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Old 03-16-2013, 08:55 AM   #76
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Hayes has another mechanical, Herrin has an off-track excursion, Cardenas cruises to the win
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:30 AM   #77
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Hayes must be crushed. His teammate is leading the points, and Pegram is second.

Bad weekend for the Buells. I had hoped they'd be more competitive.

Hope Hayes hasn't caught some strain of Spies disease this year.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #78
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The racing was interesting for some positions, and the camera work was pretty good. I was very surprised at how the last lap unfolded.

But talk about an event with the stench of general disinterest.

Remember when the big debate about the Daytona 200 was limiting the number of riders to 80 (iirc) or so in 3 waves of riders?

Almost as depressing as the small number of fans-- no fooling, it looked like there were more people on the track (crew, etc.) than watching.

I'm starting to feel that roadracing is just not engaging enough for many fans these day. As brutal and difficult as it is, without an appreciation of what the riders are actually doing it looks unexciting compared to, say, supercross. And that's in person. It's even worse from a TV perspective-- as roadracing doesn't work well with the "switch the camera/image every 2-4 seconds" viewing that today's seemingly ADD-afflicted young fans need.

Know what else I found depressing/surprising? Larry Pegram's comments re looking for another sponsor. Instead of saying something like "hey, I can offer you a lot of TV time for your product" he says "anyone out there have extra money in the advertising budget to sponsor me?" Not what I'd expect from a person who's accomplished so much wrt putting together a credible effort for so long.
So true, Walter, so true.

I've had high hopes that the on track competition of the series would bring in fans, and thereby attract sponsors. Sadly, that has not been the case. The on track product is still very good, and quite competitive - especially the DSB class. Personally, I don't care that the 200 is run on smaller bikes, and I recognize that the Superbikes just abuse the tire too much at that facility to make it safe.

But the obvious small attendance, lack of a TV package, and as you said, feeling of general disinterest is quite disturbing. I expected a lot more from DMG with regards to promoting the series, bringing in new sponsors given the NASCAR connections, and generally making the series more streamlined and professional.

And based on what I'm seeing, I agree with Harvey Mushman that it may not survive the year.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #79
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I've heard from friends that live there and other that have gone to Bike week for years that attendance as a whole is down, fewer vendors etc. more of a conflict with the spring break crowd I think the scheduling of the event should go back to the firs week in March because of the new shced for the 500 the last two years it has hurt the bike event.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #80
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Anyone having any luck with any of the video feeds? On a Mac?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #81
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Anyone having any luck with any of the video feeds? On a Mac?
It's not perfect, but this is kinda working for me on a PC. Popup adds, had to download their video player, and it keeps dropping out.


http://www.vipbox.tv/motorsports/414...am-online.html

Anybody got a better link?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #82
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It's not perfect, but this is kinda working for me on a PC. Popup adds, had to download their video player, and it keeps dropping out.


http://www.vipbox.tv/motorsports/414...am-online.html

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This is working for me. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #83
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Nice Yamaha parade. Good for their advertising, but that's about it.

Good to see that two girls finished in the top ten.

Now on to the real racing venues, assuming the series continues.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #84
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Daytona disaster for Erik buell racing. Now the real season starts, right? Jeez...
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #85
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Whats this TBA facility? must be a real venue! when they race not bad scheduling sucks though how can keep any interest?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #86
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The stands are EMPTY!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #87
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Hayes must be crushed. His teammate is leading the points, and Pegram is second.
Assuming his bike holds up, he won't have any trouble out-scoring them both from here on out.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #88
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Hayes must be crushed. His teammate is leading the points, and Pegram is second.
Uhhh, aren't Herrin and Cardenas tied for 1st, which would make Pegram 3rd?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #89
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Uhhh, aren't Herrin and Cardenas tied for 1st, which would make Pegram 3rd?
will anyone remember the score by the time they get back around to racing again?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #90
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It's not perfect, but this is kinda working for me on a PC. Popup adds, had to download their video player, and it keeps dropping out.


http://www.vipbox.tv/motorsports/414...am-online.html

Anybody got a better link?
I would go in and delete whatever you downloaded. Not needed. Spam. Just click close [X] on anything that asks you to download. It usually has an ad that runs for about 20 seconds before you can watch.

I would go to Avast after deleting the download and run a scan and delete malware too.
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