Awe-Inspiring: Ryan Villopoto Emerges Victorious at Daytona Supercross, Bubba Stewart Picks Up From Huge Crash, Finishes 9th
It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this, folks. Oakley superstar rider James Bubba Stewart sustained a huge crash at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend after absolutely smoking the field from the starting gate on during the main event – sending fellow Oakley rider Ryan Villopoto to the checkered flag with his second straight Supercross Daytona victory. Defending Supercross champ Ryan Dungey also smashed his way from the middle of the pack after a shaky start – to a solid third-place finish. Of course, there’s always some kind of intense action going down at Supercross. No surprise there. But this year in Florida – on a brutal, choppy track designed by Oakley Motocross Legend Ricky Carmichael – the gnarly cake went straight to Bubba, who absolutely dazzled the industry with one of the most inspiring displays of guts and talent as of late.
It’s already been one insane Supercross season…with loads of drama. Atlanta took that, detonated it and stepped it up some. More than 69,000 fans smashed into the Georgia dome this past weekend to watch Oakley’s Ryan Villopoto emerge victorious after a controversial pass by Chad Reed dropped then leader O’s James “Bubba” Stewart to a fourth place finish in the final lap. Ryan Dungey, on the heels of a second place finish in San Diego, held within the leading pack and grabbed a solid second to stay in striking distance in the Championship standings.
Pretty in Pink: Bubba Stewart Claims Third Supercross Victory at Anaheim II – Breast Cancer Awareness Round
If you’re gonna’ dominate, you might as well do it in style…with a cause. Raging into Anaheim for the fifth Supercross stop of the season, Oakley MX superstar James “Bubba” Stewart, fresh on the heels of a big victory in Oakland, snagged his third triumph in a stylin’ pink suit reflecting the sport’s annual breast cancer awareness round. Rumors of a “no go” swirled around the arena earlier in the day, as Bubba opted to skip the final practice of the afternoon. But any doubt about Bubba’s readiness for the night was detonated instantaneously with his domination of his Supercross class heat.