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6/22/2021 8:36 AM

First time you saw him/when he blew you away? When, where, and how?

Monster Mountain before he went pro. He was scrubbing off the track on his 125 and hitting the 120’ ft down hill ski jump. He made the stairway to heaven look like it wasn’t even there.

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6/22/2021 8:41 AM

Anaheim 1 2002..cool

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6/22/2021 8:47 AM

World Minis in the late 90’s. I was about 5 years younger than him and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

He was/always will be my MX hero.

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6/22/2021 8:48 AM

Englishtown KROC… don’t remember the year but maybe 2000 or so was the first time I saw him in person.

Thing to remember was at that time there wasn’t much video content… still mags mostly so you heard about him but didn’t really get a chance to see what people were talking about.

I just remember him looking like a national pro caliber rider on an 85. Style and speed for days.

Then was lucky enough to see him at A1 2002.

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6/22/2021 8:54 AM

not sure of the year but a buddy and i were at Ocala they had a water tower jump i was in the A class i asked my buddy , did you jump that yet? he said no ( i hadnt either), he said well that kid over there on the kx60 is hitting it!

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6/22/2021 8:55 AM

Same as DPR250R; First in-person glimpse was ETown's KROC.
But the best in-person Bubba sighting, for me, was Budds '03. Complete insanity of a performance on that day!!
Bubbalicious baby!!!

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6/22/2021 8:58 AM

Pontiac Silverdome ruffly 2005?, Drug his footpeg off the face of the triple so hard it dislodged like a 6" chunk of dirt dring the race, also posted faster lap times and race times than all 250 class , RC, Reed ect. Guy was on a level I have not seen since.

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6/22/2021 9:10 AM

Kenworthys in 03 or 04 I can’t remember for sure but I will never ever forget watching him scrub over the small tunnel jump. First I’d ever seen a scrub in person and I just stood there with my jaw dropped.

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6/22/2021 9:11 AM

Shoug 2003. Wheeling a little double before Chuck sun and keeping his rear wheel on the ground the whole way

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6/22/2021 9:16 AM

Not sure the year. It was at the New Orleans supercross. It was pretty surreal to see him in person.

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6/22/2021 9:24 AM

1998 U.S. Open of Supercross at the MGM Grand. Stew was racing the 80cc class. I got him and Kyle Partridge to sign the race program that night. I still have that race program in storage somewhere.

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6/22/2021 9:37 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Shoug 2003. Wheeling a little double before Chuck sun and keeping his rear wheel on the ground the whole way

That was my first year going to Washougal. 14 year old me had no idea what I just saw when he scrubbed the Chuck Sun past a local pro named Matt Rambo, going what looked like literally twice as fast as him. He became a Moto god to me that day, then I met him and his dad and they were really cool

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6/22/2021 9:39 AM

2004 Washougal after the finish line.

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6/22/2021 9:40 AM

His first year as an amateur on the 125 was pretty cool to watch. He always dominated on 80s but had the occasional battle with other top 80 guys. Once he got on the 125 tho, see ya.

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6/22/2021 9:41 AM

I think 2000 Lorettas, he was LAUNCHING the big roller to flat before the sand turn and bouncing off the tree before the finish line double section. First time seeing him screaming on the 125. Unreal.

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6/22/2021 9:48 AM

I first saw him ride at Budds Creek in 2002. He was on another level and made that track look easy. It isn’t.

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6/22/2021 9:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/22/2021 9:59 AM

B Lenny wrote:

Anaheim 1 2002..cool

Off topic but Morais was damn impressive in that same practice in his debut. Sucks he got hurt that night.

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6/22/2021 10:06 AM

B Lenny wrote:

Anaheim 1 2002..cool

I’m hearing Anaheim 2021.

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6/22/2021 10:15 AM

2001 LL qualifier in N. Georgia. He was riding a different track than all the others that day. He would jump into this whoop section so far with no regard to where he landed and all the while WFO. Unreal.

