Jmart to race first 3 rounds of 450 SX

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12/16/2017 3:26 PM

this could be interesting. he showed some great speed the first half at the daytona round this year. he could be a spoiler for a podium.

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12/16/2017 4:04 PM

That would be great if he got on the podium but he will still dnq for the 250s for some reason

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12/16/2017 4:20 PM

If he's top 5 in points, I wonder if Honda will let him keep going?

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12/16/2017 4:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/16/2017 4:38 PM

51xc wrote:

this could be interesting. he showed some great speed the first half at the daytona round this year. he could be a spoiler for a podium.

Yup, I wouldnt mind betting on a top 5 each round...even tho Daytona is more an outdoorsie track I think he has the smarts to do ok

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

12/16/2017 4:44 PM

es337 wrote:

That would be great if he got on the podium but he will still dnq for the 250s for some reason

You know that DNQ stands for Did Not Qualify right? I'm pretty sure J-Mart won't have any trouble qualifying and making mains events in the 250 class.

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

12/16/2017 4:46 PM

That is some good news, as evidenced by the above Vitard comments he is a threat for great results.

I still think the 250 is just not the right bike for some riders.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

12/16/2017 5:21 PM

Top 5s at A1, Houston or A2, would be extremely exceptional. Especially after his Bercy results.

Daytona is a different animal. With his holeshot and the one lined track he was able to gap the chasing pack. I don't see that happening in a stadium. Maybe he gets a top 5 in a moto at the triple header at A2.

As far as East Coast he is a threat for wins and if he can mitigate the big mistake he will be in title contention.

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12/16/2017 5:58 PM

es337 wrote:

That would be great if he got on the podium but he will still dnq for the 250s for some reason

-MAVERICK- wrote:

You know that DNQ stands for Did Not Qualify right? I'm pretty sure J-Mart won't have any trouble qualifying and making mains events in the 250 class.

J-Mart has failed to qualify for several 250 main events across his different years. I think he knew what he meant.

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12/16/2017 10:16 PM

His offseason racing didn't give hint that he would podium with 450.

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12/16/2017 10:35 PM

tek14 wrote:

His offseason racing didn't give hint that he would podium with 450.

He also raced injured

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12/17/2017 1:10 AM

Can they give the bike to mookie for the rest of the rounds

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12/17/2017 2:38 AM

Dnf and injury at A1, wasted East 250 season, please prove me wrong jmart...

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12/17/2017 5:45 AM

Definitely making the trip to A2 now.

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12/17/2017 5:53 AM

js451 wrote:

Can they give the bike to mookie for the rest of the rounds

Ugh... No!

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12/17/2017 6:46 AM

Photo

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12/17/2017 7:56 AM

Jmart needs to make it happen this year in sx by showing some speed on the 450 and winning in the 250 class. Otherwise he won't get a good offer for 19 450s.

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12/17/2017 8:22 AM

js451 wrote:

Can they give the bike to mookie for the rest of the rounds

Melicar wrote:

Ugh... No!

He'd be better

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12/17/2017 8:32 AM

Sully wrote:

If he's top 5 in points, I wonder if Honda will let him keep going?

Naw, if he's riding that well it's even better to have him go for the title on the new bike. That's what Honda wants, a title on the new CRF250R...

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12/17/2017 8:38 AM

ML512 wrote:

Naw, if he's riding that well it's even better to have him go for the title on the new bike. That's what Honda wants, a title on the new CRF250R...

What if he's holding the red plate? wink
While unlikely, three podiums isn't impossible and it could very well lead to a red plate.

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12/17/2017 8:57 AM

What he did at Daytona was amazing. He’s gonna be fine at A1

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12/17/2017 9:17 AM

8-11

Stamps.com

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/17/2017 9:21 AM

Sully wrote:

If he's top 5 in points, I wonder if Honda will let him keep going?

ML512 wrote:

Naw, if he's riding that well it's even better to have him go for the title on the new bike. That's what Honda wants, a title on the new CRF250R...

Why have him race the 450 at all?? Nothing to gain and everything to lose if he crashes and gets hurt. Makes zero sense to me.

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12/17/2017 9:26 AM

Sully wrote:

If he's top 5 in points, I wonder if Honda will let him keep going?

ML512 wrote:

Naw, if he's riding that well it's even better to have him go for the title on the new bike. That's what Honda wants, a title on the new CRF250R...

Fourth_Floor wrote:

Why have him race the 450 at all?? Nothing to gain and everything to lose if he crashes and gets hurt. Makes zero sense to me.

Because he wants to race it! It’s part of his deal!

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12/17/2017 9:42 AM

ML512 wrote:

Naw, if he's riding that well it's even better to have him go for the title on the new bike. That's what Honda wants, a title on the new CRF250R...

Fourth_Floor wrote:

Why have him race the 450 at all?? Nothing to gain and everything to lose if he crashes and gets hurt. Makes zero sense to me.

kkawboy14 wrote:

Because he wants to race it! It’s part of his deal!

Believe me, I'm pumped to see him out there. His ride last year at Daytona was mind blowing. I guess from a business stand point, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to have him risk injury that could potentially screw up his season for, what will be, 3 meaningless races.

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12/17/2017 9:49 AM

Fourth_Floor wrote:

Why have him race the 450 at all?? Nothing to gain and everything to lose if he crashes and gets hurt. Makes zero sense to me.

kkawboy14 wrote:

Because he wants to race it! It’s part of his deal!

Fourth_Floor wrote:

Believe me, I'm pumped to see him out there. His ride last year at Daytona was mind blowing. I guess from a business stand point, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to have him risk injury that could potentially screw up his season for, what will be, 3 meaningless races.

I agree but it’s part of what he wanted if they wanted him to stay on the 250. Kids pretty smart for doing it.

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12/17/2017 10:30 AM

#434 wrote:

Jmart needs to make it happen this year in sx by showing some speed on the 450 and winning in the 250 class. Otherwise he won't get a good offer for 19 450s.

Im pretty sure hes already signed with Geico thru 2019 and maybe even 2020. He extended his deal at the end of this year through 2019 at least.

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12/17/2017 12:13 PM

Hope no one minds we play make believe for a second.

I've always wondered if a top 250 rider got placed into the 450's, and was leading the points through X amount of rounds, what would the factory do?

While unluckily, it ain't impossible. There isn't any tea precedent for that situation, so I wonder how it would be handled

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shit'll buff out

12/17/2017 12:18 PM

tek14 wrote:

His offseason racing didn't give hint that he would podium with 450.

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

He also raced injured

and it wasnt a full race bike with little or no time to setup beforehand

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

12/17/2017 12:46 PM

#434 wrote:

Jmart needs to make it happen this year in sx by showing some speed on the 450 and winning in the 250 class. Otherwise he won't get a good offer for 19 450s.

mxjon454 wrote:

Im pretty sure hes already signed with Geico thru 2019 and maybe even 2020. He extended his deal at the end of this year through 2019 at least.

You're right. How could I forget. 18 and 19 in the 250 class with geico.

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12/17/2017 1:33 PM

You guys talking podiums and points leading and all that jazz must have seen a different J Mart race SX than I have...hasn't he had are least one DNQ every year in the 250 class?

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