2018 Supercross; the great indoors

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  1. MotoChris521

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  2. pvangel

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    The AMA national number system can seem confusing to some people who are new to our sport or don't keep up with it every week. So we're going to lay out some general information about the system before we dive into the projections. If you already know how everything works, you can skip to the list of 2018 numbers.

    - Every year, the AMA combines 250 East/West Supercross, 450 Supercross, 250 motocross, and 450 motocross points into one big list.

    - Riders who win a 450 championship or the 250 motocross championship can pick a single-digit as their career number. 250 Supercross champions can pick a two-digit career number.

    - The top 10 riders in the combined list can choose a two-digit career number.

    - When a rider earns a career number, he will keep that number until either he retires, or he fails to score 25 points in a season.

    - The rest of the riders are assigned a number based on where they rank in the list. The higher they are ranked, the lower their assigned number will be.

    Notes about this year specifically:

    - Nick Wey (#27) and Andrew Short (#29) lost their career numbers due to not scoring 25 points over the course of the year.

    - Malcolm Stewart chose #27 as his career number.

    - Justin Hill chose #46 as his career number.

    - Adam Cianciarulo chose #92 as his career number.

    2018 National Numbers
    * = Career Number

    ** = New Career Number

    Number:
    2*
    3*
    (1 450MX)
    4*
    5*
    (1 450SX)
    6*
    7*
    8
    9
    10*
    11*
    12*
    14*
    15*
    16*
    (1 250ESX,
    1 250MX)
    17*
    18*
    19*
    20*
    21*
    22*
    23*
    24
    25*
    26*
    27**
    28
    29
    30
    31
    32
    33*
    34
    35
    36
    37
    38
    39
    40
    41*
    42
    43
    44
    45
    46**
    (1 250WSX)
    47
    48
    49
    50
    51*
    52
    53
    54
    55
    56
    57
    58
    59
    60
    61
    62
    63
    64
    65
    66
    67
    68
    69
    70
    71
    72
    73
    74
    75
    76
    77
    78
    79
    80
    81
    82
    83
    84
    85
    86
    87
    88
    89
    90
    91
    92**
    93
    94*
    95
    96
    97
    98
    99
    800*
    Number: Rider Name:
    2* Cooper Webb
    3*
    (1 450MX) Eli Tomac
    4* Blake Baggett
    5*
    (1 450SX) Ryan Dungey
    6* Jeremy Martin
    7* James Stewart
    8
    9
    10* Justin Brayton
    11* Kyle Chisholm
    12* Jake Weimer
    14* Cole Seely
    15* Dean Wilson
    16*
    (1 250ESX,
    1 250MX) Zach Osborne
    17* Joey Savatgy
    18* Davi Millsaps
    19* Justin Bogle
    20* Broc Tickle
    21* Jason Anderson
    22* Chad Reed
    23* Aaron Plessinger
    24 Dylan Ferrandis
    25* Marvin Musquin
    26* Alex Martin
    27** Malcolm Stewart
    28 Shane McElrath
    29 Martin Davalos
    30 Mitchell Harrison
    31 Colt Nichols
    32 Christian Craig
    33* Josh Grant
    34 Weston Peick
    35 Austin Forkner
    36 RJ Hampshire
    37 Fredrik Noren
    38 Luke Renzland
    39 Kyle Cunningham
    40 Chase Sexton
    41* Trey Canard
    42 Dakota Alix
    43 Sean Cantrell
    44 Lorenzo Locurcio
    45 Jordon Smith
    46**
    (1 250WSX) Justin Hill
    47 Jimmy Decotis
    48 Henry Miller
    49 Nick Gaines
    50 Dan Reardon
    51* Justin Barcia
    52 Mitchell Oldenburg
    53 Bradley Taft
    54 Phil Nicoletti
    55 Vince Friese
    56 Anthony Rodriguez
    57 John Short
    58 Matt Bisceglia
    59 Cole Martinez
    60 Benny Bloss
    61 Heath Harrison
    62 Justin Cooper
    63 Hayden Mellross
    64 Michael Mosiman
    65 Gannon Audette
    66 Cameron McAdoo
    67 Justin Hoeft
    68 Justin Starling
    69 Tyler Bowers
    70 Jesse Wentland
    71 Josh Mosiman
    72 Josh Hansen
    73 Brandon Scharer
    74 Jon Ames
    75 Noah McConahy
    76 Kyle Peters
    77 Ryan Surratt
    78 Ronnie Stewart
    79 Nick Schmidt
    80 AJ Catanzaro
    81 Chase Marquier
    82 Cody Williams
    83 Cole Thompson
    84 Scott Champion
    85 Josh Cartwright
    86 Dylan Merriam
    87 Dylan Wright
    88 Paul Coates
    89 Jerry Robin
    90 Dakota Tedder
    91 Alex Ray
    92** Adam Cianciarulo
    93 Mark Worth
    94* Ken Roczen
    95 Joey Crown
    96 Zack Williams
    97 Cade Clason
    98 Ryan Sipes
    99 Dillan Epstein
    800* Mike Alessi


