If you turned pro when you were 16...

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5/12/2014 3:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2014 3:07 AM

And entered the 125/250f class, who would have been your toughest competition?
For me it would have been:
Jeff Ward
Johnny O'mara
Ronnie Lechien
Mark Barnett
That's just off the top of my head. Kind of intimidating to think back on it now.

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5/12/2014 3:58 AM

Cooper
Kehoe
Dymond
Holland
Warren
Bowen

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5/12/2014 4:02 AM

Are you just talking about the age you were if you went pro?

I would have been fucked! Reed and Marmont are the same age as me! Raced Jay at a state race, well, I was in the same race, and then...

I remember Marmont swapping so hard in front of me as he lapped me. I almost shat myself for him! haha

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5/12/2014 4:08 AM

Well I'm the same age as RV so.... damn.

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5/12/2014 4:17 AM

Smitty, Hannah..those guys. Good thing for them I didn't....wait I just bumped my head!

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5/12/2014 4:22 AM

Ricky F-ing Carmichael!!! blink

Domestically, Stephen Sword & Carl Nunn!

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5/12/2014 4:22 AM

Vuillemin & RC

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5/12/2014 4:29 AM

The 125 version of Stewart.

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5/12/2014 4:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2014 6:06 AM

2004 MX: Stewart, hepler, tedesco, roncada, brownie, grant, milsaps

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5/12/2014 5:09 AM

1990 125cc AMA Point Standings

1.) Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK 518
2.) Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA 517
3.) Jeff Matiasevich, La Habra Heights, CA 382
4.) Jean-Michel Bayle, France 315
5.) Jeff Emig, Grand Terrace, CA 289
6.) Tallon Vohland, Independence, MO 275
7.) Buddy Antunez, Ontario, CA 275
8.) Mike LaRocco, La Porte, IN 236
9.) Jeromy Buehl, London, OH 197
10.) Denny Stephenson, Omaha, NE 195

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5/12/2014 5:26 AM

Since it was 1978 for me I would have been racing Hannah, Wardy, Bell, Glover, Staten etc....

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5/12/2014 6:07 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

1990 125cc AMA Point Standings

1.) Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK 518
2.) Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA 517
3.) Jeff ...more

that's a pretty stacked field

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5/12/2014 6:19 AM

bradshaw
kiedroski
l.ward
kehoe
cooper
schmit

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5/12/2014 6:22 AM

i turned pro when i was 26 my biggest competition? my extreme lack of tallent

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5/12/2014 6:37 AM

Mark Barnett
Broc Glover
Jeff Ward
Brian Myerscough
Richard Coon

That was the top 5 in1980

For myself I really did not get up to speed until the late 80's when I turned pro this was what I was up against in the 500 class

Rick Johnson
Ron Lechien
Jeff Stanton
Jeff Ward

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5/12/2014 6:53 AM

It would be the last few rounds of 1998 outdoor series for me, so...
1998 125 MX
1 Ricky Carmichael
2 John Dowd
3 Casey A Johnson
4 Robbie L Reynard
5 Michael Brown
6 Jimmy Button
7 Stephane Roncada
8 Tim Ferry
9 Nicholas Wey
10 Nathan Ramsey

First full sx (let's say west) and mx series would look like this...
1999 125W SX
1 Nathan Ramsey
2 Casey Lytle
3 Isaiah V Johnson
4 David Pingree
5 Michael Brandes
6 Ryan D Clark
8 Greg S Schnell
7 Casey A Johnson
9 Travis A Preston
10 Erick Vallejo

1999 125 MX
1 Ricky Carmichael
2 Brock Sellards
3 Tallon Vohland
4 Nicholas Wey
5 Nathan Ramsey
6 Stephane Roncada
7 Michael Brandes
8 Ernesto Fonseca
9 Casey A Johnson
10 Casey Lytle

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5/12/2014 7:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2014 7:03 AM

Well, now that we all know just frickin old we are, doesn't that just suck.
Oh, yea, I didn't turn pro when I was 16, but if I had, it would have been those boys. I didn't start racing until I was 16, turned pro in '88, but it wouldn't have made any difference.

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5/12/2014 7:03 AM

Reed, shit.

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5/12/2014 7:06 AM

2002 Stewart Reed

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5/12/2014 7:11 AM

I'm 31. My first MX race wasn't until 2010 when I was 28, but for the sake of this thread I was 16 in 1998.





