Breaking News: 2017 MXGP of USA Changes Venues

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akmx17

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7/18/2017 10:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 7:51 AM

Pretty wild stuff, I was personally looking forward too seeing it at venue but hope the new menu works out.

Source: http://www.vitalmx.com/news/press-release/Monster-Energy-MXGP-of-the-USA-Location-Change,20477

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7/18/2017 10:44 PM

Tomac by 20sec 1-1

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7/18/2017 10:44 PM

Geez. Never fails.

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7/18/2017 10:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2017 10:51 PM

Kind of odd to contract for a race on thats scheduled after the lease is up, puts the landlord in a great position to ask for more money?

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7/18/2017 10:52 PM

Helder wrote:

Tomac by 20sec 1-1

It still won't matter to people like Mr Yep ( The source ). Not even on an equal track where nobody has ridden it. Mean while his country men struggle to stay out of the B final in mxon.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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7/18/2017 10:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2017 10:57 PM

Would've made the plane flights different if I knew about this earlier. At least it's still on - I had bought tickets and booked flights into Orlando. WTF for planning though - DC please elaborate and confirm this is not going to have a last minute cancellation.
Was pretty excited for the race, now less so.

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7/18/2017 11:05 PM

Unbelievable.

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7/18/2017 11:11 PM

Somehow this was expected.


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7/18/2017 11:15 PM

What???

Did i do that?

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7/18/2017 11:23 PM

The place looks like limited access and parking from the aerial. Also looks like the track is short. Locals get in here.

The older I get, the faster I was.

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7/19/2017 12:06 AM

The track looks crazy fast! Fairly sure the FIM regulars will have their hands full against whichever AMA riders decide to race.

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7/19/2017 12:09 AM

Does this mean Mini O's moved too?

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7/19/2017 12:10 AM

USA race in venue change shocker... who would have thought.

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7/19/2017 12:15 AM

KurtJ99 wrote:

Would've made the plane flights different if I knew about this earlier. At least it's still on - I had bought tickets and booked flights into Orlando. WTF for planning though - DC please elaborate and confirm this is not going to have a last minute cancellation.
Was pretty excited for the race, now less so.

I booked mine yesterday into JAX, guess I need to rearrange my hotels now. No wonder it didn't show Pre-sale tickets not the MXGP site.

Only 2 things that money can't buy, thats true love and homegrown tomatoes.

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7/19/2017 12:23 AM

Always a shit show. You would think they would make sure the ink was dry on the new contract before announcing it. Now you have people with plane tickets and hotel reservations.

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7/19/2017 1:01 AM

Disappointed ! another flat jump track , was looking forward to Gatorback being in the GP's.

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7/19/2017 1:35 AM

andyyam wrote:

Disappointed ! another flat jump track , was looking forward to Gatorback being in the GP's.

Right, I'm out on that track!

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7/19/2017 1:48 AM

I've lost count of the number of cancellations/venue switches of international events in the US.

How many is it now?

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7/19/2017 1:49 AM

philG wrote:

USA race in venue change shocker... who would have thought.

'Couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery' springs to mind.

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7/19/2017 2:11 AM

captmoto wrote:

The place looks like limited access and parking from the aerial. Also looks like the track is short. Locals get in here.

Plenty of parking. One way in and out, though it wouldn't surprise me if Junior opened up a second access. I love Gatorback, but since WW is five miles from my house, I'm not complaining!

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7/19/2017 2:19 AM

Really fun track and hopefully will be good to watch.

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7/19/2017 2:25 AM

KurtJ99 wrote:

Would've made the plane flights different if I knew about this earlier. At least it's still on - I had bought tickets and booked flights into Orlando. WTF for planning though - DC please elaborate and confirm this is not going to have a last minute cancellation.
Was pretty excited for the race, now less so.

brlatm wrote:

I booked mine yesterday into JAX, guess I need to rearrange my hotels now. No wonder it didn't show Pre-sale tickets not the MXGP site.

There's some nice hotels at Chaffee and Crystal Springs right off I10 and they are just a few miles from the track.

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7/19/2017 2:38 AM

The excuse of European retards fans to minimize tomac's victory last year will no longer be possible on this track.

Tomac by one lap.

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7/19/2017 3:00 AM

A mxgp on a moto-supercross track?

I call bs.

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7/19/2017 3:06 AM

Kawasaki-rider wrote:

A mxgp on a moto-supercross track?

I call bs.

For some Europeans, Charlotte was.

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7/19/2017 3:24 AM

Kawasaki-rider wrote:

A mxgp on a moto-supercross track?

I call bs.

What I find funny about people from Euro complaining about jump filled tracks is, wtf does it matter? As my kid was coming up, he wouldn't jump anything while on 65cc bikes and I would get pissed. Now he is on big bikes, the speed is on the ground, not jumps. Everyone jumps everything no time is made up in the air.

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7/19/2017 3:25 AM

Now hold on there, my Eurobros. WW track is not SX. It has some huge tabletops, but I don't think MXGP riders will be at any disadvantage with the exception being heat and humidity. Believe me, right now it is misery in Jacksonville. It won't be much better come September. I personally think the GP guys are going to love the track and they will be fast in that sort of loamy sand. You'll see. This is going to be a great race!

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7/19/2017 3:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 3:30 AM

My question is, what does this mean for Gatorback's future? The issue is between Unlimited Sports and the Landlord of Gatorback's property.. doesn't sound promising, and they just built that other track.. I'm perplexed by this..

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7/19/2017 3:31 AM

And GP fanboys wonder why we laugh at the promoters of their series. What fucking joke. This is supposed to be the top tier of your racing and this shit happens year after year. Switching venues multiple times after people have started lining up accomodations is bs.

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7/19/2017 3:36 AM
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They prepare and ride motocross all year round and it's still a shit show compared to the AMA series