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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by motomike14, Apr 13, 2017.
Stuff is starting to roll in now, the track layout is sweet. We just need it to stop raining.
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.
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.
Rain or shine I'm ready for the MXGP!
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.
Watching you ride around on that thing would be worth the price of admission.
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.
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...
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).