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Title: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on May 15, 2020, 09:04:20 pm
Cranking up in Utah at the end of May  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on May 31, 2020, 04:29:19 pm
Salt Lake City today

Tomac Tomac Tomac


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 01, 2020, 08:39:56 am
Cooper Webb was right there. I'm rooting for him.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 01, 2020, 09:30:09 am

Cooper Webb was right there. I'm rooting for him.


He got his last year.  Maybe Tomac can get lucky this year.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 01, 2020, 10:01:01 pm
They are racing every Sunday and Wednesday until the series has reached the 17 rounds of the series.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 02, 2020, 06:59:50 am

They are racing every Sunday and Wednesday until the series has reached the 17 rounds of the series.


 :thumbsdown:

Thanks.  I did not know that.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 04, 2020, 12:40:33 pm
Coper Webb did it last night.   :bigok:    And Osborn was flying.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 04, 2020, 04:00:16 pm

Coper Webb did it last night.   :bigok:    And Osborn was flying.


It looks like it will go down to the wire this year.  Tomac seems to have some tracks that just do not suit him well.  That could be an issue for him.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 04, 2020, 04:46:46 pm
If Tomac focusses he will win it. But as we all know, in years past he has dropped the ball. Webb has to win every race and Tomac and Roczen have to help a little for Webb to repeat.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 04, 2020, 05:19:52 pm
Iím rooting for a Tomac ...   but only because his daddy was and still is a kick ass professional mountain bike racer.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: jay547 on June 04, 2020, 07:53:19 pm

Iím rooting for a Tomac ...   but only because his daddy was and still is a kick ass professional mountain bike racer.


I had a poster of his dad back in the 90's when I used to do some mountain biking.

This one:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/2RGdyPOHu4u-IMMlcPhLR6Qaknft1F6v0NHZSXKO1U51iX_xC2C-A883WZwoOaVuuEN9klTDSnuVjygnsfmkS4k5LKrJYj9ilYoA30Ds7dfRSxhQ)


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 04, 2020, 09:31:34 pm
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/throwback-thursday-vintage-john-tomac-footage-from-the-early-90s.html


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 08, 2020, 07:15:33 am
Tomac

https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2020/06/07/supercross-eli-tomac-cooper-webb-ken-roczen-jason-anderson-chase-sexton-shane-mcelrath-round-13-salt-lake-city/

Good race.  I watch the last 9 minutes or so.  



Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 08, 2020, 08:03:06 am
Very good race. Poor Roczen has something going on with his health. Too bad. Looks like Webb will overtake him for second place and this will be Tomac's year.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 08, 2020, 02:11:58 pm

Very good race. Poor Roczen has something going on with his health. Too bad. Looks like Webb will overtake him for second place and this will be Tomac's year.


What did they say about Kens Health?  I only saw the last 9 minutes of the final mud fest.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 08, 2020, 05:00:19 pm
Roczen started strong last week and slowed down. During the week he reported that he some type of breathing issue. Then, yesterday he started strong and then just slowed.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 08, 2020, 06:41:08 pm

Roczen started strong last week and slowed down. During the week he reported that he some type of breathing issue. Then, yesterday he started strong and then just slowed.


Thanks for the update.  Hopefully he gets better soon.  He has had a lot of hard luck throughout his career.  Tough guy.  Very tough.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 08, 2020, 06:55:34 pm
What was it? Fours ago no one could even get close to him. He was so fast and would have won the title. Then he fell and really busted up his leg. Then after coming back a year later got busted up again. It has taken several years for him to get back to near the speed he had.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 08, 2020, 07:34:57 pm
A very bad hand injury if I remember correctly


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 11, 2020, 03:27:55 pm
Cooper Webb did it again last night.   :bigok:     He won again and Tomac got off to a terrible start but worked his way to the podium. Poor Roczen and his mystery illness had him battling for the lead until about mid race then he faded back. Webb  took over second place in the series from Roczen. Tomac is up 26(?) points so he could actually sit one of the last two races out and win the next and he would still be this years' champ. 25 points for a win. So Cooper has to win the next two and Tomac has to have bad luck for Cooper to follow up his last years' championship.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 11, 2020, 08:46:24 pm
Where did they run last night?


