92 Tampa SX best race ever ? Even has McGrath

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4/23/2018 7:08 AM

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4/23/2018 7:10 AM

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4/23/2018 10:16 AM

Nope.

Best race ever was Atlanta 1990. So many changes for the lead. Rick Johnson, Wardy, Chicken, Stanton, Coop, Damon, such an amazing race. I watched it from the stands that night.

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4/23/2018 10:25 AM

queen of spodes wrote:

Nope.

Best race ever was Atlanta 1990. So many changes for the lead. Rick Johnson, Wardy, Chicken, Stanton, Coop, Damon, ...more

I sat down once and watched that video with a pen and paper, and made note of the number of different leaders and lead changes during that race. I can't remember exactly, but I think there were 6 or 7 different leaders and something like 12 lead changes. And the thing is, the battles ensued THE ENTIRE 20 LAPS.

So you're 92' Tampa race may be a good little race, but best ever? I cite the stats above to argue otherwise.

And I was there too. No one ever sat down that night. The girl who I took to the race couldn't have given a shit less about SX, hell she was reading a book during the qualis. When the main left the gate, she was standing up screaming with the rest of us.

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4/23/2018 10:37 AM

'90 Atlanta changes for lead:

Leaders (in order)
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Johnny O'Mara (Kaw) HOLESHOT
Damon Bradshaw (Yam)
Guy Cooper (Suz)
Damon Bradshaw (Yam)
Guy Cooper (Suz)
Rick Johnson (Hon)
Guy Cooper (Suz)
Rick Johnson (Hon)
Guy Cooper (Suz)
Jeff Ward (Kaw)

PODIUM
1st Jeff Ward
2nd Guy Cooper
3rd Rick Johnson

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4/23/2018 10:43 AM

Anyone know who #24 was (at Atlanta '90) and what team they rode for? Yammies weren't blue until 96.

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4/23/2018 10:47 AM

queen of spodes wrote:

Anyone know who #24 was (at Atlanta '90) and what team they rode for? Yammies weren't blue until 96.

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Pretty sure it’s ron teichner on tuf Suzuki

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4/23/2018 10:48 AM

queen of spodes wrote:

Nope.

Best race ever was Atlanta 1990. So many changes for the lead. Rick Johnson, Wardy, Chicken, Stanton, Coop, Damon, ...more

DoctorJD wrote:

I sat down once and watched that video with a pen and paper, and made note of the number of different leaders and lead changes ...more

Man, I wanted Coop to win that one. Also the Oklahoma city one, where Coop crashed in the whoops.

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4/23/2018 11:01 AM

TXDirt wrote:

It looked like they couldn't figure out how to open the champagne at the end, lol

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4/23/2018 12:00 PM

burn1986 wrote:

Man, I wanted Coop to win that one. Also the Oklahoma city one, where Coop crashed in the whoops.

I was cheering for Wardy from lap #1. But I also loved that RJ was up there and pretty close to winning after the wrist injury. I could have been happy with O'Mara winning too.

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4/23/2018 12:03 PM

motomike894 wrote:

Pretty sure it’s ron teichner on tuf Suzuki

Right on. Miss all the different colored plastic from that era. You could get just about any color for any brand.

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http://racerxonline.com/2015/02/25/where-are-they-now-ron-tichenor

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4/23/2018 2:30 PM

#24 was keith bowen on the TUF racing Suzuki

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4/23/2018 2:44 PM

mx577 wrote:

#24 was keith bowen on the TUF racing Suzuki

Ah, the dark blue TUF plastic lines up better with the screengrab from the video:

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4/23/2018 3:09 PM

moved TUF pics to another thread.

Has there been anything close to ATL 1990 in modern times?

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