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Cole Thompson to Star Valli

RedRider28

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7/16/2012 5:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/17/2012 7:47 AM

http://www.racerxonline.com/2012/07/16/star-valli-yamaha-signs-cole-thompson

Racer X's Aaron Hansel has learned that Star-Valli Rockstar Yamaha has signed privateer Cole Thompson to compete in the 250 Class beginning this weekend at Washougal. We will have more on this developing story tomorrow.

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7/16/2012 5:49 PM

that's cool, I couldn't believe no one picked this kid up out of the amateurs. glad to see the hard work pay off.

dboivin

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7/16/2012 5:51 PM

at least he's on a 250, i was hoping he didnt take a 450 yamaha ride like every other call up.....they fall flat on their face.

good luck to him in the 250 class...gonna be tougher IMO.

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7/16/2012 6:04 PM

Glad to hear he's getting a chance somewhere.

He's earned it with his results this year.



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7/16/2012 6:13 PM

dboivin wrote: at least he's on a 250, i was hoping he didnt take a 450 yamaha ride like every other call up.....they fall flat on their face.

good luck to him in the 250 class...gonna be tougher IMO.

was thinking the same thing. good job for him!

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7/16/2012 6:14 PM

This is good news. I hope the kid does well but I dont have allot of faith in those Yamaha 250s. Maybe he will be the one that puts one toward the front. At least if it don't work out he can get back on his own Honda that he and his dad own and run top 10s .
Good luck kid.

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7/16/2012 6:16 PM

Cole raced B last year, skipped his A amateur year, went to the 450 pro

"dis sho am good"

CCMX

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7/16/2012 6:17 PM

Sort of the Dungey route

"dis sho am good"

TerryK

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7/16/2012 6:31 PM

Canada's first hope since Darcy Lange! Go Cole!!



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7/16/2012 6:54 PM

This is great news. I bet it was getting expensive doing the privateer thing.

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7/16/2012 6:57 PM

Good for him.

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7/16/2012 7:28 PM

I am really happy for Cole.He definately deserves it.
The kid worked his ass off and now it's starting to pay off.

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7/17/2012 1:08 AM

TerryK wrote: Canada's first hope since Darcy Lange! Go Cole!!

Facciotti is as fast, if not faster than Lange. Seen those guys ride quite a bit around here. JMHO

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7/17/2012 3:28 AM

TerryK wrote: Canada's first hope since Darcy Lange! Go Cole!!

FIREfish148 wrote: Facciotti is as fast, if not faster than Lange. Seen those guys ride quite a bit around here. JMHO

To be specific, i'm thinking he meant Canada's first hope at AMA success since Lange. Yes, Facciotti is fast, maybe faster, but we will never know how good he could have been, as he chose a career racing in Canada.

Congrats to Cole..!!!

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7/17/2012 5:24 AM

Well deserved and I hope he does well on the 250s!

Going from a Honda 450 to a Yamaha 250 may not be an easy transition, but he's showing a lot of talent and should have everything figured out in a few of weeks.

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7/17/2012 6:16 AM

Last Year when i was still working with TUF racing tuf sold an engine kit to Cole for the honda 250 Steve Beitie put it together I kept telling Dave Antolack that he needed to pick this kid up and go racing .What a missed oportunity I expect good things to come for Cole no mater what he rides.

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7/17/2012 6:56 AM

Congrats to him and his family. Racing is a huge effort and all the guys that line up are studs.

Hope he does well!
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