Courtesy of FIM
On 12 April 2014, Mr James Stewart, Jr. underwent an anti-doping test
conducted by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross,
an FIM World Championship, held at the Century Link Field, Seattle,
Washington. The urine sample obtained from Mr Stewart revealed the
presence of a prohibited substance (amphetamine) listed in the category
S6. Stimulant under a) Non-specified Stimulants and prohibited in
competition under the FIM Anti- doping Code (CAD) in force.
June, in accordance with Article 7.6.1 CAD, the FIM provisionally
suspended Mr Stewart with effect from 20 June pending the CDI’s decision
adjudicating on the merits of the case. Since then, Mr Stewart has been
provisionally barred from participating in any competition. The case
was referred to CDI and Mr Anand Sashidharan of India was appointed by
the Director of the International Commission of Judges (CJI) as CDI
Single Judge to hear the case.
In consideration of Article 8.1.1
CAD and Article 3.3.2 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, Mr
Stewart was heard by the CDI during a Hearing at the Best Western Hotel
at Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, on 23 October 2014.
has now issued its decision. On the merits, the CDI found that it was
undisputable that Mr Stewart had committed an anti-doping rule violation
under Article 2.1 CAD which states in particular that “[i]t is each
Rider’s personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited substance enters his
or her body(...)”. The CDI further found that this was the first
anti-doping rule violation recognised against Mr Stewart.
into consideration all the evidence adduced, the CDI considered that, on
the balance of probabilities, Mr Stewart had established how the
prohibited substance had entered his body. Accordingly, the Judge was
able to apply Article 10.5.2 of the CAD. Considering all the
circumstances and having regard to Mr Stewart’s degree of fault and
negligence, the CDI Single Judge came to the conclusion that the
appropriate sanction to be imposed on Mr Stewart was a period of
ineligibility of 16 (sixteen) months. The CDI further ruled that the
period of ineligibility would commence on 12 April 2014 (date of the
collection of the sample). Consequently, the period of ineligibility
imposed on Mr. James Stewart will end on 11 August 2015 at midnight.
accordance with Article 10.8 of the CAD, the CDI ruled that Mr Stewart
is disqualified from all competitions in which he participated
(including the four rounds of the 2014 national Lucas Oil AMA Pro
Motocross Series) subsequent to the collection of the sample (12 April
2014) and all results he obtained in those competitions are cancelled
with all the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals,
points and prizes. The FIM will therefore modify the rankings of the
2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship,
An appeal against the decision of the CDI may be
lodged by the parties before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in
Lausanne (Switzerland) within 21 days of the date of receipt of the CDI
decision pursuant to Article 13.6 of the 2014 FIM Anti-Doping Code.
full reasoned decision was notified to Mr Stewart on 12 December 2014
and will be published on the FIM website in due course.
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PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is actively involved every year with a variety of sponsorships and contests relating to Monster Energy Supercross. As Anaheim 1 rapidly approaches, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is pleased to announce its plans for the 2015 supercross season.Was this post helpful? Add yours to our service or subscribe to our feed above.
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing team will continue to support pro
supercross riders Kyle Partridge and Bracken Hall. Their passion for the
sport and determination to excel continue to demonstrate their ability
to compete on an elite level. Attendees of events throughout the season
will be able to visit the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing rig in the pits
and meet the riders face to face.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has extended its partnership with Feld Motor
Sports, the promoter of Monster Energy Supercross. This partnership will
involve a continued presence on the track, on the jumbotron display and
on television spots. This sponsorship will greatly benefit both parties
as it helps provide the basis by which supercross can operate as a
high-level professional sport while reminding fans of the value that the
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC brand provides.
While in the pits meeting Partridge and Hall, attendees will also
have an opportunity to enter into the $500 gift card giveaway, a popular
contest that will return in 2015. This giveaway will be open to all
Monster Energy Supercross attendees at an event. The only requirement is
to visit the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing semi before the race and
submit an entry. Two winners will be drawn during each night show.
The inaugural year of RMFantasySX proved to be a huge success. The
easy-to-use interface and simple rule set made it convenient to
participate, and the weekly and season prizes made every round
thrilling. The fantasy supercross challenge will return in 2015 with
additional excitement and more prizes (including FMF/JGR race-prepped
Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 bikes). This year, the introduction of group
play (complete with group rankings and message boards) along with
partnerships with Feld.com and FoxSports.com will take RMFantasySX to a
new level. Individuals interested in participating may sign up now at www.RMFantasySX.com. Picks will open on Sunday, December 29.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is known for their exhilarating contests. One that will return in 2015 is the popular Ultimate Supercross Experience,
a contest which sends winners to one Monster Energy Supercross round of
the year with pit passes, food and swag. This contest provides winners
not only with an opportunity to attend a supercross event for free but
also an unforgettable VIP experience. Some rounds also include an
exclusive opportunity to walk the track or a special dinner with MX
legend Jeff Emig.
“Supercross relies on the spirit of its riders and the passion of its
fans. We believe that by giving back to the community through
sponsorships and contests, we can do our part to keep supercross as
strong as ever,” said Dan Thomas, CEO of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.