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Old 02-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #1546
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Nice timing from RacerX about 250/Lites riders trying the 450/SX class.

Premier Premieres (Aaron Hansel)
The talent pool of the 450SX class is already overflowing, and with Eli Tomac making his 450 debut this weekend in Atlanta for the GEICO Honda team, the dam just might burst. To get some perspective on the situation, we delved into the Racer X Vault and looked at how some of the other moonlighters have done when diving into the premier class waters for the first time.

Kevin Windham – Seventh, Orlando 1996. On an interesting side note, Windham became the first rider in history to win while moonlighting in the premier class when he won the Charlotte Supercross in 1997. One year later, part-time big-biker John Dowd repeated the feat in the same venue. Both Windham and Dowd rode Yamahas at the time

Jeremy McGrath – Twentieth, Daytona 1992. Trust me, he got better—much better—in a hurry. That first race just didn't go very well!

Ryan Dungey – Fourth, Indianapolis 2008. After securing tenth in Daytona the following week, Dungey would take second in Minneapolis in the third 450SX race of his career.

Chad Reed – Sixth, Anaheim 1 2002. Remember, Chad was riding for Yamaha of Troy on a YZ250F in the East Region that year but we very anxious to move up and proved right away that he was almost ready.

Ken Roczen – Seventh, Houston 2011. The following year Roczen placed second aboard a KTM 350 in Seattle.

Trey Canard – Twentieth, Indianapolis 2010. After getting his debut out of the way, Canard would take second the following week in Atlanta before reeling off four consecutive thirds.

Cole Seely – Ninth, Indianapolis 2011.

Wil Hahn – Tenth, Toronto 2012.

Travis Pastrana – Fifth, Anaheim 1 2001. Remember, he had his big run-in with Ricky Carmichael there, and that brought out the boo-birds against RC.

Marvin Musquin – Ninth, St. Louis 2012. Musquin followed his debut up by taking fourth the following week in Daytona on a KTM 350, but that was as very wet race.

Damon Bradshaw - Third, San Diego 1989. As impressive as that result is, it was even more amazing when, one year later, Bradshaw won the very next two premier class supercross races of his career.

Ricky Carmichael - Sixth, Anaheim 1 1999.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:42 AM   #1547
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After reading SigPig's post, and always being a 199 fan, I had to look it up....



How often you see guys checking up on doubles like those anymore?

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #1548
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Nice timing from RacerX about 250/Lites riders trying the 450/SX class.

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And how many of these guys decided a championship or took out one of the "Big Dogs"?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #1549
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Eli Tomac 450 Atlanta SX Preview from ALIAS on Vimeo.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #1550
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And how many of these guys decided a championship or took out one of the "Big Dogs"?
No idea. The article didn't dig that deep.

Fastest Qualifiers in 450
Stewart
Tomac
Canard
Barcia
Dungey
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #1551
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No idea. The article didn't dig that deep.

Fastest Qualifiers in 450
Stewart
Tomac
Canard
Barcia
Dungey
That is for practice 2.

Combined practice

Stewart
Tomac
Canard
Millsaps
Barcia
Dungey
Villopoto
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #1552
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I stand corrected.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #1553
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #1554
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Top 10 within one second, that's parity.

But what is Alessi doing that close?

And what's wrong with Tomac, he's not first?


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Old 02-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #1555
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Gavin Faith 8th in the 250's that kid had one heck of a ride at Dallas in his heat last week.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #1556
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Looks like this is what Canard needs to jump start him again...Tomac racing with him. Honda riders trying to prove that each is better. This is going to be a great race. Everyone's healthy and ready to give'r! Alessi will get the holeshot and then be in everyone's way again!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:42 PM   #1557
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Looks like this is what Canard needs to jump start him again...Tomac racing with him. Honda riders trying to prove that each is better. This is going to be a great race. Everyone's healthy and ready to give'r! Alessi will get the holeshot and then be in everyone's way again!
That's how you know it's an "official" AMA Supercross race, Alessi gets the hole shot and then fades to 14th place!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #1558
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #1559
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They better be showing the race! Right now it's all about the big accident at Daytona Nationwide that happened earlier today. Dude is describing how they are removing a post and welding a new one in...it's live and he's going so far into depth on how this is being done and talking like the pole is a human The media was at the hospital describing the atmosphere in the halls and... Apparently there was about 30 fans that were hurt, only 2 that apparently were seriously hurt and are in stable condition. I feel for the injured but Media, leave them alone!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #1560
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