2018 Pro Motocross Championship (A.k.a. AMA MX Outdoor Nationals)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by AlsoRan, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    Since motocross testing has begun at Pala this week, it’s not too early to begin the speculation about who’s going to make their mark during the 2018 season. Can Kenny Roczen come back from injury and get another champoinship, or will Blake Baggett run away from the field with his wild line choices and seemingly cruising a gear higher than everyone else? Will Tomac manage to keep it on two wheels long enough to win, or will Musquin take control of the series early? What outsider could be in the mix, what event will Herlings choose jump on a production bike and school the field? Could Plessinger give Osborne a run for it?

    So there’s much to discuss here - what say you?
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  2. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    Sticking with Tomac. Nobody can touch him when he's on and he's better outdoors than SX.

    250's, I'm a Plessinger fan and hope he wins. If not him, anybody but Osborne would do.
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  3. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    I’m pulling for Plessinger as well, just have to get better starts with the extra weight. But if anyone can work through the pack Plessinger can. The rougher the track the better, unlike Tomac he’s got the ruts figured out with his off-road background. Not sure if Yamaha has plans to have him move up to the 450’s next year, but they should sign him early or they will loose out.
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  4. Tortuga353

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    I’d like to see Barcia do well but I like Tomac outdoors this season. I’d like to see Forkner do well on the 250’s.
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  5. troy safari carpente

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    Southwick and Unadilla are no brainers for me I'll be there. I can also make Budds Creek and since DC is on the way and full of sights to see will probably make that too and the track is worth the drive (7 hours). I'd like to make a 4th High Point is also 7 hours but I'd like to get to one I haven't seen and Hangtown is topping the list but I need to commit real quick if its Hangtown. The Colorado round is tempting it always seems to be nice weather there and Colorado is a nice place to visit. I really want to make 4 this year and the clock is ticking...
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  7. BenTher

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    I'd like to see Webb step up to the next level. His SX results were showing improvement before his last injury, I'd like to see at least a couple of moto wins out of him. I't would be good to see Barcia's come back continue, If he wouldn't have got hurt, I believe he would have an SX win or two by now. In the 250's, I'd like to see Ciancirillo finally show the results he's capable of. Injuries and stupid little mental mistakes kept him from showing his true potential. I also like Forkner, last year was a disappointment, I'd like to see better of him this year. I'm planning on attending Muddy Creek, possibly Red Bud, and certainly Budds Creek this year, looking forward to a good season.
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  8. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Question is, who's going to be (kinda sorta) healthy by the time the gate drops?
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  9. Paul466

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    Wouldn’t mind having Herlings there.
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    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I think he signed a three year contract to stay in Europe, so I wouldn't hold your breath for that happening.
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  11. BenTher

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    Yeah, that's always the question. The SX season should end in mid April to give the riders four weeks to heal up and prepare for the outdoors. Of course, that will never happen, but it should.
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  12. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    I’ve been to Hangtown a few times and it’s a good event to watch especially since it’s early in the season. The track is in sort of a bowl so you can see much of the track from the hill looking down or from the bottom looking up. There are good sections to see up close as well. It can get hot but if your used to Unadilla or Buds Creek then it will be cake since it’s a “dry” heat. Washougal is a good one too, I may try to make it back there since it’s been a few years and they have made changes to the track. The scenery is amazing there.
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  13. BenTher

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    I've always wanted to go to Washougal, the track looks really cool on TV. I did a cross country ride in September and went through the town of Washougal, but didn't get to see the track. I asked a girl when we were gassing up if she'd ever been to the race, and she said, hell yeah, everybody goes to the race.
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  14. Mr. Ray

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    Come to muddy Creek
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  15. ridenm

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    Thunder Valley is the closest to us NM folks. But every year there seems to be some sort of schedule conflict, same as this year.
    Anyway, I'm watching this thread but will it be a no-spoiler thread? Given the inconsistent TV coverage my DVR sometimes misses the races.
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  16. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    Not sure if the thread could be no-spoiler since it’s hard to hold back the race discussion.

    May go to Hangtown since I can drive back from NorCal faster than getting out of Glen Helen’s parking lot. :lol3
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  17. enduro Dan

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    NBC is doing pay per view again this year.

    :clap
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  18. Foot dragger

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    I wish Cairoli would come over for 1 or 2 races,then make him start in the back just to watch his charge through the pack. He is amazing to watch when he digs deep and starts passing guys.
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  19. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    Have Cairoli borrow / ride Brock Tickle’s now parked KTM like Herling’s did last year. Maybe Southwick or Unadilla for a good battle with Baggett...
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  20. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    That would be sweet.
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