Anaheim 2 amateur day....

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10/23/2017 1:16 PM

can you say biggest turnout in history?
i heard they used to have amateur sx days in the 80s

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10/23/2017 1:16 PM

pics? war stories?

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10/23/2017 1:18 PM

Im looking forward to it. Are you and Friday gunna do it?

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10/23/2017 1:25 PM

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10/23/2017 1:26 PM

rongi#401 wrote:

can you say biggest turnout in history?
i heard they used to have amateur sx days in the 80s

The attendance at the races the night before will be virtual sellouts with that many participants from 27 classes showing up. Duh.

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10/23/2017 2:21 PM

I raced amateur day at San Diego Supercross 1990 the day after. They mellowed the track out, made the triples into double jumps and it was fun.

They had an amateur supercross at Anaheim in 2002 or 2003ish. I didn't race, but so many people showed up to race, that even with the toned down track the amount of ambulance trips and injured riders the day started at 7am for practice and I heard it went well past midnight. Most of my friends that were there left before they even got to race.

They can be extremely popular and profitable if done right. I feel for the track crew though that now has another day of track building and quick turn around to the next city.

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10/23/2017 2:41 PM

1979 was huge amateur day at Anaheim. 2 lap races all day long.

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10/23/2017 2:49 PM

rongi#401 wrote:

can you say biggest turnout in history?
i heard they used to have amateur sx days in the 80s

HAA! I just posted about the Silverdome Amateur races went on till about 3am because of the huge turnout in the 80's


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10/23/2017 2:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/23/2017 3:04 PM

In 1994 I raced the amateur days at Anaheim and Las Vegas . The tracks were tamed down quite a bit. Anaheim more so than Vegas.I got 11th out of 20 at Anaheim.I have a feeling that the other 9 riders probably crashed and DNFd haha. At Vegas, they left the whoops just as they had been in the 250 main the night before. They were brutal (for me). I messed up in them during practice and had to go to the side of the track just to get started again.It was a lot of fun but a bit intimidating for me.
John

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10/23/2017 3:14 PM

Oh crap this will be fun. I did an amateur Arenacross back in the Bookoo days and had a good time. They tamed it down a lot for us. They would really have to for the the mini bikes.

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10/23/2017 3:17 PM

How mellow do they make the track? The first thing I thought of was total carnage, if the track was fun, I'd love to do it.

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10/23/2017 3:44 PM

Jeezus please have a +50 class !

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10/23/2017 3:49 PM

Raced Anaheim in 85 and 86, sun devil stadium in 86 too, as an amateur. Ended up in the 3rd base dugout after a high-speed get-off at Anaheim one of those years, won the other 2!

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10/23/2017 3:50 PM

KMC440 wrote:

Jeezus please have a +50 class !

and a +25 b/c class!

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10/23/2017 3:54 PM

Sorry KMC....Youre out of luck. No +50 class.

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10/23/2017 3:59 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Sorry KMC....Youre out of luck. No +50 class.

Where did you find a list of classes?

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10/23/2017 4:16 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Sorry KMC....Youre out of luck. No +50 class.

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Where did you find a list of classes?

Maverick posted a link on the 3rd page in the Changes thread

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10/23/2017 4:17 PM

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10/23/2017 4:30 PM

Awesome! I seriously have to put some thought into making this race happen, I've always wanted to give something like this a try. Hopefully they expand it next year to all of the rounds, then it wouldn't require such a long drive.

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10/23/2017 4:36 PM

Gotta wonder about the logic of the minimum ages.

A 9-11 year old can race superman against riders up to 16 that are on up to 150cc 4 strokes, but they are limited to 85cc.

Same thing in the 250 and open classes. Minimum age is 12, but you can't ride a bike over 201cc until you are 14 or a bike over 201cc until you are over 16.

Maybe a 12 year old on a 125 wouldn't be too bad in the 250 classes, but seems kind of crazy to have them out there with 450 machines on a sx track.

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10/23/2017 5:02 PM

JM485 wrote:

Awesome! I seriously have to put some thought into making this race happen, I've always wanted to give something like this a try. Hopefully they expand it next year to all of the rounds, then it wouldn't require such a long drive.

