

Pretty wild to think we saw 3 perfect seasons in one period of mx. Tells you a lot about JS and RC. The two greatest mx racers if you ask me

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12/21/2020 11:38 AM

He was 5-0 in 2012 too until the whole camera man deal. Then the next year Tomac was on an undefeated string of victories to start the season and was taken out in the exact same corner.

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12/21/2020 11:42 AM
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scootch wrote:

He was 5-0 in 2012 too until the whole camera man deal. Then the next year Tomac was on an undefeated string of victories to ...more

In todays society im suprised they didnt just remove that corner from the track...couldnt be the rider's fault, right?

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12/21/2020 11:47 AM

visser62 wrote:

To me, Stew's perfect season was equally impressive as Ricky's first perfect season. They both had Ferry as the runner-up, and ...more

Alessi was a major threat too before he wadded himself at RedBud

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12/21/2020 11:53 AM

visser62 wrote:

To me, Stew's perfect season was equally impressive as Ricky's first perfect season. They both had Ferry as the runner-up, and ...more

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Alessi was a major threat too before he wadded himself at RedBud

I wouldn't say Alessi was a major threat. Definitely not for the title. If something had gone wrong for Stew, Mike definitely could've been there to pounce on an opportunity but to say he truly pressured James at any moment would be be gross overstatement.

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12/21/2020 11:53 AM

scootch wrote:

He was 5-0 in 2012 too until the whole camera man deal. Then the next year Tomac was on an undefeated string of victories to ...more

It was 2015 when Tomac wadded himself on the downhill at Lakewood after an incredible start to the season.

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12/21/2020 12:11 PM

I believe those perfect 3 perfect and seasons, Carmichael's 7 consecutive titles (where he was never truly challenged for the championship) along with Stew's presence in the premier class through 2008 are major reasons why the 125/250F class became so much more packed with talent.

No one wanted to go up against who they knew to be the two greatest talents to ever race motocross. Stay down in the tiddler class where there's at least a small chance of success, even if it was just a fluke.

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12/21/2020 12:20 PM

visser62 wrote:

To me, Stew's perfect season was equally impressive as Ricky's first perfect season. They both had Ferry as the runner-up, and ...more

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Alessi was a major threat too before he wadded himself at RedBud

Not for Stew, but for anyone saying Stew won with an easy field, he had the same runner up as Ricky for one, and look what Alessi did in 09. He was the fastest guy by far over some FAST dudes, that title was his.

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12/21/2020 1:13 PM

visser62 wrote:

To me, Stew's perfect season was equally impressive as Ricky's first perfect season. They both had Ferry as the runner-up, and ...more

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Alessi was a major threat too before he wadded himself at RedBud

hypermoto wrote:

Not for Stew, but for anyone saying Stew won with an easy field, he had the same runner up as Ricky for one, and look what ...more

Villopoto was the fastest but went out early with a knee injury . I think Reed would have found his groove and overtaken Alessi anyway.

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12/21/2020 1:32 PM

All I need to know about where James belongs in history I witnessed with my own two eyes on multiple occasions. He was my favorite guy ever to watch on a moto track. Anyone that thinks they can make a case against his perfect 450 season is grasping.

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12/21/2020 2:52 PM

I don't see another one happening for a long time. There just isn't one rider out there where it's a forgone conclusion that they're going to win the title and the vast majority of the races. Maaaaybe Tomac if he was "on" 100% of the time like RC, but that just isn't going to happen. Too many people too close, which is a great thing.

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12/21/2020 2:55 PM

James Stewarts is 35 today 12/21/20.

Time flies, I remember when I first saw that kid ride at 16 at saddleback.

Happy B day FMOTP

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