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Old 02-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Daytona 200

The race is scheduled at 8:00 pm Friday, 3/6. There are Editors and several MoFos who seem to be up to speed on the racing scene around here. I've been scanning my magazines and the 'net, but I haven't found a good briefing on what to watch for this year. Would those of you who are "in the know" be so kind as to fill those of us who are going in on:

Who's racing, or least who are the big names and contenders?

What bikes are going to be on the track? I believe we'll see some new players won't we? Buell, BMW, et. al.?

Any interesting rules? You know, like when HD managed to stack the deck in their favor for a decade and still lost?


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Old 02-28-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Young Hayden has been "excused", I think that's the term.

You've ID'd a problem. I recognize almost all the names in WSBK, definetly all the names in MotoGp yet I know little or nothing about the AMA guys. I let RRW lapse and pretty much get all my info via the net. I'm sure there is a site out there that covers the AMA Road Racing, perhaps I should look. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to subscribe ala' Dorna or WSBK? Well I'm blaming everything on DMG anyway, whether it's their fault or not, cause I'm lazy.

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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The race is scheduled at 8:00 pm Friday, 3/6. There are Editors and several MoFos who seem to be up to speed on the racing scene around here. I've been scanning my magazines and the 'net, but I haven't found a good briefing on what to watch for this year. Would those of you who are "in the know" be so kind as to fill those of us who are going in on:

Who's racing, or least who are the big names and contenders?

What bikes are going to be on the track? I believe we'll see some new players won't we? Buell, BMW, et. al.?

Any interesting rules? You know, like when HD managed to stack the deck in their favor for a decade and still lost?


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Old 02-28-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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Pretty much most of the same names you might be familiar with. Some have switched teams and brands but relatively the same people. The exciting part for me would be the rule changes, classes and overall DMG.
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The exciting part for me would be the rule changes, classes and overall DMG.
Thanks for the Planet of the Super Bikes link. I was able to dig up some articles on how they're going to use "electricity" to light the track so they can race after dark. And a gripping article on how you can ride your bike around the track a couple of times for $40 on Thursday night (I think the FLH's will fall over on the banking).

BUT, having said that, yeah: the exciting part for me would be the rule changes, classes, the DMG. And what about the new teams racing Bools and Bimmers? And KTM and 'Prilla, aren't they showing up for the race?

This used to be THE motorcycle race of the year. It was like the Super Bowl, you could win everything else, but if you didn't win at Daytona, you were'nt doo doo. Now it's like a secret or something.

Mr. Duke, is MO planning coverage of the 200? Is it too late for you guys to put a briefing together so I can blurt out "insider" comments in the stands during the race to impress the chicks?

BTW: For the cost of a rental 1972 Caddy El Dorado and a few grand in attorney fees, I'm willing to fax in "Fear and Loathing at the Daytona 200" sometime in April. I know I have a can of ether somewhere in the garage...
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Thanks for the Planet of the Super Bikes link. I was able to dig up some articles on how they're going to use "electricity" to light the track so they can race after dark. And a gripping article on how you can ride your bike around the track a couple of times for $40 on Thursday night (I think the FLH's will fall over on the banking).

BUT, having said that, yeah: the exciting part for me would be the rule changes, classes, the DMG. And what about the new teams racing Bools and Bimmers? And KTM and 'Prilla, aren't they showing up for the race?

This used to be THE motorcycle race of the year. It was like the Super Bowl, you could win everything else, but if you didn't win at Daytona, you were'nt doo doo. Now it's like a secret or something.

Mr. Duke, is MO planning coverage of the 200? Is it too late for you guys to put a briefing together so I can blurt out "insider" comments in the stands during the race to impress the chicks?

BTW: For the cost of a rental 1972 Caddy El Dorado and a few grand in attorney fees, I'm willing to fax in "Fear and Loathing at the Daytona 200" sometime in April. I know I have a can of ether somewhere in the garage...
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:59 AM   #7
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Wow, that's an obscure one. I had to look it up!
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #8
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American Honda is Corona Honda- Neil Hodgeson
Rockstar Suzuki is the same- Mat, Tommy and Blake Young (replaced Spies)
Monster Kawi is Monster Attack Kawi- RL Hayden, The Hacker (on 600's)
Jordan- Yates and May (National Guard bike)
Ducati- Larry Pegram superbike only
Yamaha- B Bostrom, J Herrin, J Hayes and one more kid
Aprilia have two teams with first class B listers (one superbike, one Daytona)
Buell has Barney and Eslick and a few others B listers
Picotte Suzuki is fielding Miguel on a private bike one off deal
Those are the important guys. Kawi will not field a Superbike team, but RL, and Hacker are better on the 600s anyway.
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