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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Heading Down to Springfield for the Mile

Weather looks awesome!

Anyone else heading down?

(I know there are track days this weekend)


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Didn't see this until I got back last night.
What's your (anyone) opinion as to how Mike Kidd is doing as the "brains of the outfit" for DMG? I think he's doing a fantastic job compared to what's been happening in road racing. Not perfect but a good show just the same...about130 riders turning out for 80 starting spots in the combined program for the TT is GOOD sign!...
I had the chance to talk with him for a few minutes and I complimented him with the one exception that I felt he needed to make a better TV deal. He told me that it was in the works and we should see alot more flat track on Speed with the Lucas Oil programming.
Tom (or anyone who was there)...what did you think of the race? I was amazed at thr competitivness of both Ducatis AND the Werner/Springsteen Kaw...But what was with Jake Johnson? I have never seen anyone so completely dominate every race they were in... get the holeshot and break the draft almost instantly! I'm sure there were ALOT of teams questioning the legality of that bike!
Did anyone make Saturday nights TT?...Finally after several years of making the track more like a miniature supercross with kicker jumps and such they actually laid out a true TT track!

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Yeah, Kidd has done a great job...and thank goodness they combined the singles/twins classes again! That split series sucked. Good for Mike.

SO glad to see the makes back in it. Ducatic, Aprilia, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph...and not just there but competing for the win! As for that Kawasaki, you couldn't have two better people managing the operation, with a top level rider to boot. They'll have that bike on top of the box quick.

...and Johnson was off his ass. He was just untouchable. That said, I have seen that before..........Ricky Graham won by 1/2 a mile a few times there.

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Also didn't see that. Supergirl, nureyedr and yours truly were at the American Supercamp, so we also got to watch the TT on Saturday night and the Mile on Sunday. I admit though, I bailed out around 3:40PM, went back to the Coliseum building where the class was and passed out on a couple of bundles of hay . That sure made the rest of the camp (5-9PM) easier that day...

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I think the Pro-Singles main event was probably the race of the weekend, really good stuf.

Also, P.J. Jacobsen ...holy crap is that kid good!

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Wonder how much cash they have in that 2nd place Kawasaki? This has really got to be scaring the XR boys.

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That and the Ducati, and the Suzuki, and the Aprilia, and the Triumph...fantastic to see all the makes..........but yeah, aside from the Ducati which has already won that Kawi probably has the most potential. Especially with the guys running the operation.

Can you imagine the benefit of having Springsteen doing the testing and Werner turning the wrenches?? That's as much experience/knowledge as is possible for two people to have with the sport.

Very exciting.

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Also, it was really good to see Nick Cummings there at the race. Damn shame what happened to that kid, glad to see him on the mend and up getting around again.

He was a rocket.

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