2013 AMA Pro Roadracing No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

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

  1. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    If there is only one paid seat at Yosh, they should probably try some new talent. Blake has been groomed a long time and he appears to have stalled. I'd like to see them grab a youngster like Cameron B. and bring him into Superbike. He'll win them something and then he can go to Europe and make his mark there. :deal
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  2. Tom W.

    Tom W. Been here awhile

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    It really bugged me when Cardenas went back to Sportbike. We all knew he could win as soon as we heard the announcement. It would have been a lot more interesting to see him in Superbike. And not only did it hurt Superbike, but it hurt Sportbike to have him taking the spotlight from the younger up-and-coming riders.

    For the long-term good of the series, we should see a steady progression from Super-sport to Sport-bike to Superbike. Cardenas, T. Hayden and Disalvo should all be in Superbike. And now if Blake Young gets bumped for Cardenas, where does that leave him?

    From 2011 to 2012, we saw two of the top 4 Superbike finishers get demoted or lose rides and now we're looking at the possibility of the 2nd place finisher losing his.

    I guess it's all about money, but in a sane world, any money there is should be going toward keeping the top riders at the top.
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  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  4. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  5. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    What a crap schedule no wonder it is now a club racer series with little financial backing from mainstream corps.
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  6. Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadu

    Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadu 1 Less Car

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    Road Atlanta, Miami & NOLA are all three promoted by M1 Entertainment. I'm sure they (those three tracks & M1) are working towards as-yet unfinished agreements, and once pen is set to paper, there will be an announcement that all 3 will be on the 2013 schedule.

    [​IMG]

    :D
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  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Hopefully they drop Homestead. A professional series has no business being on that treacherous joke of a track. JMHO. :1drink
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  8. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    NOLA seemed quite rinky-dink with that wall then the pit out lane not to mention very few places to watch the race.
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  9. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    NOLA had some good racing though.
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  10. HarveyMushman

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    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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  11. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    As I understand it NOLA isn't finished yet. There are plans for more grandstands on different parts of the track. Still, there is only so much you can do with a completely flat track.
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  12. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    The last turn with the pit wall next to the track was a joke they had to put a line on the track then penalize you if you went over the painted line. To me it was worse than the old turn 12 at Road Atlanta.
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  13. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    That could be said for most of the series.
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  14. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  15. HarveyMushman

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    So. He just kinda expected to continue with Jordan because, well, because. Not that he wanted to, because Jordan sucks and he wasted two years there. But it sucks they didn't keep him and he likes motorcycles. And Europe.
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  16. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    :rofl
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  17. Tom W.

    Tom W. Been here awhile

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    Rumor has it that Geoff May, Aaron Yates and Blake Young are testing with EBR at Jennings:

    [​IMG]
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  18. HarveyMushman

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    I'd like to see a motivated Blake Young on that bike.

    EDIT: Think of the cheesehead angle! Wisconsin against the world!

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  19. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    1) Ray Blank retires.
    2) Honda offers a decent contingency package for all AMA Pro Road Racing classes, WERA and a bunch of club racing programs.
    3) Rumors of a Honda supported team returning to AMA on some level. (I'm posting unsubstantiated rumors and implying cause and effect. Maybe I'm qualified to write for Soup?)

    http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50548
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  20. 4seven4

    4seven4 >>>>:

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    Contingency is roughly the same package as last year in club stuff but they did increase the coin for the AMA stuff.
    John's team?
    Pegram
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