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Old 06-18-2001, 09:17 AM   #1
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GO Eric! And to win on what some people call a DATED Kawasaki......
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Old 06-18-2001, 10:04 AM   #2
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Yes, I am glad to see Eric stood atop the podium! One of the nicest guys around!
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Old 06-18-2001, 10:14 AM   #3
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Kudos to Bostrom for the win, but that doesn't warp the fabric of spacetime to make the Kawasaki any younger. Dated? Yes. Aging? Yes. Downright old? Yes.



WARNING: Any relationship between Eric Bostrom's superbike and a ZX-7 you buy from your local Kawasaki dealer is purely illusory.
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Old 06-18-2001, 10:34 AM   #4
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Congrat's to Eric! I agree...definitely one of the nicest guys in the paddock. Next stop....Laguna!
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Old 06-18-2001, 10:53 AM   #5
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Living in New Hampshire, I take great interest in the annual Loudon Classic. The issues of track safety and weather seem to never end. Why doesn't the AMA schedule everything a day earlier with the races on Saturday instead of Sunday ?

Then if it rains, they can retry on Sunday. Running the race on Monday in front of no fans isn't going to move motorcycle racing forward.

I personally think racing is awesome, and racers are exceptional athletes, but the marketing of racing as a sport is pathetic.



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Old 06-18-2001, 11:53 AM   #6
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But no more so than anyone else's bikes. Kawasaki isn't breaking the rules. They are racing the ZX-7R, and they won a race. So what, it's a good bike even if it is dated.
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Old 06-18-2001, 02:45 PM   #7
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umm....have you checked the weekend schedule? there is more that just two races.
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Old 06-18-2001, 03:36 PM   #8
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Way to go Ben! That's good payback for Mladin's smartass comments on pole day. Club racers, bah! Looks like the AMA stuck Mat a point and pulled five thousand out of his jeans for those comments, too.
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Old 06-18-2001, 03:53 PM   #9
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Ben is in world superbike.



Interesting reading at Roadracing World. Grant tried to mediate between the AMA and the racers (full of quotes). He basically told grant to get lost! I didn't see it on any other website so check it out.
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Old 06-18-2001, 04:24 PM   #10
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I felt like I was in high school detention, I couln't go anywhere and at the end I was punished! I arrived at Loudon at about 10 am and did nothing but eat hamburgers, I was siting next to a bunch of Yates friends or family up in the stands that were doing some serious drinking. If there was a race, there was no possible chance that they would of seen anything past 10 feet, they had fun. But for the rest of us that were there for the racing, the way it ended was bad for everyone. There should not be any power games in PUBLIC between the AMA and the factories. If it is not safe to start or not sensible to start, then the racing should be re-scheduled. I was sitting all the way up in the stands in front of the podium and I could see all the rangling going on, I wanted the racing to start, but only if it was safe or sensible, and after the many hours of trying to dry the track, it looked like bad weather was about to drop in. The AMA said "let the racing begin", the factories said "no way" and the only good that came out was that some local Loudon racers will have a story to tell for the rest of their lives. The one about how they got a podium at an AMA national superbike race.



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