2018 surprises (both good and bad)

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8/26/2018 4:30 PM

Now that the 2018 seasons have wrapped up, lets see your top 5 surprises both good and bad

I'll start.

Good
1. Justin Barcia turning it around
2. Jason Anderson's SX title
3. Benny Bloss running top 5 in many races
4. Kenny coming back and running solid in MX
5. Justin Cooper Outdoors

Disappointments
1. Blake Baggett MX
2. A-Mart all the way around
3. Team Pro Circuit
4. Cooper Webb
5. Dean Wilson's luck

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Deano2021

8/26/2018 4:47 PM

Brayton’s Daytona win has to be up there on the positive side.

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8/26/2018 4:50 PM

Dimblewambie wrote:

Brayton’s Daytona win has to be up there on the positive side.

For sure. I totally forgot that one

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Deano2021

8/26/2018 4:55 PM

Disappointments - Team PC

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8/26/2018 5:07 PM

Chad getting top 5 in an outdoor moto.

Savatgy all season was flat out disappointing.

Plessinger dominating indoors and out is surprising.

4 broken neck/backs this season alone bit surprising.

Sheer number of season and potentially career ending/changing injuries bit surprising this year.

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8/26/2018 5:13 PM

Hill's 450 heat race win and great showing in the main. Fun to watch on a 450.

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8/26/2018 5:18 PM

Im surprised eli broke his pants twice

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8/26/2018 5:25 PM

Biggest Surprises"
Good - Anderson winning a SX Title, really didn't think h'ed have it in him. Always fast but quite inconsistent so stringing together a title run was great to see

Bad - Bagget, was showing so much promise last year and this year was just a fizzer. One great ride at Buds Creek but other than that pretty disappointing.

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8/26/2018 5:39 PM

Tickle

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8/26/2018 5:43 PM

68 wrote:

Disappointments - Team PC

With the exception of a few good races in Supercross, and Marchbanks showing good potential, I'd put PC's year right at the top of the disappointment category. Hopefully they can turn it around next season, and come out at A1 with guns blazing.

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8/26/2018 5:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/26/2018 5:45 PM

Hill ultimately doing nothing on the 450.

Tomac and this beast mode bullsiht. Makes the competition just look mediocre.
There needs to be some kind of rule made about the usage of beast mode IMO. Kind of like DRS in F1.

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8/26/2018 8:24 PM

yz133rider wrote:

Chad getting top 5 in an outdoor moto.

Savatgy all season was flat out disappointing.

Plessinger dominating indoors and out ...more

Which four broke their neck/back?

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8/26/2018 8:28 PM

yz133rider wrote:

Chad getting top 5 in an outdoor moto.

Savatgy all season was flat out disappointing.

Plessinger dominating indoors and out ...more

smee113 wrote:

Which four broke their neck/back?

Jeremy martin, rj Hampshire, jimmy decotis, and one privateer cant recall his name. Possibly others too this is just off memory.

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8/26/2018 9:14 PM

Makes me wonder what Mitch could do as a factory Suzuki 250 team

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8/26/2018 9:27 PM

The Good...1. Eli keeping his cool and getting the Red Plate back. 2. Roczen coming on strong. 3. Barcia getting a factory ride. 4. Both SX, MX Championships being settled at the last round. 5. Our top guy's going to battle at MXDN. The Bad...1. Anyone seriously injured. 2. Baggett. 3. Pro Circuit. 4. Musquin not asked to ride for his country 5. Marvin's...I try my best 1000 time's.

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8/26/2018 10:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/26/2018 10:34 PM

Bad- Zacho and Anderson basically missed the whole Mx series, Hill’s disappointing 250 season, Forkner

Surprising- Bogle’s starts, Villopoto on a Yamaha, Filthy Phil on the Husky, CR22’s mx race for JGR, Barcia’s win with no goggles

Also was surprised at how deep Baggets bike got sucked into the mud at Ironman laughing

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8/26/2018 10:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/26/2018 10:29 PM

Photo

Kinda summed up his season vs. expectations
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8/26/2018 10:32 PM

Good = Ken's comeback has been remarkable. Watching Eli ride next level madman style in his charges through the pack. AP was shredding all year and his personality is refreshing. Barcia reviving his career and putting in some gnarly rides.

Bad = That blonde that substituted for Nicole in a few outdoor rounds sad

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8/27/2018 12:26 AM

Bad - seems like more injuries this year keeping too many out of racing (SX & MX)

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8/27/2018 2:14 AM

Cole Sealy injury.
Davey Millsaps retires.

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8/27/2018 6:27 AM

Good surprises
1 new face gettin a 450 title
2. Brayton Daytona win
3. aaron Plessingers year
4. Chad reed Ironman showing
5. Guys qualifying on 2 strokes

Bad surprises
1. Pro circuit team
2. Cole Seely injury
3. Milsaps retirement
4. backlash of PR announcement

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