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Old 04-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #2686
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> "Milsaps is the real deal alright. His pass of RV in the heat was sick! "

I think RV let Milsaps go by in the prelim heat... and followed him around to watch his lines.
I imagine in the event that he might need to pass him later on in the main.

Watch the pass... RV just slows down, then speeds up to follow Millsaps.

IMHO: RV = one hell of a smart guy.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #2687
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I think they were all running as hard as they could, just with the track being somewhat one-lined there was nothing left. Maybe through the whoops but they could not get close enough. I think R.V. would have preferred a little more gap on second. Nice mistake-free race by the top 3!
I don't doubt they were giving it their all, just RV didn't let the pressure push him into over riding and causeing a crash or something, definetly think he'd have preferred his usual like 8 second lead.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #2688
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I don't doubt they were giving it their all, just RV didn't let the pressure push him into over riding and causeing a crash or something, definetly think he'd have preferred his usual like 8 second lead.
+1...smart ride under pressure.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #2689
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After Milsaps performance in the heat race, I thought for sure he would pull out a win in the main and make it interesting for Vegas. RV had a different plan though and took control of the race in turn 1 when he made that quick pass to take the lead. It will be interesting to see if he can make it 4 championships in a row next season... has anybody else done that? I know he's now in elite company with 3 in a row, but I predict a 4th if he can stay healthy. The guy is pretty damn dominant right now... even when he looks like he might not be the fastest in qualifying and the heat race, he still manages to pull out wins in the main event when it counts.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #2690
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Nice job by Jason Anderson,tho you wouldn't know it by Speed's coverage of the sketchy ride by Tomac.And I hope Roczen wins the title but,WHAT A DOUCHE! WTF?Hell of a battle in the 450's,Sheheens still an assbag.
Roczen pitching a fit and pulling off 2 laps early in his heat is NOT what an employer wants to see,wobbling around prior to that like a newby squid was strange as well. Then he whined like a schoolgirl when interviewed.
I gotta say Erin rushing up to interview guys when they've just had probably their worst race of the year is a little un-neccesary.
Roczen just rode away from her,it was a good tactic.


But,Tomac didnt do much better at playing pro racer,it was a strange night for the 250 points leaders.

That was a funny choppy little track,ultra short start straight made for desperate times for many.
No place for a 450 to really get on it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #2691
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After Milsaps performance in the heat race, I thought for sure he would pull out a win in the main and make it interesting for Vegas. RV had a different plan though and took control of the race in turn 1 when he made that quick pass to take the lead. It will be interesting to see if he can make it 4 championships in a row next season... has anybody else done that? I know he's now in elite company with 3 in a row, but I predict a 4th if he can stay healthy. The guy is pretty damn dominant right now... even when he looks like he might not be the fastest in qualifying and the heat race, he still manages to pull out wins in the main event when it counts.
Davi is fun to watch,he is so smooth and just floats the bike around the track,he drag races through the whoops hitting the good lines or passing on bad lines,smooth and fast and interviews like a regular guy.
He looks strong on the track. I hope he does great Outdoors!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #2692
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It will be interesting to see if he can make it 4 championships in a row next season... has anybody else done that?
Jeremy McGrath - 93, 94, 95, 96

He then lost it in 97, but got it back in 98, 99 and 2000
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:39 AM   #2693
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Jeremy McGrath - 93, 94, 95, 96

He then lost it in 97, but got it back in 98, 99 and 2000
Thanks for that refresher. It is good to remember that as we think of Villopotos place in the list of all time greats.

It is interesting, but I don't think most people (myself included) think of RV2 as one of the truly greats yet. But based on the titles, how can we not? And as someone pointed out, were it not for the big crash and broken leg while battling Dungey in 2010 (RV was leading the points slightly, no?), RV2 may already be a 4 time consecutive champ!

No one doubts Mcgraths place as the SX king, and yet he is currently being matched by a kid we don't hold in the same regard. It will be interesting, with RV's seemingly declining interest in the importance of motorcycle racing in his life, to see how long he continues to ride and whether he will continue to win titles.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #2694
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Thanks for that refresher. It is good to remember that as we think of Villopotos place in the list of all time greats.

It is interesting, but I don't think most people (myself included) think of RV2 as one of the truly greats yet. But based on the titles, how can we not? And as someone pointed out, were it not for the big crash and broken leg while battling Dungey in 2010 (RV was leading the points slightly, no?), RV2 may already be a 4 time consecutive champ!

No one doubts Mcgraths place as the SX king, and yet he is currently being matched by a kid we don't hold in the same regard. It will be interesting, with RV's seemingly declining interest in the importance of motorcycle racing in his life, to see how long he continues to ride and whether he will continue to win titles.


Not in the same regard because he's not a "show time!" Rider?
He just gets the job done with no fanfare surrounding him.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:59 PM   #2695
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Thanks for that refresher. It is good to remember that as we think of Villopotos place in the list of all time greats.

It is interesting, but I don't think most people (myself included) think of RV2 as one of the truly greats yet. But based on the titles, how can we not? And as someone pointed out, were it not for the big crash and broken leg while battling Dungey in 2010 (RV was leading the points slightly, no?), RV2 may already be a 4 time consecutive champ!

No one doubts Mcgraths place as the SX king, and yet he is currently being matched by a kid we don't hold in the same regard. It will be interesting, with RV's seemingly declining interest in the importance of motorcycle racing in his life, to see how long he continues to ride and whether he will continue to win titles.
RV is tough enough to ride the men's series also, not just SX.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:14 PM   #2696
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I don't doubt they were giving it their all, just RV didn't let the pressure push him into over riding and causeing a crash or something, definetly think he'd have preferred his usual like 8 second lead.
It did seem like RD and DM were alternating on turning up the speed to catch RV? One than the other would seem faster, but RV just stayed consistent and ahead?
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #2697
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>"It did seem like RD and DM were alternating on turning up the speed to catch RV? One than the other would seem faster, but RV just stayed consistent and ahead? "

Late stages of the series... if RD and DM crashed, the season was pretty much over for them. They were banking on RV making a mistake or slowing up. He didn't.

Betcha the other mfgs would like to get their hands on DM's suspension.
Masterful tuning for the whoops, but hmmm... I wonder if there were other suspension issues that would cost him some time elsewhere. Dunno.

Interesting stuff.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #2698
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Thanks for that refresher. It is good to remember that as we think of Villopotos place in the list of all time greats.

It is interesting, but I don't think most people (myself included) think of RV2 as one of the truly greats yet. But based on the titles, how can we not? And as someone pointed out, were it not for the big crash and broken leg while battling Dungey in 2010 (RV was leading the points slightly, no?), RV2 may already be a 4 time consecutive champ!

No one doubts Mcgraths place as the SX king, and yet he is currently being matched by a kid we don't hold in the same regard. It will be interesting, with RV's seemingly declining interest in the importance of motorcycle racing in his life, to see how long he continues to ride and whether he will continue to win titles.
Maybe because McGrath had a natural outgoing personality and a flair for riding with lots of style.

RV wins races and leaves it at that.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #2699
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Jeremy McGrath - 93, 94, 95, 96

He then lost it in 97, but got it back in 98, 99 and 2000
Ah Yes,the ill fated Suzuki year in 97. And it was close then,he nearly won it but for a fluke mechanical.

Winning 7 times total is a tough one to beat.
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Rumor has it that McGrath threw the title or it would have been an automatic contract extension with Suzuki.
I agree with those who think RV is just more reserved.
DM's suspension advantage in the whoops is his height.
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