James Stewart was born December 21, 1985, also known as Bubba Stewart, he is an American former professional motocross racer who competed in the AMA Motocross and the AMA Supercross Championships. Through his years of racing, he earned the nickname “The Fastest Man on The Planet”, due to his extraordinary talent, speed, athleticism and innovation.
In 2008 James won every race and every moto of the AMA Motocross season. The only other person to do this is Ricky Carmichael, who had perfect seasons in 2002 and 2004. James is second in all time 450 Supercross wins (50), and second all time in AMA outdoor national wins (48). He is also known for innovating the “Bubba Scrub” or just “scrub”, which revolutionized the sport and became a fundamental skill needed to compete in Professional Motocross. He was the first to host his own television show Bubba’s World which brought even more attention to the sport. He is arguably the most financially lucrative racer, bringing in endorsement deals paying him over $10M a year throughout his career. Known for his vibrant personality and big smile, James has been featured in news outlets like Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Maxim, ESPN The Magazine, GQ and many more. Additionally, Teen People named him one of “20 Teens Who Will Change the World”. He has the record for best rookie season, having won 10/12 Motocross races in 2002.
Having 84 amateur wins and 7 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championships all before the age of 16, he debuted as pro in 2002. While crashes and rookie mistakes kept him from winning the 2002 125 West Supercross title, he finished 2nd overall. He went on to dominate the 2002 Motocross Championship, and was named the 2002 AMA Rookie of the Year. He was also named one of “20 Teens Who Will Change the World” in the April 2003 issue of Teen People magazine.
Stewart went on to win the 2003 125 West Supercross Championship and the 125 East/West Shootout in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2004 he won both the 125 East Supercross title and the 125 Outdoor national title, only losing one moto to Mike Brown in the latter due to a broken clutch cover.
1 of 2 riders in history to win every moto/race in season Ranked #2 all time SX wins (50). Ranked #3 all time pro AMA wins (98). X games medal for best whip. 2002 AMA 125 Motocross national champion. 2003 AMA 125 West Supercross Champion. 2004 AMA 125 East Supercross Champion. 2004 AMA 125 Motocross National Champion. 2006 FIM World Supercross Grand Prix Champion. 2006 Motocross of Nations Champion. 2007 AMA Supercross Champion. 2007 FIM World Supercross Grand Prix Champion. 2008 AMA Motocross National Champion. 2008 Motocross of Nations Champion. 2009 AMA Supercross Champion. 2009 FIM World Supercross Champion. 2014 Redbull Straight Rhythm Champion. 2015 Redbull Straight Rhythm Champion