Match Races instead of Triple Crown?

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1/21/2019 11:44 AM

Don't mind the triple crown but was thinking that a bracket style match races would offer a new exciting twist to the racing. 15 riders qualify for the bracket with there being a 5 rider 5 lap race for the final 16th slot. You can then either have riders seeded based on qualifying or the top 8 can choose there matchup based on who they are most comfortable with racing. A consolation bracket would work out the individual points slots. Each match race being 3-4 laps. There would be very little commercial breaks as well. Thoughts?


1/21/2019 12:23 PM



I'm just here to stir sh#t up...

1/21/2019 12:24 PM

Idk, A2 was my first attendance to a Triple Crown and I loved three mains of the top ten guys duking it out instead of getting split up by heats.

Just imo.


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1/21/2019 12:26 PM

Something like this for Monster Cup or a similar event, maybe. For the real deal SX season, no way.


1/21/2019 12:33 PM

Imo it would be cool to try for a 1 off but
Not a whole series,
But i like it when different things are tried.
I wonder if there would be any other way to do
Starts besides lining up side by side?
Maybe line them up side by side and do a pace bike
That way all the top Qualifiers start together,
Maybe pace bike does a lap and when the get back to the start straight the pace bike pulls of and its go time.


1/21/2019 12:47 PM

I'm actually surprised they never brought over the head to head challenge that they had in AX. We see those or the timed runs in the off season, over seas races. The fans seem to enjoy them. It must not be popular with the teams.


1/21/2019 5:51 PM

McGrath Invitational 2.0