James “Bubba” Stewart started his season off exactly how he wanted to with a holeshot in the first moto and leading every lap to take the win. Honestly, there weren’t many people I talked to who thought James would make it through the weekend without a horrific crash taking himself out of the race and a few more down the road. But seeing James walk away with a 1-1 finish at Hangtown was very impressive. James rode both motos very comfortable and hardly looked like he was trying as he took plenty of outside lines and rode a gear high. To me, it appeared that Stewart was one confident man aboard his new Factory Suzuki.