I knew you'd be the 1st in line at sign up! Go get 'em tiger. Keep the rubber side down cheerful

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10/23/2017 5:36 PM

Why 2 supermini classes both 9-15
One of them is called the Amsoil Dominator Supermini.

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10/23/2017 5:38 PM

JM485 wrote:

Awesome! I seriously have to put some thought into making this race happen, I've always wanted to give something like this a try. Hopefully they expand it next year to all of the rounds, then it wouldn't require such a long drive.

What class?

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10/23/2017 7:31 PM

JM485 wrote:

Awesome! I seriously have to put some thought into making this race happen, I've always wanted to give something like this a try. Hopefully they expand it next year to all of the rounds, then it wouldn't require such a long drive.

Johnny Depp wrote:

I knew you'd be the 1st in line at sign up! Go get 'em tiger. Keep the rubber side down cheerful

Lol you know I'm down to race anything, I'm a little scared of this one though. We'll see what the prices are when entries become available tomorrow, and there's also a lot of logistical issues I need to consider before I commit to it. I'm SO excited that they're going to run these though, I think it's awesome that it's getting opened up to the public since this is the only chance most of us will get to ride a track like that.

Mattyhamz2 I'd be in 250C, I'm not old enough for 25+ yet, a couple years off. I'm worried it's going to be a zoo out there and super sketchy, most guys in the class can ride really well when you get up near the front (regardless of what Vital thinks), but it's usually the biggest class and that many guys on a tight track like that could be pretty scary.

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10/23/2017 7:55 PM

They had one @ A1 around 02' or 03'.. I did it. Absolutely insane how many people turned out...was a cluster.

We bailed early, and ended up riding elsewhere

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10/23/2017 8:24 PM

Those Amateur days were always exciting. We did a bunch of the GNC Finals in the Astrodome in the 70's with 100 riders per class and everybody was pinning it! I was scared shitless as a little kid lining up for my event and watching all the bodies being carried out.

Raced the Dome, Cotton Bowl and TX Stadium on big bikes in late 80's. They would usually put a kicker in front of the triple so you couldn't jump it, or just knock down the 3rd one. Nothing else toned down. In '88 I thought I had a shot to win the B class in TX Stadium, and was on the line for my heat and my Dad says "Hey there's Jeff Emig!" "Where?" "Two spots down...he's in your class!"

Darn sand bagger...racing with us squids!

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10/23/2017 9:06 PM

We did both Anaheim and San Diego back in 02/03.

They were an absolute shit show. I can remember having practice at 7ish, 1 class at 2 PM, and the other class at like 9 at night. There were so many people, so many classes, so many ambulance rides, it was almost impossible to know when to get ready...at times the races got red flagged 2/3 times, and you would end up sitting in staging for like an hour and a half

Even as a 12 year old who dreamed of racing inside a stadium, I was ready to leave around noon.

Maybe I'm just jaded now, but you couldn't pay me to sign up for another one of those, just ain't worth it

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10/24/2017 4:15 AM

Went to the one in Atlanta last year.

Track was tamed down and sections cut off. 65’s could jump everything.

Was chaotic with not really knowing what was going on.

Probaly take my kid again this year

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10/24/2017 6:03 AM

moscrop940 wrote:

We did both Anaheim and San Diego back in 02/03.

They were an absolute shit show. I can remember having practice at 7ish, 1 class at 2 PM, and the other class at like 9 at night. There were so many people, so many classes, so many ambulance rides, it was almost impossible to know when to get ready...at times the races got red flagged 2/3 times, and you would end up sitting in staging for like an hour and a half

Even as a 12 year old who dreamed of racing inside a stadium, I was ready to leave around noon.

Maybe I'm just jaded now, but you couldn't pay me to sign up for another one of those, just ain't worth it

I agree-

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10/24/2017 8:58 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Sorry KMC....Youre out of luck. No +50 class.

That's BS ... how we supposed to get a decent ride if'n we can't show off out abilities in front of the wigs. I knew it was gonna be rigged. angry

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