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Old 03-16-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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The wife and I enjoyed the road racing and flat track racing at Daytona this year. We never planned on attending the Supercross and we're glad we didn't go as the weather turned it into a mudbath.

Picked up sweet deals on a leather jacket and a backpack.

Did anyone else take in the action?
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:45 AM   #2
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Only on TV. I stopped going 5 years ago.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Small crowd at the track. Hopefully the new group does a better job of promoting the racing and gets more fan support.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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Small crowd at the track. Hopefully the new group does a better job of promoting the racing and gets more fan support.
It's a blessing and a curse. When no one goes you can see all the racing. The problem is that the racing won't be there much longer with attendance that bad.

I've been to several Superbike races. Funny how the sportbike guys don't support their sport.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
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It's a blessing and a curse. When no one goes you can see all the racing. The problem is that the racing won't be there much longer with attendance that bad.

I've been to several Superbike races. Funny how the sportbike guys don't support their sport.
... but I can't really blame them. Watching grass grow is about as entertaining as AMA SBK. Looks like a parade. And what's with stopping the race for 20 minutes whenever Mladin falls down?
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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Flattrack is where it's at boys. Exciting racing, enthusiastic crowds, cheap tickets. Never been to a road race. Maybe I will get up to Road America this year to see what the excitement isn't about.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
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Flattrack is where it's at boys. Exciting racing, enthusiastic crowds, cheap tickets. Never been to a road race. Maybe I will get up to Road America this year to see what the excitement isn't about.
There aren't any flattrack venues within a reasonable distance. I used to go to Ascot but it was torn down in the 70's. Closest races are in Tuscon or Billings. Unless they bring it to Bonneville Raceway or Millers then I'm stuck with the AMA SBK series. Maybe they'll bring the new V-twin series some year. 'Til then forget it.
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Hell Millers could support a track there. Rag their asses to get one built. Seems like flattrack is mainly a Midwest thing these days.
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Flattrack is where it's at boys. Exciting racing, enthusiastic crowds, cheap tickets. Never been to a road race. Maybe I will get up to Road America this year to see what the excitement isn't about.
Sadly, the Del Mar Mile is no longer.
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Sadly, the Del Mar Mile is no longer.
In other news Aprilia trounces everyone else at Daytona... especially the overhyped HP2. BMW engages in backbreaking logic twisting to explain how happy they are at being losers.
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