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6/22/2021 10:19 AM

On an 80 at our track in Milton. Dude was flying

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6/22/2021 10:27 AM

B Lenny wrote:

Anaheim 1 2002..cool

If that was his debut then I was also there at the age of 13. I remember him face planting on landings and getting up and getting after it still lol

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6/22/2021 10:29 AM

2012 I believe at Glen Helen for “A day with James Stewart” Not only did I get to chat with him for quite awhile I got to ride with him too. A day I will never forget🙌🏼

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6/22/2021 10:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/22/2021 10:42 AM

Unadilla 2004, I was 14 years old. Just arriving to the national, they were practicing, I remember getting next to the fence in a fast sweeper just before gravity cavity (if I remember correctly). I heard a two stroke screaming while I turn in awe, it was Bubba turning so fast, pretty sure he didn't even brake, if that wasn't enough his rear tire slid a bit a hit a tuff block (back then they were a pile of straw), the whole thing exploded and was launched into the air. I could not believe what I just witnessed, since then he is a legend to me.

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6/22/2021 10:40 AM

Walking across parking lot at Gatorback National early 90s I see him and his Dad, mid day, absolutely no one around. I truthfully didn't know who they were but the Kawi truck backed up to where we were. Chicken popped out and gave James some googles both James and Big James were visibly stoked! Later to read James liked Chicken as a kid was cool to read and know I was there at a moment in time when his favorite rider hooked him up is pretty cool to me.

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6/22/2021 10:43 AM

For me it was the either 03 or 04 broome tioga national. Mike Brown bumped him off the track a few turns in after the holeshot. JS7 was probably mid pack when he re-entered the track and with in 3 laps he was back in the lead. The way he carved through the pack was incredible to watch.

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6/22/2021 10:46 AM

First time in person was Houston supercross 2004 and he won his heat race after losing his shifter on the second lap.

Then in 2008 Freestone I got to see him win 2 of his perfect 24 motos. He even fell in one of the motos and I dont remember thinking anyone else even had a shot.

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6/22/2021 10:51 AM

Ryan625 wrote:

That was my first year going to Washougal. 14 year old me had no idea what I just saw when he scrubbed the Chuck Sun past a ...more

I love the chevy logo on the skid plate, probably because they knew it would show itself more than the logo on his shrouds laughing what a man cool

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6/22/2021 11:11 AM

Not the first time I saw him, but here is the most impressive thing I have personally seen him do...

Stl sx on a 450.... practice during the day, fairly gnarly whoops that day.... every other top pro would go into those whoops hailing ass... stew would go in even faster, then would gain like 10 mph while skimming.... my jaw dropped... he did it a half dozen times in practice, but never during the racing....

That showed me, that even on his fast days, stew still had another gear up his sleeve....

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6/22/2021 11:26 AM

Budds when he went from last to first on a 125. He crashes off the start and is dead last. I'm like 13 years old at the time. I said to my dad, I bet he still wins. My dad says there's no way, that's never happened before. Then we watched in awe. Then he gets into second and youre thinking it's actually gonna happen. The crowd went nuts with every pass.

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6/22/2021 11:29 AM

I think it was 2002 Dallas Supercross. I like many others at the time had heard all about this guy but never actually saw him race in person or as an amateur even. Remember walking into the stadium during practice. Heard all the 125’s buzzing around the track. The whoops were crazy that year. Then I spotted him. Just remember how much more momentum he was carrying everywhere on the track and his bike was just barking in a different way. When he went through the whoops I was blown away. Like others said he gained speed through them while everyone else was just managing to get through. He looked better than anyone in the 250 class through them. It was almost scary impressive to whiteness in person. He crashed multiple times in the main and would just get up and charge back by everyone. Think he got like 2nd or 3rd I don’t remember but it was wild to see someone push a 125 around a track that technical. Legend for sure and will always be my moto hero.

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