2013 AMA Pro Roadracing No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    When the leader laps everyone up to 6th place. Everyone is taking place in a timezone behind :dunno And a top 10 finish in your first Daytona 200, isn't a bad thing.
  2. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    In 78 King Kenny lapped the field of 73 bikes!
  3. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    I didn't say Elena was unique in her lack of performance. :evil
  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    She ran decent lap times, just not factory ride lap times. She was faster than I thought she'd be.

    Three hour races are strange animals, particularly onn the long track. It doesn't take much to go a lap down after the first pit and end up pushing your own wind the rest of the day. :deal
  5. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    All very true. Daytona is always an aberration.
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  7. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    said it before, time to say it again, fuck the ama, dmg, whatever the fuck they call themselves now.
    He probably gave them a bit of reality, and they didn't like it.
    assholes.
  8. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    That is a loss for DMG. Kidd was very effective managing the flat track series, and I'm sure his departure will hurt the series both from a credibility standpoint as well as the effectiveness he brought to the job.

    It seems the countdown clock is ticking.
  9. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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  10. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    the racers, teams, sponsers, etc, ALL deserve better than what they are getting from these assholes. THEY are the ones who will need to change things. Obviously the ama/dmg thing is failing miserably.
    ya know, if you didn't know better, you would swear that dmg bought the rights to ama pro for the sole reason to kill it and bury it. maybe they saw it as a threat to their precious nascar.
    the ama/dmg deal has simply lead to even more backdeal chicanery and tomfoolery, and even more people scamming money out of a series that had little to start with.
  11. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Yes, I'm sure motorcycle road racing is a serious threat to NASCAR. :rofl
  12. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    it's not, that was tongue in cheek. Honestly though, they have failed miserably, the series is in much worse shape then when they bought it, now, what, 5 years after the fact, they have failed to do any of the things that the ama said would be done.
    I would have hoped that DMG, with the vast resources(not just money) available, would have been able to turn things around. Maybe the higher-ups at Daytona won't let them? Maybe they have no budget? maybe they are just a bunch of corrupt office idiots. I don't know. I do know they have taken the pinnacle of roadracing in this country and turned it into a joke.
    I mean, why buy it if they weren't willing to work on it?
  13. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    The question is who cares enough about roadracing in the US to do something about this? Shwantz is pissed about getting screwed by COTA and not getting credit for for bringing MOTOGP to TX but if we have no series to develop talent and put riders in MOTOGP there isn't much future for the sport here anyway.
  14. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    there's a certain dairy farmer in Alabama, I hear he's kinda rich and likes motorcycles, someone told me he built a little race track. maybe we should call him!
  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    the year Mladin left when DMG got the series the final race at Laguna was a complete joke and the series has been pretty much in the shitter since then.. AMA needs to take back the name and series..
    on the racer side of things Josh Herin succesfully had surgrery to relive arm pump yesterday or the day before..
  16. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Mladin's last year was '09. The last time the AMA had two Laguna rounds was '08. Gill Campbell of Laguna Seca said in an interview that they couldn't support fall stand-alone AMA round because all sponsorship dollars were concentrated on MotoGP and the earlier AMA round at Infineon. She stated both the stand alone AMA rounds in '07 and '08 were money losers for Laguna Seca for these reasons.

    Same reason Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon) canceled their AMA weekend this year. With both MotoGP and WSBK at Laguna this year, the local market is tapped and can't support another race - even in moto-mad Northern California.
  17. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Not another race until end of May, at Road America.:eek1
  18. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    the problem with road racing is that they are racing bikes on car tracks. no wonder nobody is interested in it do the math.
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    jerez, sepang, qatar, COTA, silverstone, etc...... the tracks aren't the problem.
  20. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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    Um, I believe they're talking about the tracks here in America...