Supercross Star - James "Bubba" Stewart Gets New 2007 MasterCraft
February 11, 2007
2006 World Supercross GP Champion - James “Bubba” Stewart bought a new 2007 MasterCraft X2 for his 21st birthday. His 2007 MC X2 is going to be parked in good company, a Ferrari, Lamborgini, Rolls and Bentley are now the X2's roommates. James said he wanted a MasterCraft after seeing it several times at Supercross events throughout the last season.
James Stewart is a professional motocross racer sometimes referred to as the Tiger Woods of Supercross. He is known for his tenacity, speed and being the first African American to dominate the sport of motocross.
James Stewart was born in Bartow, Florida. His father, James Sr., was a motocross racer and took his son on rides and to watch him race starting at a very young age. Stewart entered his first race when he was four and garnered his first sponsor at the age of seven.
As a child, James traveled around the country with his family so he could compete in motocross races. The Stewarts lived in a motorhome and Bubba and his younger brother, Malcolm, were home-schooled. As a rookie racer he won nine national titles and became known for his blazing speed and big air; a combination that had never been seen from a rider of his age. James turned pro in 2002, competing in the 125cc class and was named the 2002 Rookie of the Year. He led Teen People to name him one of "20 Teens Who Will Change the World" in its April 2003 issue.
On April 2, 2005, in his third race after moving up to the bigger, faster 250cc class, James became the first African-American to win a 250 cc THQ World Supercross Series race at Texas Stadium, beating such heavyweights as Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed, and Kevin Windham. James would go on to win 2 more times during his first Supercross (indoor) season.
We congratulate James on purchasing his new dream and welcome him to the MasterCraft family!