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  • Coulda been better

    Last edited by dan472b; 04-14-2019, 02:57 PM.

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    i hear you .. the flaging was horrendous ... they were not paying attention to the track .. seen several crashes... no one noticed untill some one hit the downed rider kinda like hollister last year ... to many riders in the 30/38/45 novice class for one moto .. need to break it up ...

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        You can't get out of the way in a race. You can only move over and get in the way of the faster rider that has already planned where he is going around you!
        If a rider is faster he will get around you even if he has to go off track to do it! Moving over will only cause a high speed collision! Motocross bikes don't have mirrors and no one is psychic. The slower rider doesn't have eyes in the back of his head!
        Holding your line and not making erratic, last-minute swerves across the track is the only safe thing a rider can do!

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          I just want to speak regarding the race directors and this is just my personal opinion. Yes we can get very busy having to watch a lot of things during the race. We try to do the best we can and document as much as we can but we do miss things. The yellow flag thing can be a topic we discuss or reaffirm at the riders meeting as well. Flaggers can be frustrating but we gotta make the best of what the promoter has available. I do think Corkey adding that light before the big step up was a great idea but when it was activated it was very very dim. If he can make the flashing red light more visible it may help get the attention of the riders or move it little further away from the face of the jump so the riders that time to cut it off instead of being fully committed.
          Last edited by Ryan305b; 04-14-2019, 09:06 PM.

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              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjxe0fTIwzc

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              • #8
                Yep! Three perfect examples of lapped riders holding their line and not making erratic moves on the track!
                Exactly as I said!

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                  • #10
                    Then you would be complaining you got lapped by the first gate

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                    • #11
                      The hold your line would be awesome. Especially on jumps.

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                      • #12
                        Understand that you have frustrations about the race Sunday. Flaggers, that is AMP's department and they are the people who have to train them at the job at hand, it is a challenge for them to find people who want to sit out at a track all day and have an important job as flagging, many of the good ones dont come back for long. So yes it is challanging, but that is something we will talk with AMP about for the national. The 2 workers that drop the gate and that hold the 1 minute board, they are very new to doing this, AMP's other 2 that were with them for many years are gone now. That is something else we will talk to AMP about to spread the gate drops out a little more so 2nd gate doesnt catch the first gate, but that is also challenging cause if they have a specific point where they are going to drop the gate at each split gate the faster classes will catch the 2nd gate too soon in the moto so that one is a catch 22. As far as a team of race directors, we only have a 1 main race director and a assistant. It is hard to have a team of them when no body wants to volunteer for the position. So we are limited this year, yes it is hard to see every rule that is broken out on the track, but if you got passed 3 times because of the yellow flag please bring it to the race directors attention (not the promoters) so we can at least talk to the riders and enforce the rules. My only advice for your aggrevation about slower riders getting out of the race line is my years of racing I have seen more riders get hurt trying to get out of they way than holding their line, its better to take a couple more turns to get around them than have them take out your front wheel and high side you trying to move over and your the one injured. I rather take a few more turns myself to get around them then be on the ground cause they didnt know exactly where you were to move to move out of the way, cause that has happened to me and that is more frustrating than just taking more time to get around them.

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                        • #13
                          I saw a bit of both here. I'm in favor of debates like this as long as our point of reference is more video like this. That was awesome!

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                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluXBCXXSeA

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