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I would still like to know if AMA usually puts a pace car out and was it a problem that could have been avoided without the pace car present? Kurtis Roberts said after the mishap that he thought at first it was an ambulance, but then refocused and saw that it was a pace car. I mean come on guys a full course yellow and a pace car for I think it was one rider down, but he was up and walking?? I know it's over now, but I still think AMA made a mistake giving some pace car junky his time on the track at our racers expense!!!!!!!
 

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Report from Scott Russel's site:

Monday, March 12, 2001

6:30 pm 3:11:01

Scott Russell in surgery compound fracture left side arm and leg....accident sustained DAYTONA/TODAY 3:11:01

THIS JUST IN........

I wanted to let you know that Scott is going to be ok. He is in surgery now and for a few more hours to repair his left femur and left forearm and wrist. He was lucid and talking just before he was taken for the sugery, of course in immense pain.

7:30 pm 3/11/01


hope everyone heals quickly from their injuries.

kman
 

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I thought it was demo derby day there in the beginning. Too bad Nicky's bike crapped out so soon. I think he would've been Maladin's only real contender. And what's up with all the %$#^#ing commercials? Sure was fun watching 4 mins. commercial to 2 mins. race time. That really sucked!
 

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Shouldn't MO credit it's source for such reports? i.e. if this was an official press release from AMA then shouldn't you say so somewhere? Or are you implying that this is your own exclusive story? If we're being asked to pay for this, I'd like to know where such information comes from.
 

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What about Miguel!!!! DuHamel was all over Mladin, they were great to watch. Then during the pitting DuHamel crashed out and the bike was no longer raceable. It would have been great to seen 3 or 4 bikes slingshotting in on the last lap! As soon as Miguel bowed out the race was over IMO.
 

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I was thinking the same thing. It was just crazy to put a pace car out

there with some backmarker crashed and not even posing a threat. It's

fortunate no one was more seriously hurt! It's like that year when there

was an ambulance all of the sudden on the racing line and Mladin had to

pass it on the right and go off the track. They really need some better

planning, training, and coordination for these situations.
 

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Re: First Post Biznatches

The crashes were pretty bad. The high speed with Yates and Hacking

looked really serious. Probably the worst though was Russel. The

camera was right there, you seem him drifting to the right after his

bike stalled. One bike clips the front of his bike on the right and

you see him bouncing back to the left right as another bike seems to

just drill right into him. Man that looked really bad.
 

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Hey, what happened to my post? I asked MO to reveal it's source for the injury info. Was it an AMA press release, your own reporting, or something else? Why was my post deleted MO? What are you trying to hide?
 

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You are right, Speedvision's coverage of the race stunk. One lap of race and then commercial, commercial, commercial. And then what, other than the neat ZX-9 Kawasaki commercial of the dude shocking himself the others were mostly cruiser commercials. (The FZ1 was pretty good and the Honda dirt bikes OK, but paaaleeease, no cruiser commercials during AMA Superbike!). Interestingly, I watched the WSB races immediately following and it didn't seem like there were that many commercials!



As for the Scott Russell debacle, it was horrendous, almost shameful carnage. Scott had some kind of problem with his bike and was feigning (and turning a bit right) to get off the track. I don't know who hit him but it was an explosion of bike parts, fiberglass or CF, and bodies strune all over. At first we didn't know it was Russell, but the rider just wasn't moving at all. It was terrible, just terrible.



It happened so fast I still cannot reply it in my mind. I think someone tagged Scott from behind as the rider was launching forward. Then the rider who clipped Scott was going down. Immediately after someone just absolutely t-boned him and his bike. It just just exploded into a pile of bike parts and bodies. No one was getting up quickly. It was sickening and a pall upon the pretigous Arai 200 race.



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I don't recall seeing an e-mail from you on Friday, Steve. Feel free to resend.



We're not responding to low-moderated posts anymore, and as I mentioned last week, we've enabled outside (or MO) readers to moderate. So your peers are doing the moderating.



Note that troll support is working, more than three -1 moderated posts in a week, and the individual's posting ability goes away for a week.

 

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All I can say is, I hope it was not any of the MO staff who moderated that post down. I think it's a valid question, and I did not make any acqusations (sp?) about the source of the post. Anyone from MO care to comment on this?
 

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I will attempt to resend this. It was sent to the same address from which you sent me some emails Thursday/Friday (regarding the "And The #1 News.MO User Is..."). I hope it gets through, using return receipt and everything.
 

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PS I'm also alarmed that this guys post was moderated down by the MO readers. So now if people (these select group of moderators) don't agree with what somebody is saying, their posts get moderated down. And if they persist, maybe more posts moderated down, until they can't post anymore?



That sucks, this guy had the same question on two boards, and both were moderated down to -1, so one more time and he can't post? That seems unfair.
 
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