Last true privateer

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5/28/2018 9:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2018 7:19 PM

To win a national race, overall or just a Moto..
was it “jyd” Dowd?

Or best finish recently by a TRUE, (van driving, no support, pb and j eating, broke ass) privateer are the days of privateers having any chance of a top 10 gone??

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5/28/2018 10:04 AM

Mmmmmmm..........need another alessi family to believe the hype and bolster up something to do it today.

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GP740
Since 1987

5/28/2018 12:46 PM

Larry Ward?

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5/28/2018 2:17 PM

Chad Reed.

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5/28/2018 2:47 PM

Track and Trail wrote:

Chad Reed.

Depends how we're classifying privateer here...private team yes but he had a factory bike by outdoors.

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5/28/2018 2:56 PM

Track and Trail wrote:

Chad Reed.

ML512 wrote:

Depends how we're classifying privateer here...private team yes but he had a factory bike by outdoors.

I'd forgotten about the factory bike outdoors that year. I would say that disqualifies him as a "true" privateer even if he did run his own program. Kinda. laughing

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5/28/2018 7:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2018 7:22 PM

Ya Reed isn’t a privateer Never has been!! Larry ward what year?
Stank dog is the most recent that comes to mind... and he is 20-30... the driven to ride boys (Anderson and saye?) made a couple top 40’s

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5/28/2018 7:19 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Ya Reed isn’t a privateer Never has been!! Larry ward what year?
Stank dog is the most recent that comes to mind... and he is 20-30... the driven to ride boys (Anderson and saye?) made a couple top 40’s

Washougal on a Moto XXX bike, right?

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5/28/2018 7:36 PM

Didn't Henry turn in a decent finish on a YZ250 two stroke at Southwick after he retired?

Their are Private teams and Privateers. Was Alessi on an MCR bike one year and won a national then awkwardly hugged Ryan Dungey for a bit to long? Not a privateer but a private team.

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5/28/2018 8:01 PM

John Dowd went 10-2 southwhick 2009.....good enough for 3rd overall

I can’t think of the last time a dude showed out of a van and landed a podium more recent than that

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shit'll buff out

5/28/2018 8:02 PM

Best finish by a true privateer recently has to be Taft last weekend at Hangtown. Bought his Husky on Tuesday and finished top 10 on Saturday.

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5/28/2018 8:09 PM

Who was it that left a factory ride and the next year towed a trailer with a car with him and his wife?

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5/28/2018 8:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2018 8:14 PM

Sully wrote:

Best finish by a true privateer recently has to be Taft last weekend at Hangtown. Bought his Husky on Tuesday and finished top 10 on Saturday.

Oh ya that was super cool.. and I don’t think MCR Is a privateer effort... they have a semi And riders that fly in..

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5/28/2018 8:12 PM

lumpy790 wrote:

Who was it that left a factory ride and the next year towed a trailer with a car with him and his wife?

Freddie Noren?

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5/28/2018 8:18 PM

Everyone remembers or is reminded of Ryan’s Privateer Daytona SX win. He had a good week prior as well.

The story of your privateer Daytona win has been pretty well documented in the past, but was that the proudest moment of your career?
No—winning the first 125cc outdoor moto at Gainesville the week before was. I had trained my butt off all winter and worked so hard for the 1987 125cc nationals and really wanted to win ‘em. My goal was to go and dominate that first moto, and I did. I told my mechanic on the starting line that I was the fastest guy there and no one there could beat me. My proudest moment was maybe two or three laps from the end when my mechanic put out the pit board that
read "P1, +55 seconds."

http://racerxonline.com/2010/10/01/where-are-they-now-rick-ryan

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5/28/2018 9:01 PM

Emig winning the U.S. Open of Supercross after he got canned by Kawi?

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The older I get, the faster I was.

5/28/2018 9:03 PM

Rad Cheed....

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5/28/2018 9:09 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

To win a national race, overall or just a Moto..
was it “jyd” Dowd?

Or best finish recently by a TRUE, (van driving, no support, pb and j eating, broke ass) privateer are the days of privateers having any chance of a top 10 gone??

Didn't Taft get a top ten moto finish at Hangtown on a bike he bought that week?

Alldredge was also damn close on a ktm 250sx with a stock motor out the back of his pickup the past two weeks.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

5/28/2018 10:18 PM

lumpy790 wrote:

Who was it that left a factory ride and the next year towed a trailer with a car with him and his wife?

Donny Schmidt was left out in the cold by Suzuki and went out and bought a paid of Hondas.
Guy Cooper was quite a journeyman before landing on Factory rosters.

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I got a fever.....

5/28/2018 10:49 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Ya Reed isn’t a privateer Never has been!! Larry ward what year?
Stank dog is the most recent that comes to mind... and he is 20-30... the driven to ride boys (Anderson and saye?) made a couple top 40’s

slipdog wrote:

Washougal on a Moto XXX bike, right?

Red Bud 01 I believe. Yes on the bike. YZ250F

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5/28/2018 10:50 PM

Sully wrote:

Best finish by a true privateer recently has to be Taft last weekend at Hangtown. Bought his Husky on Tuesday and finished top 10 on Saturday.

