Filthy Phil racing Canadian Nationals in 2019

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8/27/2018 6:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 7:33 PM

On the Ironman National review podcast, Matthes noted Phil's 6th place finish in points this year for outdoors, then said Phil will be racing the Canadian Nats next season. No official deal inked yet, but hard to imagine he wouldn't be on another White bike. EDIT: Team Rockstar Yamaha, reportedly Not sure what his plans, if any, are for deathcross as Phil calls it (SX)

Seems like a fitting next step for a dude like Phil, and where he's at in his career + the current state of available rides, etc.

Also, Phil is tight with the ClubMX guys, who are obviously already involved in a Canadian Nats effort with the ClubMX / Redemption Racing team

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

8/27/2018 6:54 AM

Hes gotten so much better since he got on the husky. Better than wilson.

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8/27/2018 8:08 AM

I don't follow AMA silly season much, but with him going to canada i take it there isn't a decent ride available for a 250SX-450MX year in the US? He'd be a top 10 contender in both.

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8/27/2018 8:13 AM

Sad as I would have put him in before a few 2nd riders (maybe even Deano). I hope he gets a good deal as def earned it - jumping to different team & bike 1/2 way through season, shame on JGR for not giving him what he’s earned.

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Now a member of the Orange brigade

8/27/2018 8:27 AM

He should definitely fight for the title.

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8/27/2018 8:33 AM

Sucks, Dude has earned a decent ride here. I was hoping he could hang on for the win on Saturday but it wasn't that muddy!

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

8/27/2018 8:38 AM

Good for him. He hasn't had the SX results to get a decent full-time ride on a 450, so that makes sense. Wish the best for him.

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8/27/2018 8:51 AM

He’s gonna clean up!

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8/27/2018 8:53 AM

We will welcome him with open arms but he needs to be in the U.S.

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8/27/2018 9:08 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He’s gonna clean up!

You're clueless.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

8/27/2018 11:25 AM

It's too bad that this sport just doesn't allow for riders to compete and earn a living based on their merits. Guys like Nicoletti and Alex Martin have good seasons, and left searching for a spot the next season.

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8/27/2018 11:32 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He’s gonna clean up!

-MAVERICK- wrote:

You're clueless.

We both already knew that, tell us something we don’t know!

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8/27/2018 11:35 AM

If he does, I’ll chauffeur him around and be his man friend at The Glade. I get grumpy too and need to talk.

So weird, if you finish outdoors in front of Phil you are a millionaire, behind Phil....not so much,

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

8/27/2018 11:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 11:38 AM

Canada's become VERY competitive. They've got a new 250 champ that is the real deal. Their 450 class has really gotten faster over these last few years.

Anyone see Tyler Medaglia's results from Saturday? He got 4th in the Candian Motocross Chamionship (he beat Phil at Ironman).

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

8/27/2018 11:49 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Canada's become VERY competitive. They've got a new 250 champ that is the real deal. Their 450 class has really gotten faster ...more

The racing in Canada is no joke, the ability to watch the racing on the other hand is a complete joke.

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8/27/2018 11:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 11:51 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Canada's become VERY competitive. They've got a new 250 champ that is the real deal. Their 450 class has really gotten faster ...more

jorgechavez wrote:

The racing in Canada is no joke, the ability to watch the racing on the other hand is a complete joke.

Not for me!

Thanks to United Airlines

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

8/27/2018 11:53 AM

I think it would be cool if he ended up here in Canada but it really sucks that a guy who won a heat in a 250 SX, got a moto and overall podium in a 450 National, and finished 6th in points while changing bikes and teams, cannot get a good ride in the USA. All the money that gets spent on the next big thing, while good riders with solid careers are passed over. Cantrell has done nothing in 2 outdoor seasons, or Jordan Bailey who literally showed zero improvement all season. KTM/Husky needs to take that money and spend it on a guy like Phil. Ridiculous.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

8/27/2018 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 11:59 AM

kb228 wrote:

Hes gotten so much better since he got on the husky. Better than wilson.

He's always been good. He finished 5th in the points in his last full season prior to this.

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8/27/2018 12:26 PM

He’s gonna kill it up there

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8/27/2018 12:47 PM

Hate to see him go as I think he's an asset to any series e completes in but... I'm excited for him and wish him the absolute best of luck.

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8/27/2018 12:55 PM

I hope he goes wherever he can make the most money.

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8/27/2018 5:13 PM

RichieW13 wrote:

It's too bad that this sport just doesn't allow for riders to compete and earn a living based on their merits. Guys like ...more

It's entirely possible he was offered a decent ride in the states, but a Canadian team stepped up with a better offer. For as awesome as his last few races were, no US team is going to get in a bidding war over him. Go to Canada and cash checks/cheques, Phil.

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8/27/2018 5:38 PM

It isnt a for sure deal yet, he wants to make sure he doesnt have a ride here first.

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8/27/2018 5:47 PM

I would really like to see philthy get a shot at a full factory 450 indoors and out. He had a couple breakthrough rides recently, maybe he’s a new guy come Anaheim.

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8/27/2018 6:19 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

I think it would be cool if he ended up here in Canada but it really sucks that a guy who won a heat in a 250 SX, got a moto ...more

Yep, sad that "amateurs" get more support than the pros outside the top 5

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8/27/2018 6:50 PM

kb228 wrote:

Hes gotten so much better since he got on the husky. Better than wilson.

I wouldn't go that far. Wilson podiumed in supercross, i dont see Phil doing that unfortunately. He's durable, reliable and super fast outdoors though.

I'd like to see Phil get a west coast 250 ride on a factory bike, then a 450 ride in Canada if he cant get a factory gig in the US. A full 450 supercross season might limit how well he can perform outdoors, supercross is a grind, and injuries bite even the best of them.

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8/27/2018 7:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 7:31 PM

Phil expected to be signing with Rockstar Yamaha for his Canadian debut, per Matthes on the Pulp MX Show just now.

(Nice call in, Walker)

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

8/28/2018 1:46 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Canada's become VERY competitive. They've got a new 250 champ that is the real deal. Their 450 class has really gotten faster ...more

jorgechavez wrote:

The racing in Canada is no joke, the ability to watch the racing on the other hand is a complete joke.

So how do you watch? Does anyone put them on youtube?

After two seasons using the NBC sports gold app, I'm 100% spoiled now

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8/28/2018 3:51 AM

The Canadian series now includes arenacross, motocross and supercross to round out a full season plus there are a few breaks to hit US rounds.

That is definitely more appealing then before when it was just 9 outdoor rounds.

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8/28/2018 3:56 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Canada's become VERY competitive. They've got a new 250 champ that is the real deal. Their 450 class has really gotten faster ...more

jorgechavez wrote:

The racing in Canada is no joke, the ability to watch the racing on the other hand is a complete joke.

TeamGreen wrote:

Not for me!

Thanks to United Airlines

Yah - but United breaks guitars...

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