2013 ama supercross

Discussion in 'Racing' started by ADK, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    One of the best mx races I have ever seen included the Alessi bros at my local track. This was in November, 2004.

    Out of Motocross Action Magazine:

    "...At Cycle Ranch there were 38 Pros on the line for the 125/250 Pro Shootout to do battle for a piece of the $24,800 pie. The likes of Tommy Hahn, Ty Conner, Kyle Phoenix, Johnny Marley, J.J. Pecsok, James B Marshall, Brandon Beabout and many many more were lined up against Mike and Jeff Alessi. With Tommy Hahn having never been beaten at Cycle Ranch, everyone was waiting for the bar banging battle to ensue. What they got was a lesson in how to demolish your competition (also a good lesson to watch). In true RC or Bubba style, Mike went out there and killed the pack every time his gate dropped. During the week he participated in some local class racing and was laying down what was nothing short of incredible lap times at 2:06 on the very fast 2 1/2 mile track.

    Come Sunday, the gates were filled and so were the stands. There was excitement in the air that hasn't been there since Robbie Reynard and Travis Pastrana battled at Cycle Ranch in the spring of '03. During Sunday morning practice Johnny Marley and Ty Conner started working on a move that I have never seen anyone even attempt in my 3 1/2 years of riding at Cycle Ranch. They were doubling into the inside on a 60-foot step-up into a 180 degree right hand corner and making the inside line. Then, in the back of the track, Mike Alessi and Ty Conner had the craziest idea of how to negotiate the 80 plus yards of whoops that lead into a 40-50ft quad. They were hitting the last whoop and sailing over the quad from there (4th gear pinned). ..."


    Incredible riding.

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  2. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"RV has been getting preferential treatment forever. He launches his bike into J-Laws face and comes out of it with a lesser penalty? :deal "

    Dunno. I wasn't there, but apparently RV had compained to AMA about J-Laws behavior... apparently the AMA said to J-Law don't interfere on the track, but then J-Law did it again and it was more than likely witnessed by flagmen and the other AMA staff. Unwise move.

    I imagine the extra penalties on him were for the 'track' stuff. $3,500 for the fight (each), and $7K for the on-track behavior.

    All in all, it seems like MX pro's are pretty well behaved.
  3. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Lawrence deserved a few loosened teeth for that bullshit, he had been told to quit fuckin with him before that happened.

    Wild stuff though.
  4. SigPig

    SigPig Been here awhile

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    Messing with someone's head and launching your bike at them aren't even comparable.
  5. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    He was doing more than messing with his head , but your right ,he should have decked him rather than scratch that sweet plastic on his bike.:1drink
  6. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    it's not my precious premier series it is the promoters series and forcing vested riders to compete with non vested riders from your own sub series defeats the point of a premier series supported by a sub series. it's not real complicated but as you're slow on the uptake I've spelled it out for you. no thanks needed I enjoy helping the noobs learn about racing MX and SX.
  7. SigPig

    SigPig Been here awhile

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    Well since they've been doing it this way since before there was SX. I don't think they are too worried about it. As such, maybe you shouldn't be worried about it either.
  8. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    They haven't worn vests since the 70's. :deal
  9. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    as such maybe I'm not. here's a hint. if you're going to hit from the white tee's on the par 5's you look pretty foolish with a 4 wood. man up.
  10. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Did you find any decent courses in Dallas?
    I have to go there next month and may drag my clubs, double up meetings one day and try to get 36 or 54 holes in on a free day.
  11. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    the main course at the Crab Shack was pretty nice though it would appear the folks in Texas have a bit of work to do when it comes to making a proper Irish Coffee. Don't get me wrong I've had worse. we didn't have desert but the appetizer courses were nice also.
  12. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Crab Shack folks and a golf cart would be a sure trip to jail.
  13. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Not that you'll stop, but :dhorse
    Oh, and to use one of your personal favorites..... :stfu
  14. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Fucking let it goooooooooooooooo,its in the past,more important things to think about.
  15. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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  16. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Don't want to let him too close, he'll go all Tyson and bite your ear off. :lol3

    Pretty sure that one got him a sizeable team fine, equal to the entire weekend of pay.

  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    $3500.
    Now if it were Alessi who had done that,,,
  18. SigPig

    SigPig Been here awhile

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    The one and only stop this side of the border. Track Map looks pretty sick.

    Predictions

    450

    Dungey
    Stewart
    Villopoto
    Reed
    Millsaps

    250

    Musquin
    Wharton
    Hahn
    Martin
    Hill
  19. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    oh you're Canadian. that explains a lot.
  20. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Wow that was original.