Christian Craig's Future?

resetjet
Posts
2396
Joined
3/16/2012
Location
Tampa, FL US
4/1/2024 5:11pm
-MAVERICK- wrote:

Speaking of Plessinger, that spot is open for next year. Does he keep it? 

I think he will not only keep it,  he will also get a raise.

10
Motodragon
Posts
84
Joined
1/12/2022
Location
Middleburg, FL US
4/1/2024 6:14pm
Radical wrote:

Nothing against Husqvarna, but he needs to get back on a Yamaha.  Mookie too.

Mookie look better on a Honda 

7
-MAVERICK-
Posts
50565
Joined
3/26/2015
Location
Ontario CA
Fantasy
3739th
4/1/2024 6:25pm
-MAVERICK- wrote:

Speaking of Plessinger, that spot is open for next year. Does he keep it? 

resetjet wrote:

I think he will not only keep it,  he will also get a raise.

I also think they'll re-sign him. Whether it'll be another 1-year deal or two, I don't know. I think it's going to depend on what their plan is with Vialle. 

1

The Shop

4/1/2024 7:10pm

CC looked like the best "whoops rider in the world"  on that 250 star
?

expecting more from him on the husky in SX least ways , but he's not getting any younger 32-33?

doubt he will keep the ride......maybe a private team?

 

3
1
motomind00132
Posts
155
Joined
1/6/2024
Location
Chicago , IL US
Fantasy
1328th
4/1/2024 8:33pm

Put him on a phoenix honda or hep RMZ and hell start putting in some better results. Those steel frames arent good for riders like him and mookie.

7
3
Lippy111
Posts
82
Joined
2/16/2013
Location
Newcastle, NSW AU
4/1/2024 11:34pm
mb60 wrote:

Craig and DF14 can switch teams next year. Craig rocked on A factory connection Honda. 

This^^^

 

I always thought he looked the fastest on a Honda 450, especially outdoors

 

cc.jpg?VersionId=1P4SM2ul.ZB

7
2
4/2/2024 3:25am

He will be 33 yrs old this summer.   My guess is he retires very soon.

7
4/2/2024 4:05am

Assuming his rich father in law hasn’t retired yet, he will be working for Jeff next year.

4
Kelz87
Posts
1160
Joined
7/21/2018
Location
Phoenix, AZ US
Fantasy
1372nd
4/2/2024 4:12am

He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough Grinning

He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is winning at life despite his 450 results

12
joshd
Posts
261
Joined
3/17/2016
Location
Lucedale, MS US
4/2/2024 4:24am

His vlog is doing so good he might get a show on TLC. 

-MAVERICK- wrote:
 Reality show is not that much a stretch.  Peacock paid them for an Instagram post.   #PeacockPartner    

Laughing Reality show is not that much a stretch. 

Peacock paid them for an Instagram post.  

#PeacockPartner

 

 

I never really understood the hate CC received. Always seemed like a nice guy who gave good interviews. Now I see, it’s his wife. 

10
1
AMetts
Posts
472
Joined
6/15/2022
Location
NC, NC US
Fantasy
1607th
4/2/2024 4:56am

The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points in 450MX in 2022.

Id like to see him on a Phoenix Honda or similar next year where he can kind of run his own program and see what happens, if he struggles mentally, being able to fine tune his program to what works for him might be what he needs. No secret Aldons program doesn't work for everyone like Coop and Sexton recently. 

10
1
JBlain619
Posts
1719
Joined
6/10/2010
Location
Severna Park, MD US
4/2/2024 4:58am
AMetts wrote:
The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points...

The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points in 450MX in 2022.

Id like to see him on a Phoenix Honda or similar next year where he can kind of run his own program and see what happens, if he struggles mentally, being able to fine tune his program to what works for him might be what he needs. No secret Aldons program doesn't work for everyone like Coop and Sexton recently. 

Sexton hasn't ever worked with Aldon.

