Ridin’ Dirty: James “Bubba” Stewart Romps to Muddy Supercross Victory in Daytona, Justin Barcia Continues to Roll in Lites Class

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One thing’s for sure: James “Bubba” Stewart has always known how to get down and dirty on the track.

Oakley’s Motocross Superstar, in his quest to reclaim the Supercross Crown, lived up to his reputation this past weekend in Daytona, romping through super muddy conditions to dominate practice and the 450 Main Event. The win racks up nine crucial points for James in the Championship standings, where fellow Oakley star Ryan Villopoto is currently leading.

“It means a lot,” James said, rocking his Oakley Signature Series eyewear. “I felt good all day. I was fastest in practice. Once I got in front, I was just trying to survive.”

Getting in front was no easy task. Fellow O rider Davi Millsaps held onto the lead for the first few laps – until Lap 3, when Bubba pounced for the lead. And he never let up, crossing the checkered with a 7.5 second advantage.

With intense rain and super challenging conditions, it was even more impressive for Bubba – as the weather claimed current Supercross Championship Standings Leader, Villopoto, with a messy tumble.

But Bubba and his Joe Gibbs Racing team passed the test with flying colors – signaling progress for the former champ.

Keep on Truckin’
As James found muddy glory, fellow O charger Justin Barcia continued his immense domination of the Lites Class – grabbing his fourth win on the year and continuing his perfect start to the season in his mission to defend his Eastern Regional Championship title.

Despite a near-perfect performance, Justin felt the pressure exerted by Blake Baggett. But midway through the main event, he began to pull away – finally sealing the deal in the final section to remain undefeated.

Supercross Class Results: Daytona
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
4. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
5. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki
7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki
9. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki
10. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki

Supercross Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 221
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 192
3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 177
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 143
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 134
6. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 131
7. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 128
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 124
9. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 121
10. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki – 113

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Daytona
1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
3. Darryn Dunham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki
4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
5. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki
6. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda
7. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM
9. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, Honda
10. Tommy Weeck, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 100
2. Darryn Dunham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 76
3. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Ga., KTM – 75
4. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki – 72
5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 62
6. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki – 56
7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 46
8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM – 42
9. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 42
10. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, Honda – 32