James Stewart – Supercross Legend


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Recognized for his unbelievable pace, spectacular crashes and big smile, James Stewart is without doubt one of the best motocross & supercross riders ever to have entertained the crowds. Generally known as the “Tiger Woods of supercross” he grew to become the primary African-American to achieve the highest of the game, and in doing so has attracted an enormous quantity of consideration, fame and cash.

I together with thousands and thousands of different racing followers, have been on the sting of my seat many instances watching James Bubba Stewart, Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael battle it out miles forward of the remainder of the pack, using on a special stage to the others. And he does experience on one other stage, like a bat out of hell usually solely barely managing to carry onto his bike by his finger ideas. That is what makes Stewart so rattling entertaining to look at!

Born in Barlow, Florida, USA, Bubba was launched to filth bike using by his father who additionally raced motocross. James Stewart Sr took him for a experience on his bike when he was nonetheless in diapers, and Bubba entered his first MX race on the grand outdated age of 4. He started to shine above his friends and was sponsored by age 7. He went on to win many occasions together with a powerful eleven Novice Nationwide titles. Due to this there was an enormous quantity of hype surrounding James’s entry into skilled supercross. And though named 2002 Rookie of the 12 months he failed to assert the 2002 125cc West Supercross title due largely to crashes and errors. However since then he has gone on to win a lot of Nationwide and World titles in between accidents.

Like all superstars, James Bubba Stewart has his justifiable share of each lovers and haters. He’s been accused greater than as soon as of reckless using after taking out different folks on the observe. And plainly lots of people don’t simply flip as much as his races to see if Bubba wins, but additionally to see if he has one other one among his notorious crashes.

Do you ever catch your self questioning what sort of place somebody like J.S, the quickest man on a dust bike, lives in? Try this clip beneath of his property in Florida that he shares along with his household. Be ready to really feel a little bit jealous although…

And simply to throw a little bit salt within the wounds, his storage isn’t solely loaded with filth bikes but it surely additionally comprises numerous extremely attractive, luxurious vehicles and traditional automobiles.

Forming the again bone of James’s success is his shut, loving household. His mum (Sonya), and James Stewart Sr are the folks liable for getting James concerned in motocross, they usually proceed to handle and assist him immediately. And though issues look fairly candy for them now, it wasn’t all the time straightforward. Within the earlier days they struggled to pay the payments and even slept of their automotive consuming peanut butter and jelly sandwiches whereas they have been touring and racing as a result of they couldn’t afford a resort. In addition they dwelling schooled James to permit him to journey and compete at a younger age whereas nonetheless gaining an schooling. Appears to me it was a successful system!

When requested what he enjoys doing when he’s not racing filth bikes, James Stewart reply’s that he likes to relax out, experience his cows, play golf, mountain bike and go jet snowboarding.

DID YOU KNOW…?

  • Sonya mentioned she heard some girls calling James “Bubba” at one among his races. The nickname unfold and caught, though his mother and father have their very own nickname for him from when he was nonetheless in his Mums tummy – “Boogie” – apparently due to the best way he moved round in there.
  • J.S rides with #259 in respect of his pal and idol Tony Haynes who was one of many first black People to point out nice expertise on a motocross observe. Tony used to experience with #259 and when Bubba was solely 7 years outdated, 16 12 months outdated Tony was left paralized from the waist down after a critical MX accident. Tony then gave Stewart permission to take over his quantity. Right this moment they continue to be shut mates.
  • James has his personal leaping approach referred to as the “Bubba Scrub” during which he launches off a soar along with his bike parallel to the bottom – fairly wonderful to look at!
  • His different well-known #7 is his nationwide quantity he received his first championship with. He calls it his “Fortunate #7”.
  • James Stewart is contemplating the chance to pursue a profession in NASCAR racing when he retires from SX.

Some Profession Highlights

  • 2009 – AMA Supercross Champion
  • 2008 – Motocross of Nations Champion
  • 2008 – AMA Motocross Nationwide Champion
  • 2007 – AMA SX Champion
  • 2007 – FIM World SX G.P Champion
  • 2006 – Motocross of Nations Champion
  • 2006 – FIM World SX G.P Champion
  • 2004 – AMA 125cc Motocross Nationwide Champion
  • 2004 – AMA 125cc East SX Champion
  • 2003 – AMA 125cc West SX Champion
  • 2002 – AMA 125cc Motocross Nationwide Champion
  • Pre 2002 – 11 Novice Nationwide Titles

 

Private Stats
Full Identify: James Stewart Jr
D.O.B: 21/12/85
House City: Haines Metropolis, Florida, USA
Peak: 1.7m
Nationwide MX & SX Quantity: #7

* All care was taken to get this info right on the time of writing. If something is improper please contact me so I can right it.

 

What Different Guests Have Stated…

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Hubba Bubba Stewart Aint All That 
He could also be fast across the observe however he’s reckless alright. And he has no consideration for different riders when racing to the purpose the place he might probably …

Roger D… Marty S… And Bubba, Coulda Not rated but
Uncooked expertise – Bubba you had in abundance. Using expertise that thrilled spectator and professional riders. Using over your head, on a regular basis, such a thrill, however …

James Stewart Loves His Followers Not rated but
No matter anybody says about him you may’t disagree with the truth that he loves his followers. He’s all the time been straight up with the media/magazines and so forth and …

Who’s The Biggest? Bubba or The G.O.A.T? Not rated but
If Bubba Stewart had risen by means of the lites class and into the mains on the identical time and age as Ricky I’m wondering who would have received probably the most…? Ricky …

Fast Phrase On Bubba Not rated but
James Stewart… properly I can say he has completely blown using into a brand new stage along with his affected person, straight-up humorousness, pure using, and wanting …