2
AMetts
Posts
472
Joined
6/15/2022
Location
NC, NC US
Fantasy
1607th
4/2/2024 5:05am
AMetts wrote:
The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points...

The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points in 450MX in 2022.

Id like to see him on a Phoenix Honda or similar next year where he can kind of run his own program and see what happens, if he struggles mentally, being able to fine tune his program to what works for him might be what he needs. No secret Aldons program doesn't work for everyone like Coop and Sexton recently. 

JBlain619 wrote:

Sexton hasn't ever worked with Aldon.

That's what I mean, he knew it wouldn't work for him so he put that in his contract with KTM. 

3
1
J
Posts
6
Joined
2/19/2024
Location
Austin, TX US
4/2/2024 12:18pm
Kelz87 wrote:
He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough :lol: He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is...

He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough Grinning

He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is winning at life despite his 450 results

I believe he mentioned on his podcast or another that he doesn’t have the funds to completely retire (maybe it was the Swapmoto one?). 
 

I could personally see him switch to a satellite or privateer team after his stint on the Husky.

 

All that being said, he was allegedly ripping at the test track in testing prior to last season and his elbow/hip injury. Maybe he regains his confidence? 

2
3
4/2/2024 12:19pm
AMetts wrote:
The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points...

The racing vlogs are entertaining him and his wife both have a good sense of humor. He was a 2022 250 champ and 5th in points in 450MX in 2022.

Id like to see him on a Phoenix Honda or similar next year where he can kind of run his own program and see what happens, if he struggles mentally, being able to fine tune his program to what works for him might be what he needs. No secret Aldons program doesn't work for everyone like Coop and Sexton recently. 

Is the Aldon program working for anyone right now? Is Vialle there?

2
3
MxAddic
Posts
2845
Joined
11/24/2022
Location
NY US
4/2/2024 12:27pm

The guy doesn't want to be out there racing. It's insane to take a spot from someone who wants to race just so you can do your vlog.

I hope for his and the sports sake he heals up and retires.

1
11
JDub067
Posts
96
Joined
8/13/2022
Location
AU
4/2/2024 12:49pm Edited Date/Time 4/2/2024 12:50pm

Christian has had a great career, but I think injuries aside, the tank is empty. I think many forget this is essentially his second career after his back injury. There is only so many times you can reach into the well, same for AC 

5
1
Graybeard
Posts
1076
Joined
11/25/2013
Location
Athens, TX US
Fantasy
2206th
4/2/2024 2:00pm

I think he and AC are in the same boat, it's not that they don't WANT to compete, it may be that they they CAN'T compete due to injuries. Adam can't hang on due to his nerve damage, and it sounds like Christian is going through something similar with his elbow. If you can't hang on, no bike or team change is going to "fix" your problems! 

I'll never forget looking across the pits at Houston SX last year and seeing Christian signing autographs before the race. Dude had the biggest smile on his face and you could see how much he loved being right there where he was. I have no idea why that image sticks in my head, but I don't think I've ever seen a happier guy. 

 

7
2
Kelz87
Posts
1160
Joined
7/21/2018
Location
Phoenix, AZ US
Fantasy
1372nd
4/2/2024 4:07pm Edited Date/Time 4/2/2024 4:22pm
Kelz87 wrote:
He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough :lol: He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is...

He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough Grinning

He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is winning at life despite his 450 results

J wrote:
I believe he mentioned on his podcast or another that he doesn’t have the funds to completely retire (maybe it was the Swapmoto one?).    I...

I believe he mentioned on his podcast or another that he doesn’t have the funds to completely retire (maybe it was the Swapmoto one?). 
 

I could personally see him switch to a satellite or privateer team after his stint on the Husky.

 

All that being said, he was allegedly ripping at the test track in testing prior to last season and his elbow/hip injury. Maybe he regains his confidence? 

