Could Larocco still qualify for a main?

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2/27/2018 8:25 PM

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a main?

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2/27/2018 8:27 PM

I'm pretty sure I remember an interview with Will Hahn when he was at Geico saying LaRocco was still doing some testing... but it sounded like it was pretty generic and not all of a SX track.

If he had some time to prepare though, of course he could. Would he or would he want too? Probably not.

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2/27/2018 8:29 PM

Like a Boss. As a team manager at Factory Connection Geico I imagine he got plenty of seat time.

I used to love to pick him out of the back of the pack as the one to watch at live SX events (where you can see the back of the pack action) and he would always deliver. He was so fit and in shape he would always grind out a good finish. Great memories.

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2/27/2018 8:36 PM

Not even close , I see him riding in milestone couple months ago on Geico Honda and his speed was way of. I don't think he rides anymore that much.

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2/27/2018 8:37 PM

I hear factory Honda needs a rider...whistling

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2/27/2018 9:48 PM

I would put my money on the no category for that one.

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2/27/2018 10:11 PM

No. Dudes like 50.

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2/27/2018 10:52 PM

One bad mofo. That is all.

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2/27/2018 11:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:55 PM

Wouldn't be able to qualify without a start. So no.

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2/28/2018 12:39 AM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Wouldn't be able to qualify without a start. So no.

Are you suggesting he sucked at starts?whistling

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2/28/2018 12:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2018 12:43 AM

Would have been alright if he didn't have to deal with "Roadblock" Emig! laughing Can't remember what race or year? 95/96?laughing Mike Snr.

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2/28/2018 1:03 AM

Reed has to ride a lot of LCQs these days. Just sayin

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2/28/2018 1:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2018 1:24 AM

I remember reading an interview when Bobby Moore was the team manager at FMF Honda & apparently he could smoke all his riders on an outdoor track. I think he'd been retired for at least 2 years.

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2/28/2018 2:43 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a ...more

An absolutely legend. But I think his style is a bit too late-80's/90's to ignore against today's lot.

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2/28/2018 2:50 AM

No

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2/28/2018 3:21 AM

No

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2/28/2018 3:23 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a ...more

tobz wrote:

An absolutely legend. But I think his style is a bit too late-80's/90's to ignore against today's lot.

He was competitive into the 2000s . That said I think he would struggle to make the night show today.

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2/28/2018 3:27 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a ...more

tobz wrote:

An absolutely legend. But I think his style is a bit too late-80's/90's to ignore against today's lot.

ATKpilot99 wrote:

He was competitive into the 2000s . That said I think he would struggle to make the night show today.

Doesnt really have anything to do with what I said. Having a 90s style and being competitive in the 2000's aren't exclusive \m/

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2/28/2018 3:46 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I remember reading an interview when Bobby Moore was the team manager at FMF Honda & apparently he could smoke all his ...more

I do remember that . I think he actually raced a couple nationals that year also to prove a point.

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2/28/2018 4:00 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I remember reading an interview when Bobby Moore was the team manager at FMF Honda & apparently he could smoke all his ...more

ATKpilot99 wrote:

I do remember that . I think he actually raced a couple nationals that year also to prove a point.

I believe it was Pingree that said it.

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2/28/2018 4:21 AM

I see Johnson, Stanton and Larocco in ET3.

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2/28/2018 4:39 AM

He’s not going to send it on today’s Deathcross tracks. He’s up there in age and probably has a lot more wisdom then to do any of the combos needed to be competitive. So no he would not qualify.

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2/28/2018 6:05 AM

That’s a funny question ha ha

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2/28/2018 6:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2018 6:12 AM

You guys realize that Mike hasn't raced since 2006, and he finished 10th in the points that year.

He is 47 yrs old.

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2/28/2018 6:10 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a ...more

2nd dumbest post if the week, restrictor plate 450 was the winner. Fuck people are stupid on this site.

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2/28/2018 6:18 AM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l see MXA has given Larocco 228 starts in mains, anyone know him, l guess he's still riding, could he still qualify for a ...more

BobbyM wrote:

2nd dumbest post if the week, restrictor plate 450 was the winner. Fuck people are stupid on this site.

This!

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The message posted above is most likely my opinion and shouldn't be taken as fact....

2/28/2018 8:53 AM

TXDirt wrote:

He’s not going to send it on today’s Deathcross tracks. He’s up there in age and probably has a lot more wisdom then to do any ...more

It's much less "Deathcross" today than it was in LaRocco's era - which were probably the most technical tracks of all time.

LaRocco was competitive his entire career. He was continually able to up his game, his speed jump from 2001 to race-winning form in 2002 was one of the most impressive I've ever seen.

He is getting up there, but if he prepared accordingly I think he would be able to make the cut.

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2/28/2018 9:01 AM

TXDirt wrote:

He’s not going to send it on today’s Deathcross tracks. He’s up there in age and probably has a lot more wisdom then to do any ...more

Adam43 wrote:

It's much less "Deathcross" today than it was in LaRocco's era - which were probably the most technical tracks of all time.

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Technical and Deathcross like we have today are two separate things.

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2/28/2018 9:06 AM

BobKerr wrote:

You guys realize that Mike hasn't raced since 2006, and he finished 10th in the points that year.

He is 47 yrs old.

The vault says he only raced 8 races that year with a couple 4ths. Finishing A1 behind Stewart, Reed, and Carmichael in their prime is nothing to hang your head over.

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2/28/2018 9:44 AM

TXDirt wrote:

He’s not going to send it on today’s Deathcross tracks. He’s up there in age and probably has a lot more wisdom then to do any ...more

Sending it in the face of sensibility is literally named after him (Redbud, anyone?)

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