Points Battle: James “Bubba” Stewart Claims Victory at Supercross-Seattle
The points battle for the top of the Supercross Standings definitely isn’t cooling off. In fact, it’s flat out blazing.
Oakley’s Motocross Superstar James “Bubba” Stewart boldly proved that this past weekend as he claimed a resounding victory in Seattle, powering himself seven points forward in the rankings (284) to a mere two points behind fellow O star Ryan Dungey (286), who currently sits in third.
With just a few races left, the intensity is absolutely peaking with a final outcome nearly impossible to predict.
And although Bubba came away from Seattle with the win, as always, it was far from a walk in the park.
Ivan Tedesco blazed out of the gates for the second week in a row – grabbing the holeshot as the middle of the pack turned into a cluster of chaos.
Bubba, displaying flashes of his typical brilliance, powered past the field before lap one ended – taking the lead with Chad Reed on his tail.
The two would hold position for most of the event. Meanwhile, fellow Oakley stars Dungey and current points leader Ryan Villopoto were caught in the traffic – trying their best to pick riders off one by one. But at the end of the night, it was Bubba who remained consistent in his domination and emerged with the triumph.
“It was one of the better rides I’ve had all year,” Bubba said, rocking his Signature Series Crowbar MX Goggles. “Honestly it was kind of a blur. I had some good lines going, and I was able to do it…not easy, but just kind of take my time and make sure I got the whoops good, and make sure I got the rhythm. I had one sketchy moment over the triple over there. I just full-on bottomed out and came up a little short, but it was awesome. It was just clicking for me.”
Clicking indeed. Nevertheless, he still maintains that winning the Championship this Supercross season is still desirable, but not at the top of his mind race by race.
“Honestly, I still don’t care. Only because I lost a bunch of points in a hurry, and I can gain a whole bunch. My goal is, all I can do is win the race. I’m not going to take anybody out to try and win the championship, I just want to go out there and try and do my thing, and if I win it, I win it. If I don’t, I don’t. For sure the points are tightening up, and we’ll see what happens.”