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Old 03-08-2014, 04:56 PM   #151
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There will be way more info on Monday about this. You may perhaps be pleasantly surprised.
Adding 6 more events to the road racing calendar and some tv coverage would be pleasant for the fans that are left. If DMG gets there act together for 2 seasons I will be back to watch the show. DMG has really made it tough on the young talented riders that deserve a better series.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #152
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Adding 6 more events to the road racing calendar and some tv coverage would be pleasant for the fans that are left. If DMG gets there act together for 2 seasons I will be back to watch the show. DMG has really made it tough on the young talented riders that deserve a better series.
Not holding my breath, they've already proven they can fuck up the simplest of things
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:05 AM   #153
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Watching the Supercross last night I couldn't help but notice that the 200 or any of the other races happening next weekend were NEVER mentioned. Except for a reference to "The action on Main Street" it was as if road bikes didn't exist.

Comments like "it's so cool that fans get to walk on the very same tarmac the stock cars use" rather than mentioning that bikes would be on that same track in just a few days --- or, and this is even more telling, Mr. Asshat Ralph Sheheen started going on about how long the Daytona event has been going on and said it's been (however many years) since they started coming to Daytona for the sun and fun. Never mentioning that it was the bikes running on the beach that started the whole bike week thing. He was obviously avoiding mentioning the road race bikes in any context at all related to Daytona. This tone is much different than the constant promotion of the 200 in previous years.

Pretty sure it's over when Daytona won't even admit it is happening, much less promote it to a wide TV audience.

If the "pleasantly surprised" announcement tomorrow is some sort of pay per view for TV or the net then they can shove it, my wallet won't be open for DMG.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:58 AM   #154
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I hope the series that john ulrich is starting will really take off, that is exactly what roadracing needs, someone that actually has an interest in the sport promoting it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #155
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Watching the Supercross last night I couldn't help but notice that the 200 or any of the other races happening next weekend were NEVER mentioned. Except for a reference to "The action on Main Street" it was as if road bikes didn't exist.

Comments like "it's so cool that fans get to walk on the very same tarmac the stock cars use" rather than mentioning that bikes would be on that same track in just a few days --- or, and this is even more telling, Mr. Asshat Ralph Sheheen started going on about how long the Daytona event has been going on and said it's been (however many years) since they started coming to Daytona for the sun and fun. Never mentioning that it was the bikes running on the beach that started the whole bike week thing. He was obviously avoiding mentioning the road race bikes in any context at all related to Daytona. This tone is much different than the constant promotion of the 200 in previous years.

Pretty sure it's over when Daytona won't even admit it is happening, much less promote it to a wide TV audience.

If the "pleasantly surprised" announcement tomorrow is some sort of pay per view for TV or the net then they can shove it, my wallet won't be open for DMG.
Supercross is managed by a group not associated with DMG. You would think that it is in all their best interests to promote motorcycle racing in all it's forms, but maybe the Supercross management doesn't want that to happen. Or maybe FS1 isn't televising the other series and is being pissy.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #156
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Management by committee, oh joy.

http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/news/index.cfm?cid=59097

They kicked the lawyer off the board, probably so he can work on the bankruptcy filing.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #157
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Yup. It's instructive to note that when they run those nostalgic pieces about the old races and racers they talk about the personalities and the drivers. Sometimes they mention Chevy or Ford but they never mention the sponsors. Even NASCAR people really don't care.
Hmm, I think the problem might be the riders' names...

I mean, how can you not like (or dislike) a guy named: Fireball Roberts?

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PS. No relation (AFAIK) to "our" Roberts guys...
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:23 AM   #158
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Am I reading that right??

"AMA Pro Racing's Board of Managers is comprised of the following: • David Atlas, Chief Business Development Officer, AMA Pro Racing
• Tom Bledsoe, Vice President, Administration, NASCAR
• George Silbermann, Vice President, Regional and Touring Series, NASCAR
• Todd Wilson, Vice President, Finance and Governance, NASCAR
• Mark Raffauf, Series Director, Ferrari Challenge & Lamborghini, IMSA"


Three NASCAR guys, one IMSA guy and one AMA guy on the AMA Pro Racing board of directors?? What's wrong with this picture??


WTF...
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #159
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Or maybe FS1 isn't televising the other series and is being pissy.
This would be my guess and I would bet the RS, RC, and JE were instructed not to mention the pavement races. They've dropped coverage, so there is no upside to them talking about it.

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:59 PM   #160
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Not holding my breath, they've already proven they can fuck up the simplest of things
I agree Bikerfish DMG could fuck up cornflakes. They own controlling interest in Road Atlanta but they chose not to bring an AMA Superbike round to the track .What a bunch of crack smoking retards.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:09 AM   #161
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I agree Bikerfish DMG could fuck up cornflakes. They own controlling interest in Road Atlanta but they chose not to bring an AMA Superbike round to the track .What a bunch of crack smoking retards.
yeah, pretty pathetic when you don't race at your own track!
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #162
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I agree Bikerfish DMG could fuck up cornflakes. They own controlling interest in Road Atlanta but they chose not to bring an AMA Superbike round to the track .What a bunch of crack smoking retards.
What entity owns the controlling interest in Road Atlanta? Its not listed as an International Speedway Corporation property.

Edit: Just found this: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nascar-...0--nascar.html
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:16 PM   #163
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This should be a wake-up call, come on, they won't even race at a fucking track they fucking own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a joke.

the AMA/DMG/ASSHOLESAREUS will never get another dime out of me unless something drastic changes.
like I've said many times before, and it should be my signature line, FUCK them for destroying the sport I love!!!!

and that fanchoice shit will probable be the same blurry stationary webcam they use at the flattrack races.
jebus, this shit had better coverage in the 70's!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:35 PM   #164
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I agree Bikerfish DMG could fuck up cornflakes. They own controlling interest in Road Atlanta but they chose not to bring an AMA Superbike round to the track .What a bunch of crack smoking retards.
Agree with DMG and the cornflakes reference. Maybe they dont want to run around the new Road Atlanta layout. They are running out of corners to put chicanes in
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:44 AM   #165
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The 73rd running of the DAYTONA 200 will begin Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014. The site will also provide coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Complete details about FansChoice.tv will be released in the coming days.
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