Bubba Shobert

Bubba Shobert

Infobox Former Grand Prix motorcycle rider

|Caption =
Name = Bubba Shobert
Nationality = flagicon|United States American
Years = 1988 - 1989
Teams = Honda
Races = 4
Championships = 0
Wins = 0
Podiums = 0
Points = 23
Poles = 0
Fastest laps = 0
First race = 1988 250cc United States Grand Prix
First win = None
Last win = None
Last race = 1989 500cc United States Grand Prix

Don Wayne "Bubba" Shobert (born January 29, 1962 in Lubbock, Texas) was a three-time AMA Grand National dirt track Champion from 1985 to 1987 and was AMA Superbike Champion in 1988 while riding for American Honda.

In 1989 Shobert moved up to the Grand Prix world championship riding for Honda. Unfortunately, Shobert's Grand Prix career was cut short at the third race of the season. During the cool-down lap at the 1989 USGP at Laguna Seca, fellow Grand Prix racer, Kevin Magee, was performing post-race burnouts in the middle of the track, creating a cloud of tire smoke. Shobert struck the back of Magee's bike at over 100 mph. Eddie Lawson narrowly missed hitting Magee's bike after he and Shobert had just finished congratulating each other moments earlier cite news | url=http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2005/Jul/1989usgpa.htm | title=1989: The Worst USGP Ever | publisher=SuperbikePlanet.com | accessdate=2007-02-14 ] cite news | url=http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2005/Jul/1989usgpb.htm | title=1989: The Worst USGP Ever - Part 2 | publisher=SuperbikePlanet.com | accessdate=2007-02-14 ] . Shobert suffered severe head injuries but was able to make a full recovery after months of rehabilitation. He never raced again, taking instead roles as manager in some teams of AMA Grand National dirt track .

Shobert was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.


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