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Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #196
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the year Mladin left when DMG got the series the final race at Laguna was a complete joke and the series has been pretty much in the shitter since then.. AMA needs to take back the name and series..
on the racer side of things Josh Herin succesfully had surgrery to relive arm pump yesterday or the day before..
Mladin's last year was '09. The last time the AMA had two Laguna rounds was '08. Gill Campbell of Laguna Seca said in an interview that they couldn't support fall stand-alone AMA round because all sponsorship dollars were concentrated on MotoGP and the earlier AMA round at Infineon. She stated both the stand alone AMA rounds in '07 and '08 were money losers for Laguna Seca for these reasons.

Same reason Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon) canceled their AMA weekend this year. With both MotoGP and WSBK at Laguna this year, the local market is tapped and can't support another race - even in moto-mad Northern California.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #197
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #198
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the problem with road racing is that they are racing bikes on car tracks. no wonder nobody is interested in it do the math.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #199
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the problem with road racing is that they are racing bikes on car tracks. no wonder nobody is interested in it do the math.

jerez, sepang, qatar, COTA, silverstone, etc...... the tracks aren't the problem.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #200
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jerez, sepang, qatar, COTA, silverstone, etc...... the tracks aren't the problem.
Um, I believe they're talking about the tracks here in America...
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #201
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the problem with road racing is that they are racing bikes on car tracks. no wonder nobody is interested in it do the math.
Where is there a bike only track in the US?! What exactly would be different on a bike only road race track?! The tracks are not the problem, it's the yoyos running the show!
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #202
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Where is there a bike only track in the US?! What exactly would be different on a bike only road race track?! The tracks are not the problem, it's the yoyos running the show!
Yes, the bike-only tracks tangent is a red herring. Like saying the problem with the Titanic was that it was too wide to miss the iceberg. Like the Titanic, the problem with AMA Pro Racing is with the folks running it from the bridge.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #203
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Yes, the bike-only tracks tangent is a red herring. Like saying the problem with the Titanic was that it was too wide to miss the iceberg. Like the Titanic, the problem with AMA Pro Racing is with the folks running it from the bridge.

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #204
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Heck they race motocross in football stadiums! just saying.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #205
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Heck they race motocross in football stadiums! just saying.
yes good point and it's working out quite well. why is that?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #206
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Where is there a bike only track in the US?!
http://www.jenningsgp.com/
and that's about it
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:41 PM   #207
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Um, I believe they're talking about the tracks here in America...
Um, I believe I am presenting examples of "car" tracks that host a successful motorcycle series. The tracks themselves (the pavement and configuration) aint the problem.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #208
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I forget if was Nixon or Mann when the first Supercross race was in Daytona said that road racing in the U.S. would end up a underclass series. They were right!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #209
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Maybe it's the fact that so many of the people in the US who own sportbikes are complete douche bags that road racing in the US sucks.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #210
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Maybe it's the fact that so many of the people in the US who own sportbikes are complete douche bags that road racing in the US sucks
Swimmer you may be correct. Every young guy I talk to with a sportbike, doesnt know follow any of the racing.

DMG is a disgrace to the sport!!
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