Although I already knew, many forums have a rule that the word "Spoiler" appears in the title if it give results. You could also just refer to the AMA site.e.g. "To see Mid-Ohio results go Here. " type of thing.
And for you that are waiting for Tuesday - Race was on TV on Sunday. WSBK and World supersport will be shown Tuesday, too. WSBK is the best racing this side of MotoGP. AMA can't hold a candle to WSBK. Suzuki Wins , Yawn! FX and Superstock and supersport are all better racing.
Also don't you all have TIVO? You can avoid all of the inanne especially CrashCAR commercials on Speed? (I get to watch 1 hr of TV in about 39 minutes or less.)
Anyone have an opinion on Charity Hodges? (If you have to ask, too bad!)
What's everyone complaining about? At least we don't have to listen to Mladin beating his chest about how fantastic it was that he beat those 19 year old kids, and 40 year old hanger-ons, while riding for the only mfg. that really gives a crap about AMA racing.
Who really cares about AMA racing. Seems like each manufacturer has staked their claim in a class, and that is the championship they win. Suzuki wins Superbike, so great, this year it was a different rider.
Seems to me you can just about guess who will win the championship before the season begins, because there are only a handful of guys who are going to win any given race. Perhaps they can just combine all of the classes into one great big cage match of a race. That would be interesting.
Can't argue that AMA racing seems uninspired. While there a plenty of excellent racers it seems the manufacturers control the game. I tend to watch more World Superbike and MotoGP because the races are generally less predictable and hence more exciting -- and they race in seriously bad weather, so it's always a crap shoot who'll make it to the podium.
"...seriously bad weather." That's why I watch. Next season I'm hoping they will race MotoGP on a 3-inch bed of fresh popcorn...extra butter...yay! danger AND distraction. THAT will make for some unpredictable races. I hear WSBK is gonna rent a zamboni to ice/groom the track between races. High-level racing should never be about the ability of the rider to extract the most from his machine; it should not be about his challenge to himself. It should be about who can hang on in the face of the most shadenfreude-like obsticles and unfortunate events.
I hate it when the best racer wins most races...sooo boring. I really hope the powers that be will see that danger and unpredictablility are what the viewers really want; they don't care about who has the most talent, skill, or mental discipline.
Wouldn't it be so much more fun to watch golf if guys in a helicopter were hovering about a hundred feet over Tiger's head, raining pre-dressed bits of salad down on him? Let's see him sink that 50-foot eagle putt now! I mean, we only watch hocky for the brawls and auto. racing for the pile-ups, right?
Viewers don't want to see the best man win (the arrogant bastard) they want to see the best man upset by fortune or foe (serves him right...deserved to be taken down a peg.)
"The guy is phenomenally talented and as hard as they come."
Then he should go race GP or WSB. He's a chickenshyt that will only race where he can win each and every week. If he was anywhere but AMA Little League, he'd have his ass handed to him each and every weekend. We all know his ego couldn't stand that. If he was a REAL champion like Rossi, he find new ways to challenge himself. Instead, he hangs around Little League on the only motorcycle capable of winning to become the all-time champ. What an accomplishment! He's an asshat.
'He'd have his ass handed to him each and every weekend'
I guess we'll never know, will we?
Based on his record, there's no reason to think he'd do any worse than any other rider who's ridden 'production' bikes almost all their career. e.g. Bayliss, Edwards, Hayden.
I dont think anybody measures up against Rossi, including Mladin. He (Rossi) is the outstanding rider of his generation.
How's Mladin's record against Nicky Hayden?
Lets not forget WSB world champion Hodgson and former Supersport world champion Andrew Pitt who are among those he's beaten head to head.
Not to mention Ant Gobert.
Oh, and he beat Marty Craggill - who pipped Bayliss to the Aussie title a few years ago.
You seem happy to belittle the guy because YOU say he has it easy.
You reckon he's on he only bike capable of winning? Come on now. Remember the GSXR750 ?? You can buy a Ten Kate CBR1000RR race preped - hardly a dog of a thing. It's only the Mladin developed GSXR's that are doing any good isn't it?
Aside from the 2005 WSB (with previous world champ Corser on board), and success in Australia - Suzuki havent won much that Mladin hasnt given them the last few years.
Wealthiest country in the world.
More people than anywhere with the $$$ and opportunity to race.
That's a big pond to be a big fish in.
It's not like the talent from that 280 million people skips the AMA and goes OS because it's crap.
Now, how many Americans in WSB????
How many in MotoGP??? Four?? Doing any good, really? One- on the choice factory bike and after several years trying.
That's hardly a herd of Talent from the USA...
Maybe there's more to it than just talent required to succeed in SBK or MooGP?
I repeat, he's beaten Corser and Bayliss to the Aussie title. No mean feat.
Bottom line -- he has a long history of being competitive against SOME of he best riders in the world in recent times.
I'm not saying he's the greatest - but how about giving the guy some respect for his achievements?