Anyone considering one of these? For the price, they actually look like a complete blast. Polaris Slingshot
Added reply in a thread Americans who raced in Canada 8/19/2014 5:27 AM
I think you missed Hill and Frieze right off the bat.....
Added reply in a thread What is the solution? 8/18/2014 10:42 AM
This makes sense until you combine it with a great point brought up by DC in another thread. These access roads are used by the Asterisk crew and other race officials, and there could be times that blocking their direct path could make the difference
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 10:27 AM
DC, I know that there were several riders who rode around the outside at Unadilla but there's a reason you referred to them as "Cooper Webb and friends" instead of just "eight riders". Any time a top tier guy is involved, the interpretation and enforcement ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 9:03 AM
Oh shit, that's how you are looking at it? If you draw a line down the track fron nearly any two points in a corner, nearly the entire previous straight is "off the track" so .......... The problem you are having is that you don't understand the marking ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 8:56 AM
His front tire is 20 feet from the marker. The track line runs from yellow pylon along the bales. That should be obvious to anyone.
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 8:54 AM
Nothing on Dungey's bike is off the track in that frame. Can you point out the track marker that his front wheel has passed? Oh wait, it hasn't. DC's already said that Dungey broke the rule but won't be punished.
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 8:51 AM
But if they find a way to cut the track like this, will they get away with it because precedence has already been set? That's the danger of deciding not to enforce a rule because you've made a mistake before. Now any rider next week should feel that ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 8:42 AM
Show the track markers that he crossed. You're confusing the main line with the track, and that's just silly. Dungey was in a bad spot, but not off the track.
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/18/2014 8:39 AM
He isn't off the track at that point. He doesn't leave the track until he passes the bale at the beginning of the banners. There are no track markers until then for him to pass through. If you believe he is off the track in this photo, please point out ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/17/2014 9:23 PM
I assume that it was situations like that one that led to the change in the rule. But despite the change in the rule, the enforcement seems to have remained based on the old rule.
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/17/2014 9:21 PM
He doesn't go off the track til he passes the bale at the start of the banners. Up to that point there are no markers on the left side of the track that would imply an 'edge'. The bale at the start of the banners would qualify, though, per the rule book. ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/17/2014 8:57 PM
If the ground was solid enough for him to roost for 15-25 feet before he got to the banners, he should have been able to get on top of or through the mud at the edge of the track. Also, at what point do you guys start enforcing the newly written rule, ... more »
Added reply in a thread #5 first moto first turn 8/17/2014 8:45 PM
He was in best at 7th position when he reached the bales where the banners began, so re-entering in 5th should have been bad enough. But the fact is, he's on a bike with perhaps the best brakes of any dirtsickle in the world, and he's already nearly ... more »
Added reply in a thread Deleted threads 8/17/2014 5:55 PM
I think I remember who it was, and the fact that he is usually pretty bright and deliberate with his words is why I got the feeling that it was an intentional shot at slipping it in as a slur.
Added reply in a thread Deleted threads 8/16/2014 6:48 PM
I'm pretty sure those words were chosen intentionally in order to be insensitive.........
Added reply in a thread Hot/Crazy Matrix 8/16/2014 6:07 PM
Pretty freakin' accurate, if you ask me.......
Added reply in a thread tony stewart 8/15/2014 8:53 AM
When considering vision, turning, etc related to dirt track, this is a good example of how things can go very wrong. Swindell's a 'pretty good' driver, too, and it wasn't dark out with the truck painted all black either.....
Added reply in a thread Two-strokes at the National level 8/13/2014 9:55 PM
There isn't a 2 stroke Honda on the approved machine list this year......
Started new thread Since the KTM X-Bow doesn't look like it'll ever be US spec....... 8/13/2014 9:21 PM
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Added reply in a thread tony stewart 8/12/2014 12:43 PM
Based on this photo, the view from inside one of these things is far less than ideal. Probably much worse with some rear offs on your visor.