BUBBA on the 250F!!

bclapham

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Racer X has learned that James "Bubba" Stewart is planning on riding the 125cc East Region in the THQ/AMA Supercross Series and the AMA/Chevy Trucks 125cc National Motocross Championships. Stewart made the announcement himself at the Kawasaki Race of Championships this weekend at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, that he would be riding the new Kawasaki KXF250 in 2004.

Bubba has said before that his career goal is to be the only rider ever to win both 125cc East and West Region SX Championships, the 125cc Nationals, and both 250cc series. He also wants to be the all-time winningest rider in the 125 Nationals. He currently has 17 outdoor event wins (in 19 career races), which is nine short of Ricky Carmichael's all-time record of 26 wins in the class.

Also, Stewart is apparently not racing either class this weekend at the U.S. Open of Supercross. (Thanks to Chris for the tip!)
 

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Well, looks like we'll ALL get our wish! We'll get to see him race a 250 ( :think: ) AND get back his titles ;) !

Guess the cherry pickers better switch classes or move west! :thumb:
 

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That's not my wish.
I wish Stewart would ride in the 250 class full time. He is so much faster than any other 125 class rider. In fact, JAMES himself becomes the cherry picker for staying in a inferior class to rewrite the record books. I feel he's ready to dominate at ANY level. Why not now?
 

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It's offical Bubba is the KING cherry picker. Come on now, what about the 125's being for the up and comers.
 

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I'm sure Kawasaki wants to flaunt the new 250 winning the title in its 1st year out.  So, they throw money at Bubba, while reminding him that he could set records.

Besides, it would be a real test to go to the 250 class for both of them.  Too bad, I was really looking forward to a kick-ass 250 season next year.  How about a special event where RC, CR, KW and JS race.  I'd drive anywhere to see that....
 

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Originally posted by angry jim
That's not my wish.
I wish Stewart would ride in the 250 class full time. He is so much faster than any other 125 class rider. In fact, JAMES himself becomes the cherry picker for staying in a inferior class to rewrite the record books. I feel he's ready to dominate at ANY level. Why not now?
One could say the same thing for RC going back to the 125's to secure a record - James is young, if it's records he wants then this is the way to go.

Maybe Okie was right, the 125 cc class is for 3rd rate riders and has beens :p

As former Kawaski teammates, maybe he is just skeer'd of RC's talent :)
 
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RC didn't go back to contest the series...Just to set a record, not another 125 championship...Not what I would call cherry picking...


Yeah.....what about Bubba in the 250 class ? He could still race the 250 when the series is out west.
 

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I too thought Bubba was too ride a 250 in the West.. Then if he wasn't doing that good (yeah right) he would ride 125 East..
If he rides 125 Eastern, what will he do in the West??
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Originally posted by whitesands26
RC didn't go back to contest the series...Just to set a record, not another 125 championship...Not what I would call cherry picking...
Yeah Carmichael did to back to break Barnett's record and wouldn't have if Brown didn't let him pass, so in my books Barnett is still the record holder, just as Hughes is the 2003 125 champ due to the bullsh!t team tactics the let Langston by for points. If they let you pass it's a false placing!

Stewart should move up as he is the best motorcycle rider in the world! Yeah, Yeah it all trickles down from MX/SX as far as bike skill are concerned.
 
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mdkuder... Don't forget that a KTM teammmate (Boniface?) let Hughes by for points as well during this season, so I guess they're even. :)
 
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Hughes also said he didn't appreciate that as he doesn't want anything given to him. I agree to an extent, if your running blocker to someone that's faster move your butt over, if you way ahead and have to slow down for the team, that isn't cool! That B.S. puts MX in the same category as other sports, where there is always some yo-yo that ruins it for the team (Boniface).
 
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Maybe this will be the last straw for the 2 strokes - a genuine favourite for both SX and the Nationals riding a 4 stroke?