Added reply in a thread Cooksey interview with brennans engine builder 8/14/2022 4:44 PM

I didn't miss that part. Maybe you missed the part where they still got multiple runs at the kid to get it out of the trailer, and ultimately kept the bike. The rulebook doesn't say put it in a trailer, make mechanical changes, and harass the claimant ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cooksey interview with brennans engine builder 8/14/2022 4:38 PM

It was cheating the second they didn't just give up the bike. Forfeiting the bike to the claimant is in the rules.

Added reply in a thread “Danger Boy” is a pretty lame nickname. 8/14/2022 4:24 PM

It's the double-edged sword of branding. Brands are a construct designed to be memorable, even when you don't want them to be. His newest "The Deegan's" Youtube post (2 days ago) is to the "Dangerboy" playlist.

Added reply in a thread “Danger Boy” is a pretty lame nickname. 8/14/2022 4:14 PM

Make it "Boy Rock" and you would be on target.

Added reply in a thread Cooksey interview with brennans engine builder 8/14/2022 4:10 PM

Corroborates Brennan Schofield's story for the most part. Cotter and Brian Deegan in a room for 20-25 minutes alone with the kid. For what it is worth, also no mention of AMA guy, which may be an oversight, but either way, it doesn't seem like he was ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/14/2022 4:08 PM

But the engine builder also says he wasn't in the room with Brennan Schofield, Brian Deegan, and Cotter when the objectionable portion of Cotter's involvement occured. He also confirmed it was "At least 20-25 min", pretty close to what Brennan stated, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/14/2022 1:43 PM

I think you probably need to re-read what I wrote.

Added reply in a thread “Danger Boy” is a pretty lame nickname. 8/14/2022 1:39 PM

It's a pretty cool nickname for a little kid like he was most the time he has had it. It might be a bit embarrassing for him now.

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/14/2022 5:30 AM

Well, I mean, if we are getting specific, here: it is not as obvious of a lie as claiming the kid said he made $17K wrenching on bikes in 5 months. That's a pretty obvious lie, considering we have the video at top of thread. He provided no specific discussion ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/14/2022 4:01 AM

All those questions are 100% immaterial. Doesn't matter if the kid busted his ass or sat on it. Doesn't matter if Dad was hands-off or helped finance it in nearly full. Doesn't matter what Harris spends his time at Loretta's doing. Doesn't matter how ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/14/2022 3:29 AM

The focus on the kid's finances seems disengenuous, misplaced, and irrelevent. 1) Kid never said he saved the entire sum in a few months. He just said he decided to buy the bike months ago and started pooling his working money towards that goal, without ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryder D amatuer test bike for sale..... 8/14/2022 3:17 AM

It did feel like the factory expenditure on amateur bikes had reached a critical mass necessary to overcome mx social mores... So, I guess we are there. Good rule.

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/13/2022 4:57 AM

WTF? How is the MXSports official's reaction reasonable? "Well, it looks like some kid used a perfectly valid rule in our rulebook... so, I guess it's time to help this other grown man goon him down for a bit..."

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 5:45 PM

Why would they offer all that, when they can just throw around threats and get out of it for nothing?

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 5:14 PM

Cliff notes: Interview is with a 250B 17 year old, Brennan Schofield, who saved for months working as a mechanic. He used his savings to claim Haiden Deegan's bike for twice MSRP, per AMA claiming rule. Brennan says that Brian Deegan and an MXSports ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 4:46 PM

Honestly, who gives a shit if the builder is involved or not? Don't want a builder to be able to claim that motor because the build spec is just too valuable to your factory team? Then don't bring it to a fucking amateur race!

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 4:36 PM

And apparently since there's no behavioral standards enforced, they could respond, once again, with: "Seems like a nice dealership ya got there..."

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 4:25 PM

Why does that matter? You're perfectly allowed to "have it out" for other racers. In fact, that's pretty much foundational to sport in general at high levels of competition.

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 4:18 PM

May have put enough fear into the teams that they will be a little more judicious about what they bring out to amateur races -- which is the whole goddamn point of the rule. But not if they can inpunitively bully kids and their associates in the manner ... more »

Added reply in a thread Brennan Schofield interview about his Deegan bike claim! 8/12/2022 4:07 PM

I think the mask's off of any goodwill of that sort at this point for the kid. This interview shows he pretty clearly now gets the message: "Nice dealership ya got there. Would be a shame if anything were to happen to it."