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10/11/2019 3:13 AM

Right now should be an easy million for Tomac! Holy cow no one is going!



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10/11/2019 7:25 AM

Wow, definitely light on the major players for now. Barcia is always a wild card. I'm most excited to see how AC and Mookie do, as well as Alessi on the big smoker.

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10/11/2019 7:28 AM

Thats a weak lineup if ive ever seen one.

AC, wilson, and mookie might give eli trouble for a little bit i hope.

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10/11/2019 7:40 AM

I can see AC win a main if Tomac gets a bad start. Pretty sure that kid will not roll over no matter what.

Gajser can probably top 5 in this field. Maybe even podium with some luck (i.e. Bad luck for others)

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10/11/2019 7:55 AM

With the field this thinned out the most interesting thing for me is seeing how Gajser and Tixier do.

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10/11/2019 8:06 AM

This just proves to me what I’ve thought all along that the MEC needs to be in November/December

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10/11/2019 8:39 AM

where's Alessi and Geijer?!??!?!

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10/11/2019 8:42 AM

So no redbull riders this year?

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10/11/2019 8:43 AM

Meh...…

I'll watch it closely and plan my whole weekend around it but Meh.....

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10/11/2019 8:45 AM

mauidex wrote:

where's Alessi and Geijer?!??!?!

Just so everyone knows, there are more than 11 entries.

https://www.swapmotolive.com/2019-monster-energy-cup-provisional-entry-list/

Go look at who is running #800 and #243!!

Also, it's provisional.

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10/11/2019 9:44 AM

does anyone know a simple way it can be watched online?

Ive checked my NBC sports app and cannot see the MEC.

Is NBC still doing the SX and MX package???

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10/11/2019 9:56 AM

Wow! That is a weak field. Easy $1,000,000 for Tomac as long as nothing stupid happens.

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10/11/2019 11:21 AM

Is this the beginning of the end of MEC? If they announce next years date and venue (it won't be at Sam Boyd) it has life but if they don't....

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10/11/2019 12:12 PM

On paper it looks like an easy payday for Tomac....

Oh wait. They race on dirt
Lets hope for some good racing!

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10/11/2019 12:48 PM

early wrote:

So no redbull riders this year?

First thing I noticed too. No Cooper, no Marv.

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10/11/2019 12:51 PM

I see 4 names or so that could easily get at least 1 moto win.

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10/11/2019 1:04 PM

How many guys aren't riding it because of the gimmick track design/format this year? Reversing the track has got to add a level of risk that I'm sure some guys aren't willing to take for an off season race.

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10/11/2019 2:11 PM

Should it just be called the ‘Eli Kawasaki cup’ that nobody serious challengers can be bothered to turn up to because it’s meaningless and irrelevant?

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10/11/2019 2:13 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Should it just be called the ‘Eli Kawasaki cup’ that nobody serious challengers can be bothered to turn up to because it’s meaningless and irrelevant?

$1,000,000 is meaningless and irrelevant? I wish I had your problems

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10/11/2019 2:18 PM

early wrote:

So no redbull riders this year?

Munson'd wrote:

First thing I noticed too. No Cooper, no Marv.

Marvin hasn’t gotten back on the bike yet, doesn’t seem like there is a concrete date when he will yet. Didn’t need knee surgery but lots of therapy.

Cooper is still undecided. He rode four times this week and will make the decision next week.

Bloss will race it for RM ATV-MC/WPS/KTM but Baggett and Bogle are sitting it out.

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10/11/2019 2:19 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Should it just be called the ‘Eli Kawasaki cup’ that nobody serious challengers can be bothered to turn up to because it’s meaningless and irrelevant?

zehn wrote:

$1,000,000 is meaningless and irrelevant? I wish I had your problems

It kinda loses its edge when you’ve already got a couple or more mill in the bank & a secure job. Let’s be realistic- there’s about 3 or 4 riders who have got the ability to win it & they’re all multi millionaires already, so..

And it shows in who can be motivated to enter it.

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10/11/2019 2:20 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

does anyone know a simple way it can be watched online?

Ive checked my NBC sports app and cannot see the MEC.

Is NBC still doing the SX and MX package???

My nbc sports gold sx+Mx package shows the MEC as the last race of this subscription.

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10/11/2019 2:21 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Should it just be called the ‘Eli Kawasaki cup’ that nobody serious challengers can be bothered to turn up to because it’s meaningless and irrelevant?

Like the red bull.2 stroke race.

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10/11/2019 2:24 PM

I think Adam is up for a Million.

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10/11/2019 2:25 PM

And who REALLY gets excited about a Millionaire winning another million? Honestly?? That money could be so much better spent within the industry to benefit lots of riders.
God knows there’s plenty of chat on here about low paid privateers- we should petition for Monster NOT to award the Million at MEC, but to divide it by the first 30 privateers in the outdoor National series.

Hands up if you care that Eli won ANOTHER million..

Hands up if you care more that the top 30 privateers in the outdoors would be $30k better off..

I reckon I know where the majority would vote.

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10/11/2019 2:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/11/2019 4:16 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

It kinda loses its edge when you’ve already got a couple or more mill in the bank & a secure job. Let’s be realistic- there’s about 3 or 4 riders who have got the ability to win it & they’re all multi millionaires already, so..

And it shows in who can be motivated to enter it.

Oh please. Your thinly-veiled jabs at the MEC are so fucking obvious. You act like des Nations is the most important race of the year from a racer's perspective and then turn around and act like a possible million dollar payday doesn't matter because they ALREADY have a million dollars or more.

Give me a fucking break. You're just here to stir up Euro vs. US bullshit. It's so obvious

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10/11/2019 2:29 PM

seth505 wrote:

I see 4 names or so that could easily get at least 1 moto win.

4?! Who?

1. Tomac
2.
3.
4.

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10/11/2019 2:30 PM

zehn wrote:

$1,000,000 is meaningless and irrelevant? I wish I had your problems

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

It kinda loses its edge when you’ve already got a couple or more mill in the bank & a secure job. Let’s be realistic- there’s about 3 or 4 riders who have got the ability to win it & they’re all multi millionaires already, so..

And it shows in who can be motivated to enter it.

zehn wrote:

Oh please. Your thinly-veiled jabs at the MEC are so fucking obvious. You act like des Nations is the most important race of the year from a racer's perspective and then turn around and act like a possible million dollar payday doesn't matter because they ALREADY have a million dollars or more.

Give me a fucking break. You're just here to stir up Euro vs. US bullshit. It's so obvious

And he cant stop talking about the events and riders he doesnt like.

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10/11/2019 2:30 PM

Boomslang wrote:

I think Adam is up for a Million.

Would LOVE to see that but very very unlikely.....

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10/11/2019 2:31 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Should it just be called the ‘Eli Kawasaki cup’ that nobody serious challengers can be bothered to turn up to because it’s meaningless and irrelevant?

mxb2 wrote:

Like the red bull.2 stroke race.

Exactly like that.

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