James “Bubba” Stewart Returns to Pro Motocross Championship as All-Star Analyst for Budds Creek National Broadcast
Thursday, August 18, 2022
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 18, 2022) – The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will move one step closer to the finish line this Saturday, August 20, with an annual visit to the shadow of the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. and Southern Maryland’s famed Budds Creek Motocross Park. One of American motocross’ most prolific and uniquely challenging venues will play a pivotal role in the ongoing title fights at the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National, where broadcast coverage of the 10th round will be showcased live on both MAVTV Motorsports Network and “MAVTV on FloRacing”, beginning with morning Fast Lap Qualifying before giving way to four consecutive hours of moto coverage featuring the 250 Class and 450 Class.
Adding to the excitement of the action at Budds Creek will be the highly anticipated return of James “Bubba” Stewart to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. One of the sport’s most decorated and beloved figures will make his broadcast debut as All-Star Analyst, where he’ll join host and lead commentator Jason Weigandt. No rider in the history of off-road motorcycle racing captured the admiration of the fans quite like Stewart, whose incredible talent aboard a motorcycle forever changed the landscape of the sport and made him one of motocross’ most transcendent athletes. Something special was in store with every gate drop as Stewart seemingly always defied the laws of physics to become one of the most uniquely dominant riders of all time. Perhaps no moment was more indicative of Stewart’s indelible legacy on the sport than the infamous “Bubba Scrub,” which was shared with the world in competition for the first time at this very event, the Budds Creek National, during the 2003 season. This once groundbreaking maneuver has now become commonplace for the modern motocross athlete and is a necessity for success. With a career that spanned 14 seasons from 2002 to 2016, Stewart is celebrated as the most dominant 125cc rider of all time with two championships (2002 & 2004) and 28 wins in 31 starts, while also being one of just two riders to amass a perfect season, where he went 24-0 in 2008 to capture his lone 450 Class title. All told, Stewart’s three championships are accompanied by 48 combined victories over the course of his career, which places him second all time. Mere weeks ago, Stewart was announced as one of the newest inductees in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame as a member of the “Class of 2022” and has enjoyed a welcome return to the motocross spotlight with his popular “Bubba’s World” podcast.
Newly announced AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee James "Bubba" Stewart will make his broadcast debut at the track in which he introduced the "Bubba Scrub" to the world for the first time.
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Domestic coverage of the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National in the United States will be highlighted by exclusive live network coverage on MAVTV Motorsports Network. Fast Lap Qualifying will open race day at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET, followed by broadcasts of both motos for the 250 Class and 450 Class, beginning at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Additionally, live streaming coverage will be available to mobile viewers in both the U.S. and in countries all over the world, with Fast Lap Qualifying and all four motos showcased on “MAVTV on FloRacing.”
MAVTV MOTORSPORTS NETWORK U.S. BROADCASTS
Domestic television coverage from Budds Creek will feature live broadcasts of all the on-track action for both the 250 Class and 450 Class on MAVTV Motorsports Network.
Saturday, August 20
Fast Lap Qualifying | 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET | LIVE
250 Moto 1 | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET | LIVE
450 Moto 1 | 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET | LIVE
250 Moto 2 | 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET | LIVE
450 Moto 2 | 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET | LIVE
Use the MAVTV channel finder to see if the network is available in your area. MAVTV Motorsports Network is available from most cable and satellite television providers, including DIRECTV, Fios by Verizon, Optimum, and Spectrum, and is also available from streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV.
"MAVTV ON FLORACING" STREAMING COVERAGE (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL)
In addition to network coverage, fans in the U.S. and in countries around the world can stream all the action from Budds Creek online through their smart TV, streaming device, or mobile device by subscribing to “MAVTV on FloRacing,” which is available to Pro Motocross fans for $6.99 a month.
Saturday, August 20
Fast Lap Qualifying | 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET / 14:00 GMT | LIVE
250 Moto 1 | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET / 17:00 GMT | LIVE
450 Moto 1 | 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET / 18:00 GMT | LIVE
250 Moto 2 | 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 19:00 GMT | LIVE
450 Moto 2 | 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET / 20:00 GMT | LIVE
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Now available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world's fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem-solving additives, all made in America. Broadcast coverage will be showcased live all season long on MAVTV Motorsports Network, with three rounds broadcast live on NBC Network.
More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
Lucas Oil Products was founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as the top selling additive line in the United States. Additionally, Lucas Oil offers a premium line of motor oils, greases, fuel treatments, industrial lubricants, and problem-solving additives to help firmly establish Lucas Oil as a prominent figure in the marketplace. It has provided title sponsorship of the world’s prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series since the 2009 season.
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MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and unique events, including unprecedented live coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream motorsports events to include grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, sprint boats, rally cars, short course off-road truck racing, sprint cars, pro pulling, drifting, ice racing, cross-country motorcycle and ATV racing, ATV motocross, and everything in between. MAVTV knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that are truly second-to-none. MAVTV Motorsports Network is available on most cable, satellite, and digital television providers.
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