Very few people feel they can just straight up retire (especially at his age) and maintain a life they are accustomed to. He’s got 116k YouTube subscribers, I imagine he’ll focus on that and maybe the podcast he was starting up 

1
stremme12
Posts
1216
Joined
3/10/2015
Location
HA, HI US
Fantasy
3700th
4/2/2024 4:28pm
MxAddic wrote:
The guy doesn't want to be out there racing. It's insane to take a spot from someone who wants to race just so you can do...

The guy doesn't want to be out there racing. It's insane to take a spot from someone who wants to race just so you can do your vlog.

I hope for his and the sports sake he heals up and retires.

He's hurt. He's also the one who actually volunteered to race MXON as well. What a dumb take. 

 

9
1
brocster
Posts
3610
Joined
6/9/2009
Location
Aliso Viejo, CA US
4/2/2024 7:19pm
MxAddic wrote:
The guy doesn't want to be out there racing. It's insane to take a spot from someone who wants to race just so you can do...

The guy doesn't want to be out there racing. It's insane to take a spot from someone who wants to race just so you can do your vlog.

I hope for his and the sports sake he heals up and retires.

You know this how?  It’s insane that he was riding with such a bum elbow and making mains. He took no one’s spot. As always you earn your spot in the main no matter what you do on your personal time. You want to race and make mains, go faster than the vlogger. Simple as…

4
2
tahoefd
Posts
208
Joined
12/29/2020
Location
Minden, NV US
4/2/2024 7:22pm
Meister wrote:

S. A. H. D. 

???? sorry I'm old (SIO). don't know all the mnemonics.

2
tahoefd
Posts
208
Joined
12/29/2020
Location
Minden, NV US
4/2/2024 7:30pm
Kelz87 wrote:
He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough :lol: He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is...

He’ll be hanging up the onesie soon enough Grinning

He’s got money in the bank, a regional SX title, and a great family - CC is winning at life despite his 450 results

J wrote:
I believe he mentioned on his podcast or another that he doesn’t have the funds to completely retire (maybe it was the Swapmoto one?).    I...

I believe he mentioned on his podcast or another that he doesn’t have the funds to completely retire (maybe it was the Swapmoto one?). 
 

I could personally see him switch to a satellite or privateer team after his stint on the Husky.

 

All that being said, he was allegedly ripping at the test track in testing prior to last season and his elbow/hip injury. Maybe he regains his confidence? 

Wait a minute, "doesn't have the funds to retire?!?!? I didn't either at 30something. Get a fricken job. Ummm, reality check. I always have liked and rooted for CC. Seems like a good guy, incredible in the whoops on the blue 250. Time to move on...

3
1
mx691
Posts
517
Joined
6/27/2008
Location
Stockholm SE
Fantasy
1270th
4/2/2024 11:20pm

Is the Aldon program working for anyone right now? Is Vialle there?

If DF14 goes Husky, i cant see him work with aldon…? Or?

1
DEMONDAVE
Posts
598
Joined
9/6/2013
Location
Apple Valley, CA US
4/3/2024 11:28am

RJ would be a perfect replacement for craig , craig needs to be a privateer team to relearn the desire to compete at the top level.

i think Mookie would excell @ HEP , great team , aluminum frame , always been a fan.

2
2
mb60
Posts
4749
Joined
3/7/2010
Location
GRAPEVINE, TX US
4/3/2024 11:57am

Mathes says RJ more likely on a 450 next year with Mookie. Does that leave DF out or would they go with 3 riders. And who thinks Marchbanks on a Husky 250 next year.

2
1
Richy
Posts
2918
Joined
7/18/2020
Location
UK GB
4/3/2024 12:08pm
Meister wrote:

S. A. H. D. 

tahoefd wrote:

???? sorry I'm old (SIO). don't know all the mnemonics.

Only guessing, but I assume stay at home dad?

I don't follow any of them on socials, but had one of those recommended posts pop up of Paige and Jagger in gear saying there's something in the works... I reckon the folks saying reality TV may be onto something 😂

1

Post a reply to: Christian Craig's Future?

The Latest