    It says that James Stewart wrote a letter asking for #7 to be saved for him to AMA (and nobody else took it), maybe we will see him again???? Rumor is he and his brother will be on their own team riding Honda's. It would be great but i doubt it.
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    Vital's Take: Dang it. Yamaha has announced that Cooper Webb will not race next month's Monster Energy Cup, because he opted to get surgery on the thumb that he injured at the MXGP of USA. He aims to be back on the line at Anaheim 1. You can find the full press release below.

    September 20th, 2017 - With the Monster Energy Cup coming up on October 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, a decision has been made by Cooper Webb and his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing team that he will not compete in the event due to lingering issues with the right thumb that he injured in practice at the Monster Energy MXGP of the USA in Jacksonville, Florida, earlier this month. The announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

    Cooper is having surgery today to repair the damage he sustained during the MXGP, and he will begin rehabbing as soon as possible in order to be 100% ready for the start of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season, which begins in early January.

    Cooper commented, "I'm extremely bummed that I will miss out on the Monster Energy Cup, I've had success in the past at that event, and I was really looking forward to racing the new 2018 YZ450F under the lights in Las Vegas. With that being said, I will be getting surgery today on my thumb to speed up the healing process and make sure that I'm 100% for the 2018 season. Anaheim is the main priority right now, and I will be doing everything in my power to make sure I'm healthy and focused when the gate drops. Thank you to my awesome fans and sponsors for sticking behind me, and I will be ready to go come January!"
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    September 21, 2017 - As Ken Roczen accelerates his rehabilitation process, his fans’ appetite for information has increased, and we at Team Honda HRC are doing what we can to keep people abreast of developments. Last month we posted our first in a series of interviews with the German, and we clicked on our recorder again on Wednesday at Glen Helen, where Roczen was riding his factory CRF450R. Here’s what he had to say:

    Team HRC: You recently spent some time in Utah, doing some riding and even exploring a few of the National Parks. Can you tell us about your trip?

    Yeah, I went to St. George, Utah, a few weeks back, and it was a total blast. I did get to do some riding on some fun trails and sand dunes around there, but we were mainly there to do some hiking and exploring in the side-by-sides. We hiked The Subway in Zion, which was about a 15-mile hike that took all day. We were swimming through water, climbing down rocks, and rappelling, so that was awesome. The next day, we took the scenic way up to Moab and stopped at Bryce Canyon. Once we got to Moab, that’s where I got to use our new Honda Pioneer 1000 LE, which was such a blast. We were like rock-crawling through stuff and there was one gnarly section that everyone went around, but I wanted to go up it. I had the craziest adrenaline rush because it was pretty intense, but we made it [laughs]. Since we were gone for 10 days I was able to squeeze in a few days of riding. Like I said, we did some trails and also went to Mesquite MX, which wasn’t too far and was just a good opportunity to get some time in. I had a stock 2017 CRF450R, but it was perfectly fine for what I was doing. Right now at this stage, even though I’m doing really well, I can’t afford to be gone that long and not touch a bike.



