Another huge piece of the Silly Season puzzle dropped today, as Rockstar Energy Husqvarna announced a two-year deal with Malcolm Stewart.
Stewart, who enjoyed a career year with Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha in 2021, finishing sixth in the 450 Class of Monster Energy Supercross, will race both Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with Husqvarna. He was on a one-year supercross-only deal for 2021 with Star Racing.
Stewart has not raced Pro Motocross since the 2014 Budds Creek National.
“I’m really excited to have a full indoor/outdoor deal that’s sealed for two years,” Stewart said. “It’s definitely a great opportunity for me and I think there’s nothing but positive vibes coming from me. I’ve always wanted to ride one of these Husqvarna motorcycles, I’ve seen everybody in the past do very well on it. We’ve been putting in the work this summer. Having a new training program going with Aldon Baker, I know there’s going to be a lot of big changes for me but I’m looking forward to it all. I’ve seen the successes that have happened through The Baker’s Factory and I want to be a part of those people, so I feel that this is a good opportunity for me in these next two years to go out there and do the best that I can.
“It’s been a while since I’ve done the outdoors but I feel like racing is racing – anytime the gate drops there’s no negative vibes and it’s always going to be a positive. You live and you learn something from it, so let’s just get ready because that #27 is going to be out there!”
Long-time Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider Jason Anderson is expected to sign with Monster Energy Kawasaki, while Zach Osborne’s future is uncertain due to the back injury that impacted his 2021 season of Monster Energy Supercross and his title defense in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.