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Administrator 03-07-2009 12:34 PM

2009 Daytona 200 results
 
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2009 Daytona 200 results

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acecycleins 03-07-2009 02:43 PM

Don't spoil it for Moke. He may not have be able to read or see it yet. BA-HA!!

pplassm 03-07-2009 07:11 PM

All I can ask is: How many laps did that Honda Accord lead?

I swear it was out there more than half the race.

Kenneth_Moore 03-07-2009 08:49 PM

It was one of the best races ever! Running the race Friday night is smart. Having it on Sunday when everybody was burned out and ready to go home was dumb. Switching to Saturday was marginally better. But the racing under the lights was INCREDIBLE! It made the spectacle much more visually exciting. And, strangely, you could follow the race better, even on the far straightaway. You could follow the lead pack all the way around the track. The crowd was the biggest I've seen in many years.

The goofy stuff with the red flag and the restart SNAFU aside, this race bodes well for the future. I think they have a winning formula here and I can't wait to see it again next year. I have some photos I'll post tomorrow; nothing spectacular; just a fan's eye view.

I wonder how much Bruce Rossmeyer paid to have his name said by the announcer every 10 minutes: "And the Bruce Rossemeyer Buell..." "the Bruss Rossmeyer Team," the Bruce...you get the idea.

And hoo-frikin-ray, me and the kid could root for an American bike...even with the stupid fairing failure that bike was kicking ass.

MOKE1K 03-08-2009 08:08 AM

Now if they can just get the whole pace car and pit thing down,they might have something? What a disaster!

And Ace just dont post it before it airs on speed, no rocket science there? Or just make a new post and put spoiler?

Buzglyd 03-08-2009 09:08 AM

Kind of a strange mix of I4s, twins and cars. I've never seen that kind of racing before.

seruzawa 03-08-2009 04:25 PM

Think those Americans who demanded a competitive sportbike with a "proper" engine will go running to the Buell dealer now?

Thought so.

But the excuses will be interesting.

GSXRWolf 03-08-2009 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 206610)
Think those Americans who demanded a competitive sportbike with a "proper" engine will go running to the Buell dealer now?

Thought so.

But the excuses will be interesting.

Well hopefully they tear down all those top finishing 600's. Those things must be illegally modified. Cheaters!! Then they can be disqualified and Higbee will get the win for Buell.

Kenneth_Moore 03-10-2009 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 206591)
Kind of a strange mix of I4s, twins and cars. I've never seen that kind of racing before.

Honda has conducted a careful study of the rules, and next year will be entering an outboard-powered lawn mower.

indazone 03-27-2009 02:17 PM

2009 Daytona 200 results
DMG's first public test was convoluted and confusing
By Kevin Duke, Mar. 07, 2009, Photography by Alfonse Palaima

A quote form the above story reads, …’A concerned corner worker threw a red flag, which stopped the race, even though race control didn’t call for it.’…..

I find that an interesting comment, and I am curious which corner worker stopped the Daytona 200 by throwing a red flag, without authority. I bet the Chief of Flags would be interested to know what corner threw the red flag without permission, and for what crash? Please let us know the source of this travesty! What is your source Kevin? This could change (yet again) the results of the 200. You should have notified the tower immediately, not air your observations in this paper. Oh, wait! I bet you didn’t actually see it, did you? You just made this up from someone else’s blog comments, didn’t you?

Cornerworkers in general are not allowed to touch or hold the red flag or have it near their hands because of the permanent race-altering message it portrays to the racers.

The Daytona 200 used two separate frequencies for flag control, and had generally 3 or 4 flaggers at each station. Using the two separate frequencies ensured we had accurate, discrete and redundant flagging information to ensure flag conditions were announced timely, track conditions could be communicated immediately to the racers, and it also kept channel chatter to a minimum.

I can assure you that both frequencies announced red flag conditions within a second of each other, because as I heard the call on my frequency, my other flagger was already reaching for it.

So, do tell Kevin. Was this just hearsay, quoting from unnamed sources that heard something from another person who thought they knew something?

By the way, you might have guessed I was flagging the Daytona 200, and I was stationed at flag station 9 , at the chicane entrance, so you can bet I know what I am talking about. I seriously doubt that Kevin Duke knows what he is talking about. Pretty easy to cobble a story together from ‘internet blogs’ and ‘anonymous sources’ isn’t it?

Please try and vet your sources more thoroughly next time, and not just cut-and-paste your stories together. That worked in college, but not as a professional writer.

Apology to slandered Daytona 200 cornerworkers NOT accepted!


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