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captainwhoopass 03-08-2004 05:36 AM

Re: Yates is an Ass
Ditto on that. Yates demonstrated that an amateur like himself has no business being out on the racetrack. What a squid!

PsychoBueller 03-08-2004 06:39 AM

Re: Daytona 200 Results
Just remember that the AMA and AMA Pro Racing are two different operations. I hope they nail Yates big time for his ridiculous behavior.

rcgolly 03-08-2004 07:04 AM

Bite me Yates
Best wrestling move of the brawl was when Fania motioned to his groin, in the classic "bite this *******" move. Yates was wrong, Fania didn't even see him coming, Yates is a ****head, he will continue to loose because he is a ****head.

rcgolly 03-08-2004 07:06 AM

Re: Daytona 200 Results
So what is the rules of the road in this situation? The guy up front just following his line right? Yates is an ass.

longride 03-08-2004 09:02 AM

Backhanded Apology
Caught this quote:

VIA CYCLE NEWS..........

The following is from Aaron Yates...

Racing has extreme highs and extreme lows. It almost seems like there's no in-between when you race at the level that I do. For me, after racing 170 grueling miles, I realized that I had a chance to win the race.

With about eight laps to go, I came up on some lapped riders. I set up to pass, using the same racing line that I'd been using on this part of the track all day - in both the 200 and in the 600 SuperSport race.

I came through on the brakes on the outside and in my peripheral vision I saw a rider stand his bike up. So I got on the brakes harder and stood my bike up a bit to give him some room. But I was running out of racetrack.

We went down and were sliding toward the wall and I was honestly thinking that I was going to break both of my legs. Thankfully, the impact was softer than I'd anticipated. I got up thinking that I'd raced 49 laps with eight left to go and a second-place finish in the Daytona 200 was down the drain.

I couldn't believe that this was actually happening. But I never had any intention of hurting anyone. The last thing that I want is for people to get hurt at the track. This is not the way that I wanted to look back on Daytona '04. And this is definitely not what I want the race fans to think of when they think of me.

I'm just so sorry that the whole incident ever happened. And I'm sorry if my actions offended or disappointed anyone.

Aaron Yates

sjriott 03-08-2004 09:16 AM

Re: Backhanded Apology
WHO gives a crap if the guy apologizes now? It's too late. He's an ******* that should be dealt with. 1 race suspension isn't enough. Suzuki should can his lame ass and get someone in there that has a positive image and attitude for both Suzuki and AMA racing in general.

SRMark 03-08-2004 09:40 AM

Re: Defending Mladin
I have nothing bad to say about Mladin's ability to ride. It just seems to me that there is more to a person than an ability to win. Tiger Woods used to be denigrated for his lack of personality and all-consuming desire to win. He has since learned to show a more personal side to his life and is being treated with tremendous respect now by the press and public. As for Mladin, he still leaves me cold. He wins but I don't like him and will root for those who appear to be people as opposed to an automaton. Your posting of his reflections on the week did a good job of illustrating his difficulty dealing with the press. He could learn a lot by talking with Tiger.

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