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Old 04-06-2004, 07:31 AM   #41
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Default Re: well i may be completely wrong

I'm in.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:17 AM   #42
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I'm in, too.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:09 AM   #43
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Default Re: AMA needs to reformat??

I like it. Except I don't think you'll be able to force riders to go anywhere. Especially with sponsorship concerns (see below).



Now the bad news: Getting all of these different series into alignment will probably be near impossible. None of the bigger individual series will really want to take an outright admittedly minor league role. Most racing series promote the uniqueness of their competition even though 99% of the fans know that AMA is not on par with, say, MotoGP in terms of talent and technology. (And, in fact, it is a minor league series.)



Just look at NASCAR....(sorry, nodded off) Not particualrly high tech and I doubt many Nextel Cup drivers plunked into the seat of a Ferarri F1 car could find their way around a road course and stay within radio distance of the F1 drivers. But you know what? NASCAR works--fantastically and inexplicably well. They sell close competition, bumping, Americana, and a kind of family carnival atmosphere.



NASCAR would never want to align themselves as a feeder series for anyone. And if you think NASCAR is a bad example because of their huge success, I know the IRL or ChampCar wouldn't agree to it either.



I think every racing series views themselves on their own terms. AMA, WSB and the rest are probably not exceptions.



Last problem: The sponsors! You've got to get the sponsors on board. They probably would have all kinds of concerns about this.



I guess what I'm trying to say is that the biggest problem with this is that it makes a lot of sense. Now you just have to get everyone involed to use some.



The AMA or World Superbike aren't ever going to become NASCAR.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:51 AM   #45
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The Sean/carbon buell would still be 100lbs more than the Duhamel/Honda bike total weight

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Old 04-07-2004, 02:06 AM   #46
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Default 250 Lb Buell?

Are you going to strap a Buell powertrain to a creeper? Still I'd like to see Sean tossed into some series. MO reprezent!!!
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:58 AM   #47
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Thanks for bringing up Jeremy Toye. The man deserves kudos for an exceptional effort.
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:52 PM   #48
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How about a 2 cylinder hanging with and beating most of the 4 cylinders! All hail Ducati!!!!
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:49 PM   #49
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All Ducati fans can hail the Suzuki GSXR750 which will kick a Ducati 999. If the twin is so friggin' great why did they drop it like a bad habit when they built a MotoGP bike?
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