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February 23rd, 2009, 07:51 AM   #31
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Thanks for the updates, I cannot get coverage over here [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img] unless anyone knows of any good sites to watch online?
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Anyone catch the Indy SX races, 450 was the best race of the season so far.
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The week before in Atlanta Chad Reed stated that he knew a way to beat Stewart but he couldn't get near enough for him to try it.
I think his plan was to try to stay close to him and force him to make a mistake.
Well it certainly worked this week. Stewart tipped over twice and still had a chance to win.
We saw in the past when it was Stewart vs RC, Stewart was always faster but when RC pressured him he was prone to crashing.
I thought after last seasons MX series that Stewart had figured it out mentally. He barely crashed and was just about perfect every week. Noone was there to pressure him though.
This week he looked like his old self again. Fast as hell but unable to withstand the pressure.
Interesting to see which Stewart will finish off the season
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Wow, Reed beat Bubba (or was it Bubba beating Bubba) haha.

Damn, how many time can a man go down and near crashes for Reed to get a lead? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

To be fair, Reed road flawless. So well deserved congrats to Chad.

I'm thinking that track was very strange for Stewart. He just couldn't get to grips with it in the main. Did that single jump look awkward to anybody else?
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Watch the lap just before Stewart goes down the 1st time. The left hander he crashes on goes from a corner to almost a whoop and than a small jump. Stewart comes out of corner and wheelies over the whoop and hits the jump. The reaction time from corner to wheelie to jump is so friggin fast.
I'm amazed at how flawless and fast Stewart can be. Little things like that are a joy to watch.
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stewart beat himself again at daytona. it's seems it's the only way reed can best him.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (frosty58 @ Mar 8 2009, 01:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>stewart beat himself again at daytona. it's seems it's the only way reed can best him.
Yea, Stewart using his head as a speed bump wasn't a good strategy.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (L8Braker @ Mar 9 2009, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Yea, Stewart using his head as a speed bump wasn't a good strategy.
I haven't seen the daytona race but have seen replays of several of the previous races, and stewart seems to be faster than reed to an almost ridiculous degree. Surely the points system is flawed to not reflect his dominanace. I don't know whether it is true, but I saw a claim somewhere that he basically has won pretty well every race he did not crash in, but also that he has crashed in quite a high percentage of races.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (michaelm @ Mar 9 2009, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I haven't seen the daytona race but have seen replays of several of the previous races, and stewart seems to be faster than reed to an almost ridiculous degree. Surely the points system is flawed to not reflect his dominanace. I don't know whether it is true, but I saw a claim somewhere that he basically has won pretty well every race he did not crash in, but also that he has crashed in quite a high percentage of races.
No doubt Stewart is hands down the fastest guy on the planet in Supercross. I had thought he would dominate this year due to another year a maturity, but now I'm not so sure. For whatever reason he seems to ride over his abilities when passed or trying to catch up. I'm sure someone has told him he has the speed to ride his race and the win will come easily, but in the heat of battle you sometimes forget your the greatest rider on the track. His training and work ethic are there, now he just needs the mental focus when behind to maintain throughout the race.
With that being said, I do believe if Stewart stays healthy, the outdoor season is his to loose, Reed will be there, but not sure he will have the raw speed to keep Stewart in check, the only guy I think could possibly keep Stewart in sight this year, and it's a long shot will be Villopoto. Villopoto outdoors is fun to watch.
...on another note, will someone please tell Mike Alessi entry speed into the whoops is where it's at...geez how many times can that kid get passed in the whoop section before he understands, I mean your a freaking professional motorcrosser for cripes sakes!
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (L8Braker @ Mar 9 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>...on another note, will someone please tell Mike Alessi entry speed into the whoops is where it's at...geez how many times can that kid get passed in the whoop section before he understands, I mean your a freaking professional motorcrosser for cripes sakes!

Easier said than done my friend. Perhaps he's still thinking about the 5 bikes that landed on him after he crashed trying to be fast on the trick parts of the track...

The kid was being used as a landing ramp last time he pushed it, I'm sure he still has nightmares of what could have been a life ending at least career ending incident. Give him time brotha, its just his first season back from such a terrible crash.

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