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Old 01-30-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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USA Road Racing - Daytona & MotoAmerica

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Daytona 200 - No TV? Shame it doesn't look like it"ll be on.

Man USA racing has really been fcuked around, damn shame...
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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How about KRAVE announcing races on their schedule that the tracks don't acknowledge? Road Atlanta and Barber are 2 of them.

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http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2015/Jan/150130a17.htm

I hate being negative, but I don't expect things to improve a whole lot this year. If you owned a racetrack, or were in the business of promoting races, why would you want to deal with KRAVE, MotoAmerica, and the AMA?
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:55 PM   #3
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1027877

Daytona is not Moto-America/AMA. It's a club race. Daytona is dead - get over it.

As far as the rest of it: Give them a chance, will ya? This can't happen without your support, it's a HUGE undertaking and it ain't gonna happen overnight.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:34 AM   #4
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Daytona is not Moto-America/AMA. It's a club race. Daytona is dead - get over it.

As far as the rest of it: Give them a chance, will ya? This can't happen without your support, it's a HUGE undertaking and it ain't gonna happen overnight.
I remember that give it time line from...when the DMG takeover happened.

It seems the class getting the most attention is 1000Superstock. I'm seeing a good chance for a decent grid around 25 bikes and close racing at the front. Both 600 classes should see decent turnouts.

Superbike I'm less sanguine about, it seems KRAVE chose an outlandishly expensive rules package. Graves wants over $40,000 for the transmission for an R1, some assembly required. 3 Graves bikes, 2 Yosh bikes, Johnny Rock Page, after that they will be lucky if they can make a grid of a dozen bikes.

How many rich parents will abandon USGPRU, WERA, and CCS/ASRA to buy a KTM AMA spec bike and put Junior on it for 5 races?

I try to be optimistic. Enough so that I think Daytona will be back as an AMA race in '16. I think the early March date coupled with the lateness of the KRAVE handoff didn't leave the parties time to get their shit together.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
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I think it will be an awesome series with great potential. Look at the guys running it- Wayne Rainey, Chuck Aksland, Terry Karges and Rich Varner. Those are big names which unlike DMG, have big roots in the motorcycle game. 7 races all televised is a great start and I believe its only going to improve over the next few seasons. Also, I doubt any one of those guys would put there name on something that is going to suck.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:48 PM   #6
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fuck Daytona, that ship has sailed, never to be the same again, like said above, get over it!
I fully support the motoamerica guys and wish them nothing but the best, and I'll go to any race that works out for my schedule/location.
Daytona/DMG, fuck them!!! They killed the fucking sport I loved.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:22 PM   #7
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It'll be interesting to compare attendance numbers for the "club race" at Daytona against KRAVE at Miller, aka middle of no where.

Motorcycle road racing was in deep trouble for a while before DMG came along.
Whatever it takes to "fix" that won't be ideas from the previous millenium.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:56 AM   #8
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No Mid-Ohio Races this year!

1/30/2015

We are disappointed that Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has not been included in the 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Series schedule. Despite our expressing interest and constant inquiry, MotoAmerica has chosen not to offer our historic track a date. Mid-Ohio has a long-standing tradition of motorcycle racing and we hope that our absence from the schedule is short-lived.

-- Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:40 AM   #9
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Oy! The one event I could have attended.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:11 PM   #10
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No Mid-Ohio Races this year!

1/30/2015

We are disappointed that Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has not been included in the 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Series schedule. Despite our expressing interest and constant inquiry, MotoAmerica has chosen not to offer our historic track a date. Mid-Ohio has a long-standing tradition of motorcycle racing and we hope that our absence from the schedule is short-lived.

-- Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Well its good that Mid-Ohio is voicing its discontent. Hopefully more tracks will jump on that bandwagon and chime in on their willingness to host a round.

The tracks so far:
April 10-12 Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas (2 classes, MotoGP support races)

April 17-19 Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia

May 15-17 Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Alton, Virginia

May 29-31 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

June 12-14 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama

August 7-9 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana * (2 classes, MotoGP support races)

September 11-13 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey

With Laguna Seca TBD
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:19 PM   #11
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Tommy Aquino was killed today in a MX accident.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...tocross-track/
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
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Tommy Aquino was killed today in a MX accident.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...tocross-track/
That was last year. Still very sad.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #13
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I'm also bummed about mid-ohio not being on the schedule, but I think the track and the ama are up each other's asses, being the home of the "used to be worth attending" vintage days, and close to the ama headquarters. Also, I've read stories about the mid-ohio management being hard to deal with regarding the track itself. The horrible attendance the past few years has caused some doubts as well. But who knows, talks could be going on right now, back in the 90's, mid-ohio was one of the best attended roadraces in this country, period, and that fact is probably not lost on the folks at motoamerica, I'm sure they realize how popular the place is, and how close to so many people it is. Not to mention it's simply one nice place to visit, nothing better than sitting under a tree in the infield, sipping beers, and watching some racing!
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:41 PM   #14
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Well its good that Mid-Ohio is voicing its discontent.
Fuck 'em. If Mid-Ohio wasn't lethal in the wet they'd be on the calendar.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:43 PM   #15
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Moto-America has said from the beginning they want to go to tracks that can race in the rain. That rules out Mid-Ohio.
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