Supercross in Salt Lake
Posted April 27, 2003 - 03:14 PM
Posted April 27, 2003 - 03:38 PM
Posted April 27, 2003 - 04:48 PM
Posted April 27, 2003 - 11:44 PM
It won't impact the championship since Ricky placed 2nd.
After the previous race it would surprise me if it were intentional. Both riders were carefull not to take the other out in that race.
It's possible that both riders are feeling the pressure and are riding a little more aggressive.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 03:58 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 04:11 AM
As far as Reed & RC, it was an aggressive pass but I thought it should only be considered "dirty" if Reed hit him with the front tire? Did the aggressive pass take place because RC passed Reed on the triple in traffic? I just noticed throughout the night that nobody tripled until the riders were spread out a bit.
What did everyone think of that KTM JR from Bountiful that doubled the trip?
Posted April 28, 2003 - 04:15 AM
I have a shot of that kid on the KTM jumping the double. I'll post it here shortly.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 05:57 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 06:52 AM
Either way you look at it, everyone wants to win. Reed has proved over the last 4 races that he can beat RC despite RC's comments at the beginning of the year. He stuffs RC and RC fans get persnikity. Remember when RC stuffed Pastrana... and whoever else, not to mention the non-contending off camera riders he was passing to catch up after he wrecks.
Everyone passed hard now a days. If someone is coming on the inside hard, slow down and angle on the inside for the next corner.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 07:08 AM
Hopefully, team Yamaha does not want to take the title under those circumstances...it would lack integrity! Reed has proven he is fast but he needs to do it for a whole season. If it's Yamaha's plan to "take out" RC in Vegas, well, to me the title does not mean much! The purpose of the race is to see who's fastest on the track...not to see who's is better at taking people out!
Posted April 28, 2003 - 07:27 AM
By the way, I don't like RC because he is so damn fast and I am fat and slow and can't ride SX.
Reed I like because he would likely drink a Fosters with me on the trail.
I am just curious to see how the outdoor Nationals go because RC is scary fast in that series. I think Reed has his hangs full of corned beef and cabbage from the lepercaun, RC this summer.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 07:34 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 07:39 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 08:17 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 11:57 AM
Lot's of $$ rides on a championship and if you have the points in the bag your sponsor may tell you to cool it... even if they won't admit to it on TV.
RC raced side by side with Reed for most of a race swapping the lead back and forth... then suddenly fades??? Don't think so. I think they told him to go for the win and if it's not there to cool it and protect the season.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 12:42 PM
I hope it is a nail biter in Vegas. I don't care who wins the championship, although I would like Reed to win but if he looses, which likely he will, he still pulls faster lap times.
Keep in mind, I am just a no-name from Idaho who loves to see the guy he hates get beat, championship won or not. I like to see RC's pouty little freckle faced head after he loses.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 01:19 PM
SLC:Practice: Reed: 51.235 RC:51.795
Main: Reed:50.818 RC: 51.234
Texas: Practice: RC:55.233 Reed:55.330
Main: RC: 56.692 Reed:56.314
Pontiac: Practice: RC: 58.099 Reed: 58.831
Main: RC: 58.541 Reed: 58.696
Houston: Practice: Reed: 47.872 RC: 47.912
Main: RC: 47.396 Reed: 47.624
St. Loius: Practice: Reed: 52.113 RC: 52.211
Main: Reed: 52.328 RC:52.424
Posted April 28, 2003 - 07:48 PM
These guys are VERY close in speed and it can go either way just from hitting a whoop a little off and killing one guy's momentum.
Not sure why some people hate RC so bad... could it be the bike brand? (NOOOOooooo... no bias in a Yamaha group!)
Don't like the fact that all last year he smoked everyone? Tough! The other riders should step it up a notch! They get big money rides and are content to finish in the top 10! Bob Hannah rips on these characters everytime someone interviews him and he's right to do so.
Reed is the only other guy taking it that serious. Half the riders in the field could be contending for the podium if they worked as hard as these two.
Posted May 04, 2003 - 09:34 PM
His team said he was going to concentrate on the championship before the race. Even so, there was a point where Ricky was starting to close on Reed... I think he wanted to win but thought better of it after a couple laps.
Finally saw a replay of the SLC "incident". Ricky was stuffed intentionally. Replayed it 6 times... no question. Reed aimed for the front wheel.