2014 Anaheim 1 Supercross: Post-Race Update

The first 450SX main event of the 2014 AMA Supercross Series was a thriller, to say the least, but unfortunately for James he came up on the wrong end of a nasty crash while challenging for the lead late in the race. Stewart displayed patience, maturity, and unmatched speed while working his way to the front of the pack after a less than stellar start, but the challenging Anaheim whoop section managed to wreak havoc at the most inopportune time. Despite the disappointing result, James and the rest of the Yoshimura Suzuki team are inspired and more motivated than ever by his overall performance at the series opener, and look forward to going after the win at round number two next weekend in Phoenix.

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  1. ROBERT DAVIS says:

    JAMES,GREAT TO SEE YOU HAVE THE SPEED,GOOD LUCK IN PHOENIX.

  2. GOAT says:

    My record is safe from this pathetic excuse!

    • Geoff Lockley says:

      Dear GOAT,

      Wow, I thought that the acronym GOAT stood for “Greatest Of All Time” not “Got Off A Toilet”. Seriously dude…. This page is for Stewart fans and I don’t remember Ricky Carmichael or James Stewart ever being on those terms. Maybe you’ll have to wait like the rest of us to see who will lift the #1 plate at the end of the season. Anyone who qualifies for 2014 AMA Supercross Heats, Semi’s, LCQ’s or Mains is probably a better rider/racer than most of us reading this blog.

      Just be cool and enjoy Supercross with the rest of us.

      Peace!

      G-Lock

  3. Cliff Claven says:

    A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the herd keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest ones first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

  4. Mr. Parsley says:

    You were super fun to watch race on Saturday James. Showing good form and professionalism despite a pretty gnarly get-off. I’m looking forward to watching you compete in 2014. Don’t mind the haters. For every disrespectful JS7 hater there are multitudes of real fans. You can’t please everybody right? You are an important role model for the young guns and that’s what really matters. Keep it up Bubba. You are a special kind of athlete.

    • Role Model? says:

      Oh he is a great role model. So great that he teaches today’s youth that it is ok to pretend to be a cop (with flea market purchased light bar and all, no less). Or how it is OK to make excuses and point fingers elsewhere. Or by being a menace. Yep, that is a great role model – which speaks volume for both your mental state and capacity, dear sir.

      • Really says:

        Why are you bring up things from years ago? If you were a true fan of his you would not bash him on his own website. I have met him many time on the track and off and he is a great roll model. Every one makes mistakes and learns from them and moves own. For you to bash someone you do not know, and act like you have never made mistakes in your life is childish and shows alot for your character.

        • Voice of Doom says:

          That was much more than a mistake. That actually took some planning and forethought. Or maybe you are ok with making excuses, pointing the finger of blame, and not accepting responsibility for ones own actions. But I guess being part of his generation you have no problem in that. Just all part of the great pussification.

  5. Radio Free JS7 News says:

    Radio Free has learned that the Stewie camp has been advising the current administration on how to make excuses and point the finger of blame elsewhere. Inquiring minds want to know what the next excuse will be.

  6. Captain Obvious says:

    Crash and burn! Crash and Burn!

  7. Captain Nemo says:

    How does it feel to know that the King’s and Goat’s records are safe from sir crash-a-lot?

  8. Courtney says:

    Ho hum, another year another non-factor. Same ol’ crap, different year. When is this retard going to retire? Hell, a monkey could do better. Oh wait…

    • Blake says:

      Courtney is a cock sucker

      • Courtney says:

        Blake, you seem to like to use that term a lot. Since it is fact that the mind expresses it’s desires through sub-conscious means, are you telling us that this is your desire for Stewie? Do you have a blow-up doll with a picture of his face on it? Does your boyfriend mind you yelling out “Oh bubba, please scrub me” while you are being taken to pound town?

    • Mancow says:

      You posting crap on rv2 site cause he crashed too, not even going half as fast, or do you just have special dislike for js7. Win or lose James you make supercross exciting to watch, although your fans rather see you win.

  9. steve says:

    kinda funny the #1 plate goes down in a turn alone on a part of the track that novice riders stay up on and then cant pass anybody, and not a word about it. it was CRYSTAL clear that James was without question the best rider on the track at A1. he was passing the best riders in the world like he was on the track by himself. good race bubba and good luck this season.