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 12, 2020, 08:08:03 am
When the series started back up a couple of weeks ago the AMA decided they would finish up in Utah. On Wednesday they reused the track but ran it backwards. No audience, same location for many races. But we get to see racing.        :bigok:

The elevation where they are at is 4,600 feet. That does change the engine power and the fitness of the riders is more critical. Theoretically Realistically, Tomac has an advantage because he lives in Cortez, CO which is 6,000 ft. It is evident in all the races the last few years that Tomac doesn't fade and stays strong at the end of the races.

I still want Webb to win the last two races and Tomac to have mechanical problems.                :D


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 13, 2020, 09:29:50 am

When the series started back up a couple of weeks ago the AMA decided they would finish up in Utah. On Wednesday they reused the track but ran it backwards. No audience, same location for many races. But we get to see racing.        :bigok:

The elevation where they are at is 4,600 feet. That does change the engine power and the fitness of the riders is more critical. Theoretically Realistically, Tomac has an advantage because he lives in Cortez, CO which is 6,000 ft. It is evident in all the races the last few years that Tomac doesn't fade and stays strong at the end of the races.

I still want Webb to win the last two races and Tomac to have mechanical problems.                :D


So they run Utah every race.  Thanks.  I did not know that.  I hope Tomac can get it this year but we will see.  Mainly because I like the Kawi  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 15, 2020, 12:50:34 pm
Yesterday they changed the race track. Roczen was his old self and finally won. Webb second and Tomac third. There are TWO more races to go. One on Wednesday and the final on Sunday. Looks like Tomac will take it. All he has to do is cruise around and finish the race.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 15, 2020, 03:22:46 pm
Thanks for the update.  I keep forgetting about Sunday and a Wednesday racing.

Will they run outdoor this summer?


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 15, 2020, 04:52:39 pm
They are planning for it.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 15, 2020, 06:09:13 pm

They are planning for it.


Out freakin standing


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 18, 2020, 06:49:02 am
Webb won again last night. Tomac had to come through the pack after a terrible start for second. The last race will be this Sunday but unless Tomac has some terrible luck he will be the 2020 Supercross champ. Too bad Webb had that one really bad race before the Coronavirus break. Otherwise, he would have repeated as champ this year.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 18, 2020, 07:49:13 am
Thanks for the update.  I think Web was really sick in January when the season started if I remember it correctly.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 19, 2020, 11:21:08 pm
I finally watched the recording of Wednesday's race tonight(Friday). Webb won again but Tomac came in 2nd. Final race tis Sunday. Roczen is out of it and the only way Webb can repeat as champ is for Tomac to have a real lousy race. Too bad Webb had that one DNF race early on. He would have repeated as champ.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 20, 2020, 07:20:17 am
I hate that itís all Utah.   But covid has jacked up a lot of stuff


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 21, 2020, 04:37:12 pm
Watching the final races now. The 250s are about ready to start. The 450s next. In the 450s all Tomac has to do is take 19th or better.   :facepalm:    He can do that in his sleep.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 21, 2020, 09:49:23 pm
https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2020/06/21/supercross-eli-tomac-cooper-webb-ken-roczen-zach-osborne-chase-sexton-dylan-ferrandis-round17-salt-lake-city/

Kawi  :thumbsup:

Next year will be another great year.  


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: Blue is Best on June 22, 2020, 07:22:48 pm
Anderson was going to win the race but his seat broke off in the last couple of laps. He hadn't won a supercross since 2018 when he won the championship. Osborn was right behind and won the race. Good for him as it was his first 450 class win. Tomac cruised to fifth place for the title. Webb ended up right behind Roczen for 2nd in the series and Roczen ended up 3rd for the series. Both of them were not on their game for this last race.

Next year should be good with many riders that could win races.


Title: Re: Supercross is back
Post by: rajflyboy on June 22, 2020, 07:51:38 pm
I think Osborn has a training facility not far from where I live.  Itís called Club MX in South Carolina.  I 6hink a few other top riders train with him.  Good to see another local do well.


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