Random Pics from Thursday at GH (Vaessen, Dubach, Plessinger, Davalos)

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11/3/2017 11:43 AM

We were at Glen Helen yesterday, finishing up the third day of our 250 Shootout, and there were a wide variety of riders on the track.

Bas Vaessen has been putting in laps on a 450 out here. He was one of the MX2 riders scrambling to find a ride for '18 after Suzuki shuttered their GP efforts, but will be on a Honda next season. He tried our '18 250F at the first day of our shootout, and came off the track fairly giddy...and that was just the stock bike. Unfortunately, with our heavy schedule of testing, we couldn't get him back on the bike yesterday, but he was still getting in his time.

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Aaron Plessinger was on a 450, and looking pretty smooth out there, despite there being quite a few "rolling chicanes" out on the track.

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Over at Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Supercross track just outside of the Talladega turn at GH, Martin Davalos was working on his sixth day of Supercross testing back on the green bike, and Ivan Tedesco (who Pro Circuit loves as a test rider) was also putting in laps.

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Doug Dubach has won a pile of Vet World titles, and he was getting ready to go for more this weekend. We'll be out there Sunday checking out the action.

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11/3/2017 12:03 PM

Speaking of the Vet World Championship it looks like there's a whole bunch of French speaking Quebecois that made the long trip. Mind taking a couple pics of those guys if you're in attendance s'il vous plaît? Merci.

They're pitting out of a big black trailer from Mathias Marine Sports. Not exactly sure who they are but might recognise some of the names if I see the entry list or results sheets. Is there a place to see the entry list? Thanks.

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

11/3/2017 12:41 PM

Steve.....thanks for making it out for the Vet race! Get as many pics as you can please! Some results sheets of all the classes would be really cool too.....not just the super fast guys.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

11/3/2017 1:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2017 1:12 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Speaking of the Vet World Championship it looks like there's a whole bunch of French speaking Quebecois that made the long trip. Mind taking a couple pics of those guys if you're in attendance s'il vous plaît? Merci.

They're pitting out of a big black trailer from Mathias Marine Sports. Not exactly sure who they are but might recognise some of the names if I see the entry list or results sheets. Is there a place to see the entry list? Thanks.

De rien.

Ran into them at Perris the other day.

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11/3/2017 1:15 PM

Canadian legend 801 Top Pimp Guy Giroux lol.

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

11/3/2017 1:31 PM

Hahaha even Canadians can't spell Matthes ^^^ silly

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11/3/2017 1:36 PM

EZZA 95B wrote:

Hahaha even Canadians can't spell Matthes ^^^ silly

Mathias Marine Sports is a dealership. It's a French name.

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

11/3/2017 1:38 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Canadian legend 801 Top Pimp Guy Giroux lol.

Most notable Quebec riders are Guy Giroux, Alex Langevin, Marc Dionne (FMX rider turned real fast Vet rider) and

Andy Mathieu (as a US/Quebec racer, he's married to a quebec girl and races in Quebec regularly)

The rest are local Quebec Vet racers

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11/3/2017 1:47 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Canadian legend 801 Top Pimp Guy Giroux lol.

sybro wrote:

Most notable Quebec riders are Guy Giroux, Alex Langevin, Marc Dionne (FMX rider turned real fast Vet rider) and

Andy Mathieu (as a US/Quebec racer, he's married to a quebec girl and races in Quebec regularly)

The rest are local Quebec Vet racers

Thanks. I know who the top 3 are. I'll check the entry list and results to see if other names ring a bell.

How many in total made the trip? Pretty cool to see.

Pis toi, est-ce que tu course, spectateur, mécanique?

Good luck to all the guys.

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

11/3/2017 1:55 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Thanks. I know who the top 3 are. I'll check the entry list and results to see if other names ring a bell.

How many in total made the trip? Pretty cool to see.

Pis toi, est-ce que tu course, spectateur, mécanique?