  10. Tom F says:

    James that was a brilliant show for round one. I was so sorry when you went down as that is not the points start you want. Plenty more racing to get through though. You and the bike seem to be doing all the right things. Get more holeshots so you can breath a bit more.

    Glad your back in form.

  11. Andrew flyn hawn says:

    James was the fastest rider on the track! No doubt! We all know it having watched the race. James would have won the race hands down if not for the spill. That’s racing man. When you are all out wide open and riding on the edge it happens. You might think awhhh why didnt James be a little more patient and time his pass later in a turn like the two passes right before the sand section…. since he was going faster than Ken. But you have to realize that James was going very very fast and although it looks so smooth and easy he really is riding on an edge. And sometimes you’re gonna get sideways. Sometimes you can save it sometimes you cant.
    As a long time JS fan I wish he had stayed upright as much as anyone, but that’s racing. It’s a long season and James will be up there winning some races and climbing the standings as the season goes on.
    Wide open James! The only way to ride!
    ALOHA

  12. Josh Fruge says:

    JAMES!!! You were running a 58.1 ….no other rider was even in the 58′s. Bad timing on the pass… you had plenty of race left. Looking forward to seeing you take Phoenix

  13. Joe says:

    Very upset about Anaheim. You were gapping all those guys. Closing speed looked good. You’re that fastest guy out there, NO DOUBT. Just be patient and stay healthy. You can’t afford any DNF’s. To look good isn’t enough. You need to take championships brother… CHAMPIONSHIPS. Pulling for you to put up a few top steps to get back in this thing.

  14. james gregory says:

    James!!!!! YOU KILLED IT MAN!!!! despite the whoop get off you were looking like the OLD JS! Like a Man on a Mission . Looking forward to seeing you dominate this season and shut all the HATERS Up For Good!!!!

  15. Thank you for having such a good outlook on that race move on I’m sure you will put this all together bro! Pulling for you here in Houston .

  16. Mitch says:

    Hey James,
    Glad to see you’re OK, I was a little worried that whoop crash might ruin another season for you. After watching the Monster Energy Cup it was obvious that you’re healed up and riding like the old Bubba that all the other riders feared. So stay healthy and focused for the next
    round.

  17. Big Lenny says:

    Good race baby, I was out my seat, but don’t worry you showed them who the man is..Looking forward to seeing you wax some ass in Phoenix..Good Luck..

    Big Lenny

  18. Dario's italy says:

    big race james,you are very fast the next race to win because you’re the fastest of all.i hope that you do not hurt either.Tanti auguri per le prossime gare che vincerai tutte.Greetings from italy.

    CIAO DARIO’S italy fans

  19. rpmdna says:

    Looked like you were having a good time. Bummed that it ended on the ground; happy that no injuries are being reported. Shake it off, grab the W in PHX, and give the nay sayers something to to really whine about.

  20. John says:

    Have to admit Stewart looked the best out there. Exciting to watch. Tough break but it’s plain to see you have the speed to be on the podium every race. Good luck!

  21. James. Ross says:

    James, ignore the negative comments of those that don’t appreciate how hard you work to go that fast in a race, and how quickly things can go wrong in the heat of competition. Your speed is dead on, all you need is alittle good luck. See you in Atlanta.

  22. chad says:

    Didn’t Bubba Sr tell you falling doesn’t win races? Almost thought this year would be different, but you came through in the end in the normal fashion. Keep those police lights handy for your next career.

  23. Daniel says:

    James! Man, I think your supporters said it all here on JS7. Great ride dude. There is absolutely nothing bad anyone can say. You were the star of that race hands down! I think they call the whoops that for a reason … “whoops”. That what they do, they’re always the wildcard of the track. If I had to see it go down this way, on the whoops is where you can be confident it wasn’t you. Not only were you a champion on that track (you looked like you should’ve had the #1 plate), you have inspiring poise, resolve, maturity, faith and focus in your video above. I don’t know what I’m more impressed with, your ride or your attitude … I see nothing but “CHAMPION” written all over your ride and post comments. So, so proud of you man. And Praise the Lord!! You got up from that fall with nothing but an injured bike. Only Jesus could do that. I could see that He had you instinctively tuck your shoulders and roll instead of put your hands out there to brace the fall. Praise Him! I know you already know that it’s a long season and you’ve won a championship after crashing out the first race before, so I don’t feel the need to encourage you to stay positive and keep your eyes on the prize. What I do feel the need to remind you is to keep your faith as strong as your positive outlook. Keep praying and praising the Lord for all His grace that you’ve gotten to come back from that potentially career ending wrist injury (Only He can heal) to be the number one contender for the championship in many people’s eyes including mine. The real fight that we face no matter the arena or obstacles is the good fight of faith in Him. He is good and He wants good for you. Have an unshakeable faith in Him and remember that with God all things are always possible!! Bless you brother. My prayers always … AWESOME ride! … we’re in this with you for the long haul this season! Peace!!

