Most successful pro to never holeshot as a professional

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8/31/2018 5:50 PM

Any info on holeshot stats? Curious who the most successful pro was (is) , to never snag one.

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8/31/2018 5:53 PM

Not sure you can be a Pro with NEVER having snagged even a single holeshot?? Heck, even Reynard could get a holeshot every few years!! wink

Many pros are bad starters though.

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8/31/2018 5:55 PM

LaRocco was notoriously shitty off the line, but even he grabbed the occasional holeshot.

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8/31/2018 5:57 PM

Not sure if there's ever been a pro who has won races that has never pulled a holeshot before. You would probably have to go back to the 80s to find a statistic like that, it seems like in order to win nowadays you have to start up front and if you aren't starting in 1st, you're probably in the top 5, and if you can start in the top 5, you've probably been ahead of those guys at least one start tongue

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8/31/2018 5:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2018 6:00 PM

TXDirt wrote:

Not sure you can be a Pro with NEVER having snagged even a single holeshot?? Heck, even Reynard could get a holeshot every few years!! wink

Many pros are bad starters though.

Sorry, I changed it to make it more clear.

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8/31/2018 5:59 PM

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8/31/2018 6:02 PM

TXDirt wrote:

Not sure you can be a Pro with NEVER having snagged even a single holeshot?? Heck, even Reynard could get a holeshot every few years!! wink

Many pros are bad starters though.

soren346 wrote:

Sorry, I changed it to make it more clear.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then...

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8/31/2018 6:45 PM

Donnie “Holeshot” Hansen.

Oh wait.

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8/31/2018 6:54 PM

Mike alessi

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when in doubt, pin it out

8/31/2018 11:33 PM

There's a guy in MX2 called Jorge Prado, he's always up the sharp end, don't think he's ever snagged a holeshot tongue tongue

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8/31/2018 11:35 PM

I think it was Saint Louis in 1999. All everyone kept saying was that Larocco needed a start and he could compete with McGrath. Larocco holeshotted and McGrath was 2nd. McGrath quickly passed him and walked away. I believe Larocco holeshotted his final race win ever at the 04 Indy SX as well. He’s gotta be the most successful pro that would consistently start in the bottom third or bottom fourth of the field.

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9/1/2018 12:13 AM

Kiedrowski? I was only a kid then but I remember him being terrible out of the gate

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9/1/2018 12:22 AM

Peter herlings

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9/1/2018 12:39 AM

ALthough they've definitely both had their fair share of holeshots, especially this year, I guess I'd put both Herlings and Tomac as 'average' starters considering the amount of wins they've had in their careers.

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*Anyone but Reed or Webb Crew*

9/1/2018 5:56 AM

Mia kalifa

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9/1/2018 6:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2018 6:08 AM

Fearo wrote:

ALthough they've definitely both had their fair share of holeshots, especially this year, I guess I'd put both Herlings and Tomac as 'average' starters considering the amount of wins they've had in their careers.

It almost seems like reaction time is biological...with a bit of luck. There is the obvious mental side of this but definitely multiple factors to the equation .

Some mid pack riders are notoriously great at starting, and some of the best ever have terrible starts consistently

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9/1/2018 6:23 AM

fullysicmate wrote:

Mia kalifa

Thats dirty

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9/1/2018 1:41 PM

I don't recall Tony D getting too many great starts.

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9/1/2018 2:32 PM

Theres no way to know this. Close thread.

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9/1/2018 3:01 PM

Laststart L. Lasterson
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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

9/1/2018 4:02 PM

To my understanding a lot of starting well at a high level is bike setup, Im sure tomac could setup his bike to start really well but he would sacrifice performance on the rest of the track

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9/1/2018 7:13 PM

Kx125rider wrote:

To my understanding a lot of starting well at a high level is bike setup, Im sure tomac could setup his bike to start really well but he would sacrifice performance on the rest of the track

Now that is just funny w00t w00t w00t

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Ed Johnson