    Team HRC: Last time we spoke, you were getting ready to start use a brace that would help increase flexibility in your wrist and elbow. How has that been going?

    My wrist and elbow are doing pretty good. The braces aren’t necessarily the most fun thing to wear, but other than having my therapist with me always, I’m doing everything that I can to get more mobility. It’s a little bit harder for me to tell a huge difference because I’m working hard every day, but other people see when I’ve made a step forward. I’m at the point now where my elbow isn’t a problem at all, riding-wise. I still have stiffness in my wrist, but at the same time it’s healed, so that’s good. I just need to keep working on the range of motion. I’ve also started wearing a wrist brace while riding, which has helped me out big-time because it has given me a little more confidence while also allowing me to relax my wrist more, if that makes sense.



    Team HRC: You’ve obviously been released to jump, so how are things progressing with riding?

    I’ve been very satisfied with my riding the last three weeks and definitely feel like I’ve made the biggest steps forward during this timeframe. Before that, I was riding but just getting back into the swing of things, so you couldn’t really call it training; it was more just sitting on the bike. Lately it’s been full speed ahead. I’m still not 100%, but I’m making my way around pretty good and am finally able to get in some motos.



    Team HRC: Gauging yourself, how close to your normal speed do you think you are right now?

    Even when you’re healthy and haven’t had injuries but you take some time off, you’re not going to be 100% race-ready right when you jump back on a bike. It’s tough to say right now where I’m at because I’ve just recently been able to ride more frequently and comfortably, but I’m definitely happy with how I’m progressing. All I know is that I’m going to be 100% ready when I show up to Anaheim 1. That’s what I’m working toward, and that’s what I’ve put in my head.



    Team HRC: You’re out here in California doing a couple days of testing with the team. What are you working on, and how is it going?

    Tuesday was a very special day for me. It was my first day back with the team practicing and testing since before my crash, and it really felt like nothing ever happened. For eight months, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines, hanging out watching everyone work and ride—feeling a little useless honestly—but that all changed yesterday. I’ve been having a blast. [Wednesday] was the second day of testing and we just worked on some suspension settings to get me more comfortable. I’ve always had a great feeling for the bike, and not that I was afraid of losing that, but I knew I was going to have to familiarize myself again with what does what on the bike when making adjustments. It came back quick though, especially with the team’s help, and I think we made good progress.



    Team HRC: What are your goals and plans for the next few weeks? Is there any chance your fans will see you race at Monster Energy Cup?

    No, I’m not racing Monster Cup. Even though I want to race because I miss it, I feel like it would be the wrong choice. I like to go racing when I’m fully ready, and I don’t want to step out of my comfort zone. It’s too early to start thinking about racing, especially for this race. I’d rather put in the time I need riding because Anaheim is when it really matters. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and getting in as much outdoor riding as possible to continue to build my strength and finesse on the bike before switching to supercross mid-October.
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  5. nachtflug

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    McGrath was at KROC Sunday. pretty cool seeing him there. naturally lots of people posting pics of him on Facebook and someone posted a video of him at a Toyota dealership parking lot from very recently going through what amounts to a Facebook commercial of him trying to choose between a Tundra and a Tacoma asking for help via Facebook comments to make the decision, which looked very SoCal (palm trees) and it just had this Back to the Future feel to it. It was almost like seeing the future but its..now. I thought it was pretty cool and he was really cool to meet, I had him sign my Fox 40th Anniversary Retro Graphics helmet, and a baseball. I've had this bright idea to amass a collection of baseballs signed by racers..I asked him if he ever signed one before and he said yes..

