Injury Update: James Bubba Stewart Still Out, Not Racing 2012 Budds Creek Motocross
Unfortunately James Stewart fans got a sad announcement via a tweet from the JS7 camp recently. Stewart will not be racing at the 2012 Budds Creek Outdoor Motocross National. Stewart sent this tweet to his fans: “Sad to say but I won’t be at budds creek this weekend. Things are getting better but still not where I need to be to be racing this Sat.” Stewart suffered a wrist injury in his controversial crash at Thunder Valley during round 3 of the 2012 Lucas Oil Outdoor Motocross series. Shortly after moving into the lead at Thunder Valley, Stewart crashed in a muddy section, on the back of the track. Stewart was covered in mud and slowly cruised around the track until finally pulling off. Ryan Dungey, who had already moved into second place prior to Stewart’s surprise crash, took full advantage and easily took the victory.
Apparently, Stewart claimed that he was trying to avoid a member of the track crew who was crossing the track right in front of him. Official review of Bubba’s Go Pro camera footage did indeed show a track official in Stewart’s path. However, it is unsure if that is truly what caused Stewart to crash in the following turn. He may have been distracted by the worker on the track, as he headed into the muddy turn. The right hander Stewart crashed in, was full of deep muddy ruts, the kind that do require solid concentration to get through fast. Stewart, however, seemed to pass the track worker without any problem before falling seconds later in the turn. News from the JS7 camp quickly revealed that Stewart injured his wrist in the crash and would not be racing in the second moto. The true extent of his wrist injury is still unknown, however it is serious enough to make a major impact on his quest for the 2012 Outdoor title. Reporting for Chronic MX, I’m Rocket 88.