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Old 02-12-2002, 07:03 AM   #1
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I don't understand this whole 125cc East and West thing. I thought that 125 and 250 where 2 championships only. Where was James Stewart? Where are the other guys that were at Anaheim.







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Old 02-12-2002, 07:06 AM   #2
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Default Vulli's got it.

it was kind of funny watching Vulli trying to stay out Pastana's crash radius. You could see on ABCs coverage Vulli was carving a tighter line on the corner before the bridge and could have passed several laps earlier.
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Old 02-12-2002, 01:53 PM   #3
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125 are considered a steppingstone class. The younger riders do not have the resources ($) to travel all over the country. The series is divided into east and west to make it a bit easier for the mom&pop teams. Stewart is in the west series so he does not compete in the east series. Also, I heard Antunez moved east to avoid having to compete with Stewart.
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Old 02-12-2002, 05:28 PM   #4
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But I believe you _can_ race both 125 series if you want, because didn't Travis Pastrana race in both east and west 125 and win both?
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Old 02-13-2002, 03:36 AM   #5
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I don't think he did. He competed in 125 East

last year and won it... lost the previous year

to Roncada. Fonseca won the 125 West last year.

The year prior, it was Shae Bentley (125 West).

Pastrana won the 125 outdoor (Motocross) title in

2000, but got hurt in 2001 and lost it. Perhaps

that's what you're confusing since Motocross is

a 'National', races from coast to coast?



He did compete in a few 250 races last year before

getting hurt. That could also be what you're remembering/confusing?



At any rate, the kid is awesome! If he can keep

it on two wheels and stop getting hurt, he'll

pile up the titles no doubt!



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Old 02-13-2002, 03:38 AM   #6
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Man! I totally missed that race on ABC!.. hope

espn-2 carries it this weekend!



I also heard that the Carmichael/Pastrana mishap

was not so much a take-out as just a mishap...

"a racing deal" and nothing else can't wait to

see it for myself.



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Old 02-13-2002, 05:42 AM   #7
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How do you think James would do once he makes it to the two fitty class?
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Old 02-13-2002, 05:44 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. Hey, how do you think James Stewart will do in the two fitty class?
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Old 02-13-2002, 08:49 AM   #9
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I think that Stewart is racing the West so he can have a smooth start to his career. If he had to run with Lanston, Brown, Reed, etc. he may have had some trouble. Don't get me wrong the kid is fast, with incredible corner speed. The thing is Stewart can run where ever he wants on the track right now. The compitition isn't strong enough to get into his way. Even Carmichael said that the tricks that the 125 guys fall for don't work on the 250s. I think that Langton and the others wouldn't fall for a lot of the tricks either. I assume he will also spend next year in the 125s, my guess in the East. When he moves to the 250s I expect similar results to what Pastrana is producing.
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Old 02-13-2002, 08:54 AM   #10
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Pastrana was cutting lines when Carmichael was coming through. I don't care much for Carmichael since he fell to the dark side, but this one wasn't his fault. As far a Vuillemin, he saved his pass for the last lap so Carmichael wouldn't have time for a come back.
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