Good luck to all the guys.

They are 16 from Quebec, most of them flew in but 2 of them drove accross the country and hauled the 16 bikes in that trailer.

I wish I was there but have no vacation day left after being on the road for my daughter's races for about 4 months

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11/3/2017 2:03 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Mathias Marine Sports is a dealership. It's a French name.

laughing Note the "silly" emoticon... Jes seais.
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11/3/2017 2:10 PM

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11/3/2017 2:26 PM

^^^ California dreaming graphics. Hippie VW van. Don't know which guy is riding that bike but he's doing his vacation right. Awesome.

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

11/3/2017 2:29 PM

sybro wrote:

Most notable Quebec riders are Guy Giroux, Alex Langevin, Marc Dionne (FMX rider turned real fast Vet rider) and

Andy Mathieu (as a US/Quebec racer, he's married to a quebec girl and races in Quebec regularly)

The rest are local Quebec Vet racers

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Thanks. I know who the top 3 are. I'll check the entry list and results to see if other names ring a bell.

How many in total made the trip? Pretty cool to see.

Pis toi, est-ce que tu course, spectateur, mécanique?

Good luck to all the guys.

sybro wrote:

They are 16 from Quebec, most of them flew in but 2 of them drove accross the country and hauled the 16 bikes in that trailer.

I wish I was there but have no vacation day left after being on the road for my daughter's races for about 4 months

Understandable. I guess you have no choice but to put in work since you guys are planning on doing it again in 2018.

I guess there's always 2019 for you.

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

11/3/2017 2:47 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ California dreaming graphics. Hippie VW van. Don't know which guy is riding that bike but he's doing his vacation right. Awesome.

Marci Dionne’s bike !

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11/3/2017 3:02 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ California dreaming graphics. Hippie VW van. Don't know which guy is riding that bike but he's doing his vacation right. Awesome.

sybro wrote:

Marci Dionne’s bike !

Marci Dionne has amazing taste in graphics, that's just a cool image even not on the side of a badass KTM.

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If it can't be fixed with a hammer, it's an electrical problem.

11/3/2017 3:02 PM

Certainly different but I like it.

KTM est fort au Québec. I remember around '04-'05 all you'd see was Kawasaki's. Equipe Les Chutes everywhere. Duroy KTM for a while and now it looks like Mathias Marine Sports has taken over. The sport looks like it's still going strong in La Belle Province.

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

11/3/2017 3:04 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ California dreaming graphics. Hippie VW van. Don't know which guy is riding that bike but he's doing his vacation right. Awesome.

sybro wrote:

Marci Dionne’s bike !

SeaClassExpert wrote:

Marci Dionne has amazing taste in graphics, that's just a cool image even not on the side of a badass KTM.

WOOOO! Damn right.

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

11/3/2017 3:32 PM

Plessinger on the 450 huh? Maybe they have a replacement for their injured riders right under their nose. They are wasting his talent on a 250 IMO.

Awesome that you are going to get some Vet coverage. Snap a few of Rodney Smith on the Beta if you get a chance? Hope he's defending his championship this year?

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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

11/3/2017 5:50 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ California dreaming graphics. Hippie VW van. Don't know which guy is riding that bike but he's doing his vacation right. Awesome.

Th VW van is inspire by the fact that he used to go to race with an old vw jetta tdi and a small trailer. He now moved in the motovan crew. He was there also in 2013 with me and few other guys.

Wish I can go back next year...

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11/3/2017 5:57 PM

I don't have a westfalia or anything but those graphics are super sick.

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11/3/2017 6:24 PM

GuyB, does Hot Sauce still have the speed?

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11/3/2017 10:31 PM

Lucifa. wrote:

GuyB, does Hot Sauce still have the speed?

Maybe not the speed to go race with the kids, but consistent speed? Yes.

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11/3/2017 10:51 PM

Me likey the shot of Marty.

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