FIM MX USGP is back! September 3rd, Gville

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by motomike14, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. gbcoker91

    gbcoker91 Fordhorse

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    Stuff is starting to roll in now, the track layout is sweet. We just need it to stop raining.

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  2. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    The MXGP USA website has a list of the US riders and it includes a bunch of the top US guys. Our guys will want step up to the challenge, especially after Herlings kicked ass last weekend.
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  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    List of major US based riders

    Of note, remember MX2 (250) rules only allow dudes 23 and under, hence no Osborne. I wouldn't be shocked if americans sweep 250 podium.
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  4. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's the bike, not the rider.

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    Rain or shine I'm ready for the MXGP!
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    Went to WW Ranch this morning to get the lay of the land. The track looks awesome! Watched some of the amateur races. The top 450 A riders look like pros, just hammering it thru the corners and getting incredible height/distance on the jumps. In the 85cc class there was a kid on a TM that demolished the field. He was clearing every long table top.

    PS: Apparently, at those levels, it's the rider, not just the bike.
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  5. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Watching you ride around on that thing would be worth the price of admission. :lol3
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  6. motomike14

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    That kid is probably Ty Masterpool...quite the story behind him and his family. 3 brothers, one of them killed 7 years ago at a big amateur race at Lake Whitney. All of them super talented riders. Worth a view.
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  7. motomike14

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    Fun weekend. Lots of mud, beer and 'Merica. Florida boy RJ Hampshire goes 1-1 in MX2 (250s). Thomas Covington, another American though been living in Europe for some time, went 2-4 for 3rd overall.

    Eli Tomac carried the flag for the US in the big boy class, goes 1-3 for 2nd overall after Toni Cairolli fell in the last 5 minutes of 2nd moto, allowing the Dutch hammer Herlings to go 2-1 and the overall. Tomac even admitted he had nothing in the tank for those guys in the 2nd moto; both were just on it from the start.

    Not sure race will be back next year, but rumors of a possible national and staple on the US circuit.

    TC222 smoothing his way around before a small mistake...
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  8. gbcoker91

    gbcoker91 Fordhorse

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    A very long weekend but cool to be a part of it. I had trash duty, pulling out stuck cars, getting old cars running for a photo shoot and cleaning up all weekend . Got to meet a lot of cool people from other parts of the world, a couple of pricks that aren't as far away and see a little racing also (very little). Don't believe all the rumors motomike
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