250Fs in the Vet classes at Loretta Lynn's?

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7/31/2019 11:16 AM

Does anyone run a 250F, or all 450s?

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7/31/2019 11:30 AM

Robbie Reynard raced a 125, a couple of years back. I'm sure most race 450's but there's probably a good handful if not more 250/250F/350F

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7/31/2019 11:35 AM

Sure. You might have trouble making it in the vet classes that allow ex-pros like the +25. But the older age groups or the sportsman vet classes you should be competitive on a 250F. Hell, back when there was a +30B it was won by a guy on a KX 125.

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7/31/2019 11:38 AM

Thanks! Might go for the 30+ Sportsman next year on the 250F. Track does not look like anything special, but it seems like a fun event.

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7/31/2019 11:39 AM

I raced a RMZ 250 The only tracks that bike ever held me back were tracks with big uphills or Mammoth .

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7/31/2019 12:10 PM

LL's is in fact a very fun week of racing. The track does get pretty well beat up as the week goes along and you can count on at least one day of rain to mix things up a bit. It is hot and it is very humid. It will test you too. This year it does not look like they brought in a lot of wood chips or rice hulls as they have in the past.

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7/31/2019 12:25 PM

Shawn142 wrote:

Sure. You might have trouble making it in the vet classes that allow ex-pros like the +25. But the older age groups or the sportsman vet classes you should be competitive on a 250F. Hell, back when there was a +30B it was won by a guy on a KX 125.

Davey Jones won it on his KX125, great guy!!

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7/31/2019 12:31 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Thanks! Might go for the 30+ Sportsman next year on the 250F. Track does not look like anything special, but it seems like a fun event.

track is a lot harder than it looks. hard to go fast on.

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7/31/2019 12:56 PM

I agree when I first seen and walked the track I though ha this is going to be easy. Then after my practice I though umm ya this is going to take my A game and then some . Good luck . Better yet Good luck just making it there .

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7/31/2019 1:17 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Thanks! Might go for the 30+ Sportsman next year on the 250F. Track does not look like anything special, but it seems like a fun event.

dboivin wrote:

track is a lot harder than it looks. hard to go fast on.

Truth. Turns into slot car racing down the straightaways really quickly. They rip the track DEEP and they work different sections of the track between each moto so the dirt stays tacky and rutty all week long.

They really do a damn good job getting 100 long motos done on a track that never really gets dry or dusty. If you have the talent, you HAVE to race LL at some point in your life. There's simply nothing else like it.

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7/31/2019 2:07 PM

OR Racer46 wrote:

I agree when I first seen and walked the track I though ha this is going to be easy. Then after my practice I though umm ya this is going to take my A game and then some . Good luck . Better yet Good luck just making it there .

Oh yeah, never said it's not tough! Just meant that it doesn't have the same allure, track wise, as say, Mammoth. And yes, just qualifying is tough. I didn't make the B class when I was younger, but hopefully I have maintained enough speed to be competitive in the Vet class.

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7/31/2019 2:29 PM

LL is awesome and I am
Proud to have multiple tickets from different classes and years . But for what it cost and the racing itself I prefer to race other events now . Mammoth is one of my favorite events. I ride that track well

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7/31/2019 2:52 PM

rode YZ250F in 50+ class and got 4th...It was several years ago and enjoyed it immensely...

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7/31/2019 5:11 PM

I raced my '03 YZ125 in the 45+ and 50+ in '17 and a 250SX last year. Did pretty good for a LL newbie! Photo

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7/31/2019 5:59 PM

OR Racer46 wrote:

I raced a RMZ 250 The only tracks that bike ever held me back were tracks with big uphills or Mammoth .

Some Suzuki boys putting in really impressive rides so far this week. Good to see.

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7/31/2019 7:41 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Oh yeah, never said it's not tough! Just meant that it doesn't have the same allure, track wise, as say, Mammoth. And yes, just qualifying is tough. I didn't make the B class when I was younger, but hopefully I have maintained enough speed to be competitive in the Vet class.

Yea the track is basically a flat field and every jump is man-made. But the dirt is good and it develops lines like a pro national. This is really what kills people. Local tracks don't get that rough, get ripped that deep, or develop ruts that long. That's what trips people up the most. Not many places you can go practice in deep ruts like that.

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7/31/2019 7:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/31/2019 7:46 PM

Grewe used to ride an rm125 in the 25plus in the early 90s, and 125A. pretty sure he podiumed on it.

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7/31/2019 7:54 PM

If you can ride long, bump filled ruts, plus handle braking bumps equal to small whoops, in high humid heat, you'll be fine. I'm just not young enough anymore, but I do have this bucket list thing my son keeps reminding me to do before I am 50........ If it were me now, a 250f.

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7/31/2019 8:14 PM

My dads running the only 125 in the 50+ 220 pounds all for fun had 42 gate pick yesterday went wide open on the outside 9th yesterday 10th today number 37

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7/31/2019 8:19 PM

344nl wrote:

My dads running the only 125 in the 50+ 220 pounds all for fun had 42 gate pick yesterday went wide open on the outside 9th yesterday 10th today number 37

That's awesome!!! I'll look for him in the next moto, let him know he just gained a supporter!

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7/31/2019 9:45 PM

344nl wrote:

My dads running the only 125 in the 50+ 220 pounds all for fun had 42 gate pick yesterday went wide open on the outside 9th yesterday 10th today number 37

Awesome! I watched your dad in nesc 30 years ago. hes a great dude ive seen ya's around here and there as well.

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7/31/2019 9:56 PM

Where haveing a great time running the 450 in the 45 hardly any service at the track me my dad and sister came down first time trip for us all the way from mass Photo
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8/1/2019 6:44 AM

Okay, for sure going to test the waters at some qualifiers next year on the 250F. Good luck to everyone there!

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8/1/2019 8:33 AM

I would recommend running a 450 at the regional (depending where it's at). With 4-5 lap races and tracks like Millville it could be pretty difficult to get a good start for 3 consecutive motos and put yourself in a good position. However once you get to Loretta's I see minimal disadvantages (obviously the start) with riding a smaller size machine. I would be interested in running a 250f in the age classes that's for sure.

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8/1/2019 2:35 PM

Shawn142 wrote:

Sure. You might have trouble making it in the vet classes that allow ex-pros like the +25. But the older age groups or the sportsman vet classes you should be competitive on a 250F. Hell, back when there was a +30B it was won by a guy on a KX 125.

husky125 wrote:

Davey Jones won it on his KX125, great guy!!

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Same 125 Davey won LL 40+ class on just a few years ago.

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8/1/2019 3:29 PM

Shawn142 wrote:

Sure. You might have trouble making it in the vet classes that allow ex-pros like the +25. But the older age groups or the sportsman vet classes you should be competitive on a 250F. Hell, back when there was a +30B it was won by a guy on a KX 125.

husky125 wrote:

Davey Jones won it on his KX125, great guy!!

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Davey waxed me and the rest of the field on that little bike that year! I raced a KTM 250SX-F and my best moto finish was an 11th. That was before FI though, so I was definitely down on power, but Jones and his KX125 pretty much crapped on any excuse I might have for sucking so bad.

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8/1/2019 4:25 PM

Shane obanion is running a kx250f in the 30 plus class. Has started last both motos and finished 8th both motos

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