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Old 10-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #31
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Looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup this weekend. They changed the track this year. Looks killer.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #32
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Looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup this weekend. They changed the track this year. Looks killer.

stewbag going to run?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #33
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Looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup this weekend. They changed the track this year. Looks killer.

Here is Carmichael talking about the track..... Joker Lane and Split Start??? I'm amped for this




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Old 10-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #34
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:40 PM   #35
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stewbag going to run?
I haven't seen any where that he is for sure riding the Cup. I am not a huge fan of his but would hope he would be there anyways.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #36
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I believe he is talking about the track path/direction change entering back into the stadium after the start gate area. I could be wrong though.


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Here is Carmichael talking about the track..... Joker Lane and Split Start??? I'm amped for this




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Old 10-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #37
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Not sure if I understand the Joker Lane for this race? I've only seen a Joker Lane used in RallyCross and it's a short-cut that gives the driver an advantage. In the Monster Cup it looks like the Joker Lane makes the track longer so it's a disadvantage or did I misunderstand Ricky's explanation?

Either way the riders will have to be strategic how they use it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #38
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Stewart tweeted that he is not riding the Monster cup....getting ready for the sx season.
Joker lane is a slower lane that you have to take 1 time so will be a strategy game from the way I got it
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #39
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Joker lane is a slower lane that you have to take 1 time so will be a strategy game from the way I got it
That is how I understood it too. Every rider must ride through the Joker Lane at some point in the race. The Joker Lane is slower than the main track. So.... the intriguing decision is when does the rider take the slower Joker Lane?

Would you follow the leader into the Joker lane and give up the potential to grab the lead yourself?

The joker lane IMO will increase passing and racing action which is fun for us, the fans!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #40
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Race is streaming live FOR FREE on Monster site and Facebook. Sweet for people like me without the Speed Chanel!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #41
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It's strange to me that Stewart is skipping one of the biggest races of the year. Something if fishy here.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #42
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It's strange to me that Stewart is skipping one of the biggest races of the year. Something if fishy here.
This is a race that doesn't really mean anything, no points for anything, just the money and bragging rights neither of which are probably of any interest to Stewart. All he can do is lose so to speak so why show up.

I'm kind of surprised that any of the top five would show up for this, good way to get yourself hurt and ruin the whole SX season.


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Old 10-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #43
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This is a race that doesn't really mean anything, no points for anything, just the money and bragging rights neither of which are probably of any interest to Stewart. All he can do is lose so to speak so why show up.

I'm kind of surprised that any of the top five would show up for this, good way to get yourself hurt and ruin the whole SX season.

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Seems like a great way to test their race setup in real race conditions as opposed to the practice track. And the benefit is that if you screw it all up, it doesn't cost you anything in terms of points, so it seems strange not to do it. Why wait until A1 to find out your setup is not as good as it could be? I think Stewart in particular could benefit from this since this would be his first SX on the 'zuk.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #44
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #45
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Seems like a great way to test their race setup in real race conditions as opposed to the practice track. And the benefit is that if you screw it all up, it doesn't cost you anything in terms of points, so it seems strange not to do it. Why wait until A1 to find out your setup is not as good as it could be? I think Stewart in particular could benefit from this since this would be his first SX on the 'zuk.
You're right, it can work either way but I think a lot of the top guys see it as a risk more than a testing opportunity.
Be interesting to see if Carnard shows up, he is doing some local races.


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