Sunday, March 25, 2012

PA racing in full swing & Monster Energy heads to Toronto!

Finally the PAMX racing has started, today racing is taking place at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA. Sadly I am stuck at home working on projects and other things for college. Like most people, I am wishing it was summer so I could enjoy my motocross filled weekends. So those updates will come later after I see results and hear what went on.

In the Monster Energy Supercross series the racing went to Toronto this weekend, and the injury list keeps growing. We now have Reed, Dungey, and Stewart out. Reed will be out until the 2013 supercross season, he has filled in his spot with Ben Townley who will began racing when outdoors start. Dungey is out 4-6 weeks, lets hope he comes back strong so we can have some more battles between the Ryan's. Stewart was the latest in the top contenders to get hurt, he sustained a concussion and other minor injuries at Indianapolis and decided it was in his best interest to sit out this race. Will he return next weekend? We will just have to wait and find out, guess he spoke to soon about Chad Reed being a "couch potato" since he now joins him in that category, or wait was that picture on twitter suppose to mean that he isn't sitting on the couch? hmmmmm, makes you think that is for sure.

When he called into Toronto supercross did anyone else think it was unfair that CRtwotwo left the booth or was it in both of their best interests for him to leave?! - leave your thoughts because I'm really not sure, I would have liked to see what Reed said while he was on the phone..

"Ryan's win is his seventh of the season and elevates him to more than 100 points ahead of Davi Millsaps, who sits in fourth behind the injured Ryan Dungey and James Stewart." from 
Villipoto definitely seems to have this championship wrapped up, there are still races left though so I'm excited to see what else happens this season. Even though it is well through the season for the Supercross class, the lites class on the west coast still has a tight battle going on with Wilson and Tomac. It's going to be great racing when we get to see these boys again!

Back to the East Coast though, Barcia is back on top of the podium after his third place in Indianapolis. Barcia looked like his smooth and aggressive self again last night to take the win in Canada. Roczen though also ended up with an impressive second place after battling with the flu and Justin Barcia. As for Barcia's teammate, Bogle, he had a rough start to his night by crashing in the heat race and having to go to the LCQ, which he won, then having more issues in the main he still ended up finishing in 8th place. Durham has looked very impressive this whole season on his new Pro Circuit Kawasaki bike, he dominated his heat race and had an impressive ride in the main, it was not better than Indy but still impressive for the Bulter, PA native!

This season could not be more unpredictable could it?! What else do you think is going to happen before the gate drops at Las Vegas Supercross in May? We are coming down to the last 5 races and anything can happen!? Will K-Dub get a win? he finally made the podium this weekend even after his big crash in Indy.

One thing is for sure is that it has been quiet an unbelievable season 
for the riders, teams, sponsors and fans. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Daytona SX: preview & thoughts.

Well as we all know, Daytona SX is almost here!

The biggest news that came today, Dungey is OUT!? Yes that is right, Dungey, who sits second in points, is not racing this weekend due to his collarbone. Originally it was thought to be cracked, but after another doctors visit it turns out it was broken.. Dungey underwent surgery to have a plate placed and will now try and make a speedy recover!

So what does this mean for Villipoto? Does he have the championship all sealed up... I doubt it, Dungey will make a speedy recovery but him not racing will definitely put a damper on the points. But you cannot rule Villipoto the champion yet, anything is possible. Its not like we've heard that all season long, but it is true. So many things have changed within each round of this Supercross championship, its hard who to say will win Daytona.

The weather is another huge factor in this race, it doesn't seem to be cooperating for the race tomorrow night. The rain has been falling and word is that press day was cut short due to it. Daytona always has an outdoor feel to it, so who do you think will win? Personally if it is still rainy and muddy I am going with K-Dub! He's been fast and known to win the mudders (since Reed is out, he'd be my #1 choice).  Lets hope the weather clears up for race time tomorrow and the track is decent for the riders, a mud race is fun to watch but come on, we all like to see the riders going fast and jumping everything. It makes it more intense racing to me.

I'm really trying to get this blog going and have followers to read and give me feedback on what I have wrote on here. Leave what you want, I hope none of it is nasty. I have my own opinions about some things in motocross, everyone does. So lets at least keep it clean. THANKS!

Definitely a bigger post coming after Daytona! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

RV and Bam Bam's winning streak

Within the last 5 races for the Supercross class, Ryan Villopoto has won 4 of them. RV seems to have a winning streak going, and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. However, as Reed can attest, things can change in an instant during Supercross. Villopoto has not had much luck in St. Louis, everyone remembers his horrific crash in 2010 that ended his supercross championship contention. Where are the other contenders? well Dungey looked to be gaining speed during the last lap of the main event, but it wasn't enough to win. Do you think he can win in Daytona? We'll have to wait and see if Dungey can put an end to RV's winning streak. James Stewart was suppose to be in contention, but we haven't seen a very promising performance out of him lately. As for now it seems he's too busy being in a battle with Reed on Twitter. If you haven't heard about this, well you need to go follow them probably. Everyone has their opinions or thoughts, do not take it out of context and start "bullying" people around. It is the internet, your words are forever visible. As we all know Reed is out for the remaining rounds of supercross and probably the start of outdoors. He looked to be the only one to put a stop to RV's winning streak, he was hauling behind him and ready to contend for a win in Dallas, until he nose-dived into the sand section ending in a string of injuries. Who else could contend for a win? Brayton sure showed everyone he can ride in the top 3 and even hold off Villipoto for a while if he gets a good start. Davi Millsaps and Kevin Windham have also been showing impressive speed, holding onto top 5 results. Daytona always brings a different atmosphere to the schedule because its not in a football or baseball stadium but in the middle of a NASCAR track. Someday this girl from Pennsylvania will be attending that race and writing stories about what happens.
Until then lets move onto Bam Bam 1E. This boy is on fire, he is three for three on the east coast, and looks like he can't be touched by anyone else on the track. Barcia won the east coast championship last year, and looks to be starting the 2012 season where he left off last season. Although anything can happen in an instant, as he teammate Eli Tomac knows, that red plate looks pretty good on that 1E bike. Other's like Durham, Bogle Stewart, Baggett, and Roczen are the other contenders for the podium, but only Bogle, Durham and Roczen have really proven they can run up front with Bam Bam. Baggett was a favorite coming into the east coast, but has been plauged by bad starts and crashes that have not allowed him to show his full potential of speed. Could this 2012 Supercross season be all about the GEICO Honda team? So far the talk has been about the GEICO team, whether it is Barcia, Tomac, or Bogle. One downfall for the team is Decotis recently has torn his ACL right before his return from injuries to both of his ankles. This season has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs for riders, teams, and fans. You cannot say it hasn't been an interesting season so far, and there is plenty of more racing to come.

Anything can happen, and this championship could change within an instant.

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