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Holy Shit .... What a great red-visor ride from Blake Young !


Showed real talent to come from behind, injured and to beat Hayes man to man ..... Fantastic.



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awesome comeback after a scary crash.
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That was some awesome racing.
Neither of those guys are anywhere close to satisfied with 2nd.
If they both stay in one piece it is going to be an awesome season to watch.

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Nice racing. I'm just wondering if there is no rule that if you cause a red flag by not moving off track, you don't get removed from the grid...

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Nice racing. I'm just wondering if there is no rule that if you cause a red flag by not moving off track, you don't get removed from the grid...


Now *that* is a confusing sentence .....


Only rule I am aware of is ..... if you CAUSE the redflag and you are able to restart, you do it from the back of the grid.



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I like Blake Young as much as the next guy but that shouldn't have been a red flag. He could've rolled his ass over to the side on to the grass instead of trying to pull himself to the middle of the track to red flag it. Muffucka looked like he was dodging enemy fire in vietnam and shit.

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How's that downward spiral?

He looked out of it, face down, crawling the wrong direction. It wasn't like when Yates at VIR ran back onto the track and laid spread eagle until the flag was thrown.
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Yates .... LOL .... classic.


The race line is pretty outside there, I *think* that's why he was crawling the direction he was.


I am really glad he didn't get hit.


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Thats what I mean, if you cause the red flag like this, you shouldn't be allowed to Restart, end of grid or not....
I liked Blake, but this kinda was low. As soon as the red was out, he could walk back to the bike and rise to the
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sometimes crashes are alot worse than it looks but having just watched that crash again, it really didn't look bad at all. He just slid and slid. I'm sure his ass was on fire but it sure looks like there was some acting happening there. He wouldn't be the first guy in racing to do that and not the last so it is what it is.

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It worked .... and then he backed it up .... hell of a ride either way.


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It worked .... and then he backed it up .... hell of a ride either way.


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sometimes crashes are alot worse than it looks but having just watched that crash again, it really didn't look bad at all. He just slid and slid. I'm sure his ass was on fire but it sure looks like there was some acting happening there. He wouldn't be the first guy in racing to do that and not the last so it is what it is.
Yeah, didn't look bad. But he did bounce when he hit the track. It could have knocked the wind out of him. But who knows. If he was faking it, it was a good job. Sitting on track at the bottom of the hill could have been bad news.
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Thats what I mean, if you cause the red flag like this, you shouldn't be allowed to Restart, end of grid or not....
I liked Blake, but this kinda was low. As soon as the red was out, he could walk back to the bike and rise to the
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*if* it was intentional ...... I agree with you. Hard to call on how hard he got his bell rung ......


YATES on the other hand ..... Wayyyy obvious.

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Yeah, didn't look bad. But he did bounce when he hit the track. It could have knocked the wind out of him. But who knows. If he was faking it, it was a good job. Sitting on track at the bottom of the hill could have been bad news.
yeah he did bounce pretty good so it is a possibility that he did get the wind knocked out of him. I've had that happened many times and now that I think about it, I kinda crawled too when it happened.

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holy crap Jamie James aged ALOT!

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An amazing ride from Blake in R1. As for the crash, it was obviously a racing incident and I'm sure he knows that so no knock on Josh. It was good hard racing. After the restart, I don't think Hayes expected Young to be on his ass that early, if at all. If he could go back, I'm sure he would have been more aggressive, gotten passed Herrin and maybe opened up a larger gap. After the race you can see Hayes signaling Young to take it down a notch. Young is a very emotional rider and his riding shows that. He was on the ragged edge and I don't think Hayes was thrilled that he had to do the same in order to stay with him. In either case, it makes for great racing for the fans. I'm sure these two will be fight for wins all season long. Good stuff.

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Nice racing. I'm just wondering if there is no rule that if you cause a red flag by not moving off track, you don't get removed from the grid...
Ah yes, the old Mat Mladin trick. I was thinking this same thing when it happened...I almost feel that if you cause a red flag you shouldn't be allowed to restart. I mean think about it, in almost every case the guy causing the red flag's race would be over were it not for the fact that the race was stopped.

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...yep, they finally listened to everyone. Keep in mind that until an injury to Gerloff, this series still wasn't healthy enough to field Tommy Hayden, one of its highest profile riders. The series is certainly getting better, but it's taking time.

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An amazing ride from Blake in R1. As for the crash, it was obviously a racing incident and I'm sure he knows that so no knock on Josh. It was good hard racing. After the restart, I don't think Hayes expected Young to be on his ass that early, if at all. If he could go back, I'm sure he would have been more aggressive, gotten passed Herrin and maybe opened up a larger gap. After the race you can see Hayes signaling Young to take it down a notch. Young is a very emotional rider and his riding shows that. He was on the ragged edge and I don't think Hayes was thrilled that he had to do the same in order to stay with him. In either case, it makes for great racing for the fans. I'm sure these two will be fight for wins all season long. Good stuff.

As for Daytona Sportbike, I'm loving what Tommy Hayden has been able to do on that R6. I hope Y.E.S. keeps him for the rest of the season. If he can just figure out how to be more aggressive up front. It seems like that has been his issue all these years. Watching Cardenas lay down blackies on that 600...awesome.
Did you see the post race interview with Young? He was about to break down in tears. That guy rides with a TON of emotion, sometimes it helps and sometimes it hurts him. He just needs to learn to reign it in a little at times.

Big tip of the cap to EBR as well, Geoff May was running really well in R2 until they had an issue with the shift linkage...good to see them going well. It's so great to see Road Atlanta back on the schedule. Such a big bummer to see it go a few years back.

...and once again, why is it that backmarkers in the AMA struggle so badly to get out of the way! I know parts of that track are one line and it's tough, but I saw a few instances where guys just sat on the racing line with room to spare....may have cost Hayden a win in the 600 race.

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Yeah ..... JRP was slow and in the way ..... and another backmarker certainly eliminated any HOPE of Tommy making a run.


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Not the first time with JRP either. He's had a number of run ins regarding his slow ass in the way crap

....on another note, wat?

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Young said the charge wasn't inspired by anger at Hayes, though. "I think the thing that really revved me up was them telling me I had to be on the back row. I didn't feel like that's where I needed to be. They said ?You caused the red flag.' It is what it is. It's racing. I might have been in the moment a little bit, a little bit upset, frustrated with everything, frustrated with my race weekend so far."

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He should learn to bottle that level of whoop-ass and dole it our strategically.


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Shame to see DiSalvo have technical issues both races too. I think he could have been up front with Cardenas and Hayden.

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