Impressive on a stock bike but lots of top 10s have been had by privateers. Derek Anderson had 2 during the Driven to Ride series. Freddie has done it a fair amount the last couple of years.

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5/28/2018 11:16 PM

Sully wrote:

Best finish by a true privateer recently has to be Taft last weekend at Hangtown. Bought his Husky on Tuesday and finished top 10 on Saturday.

tcallahan707 wrote:

Impressive on a stock bike but lots of top 10s have been had by privateers. Derek Anderson had 2 during the Driven to Ride series. Freddie has done it a fair amount the last couple of years.

True, but the OP did say "recently," and it doesn't get more recent that a week and half ago.

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5/28/2018 11:24 PM

Sully wrote:

Best finish by a true privateer recently has to be Taft last weekend at Hangtown. Bought his Husky on Tuesday and finished top 10 on Saturday.

tcallahan707 wrote:

Impressive on a stock bike but lots of top 10s have been had by privateers. Derek Anderson had 2 during the Driven to Ride series. Freddie has done it a fair amount the last couple of years.

Sully wrote:

True, but the OP did say "recently," and it doesn't get more recent that a week and half ago.

For sure. He sort of went two different directions with the question.

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5/29/2018 1:12 AM

Well Chris Alldredge ran a stock 250 2-stroke inside the top 10 in the 2nd moto at Glen Helen before a DNF. He was also pitting out of a pickup.

I say if there was ever a time for privateers to shine, it would be at this years nationals.

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*Anyone but Reed or Webb Crew*

5/29/2018 3:07 AM

Fearo wrote:

Well Chris Alldredge ran a stock 250 2-stroke inside the top 10 in the 2nd moto at Glen Helen before a DNF. He was also pitting out of a pickup.

I say if there was ever a time for privateers to shine, it would be at this years nationals.

Can't wait to see more of that!

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5/29/2018 4:50 AM

I have talked with Chris Alldredge over the winter. He was actually working a regular job and was telling me that he plans to get back to racing. I knew that he has a huge amount of talent but this was actually impressive to say the least. It wouldnt surprise me to see him land a good deal

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4JG96

5/29/2018 7:24 AM

Not a Win, but Regal finished 2nd to Dungey in two 450 motos in 2010. He was in a Sprinter Van with his mechanic. Plus an outstanding 2nd in his first moto at the MXdN:

MX2 + Open Motocross des Nations Results:
1. Ben Townley, New Zealand (Honda)
2. Kyle Regal, Puerto Rico (Honda)
3. Ken Roczen, Germany (Suzuki)
4. Clement Desalle, Belgium (Suzuki)
5. Max Nagal,Germany (KTM)
6. Dean Wilson, Great Britain (Kawasaki)
7. Trey Canard, USA (Honda)
8. Brad Anderson, Great Britain (Honda)
9. Manuel Monni, Italy (Yamaha)
10. Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium (Kawasaki)
11. Xavier Boog, France (Kawasaki)
12. Jorge Antonio Balbi Junior, Brazil (Kawasaki)
13. Andrew Short, USA (Honda)
14. Zach Osborne, Puerto Rico (Yamaha)
15. Yoshitaka Atsuta, Japan (Suzuki)

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5/29/2018 7:50 AM

Cody Gragg got 12th in a Moto at Budd's Creek 2015 on a YZ250 Two Stroke. It was a mud race but impressive none the less. He said his race bike wasn't running right so he had to race his stock practice bike.

From the outside it appears he had a lot of support from his family...wasn't wearing the same underwear three days in a row or scrapping pennies together to buy taco bell between races, but far from the factory treatment.

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5/29/2018 7:51 AM

Holigan wrote:

Not a Win, but Regal finished 2nd to Dungey in two 450 motos in 2010. He was in a Sprinter Van with his mechanic. Plus an outstanding 2nd in his first moto at the MXdN:

MX2 + Open Motocross des Nations Results:
1. Ben Townley, New Zealand (Honda)
2. Kyle Regal, Puerto Rico (Honda)
3. Ken Roczen, Germany (Suzuki)
4. Clement Desalle, Belgium (Suzuki)
5. Max Nagal,Germany (KTM)
6. Dean Wilson, Great Britain (Kawasaki)
7. Trey Canard, USA (Honda)
8. Brad Anderson, Great Britain (Honda)
9. Manuel Monni, Italy (Yamaha)
10. Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium (Kawasaki)
11. Xavier Boog, France (Kawasaki)
12. Jorge Antonio Balbi Junior, Brazil (Kawasaki)
13. Andrew Short, USA (Honda)
14. Zach Osborne, Puerto Rico (Yamaha)
15. Yoshitaka Atsuta, Japan (Suzuki)

not as a privateer though. He was racing for merge.

The Honda 450s they made were FAST

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

5/29/2018 9:04 AM

Not really what OP is asking but Gavin Gracyk sure did well as a true privateer back when he was on the 07(?) Honda. Loved cheering that dude on.

[LINK TO IMAGE]

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