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Discussion in 'Racing' started by r77toy, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Took my wife there on our 1st date, Spring Classic, 1978.
    She'd never been to a race, I left her in the grandstands while I wrenched on Sonny Nutter's bike.
    She was still there after the Main, so I kept her.
  2. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Any idea where to watch this weekend's GP Challenge from Croatia?
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    haven’t found anything stateside.

    British speedway forum was talking about it being live-streamed, but I don’t know.
  4. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    r77toy Been here awhile

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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    2 point ride for broc in heat 1
  8. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    with 2 of the top riders on zero from heat 1
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  9. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Well that heat sucked
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    that heat was as stacked as that meeting gets.

    if Nicol picks up 5 points on the night I think he’s done great, I don’t expect any more than that at this stage of his career
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    tubebender Shakin' all over

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    I was looking for the latest extraleague action on youtube and found the end of a livestream of SGP round 1. It's still there, watching it now.
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    double header this weekend, will be another one tomorrow starting about 10am PST.
  13. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Nicol may be riding the rest of the season in Poland and Sweden
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    speedway GP live streaming on youtube today and tomorrow at 10am pacific time rounds 3 & 4.
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    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up
    We're rooting for Janowski at our house.
    Sounds like Nicol got a ride in Sweden for the rest of the season
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    Yeah, broc is staying in Sweden. Good for him. Scored 6+2 in his first Swedish league meeting.
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    janowski is a good choice.
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    tubebender Shakin' all over

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    Heck of a last lap!
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  19. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    What's the deal with the new tire?
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    evidently there were 4 people running the new anlas tire at the last 2 rounds. 2 or 3 of em were hauling the fuckin mail on it (janowski, laguta) and people bitched about it a bunch. Enough to have the FIM test the tire and, it’s reported that the new anlas tire is not made to the spec of firmness in the rubber compound. So they suspended the use of the anlas tire and everyone now has to ride the mitas tire.

    I’m not sure how many tires are homologated for use in FIM speedway GP, I thought 4 were. Anlas, mitas, golden tire and one other that escapes me, maybe kenda? I dunno.

    buncha bullshit if you ask me. Now you’re 3rd round into the series, double headers no less, and 2 days before the GP weekend you gotta re set up your whole shooting match to be able to run another tire. These guys ordered tires in fucking JULY for the whole season, tested, tuned, set up. Now it’s all for not. Janowski and laguta are way behind the 8 ball on this one, the FIM just announced the tire ban on Thursday!