While poor starts are a bother to Stewart, it has been a bonus to fans that have been fortunate to witness the 18-year-old Kawasaki phenom at his finest working his magic as he slices his way through the field in the early laps.
Stewart is chasing Carmichael's record of 26 AMA 125 Motocross wins. Stewart admits that he enjoys putting his mark in the record book. Interestingly, Stewart's career so far almost exactly mirrors Carmichael's.
Starting just his third season in the pros, Stewart already has 20-career wins – just one more than Carmichael had at the same point in his career... but keep in mind that Stewart missed four rounds last year with a shoulder injury.