Overall Points Standings for 1998

125MX


Position Rider Hometown

Points
1 Ricky Carmichael Havana, FL 525
2 John Dowd Chicopee, MA 477
3 Casey A Johnson Hesperia, CA 407
4 Robbie L Reynard Oklahoma City, OK 371
5 Michael Brown Gray, TN 356
6 Jimmy Button Phoenix, AZ 329
7 Stephane Roncada France 246
8 Tim Ferry Largo, FL 244
9 Nicholas Wey DeWitt, MI 238
10 Nathan Ramsey Hixson, TN 204
11 Scott Sheak Germantown, NY 201
12 Brock Sellards New Philadelphia, OH 193
13 Casey Lytle Saugus, CA 135
14 Ryan Huffman Roseburg, OR 133
15 Jason R McCormick Vancouver, WA 126
16 Steve Lamson Orangevale, CA 116
17 Travis A Preston Hesperia, CA 72
18 Paul Currie Naples, FL 65
19 Jeff Willoh Glendale, CA 64
20 Shae Bentley Fayetteville, GA 64
21 Michael Brandes Ukiah, CA 63
22 Brian Deegan Bellevue, NE 62
23 Robbie Skaggs Lawrence, KS 62
24 Buddy Antunez Ontario, CA 48
26 Danny L Smith Eagle, ID 44
25 Robbie Horton Martinez, GA 44
27 David Pingree Scottsdale, AZ 40
28 Barry Carsten Bayville, NJ 39
29 Shaun Perolio Saugus, CA 39
30 Rusty Holland Fresno, CA 38
31 Jiri Dostal Quail Valley, CA 28
33 Kelly Smith Ludington, MI 26
32 Branden Jesseman Fombell, PA 26
34 Christopher Gosselaar Juniper Hills, CA 26
35 Josh Demuth North Richland Hills, TX 25
36 Chris Wheeler Indio, CA 20
37 Matt Walker Mcrae, GA 15
38 Greg S Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, CA 12
40 Jim L Neese Greensboro, NC 11
39 Chad Pederson Fort Dodge, IA 11
41 Tom Welch Charlotte Hill, MD 10
42 James Povolny Mendota Heights, MN 9
43 Ernesto Fonseca Costa Rica 8
44 Akira Narita Japan 5
47 Tony Lorusso Brockton, MA 5
46 Ryan Duff Chavies, KY 5
45 Erick Vallejo Mexico 5
48 Damien L Plotts Mifflinburg, PA 4
49 Lance Smail Magnolia, TX 3
50 Steven Herman Etters, PA 2
51 Brad Woolsey Burleson, TX 1
52 Keith R Johnson Albuquerque, NM 1
53 David B Kratz Souderton, PA

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5/12/2014 7:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2014 7:13 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

1990 125cc AMA Point Standings

1.) Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK 518
2.) Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA 517
3.) Jeff ...more

1989 for me. Which was great because I got to watch James and RC since they were on minis every weekend until they were pro.

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5/12/2014 7:49 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

1990 125cc AMA Point Standings

1.) Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK 518
2.) Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA 517
3.) Jeff ...more

Looks like me and Coop would be trading paint! I rode Suzuki's then too!

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5/12/2014 8:03 AM

same here

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5/12/2014 8:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2014 8:05 AM

Tough class for me...
Overall Points Standings for 1981
125MX
Position

Rider

Hometown

Points
1 Mark Barnett Bridgeview, IL 350
2 Johnny O'Mara Van Nuys, CA 284
3 Jeff Ward Mission Viejo, CA 280
4 Jim Gibson Orange, CA 251
5 Tom Benolkin Minneapolis, MN 225
6 Scott Burnworth Jamul, CA 221
7 Rick Johnson El Cajon, CA 209
8 Donnie Cantaloupi Stockton, CA 188
9 Danny Chandler Forest Hill, CA 143
10 Gary Denton Chino, CA 123

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Indecision is a choice

5/12/2014 8:16 AM

2001..

was that the year Dobby won 125 MX GP class in the 1 moto format?

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5/12/2014 8:19 AM

A little more recent but..

Blake Baggett
Tyla Rattray
Christophe Pourcel
Ryan Dungey
Trey Canard
Justin Barcia
Brett Metcalfe
Tommy Searle
Jake Weimer
Blake Wharton
Broc Tickle
P.J. Larsen
Kyle Cunningham
Darryn Durham
Matt Lemoine
Max Anstie
Martin Davalos
Cole Seely
Alex Martin
Wil Hahn
Ben Evans
Ryan Morais

One year earlier and Villopoto would be on that list.

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5/12/2014 8:46 AM

1976 Bob Hannah

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5/12/2014 9:25 AM

1986

Micky Dymond, Eric Kehoe, Guy Cooper, Larry Brooks, Tyson Vohland...I would have been eff'd!

But that was the year the RMs came with blue engines so at least my shit would have looked cool!

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5/12/2014 9:43 AM

2008
Villopoto
dungey
metcalfe
izzi
weimer

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5/12/2014 9:45 AM

Vet57 wrote:

Smitty, Hannah..those guys. Good thing for them I didn't....wait I just bumped my head!

Me, too.

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