  24. Shannon Coppin says:

    You looked great! Loose and comfortable. You were dancing that bike around the track and picking off the comp. They had noting on you!! The Yoshimura Suzuki reminds me of the Kawi days. You have looked very comfortable in that saddle! IMO – Yamaha wasn’t for you. Stay the course and keep your head up, sucks the bars bent but I’m glad you weren’t hurt!! Long season to come keep it WFO!!

  25. Need4Speed says:

    Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! The end result wasn’t good, but the speed and talent can’t be denied. Once RV took himself out, it was clear who was the dominant rider. This is gong to be a good year!

  26. wendy booth (race Mom #925) says:

    What an incredible race with so much confidence on your end, James. You rode those whoops like riding a rodeo bronco. And you picked off your competition so calculated, one by one. So good to see this didn’t shake you a bit! On to SuperCross #2 for ’14 is YOUR YEAR, AGAIN! GO J.S.7

  27. Geoff Lockley says:

    To everybody that knows…

    Anybody who races at a high level has to constantly push the limits. The most important things are team, fitness, mind, machine, family and friends. James, you have them all. Champions must have a short term memory because stuff happens. Good stuff happens too. Your new look, conditioning, attitude and performance on the track are obviously great steps in the right direction. Continue to surround yourself with champions like yourself and I’ll see you in Las Vegas raising the #1 plate.

    I’m proud to be your fan!

    G-Lock

  28. B. Black says:

    Hey James, you rode great, the whoops were tough. I am sure you will kill it this year. Catch ya in New York, looking forward to seeing you there my brother!!!

  29. Mike Seawall says:

    Glad you were not hurt! I have always enjoyed your watching you dominate, and the season is young:)

  30. Rick says:

    James, I’ve been waiting for you to come back like this.
    You looked great, I could tell from your press conference.

    Hat on straight, good hair cut, trim and fit, you looked on your professional A game.

    I have no doubt, you will probably still win the championship.

    God is testing your resolve, and making your earn it.. That way, nobody can
    Take it away from you and it will feel better how hard you had to earn it.

    Good for mike Alessi too.. Very proud.

  31. Steve says:

    I usually get so upset to see you crash out of a race…but not this time!! You killed it out there all race long, your speed was unmatched. You look great, confident, you rode like you have no competition. Nothing you could do about the bobble in the whoops, just bad luck while pushing the limit. Best of all, everyone else saw the real James is back. Finish or not, you beat villipoto’s speed two races in a row. You need to dethrone the champ, put your game face on…see you in Phoenix.

  32. Louis from dilla says:

    Sorry to see you go down, but you got back up and ran a hell of a race. You are still the best in our book.

  33. HODGES says:

    Hope your okay! Tell the family we said hi!

    Keep your head up!

    -the Hodges

  34. Mario says:

    I was on the edge of my seat watching and praying you would pass for the lead in the main event and now I just hope you’re not to injured to go on. That was the best I’ve seen ever! Stay Healthy JS7

  35. James says:

    Feew, I thought you might have lost your confidence for supercross. After watching this I feel better knowing you will keep believing in winning that championship. Win it to show who’s the best!

  36. renato says:

    It was logical that you tried to get him!!!..You did great and sure you have no regrets!
    Can’t wait to see you winning!All the best from Italy

  37. Craig says:

    Was hoping you shook that off after seeing you walking okay. Love the attitude Champ, and most importantly glad to hear you’re okay physically. Damned whoops! Get em next time. You keep it on two wheels and Kenny’s a sitting duck…all due respect. PHOENIX-46

  38. Ipbrew says:

    Looking good James. Give em hell.

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