To me, Bubba Stewart seems to have been bred to race motorcycles through a huge cash infusion at an early age and through getting the very best factory motorcycles, possibly because of his race. I am not surprised that Ken Griffey Jr. is there supporting him, but he cannot be compared to Tiger Woods by any stretch of the imagination. They could give the same benefits to a black/minority roadracer (such as factory equipment, training resources, cash, etc etc) and chances are that he/she would rise to the top of the ranks too. I'm not a racist, however, I do feel that he was given a lot of help along the way and a lot of publicity where it is not exactly deserved, since he rides like a maniac and lost the championship this year. Hats off to all of those racers that struggled in the ranks with their own cash before getting the big break.