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Old 10-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #151
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JS Press Conference - Weigant Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ENhsnKl-TE
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #152
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I tend to side with Pantah on this one. -- But Joe Gibbs has a history of turning around careers deemed lost. He knows people and how to get the very best out of them. I think if there ever was an influence that could get JS7 to the level I thought he would achieve back when he was a junior racer, it is JGR. --- someone who can teach him how to keep his head. --- Because we all know Joe Gibbs is always serious. I am looking forward to the calming influence that this should have and the results that will represent.

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I read an article in a physicians office once. It was entitled, "The Recruiting of Tony Stewart". It was a powerful piece and JS hasn't a chance if he thinks he's bucking Joe Gibbs. Its a personal philosophy of winning. James wouldn't agree to a deal with them unless he was grasping.

Go James! Beat down your doubters.
James doesn't have to beat down his doubters, he has to beat Villopoto, Reed, Canard, Dungey and maybe an occasional Barcia on the race track.

How much time do you guys think Joe Gibbs will actually spend with Bubba holding his hand and getting his head right. Joe is a busy man and his son runs the team. James has been in this game a long time. If he doesn't know his own head by now and how to ride for a championship, it's going to be a hard row.

That being said, this is the best deal for Bubba & JGR. James doesn't have to spend his money and JGR gets the most recognized SX rider on the planet. $$$$

I hope James does get it right and has a good season. Villopoto and Dungey will give him a good run and the best racer will come out on top with the championship.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #153
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Smartest thing for everybody is hiring JS. The rider gets discipline and JGR gets a championship. Not a bad deal for Yamaha either.

Back with J-Bone, and somebody else gets to handle all the business BS.

Big James made him do it for years, now here is a team of people who can make him want it.

I don't think he's done yet.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #154
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Back with J-Bone, and somebody else gets to handle all the business BS.

Big James made him do it for years, now here is a team of people who can make him want it.

I don't think he's done yet.
god help the rest of them if it all clicks. some of his past few seasons biffs make me think I'll believe it when I see it (consistent domination) but I still think he's the best to ever swing a leg over a bike.

that was quite an interview. it all made sense. unadilla just got a lot more interesting I may have to pull the trigger on the F2.8 300mm artillery.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:35 AM   #155
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I don't think he's done yet.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #156
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god help the rest of them if it all clicks. some of his past few seasons biffs make me think I'll believe it when I see it (consistent domination) but I still think he's the best to ever swing a leg over a bike
+1 Certainly far from a sure thing, but I've still never seen anyone ride like him! It seems like the best possible situation for him? I hope it works, but I'll still be rooting for RV.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #157
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I have no doubt JS7 can make a comeback and win more championships. Weather he will or not is up to James Stewart.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #158
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Darryn Durham

Nice story here: http://www.racerxonline.com/2011/10/...d-mitch-payton

After great season he deserves it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:11 PM   #159
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Has Bubba ever turned a lap in a car before? Probably not. Find it hard to believe he will ever be competitive in that sport against guys who've been racing all their lives. I guess we'll find out...


I saw him race in a closed course off-road truck race a few weeks ago. With minimal practice I think he finished 5th.
He did pretty well.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #160
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I saw him race in a closed course off-road truck race a few weeks ago. With minimal practice I think he finished 5th.
He did pretty well.

If he is one of those fortunate few who can feel the edge of traction in his butt, he will do well in a stock car. They have a huge advantage over the thinkers. The lad has no fear, that is for sure. He has that covered.

That round goes to Marchand. Subban a little too anxious.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #161
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the December issue of Racer X is out. It has the 25 defining moments of the 2011 outdoor series and probably the crispest pic I've seen of Reeds big step off at Millville. you can see several people on the ridge overlooking the jump with mouths wide open like that painting The Scream. quite a sight and worth a look.

maybe the most epic US MX moment of all time?

I can't wait till the 2012 SX season. it has the makings of being even better than 2011 with Stewart seemingly very happy with the new bike. the interview someone posted in the thread about him signing with JGR was pretty good. he just wasn't comfortable on the San Manuel bike which makes it really weird that he's still on a Yamaha.

which must make yamaha pretty happy.

anyway good luck in 2012 for the 450's if your name isn't Ryan, Chad, James, Trey, or Kevin. I've got to get me to one of these races.

Haven't been to a SX since Montreal in 77.

or maybe it was 76...
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:27 PM   #162
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Well said flug.

We are going to look back on this era longingly as one of the golden ages of mx and sx.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #163
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I think you guys are right, didn't think you could beat 2011, but 2012 looks great.

Reminds me of boxing in the early 80's, watching all the greatest fightrs on regular tv before it all went to pay per view. Hope that never happens to sx/mx.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #164
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Reed is supposed to announce his bike choice today.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #165
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who knows anyting about how JGR operates?

are the days of a "factory" bike over?

is that a stock bike completely tricked by JGR with no factory parts and or support?
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