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Old 02-24-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

That's stupid. There's no performance advantage in using leaded fuel, which is what was non-compliant. Even using oxygenated fuels wouldn't really be an advantage in supercross - the speed isn't limited by power; it's limited by traction. The AMA is going to screw up the first really competitive supercross championship race in five years.



However, this illustrates the problem with AMA scoring. With 25pts for first and 22pts for second it means that to make up for a DNF you have to win nine races. That's ridiculous. It makes the Championship too much of a crapshoot. It shouldn't take more than three or four wins to compensate for a DNF - or in this case for a penalty that's the same as a DNF.
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

Or blame Ricky and his crew for using a fuel they should have known was noncompliant...
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

You're right, it is stupid, on the part of Carmichael and/or his team.

And you have to wonder, why would they take that risk (to think it was accidental defies all logic, this is one of the most polished professional teams in all motorsports) if they didn't think they were gaining advantage?
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

Maybe it was biodiesel.
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

Rules is rules. If you don't want to comply then either don't race or pay the penalty.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

His bike smelt of fries...
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

It wasn't a matter of Carmichael and Suzuki complying. Their fuel came from a different source than the other teams, it tested 1 percent out of bounds and bing! The greatest championship season in supercross ever is history. Obviously, Suzuki and Roger DeCoster didn't do anything to the fuel–RC doesn't need to cheat. And as the first poster noted, leaded fuel doesn't do anything for four strokes. Anyone who follows what's going on with the AMA right now should see this is another example of mismanagement at the top.
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:43 PM   #8
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:50 AM   #9
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Default It's a conspiracy, I tell ya.

Must be that Chad Reed and Bubba Stewart are actually riding Buells in disguise.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:41 AM   #10
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Default Re: Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross.

Then don't use leaded fuels if it's against the rules

Verse 2, Don't use leaded fuels if it's against the rules,etc.
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