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Old 04-09-2002, 06:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: Fontana: Day two and redemption for Nicky

The comments were part of and about the only real story in the race. Hayden had no comment about that story. He wasn't there.
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Old 04-10-2002, 08:28 AM   #12
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Default Re: we ALL hate dentists, but ....

I didn't say he was a bad guy. In fact, he's provided me with a good deal of amusement, and I sincerely hope he wasn't hurt. But he is a slow rider, so slow that he is a menace to guys like Chandler and the rest. He really shouldn't be on the same grid as the pros, for his sake as well as theirs.
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Old 04-10-2002, 11:36 AM   #13
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Default Re: we ALL hate dentists, but ....

Dealing with back-markers is a big part of racing at almost all levels, but especially for Superbikes. I think it makes for more interesting racing. And, no rider makes a Superbike starting grid unless he turns in a qualifying time that is no more than 112% or the time for the poll-sitter, so the good doctor couldn't have been all _that_ slow.



Besides, when there is a rider on the course who truly is a "menace" to other riders, the other riders have no qualms about letting everyone know that. I've never heard a single rider speak out against the doctor. I don't think he is any more or less a menace than your average back-row starter.
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Old 04-10-2002, 12:39 PM   #14
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The AMA's official position is that racing is entertainment, not sport (the same position taken by NASCAR), and that the larger the starting grid, the more entertaining the race. As a result, there are people on the track who probably shouldn't be there. I've seen the dentist race several times, and from what I saw, he is probably one of those people.
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