    This link to facebook should get you to the video its not that far down. https://www.facebook.com/jeremymcgrath/
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    Next time your chatting with Jeremie McGrath ask him about riding a 2500cc nitro burning hillclimber at Billings,spectacular. No other ex pro goes out and does these things.
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    Milsaps out with a broken elbow. It will require surgery. :dirtdog
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    Bummer! Was looking forward to seeing him on the Yamaha...
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    Monster Energy Cup is this weekend! Who's winning it???? Marvin or Eli? Maybe Barcia got his mojo back? Anderson? Gajser wants to prove something? Or does Vince Friese take out all the top guys in first turn and a dark horse wins?

    My pick is Barcia.
    Cup Class
    3 Eil Tomac
    11 Kyle Chisholm
    15 Dean Wilson
    18 Davi Millsaps
    19 Justin Bogle
    20 Broc Tickle
    21 Jason Anderson
    25 Marvin Musquin
    33 Josh Grant
    37 Fredrik Noren
    45 Jordon Smith
    48 Christain Craig
    51 Justin Barcia
    55 Vince Friese
    59 Cole Martinez
    60 Benny Blos
    61 Heath Harrison
    67 Justin Hoeft
    69 Tyler Bowers
    73 Brandon Scharer
    81 Chase Marquier
    90 Dakota Tedder
    91 Alex Ray
    102 Chris Blose
    120 Todd Bannister
    124 Bobby Fitch
    190 Jacob Hayes
    211 Tevin Tapia
    222 Chris Howell
    240 Bryce Stewart
    243 Tim Gajser
    256 James Milson
    277 Kordel Caro
    282 Theodore Pauli
    374 Cody Gilmore
    501 Scotty Wennerstrom
    505 Cyrille Coulon
    526 Colton Aeck
    542 Johnnie Buller
    608 David Pulley
    713 Chad Cook
    722 Adam Enticknap
    723 Tyler Enticknap
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    Eli FTW
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    MM, ET, JA for the top three...
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    Is Jason Anderson healthy to ride?

    I like him but would not pick him to win a Monster Cup, he is not a consistent starter, great at coming from behind but the Monster Cup "motos" are too short for that to work out 3 times in a night.
    And the same for Eli.

    So that leaves Marvin as the only real favorite, good starter and sprinter.
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    Television coverage? I couldn't find anything a few days ago when I checked.
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    I'd have to think ET3, MM25 and JA21 are the clear cut favorites this weekend, but don't be surprised if JG33 puts in a good ride or JB51 makes a little noise.

    Expect to see Jeremy Seewer moving from overseas to JGR 250 effort. Josh Hill was announced last week; seems Phil Nicoletti will return, and now 4th spot still in the balance, but looks like Mitchell Harrison will land there. Matt Bisceglia now out of a job, again.

    Hunter Lawrence deal is weird; if I were GEICO, I'd try and get him here now, let him get used to the supercross testing schedule. Missed year in supercross is a lot at that age, IMO.
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    For a seventh consecutive year, the Monster Energy Cup will take place this Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will air live on FS2 (Fox Sports 2) with repeat broadcasts airing on FS1 and FOX Broadcast Network.

    Action begins at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT. Below you’ll find a complete guide for the weekend.

    TV Schedule
    Saturday, October 14

    Main Events: 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT – FS2

    Online Schedule
    Saturday, October 14

    Main Events: 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT – FOX Sports GO App

    International Viewers
    Additionally, international fans will have the opportunity to watch the Monster Energy Cup live by subscribing to the Supercross Video Pass, which will be available to fans outside of the U.S. and Canada via the mobile-responsive portal at supercrossLIVE.tv and via the Monster Energy Supercross Roku app.

    Replays
    Sunday, October 15

    Main Events: 4:00 a.m. ET / 1:00 a.m. PT – FS1

    Main Events: FOX Broadcast Channel – Check local listings
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    ET#3 is the only single digit pro left in the line up...?
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