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"Thanks so much for the post! This looks incredible! Soon I'll be taking motorcycle riding training classes, and then I'll finally be able to ride my motorcycle wherever and whenever I want. I can't wait!"
"Great motocross racing! In Supercross I heard Dungey is all washed up ! If I had a dime for every time a hypocrite sports fan writes someone off prematurely ! By the way, shouldn't hypocrite fans be banished - sports is about sportsmanship, supporting each other and all good things. We don't need more eastern big mouth wanna- be's popping off all of the time like the espn boys do and all the other big mouth know-it-alls that mucked up sports with trash talk and dirty news. ALL MOTOCROSSERS DESERVE OUR SUPPORT ! Some day EVERY athlete passes their prime. BUT WHEN THEY DO LET'S THANK THEM FOR PUTTING ON A GREAT SHOW WHILE THEY WERE ALL IN ! Skip the BS and the tacky criticisms. Be a real man."
"This sucks, without RV riding the 2012 outdoor nationals we have to watch Cry'in Ryan Dungheep on his orangcicle puff up and tell us how awesome it is to be back out front when he knows down to the core of his soul that every podium he takes is a gift from the the ginger manace! Get well soon RV and I can't wait to see you smoking Dungheeps ass again! God Please let RV be healthy for the Monster Cup, that would be great to see RV step in and steal a million bucks out from under turd boy!"
Add to all of this a high powered thunderstorm that moved in after the first 250 race forcing the racing action to be put on hold until the high winds and lighting moved on.
Whew, what a day!
Yoshimura Suzuki's Stewart and Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey were expected to resume their epic battle of a week ago, and at the start of the opening moto, the a storyline was starting to play out between the two title contenders, as Stewart took to the lead with a slight gap over Dungey.
On lap four, however, someone who should have been no factor in the race at all - a photographer - made a bad choice and Stewart ended up going down. He finished out the lap with his left arm hanging limp. After getting it evaluated, Stewart decided to sit the rest of the day out. That decision dropped Stewart from first to third in the championship standings and his status for the remainder of the season is uncertain, all that after entering the weekend with an undefeated record, winning all four motos through the first two rounds.
"It's not what we wanted, but that's racing. It wasn't worth risking anything in the second moto. I'm going to go through the week and test out how my hand feels and hopefully we're ready to go at High Point," Stewart said after the race.
"It was unfortunate what happened to James, it was shaping up to be a good race," said Dungey. "I hate to win like that, I feel like me and James have been pushing each other to new levels. But hopefully he's alright and will be back for High Point."
"It's still game plan as usual," added Dungey. "There is so much racing left that you can't really focus on the end result because anything can happen - we saw that today. For me, I like to come into the races and focus on myself and try and put myself in the best possible position and not underestimate anyone."
"I got a pretty good start and I was second and Shorty and I were rubbing the entire first lap," said Weimer. "He was in front of me and I was trying to make passes on him but he was obviously riding well and it seemed like everywhere I wanted to go, that's where he was at. And at the same time, Tickle was there the whole time, right behind me. And after getting roosted by Shorty for 20 minutes I made a mistake and Tickle got around me and there was really nothing I could do."
With the finish, Weimer now sits second overall in the series points.
"The first moto was completely my fault," said Baggett. "This is the only track where we start in first gear and I got a great jump and about five feet out of the gate I went to shift into second and I put it in neutral. Everybody was gone and I was trying to figure out what just happened. After that I just made my way though the pack after getting off in about last and I was able to catch Roczen with two laps to go and we battled it out. He had just tipped over and I caught up with him and we were going at it and then I landed on some tuf-blocks and then going up the hill he pretty much shut down any opportunity I had."
After leading the opening lap of the first 450 moto, Muscle Milk Honda's Tommy Hahn got hit in the hand by a rock and had to drop out of the race. "I was coming through the mechanic's area and I got hit in the hand with a rock and it broke my finger pretty good," said Hahn. "It's a clean break and it's right next to the joint, so I can't move my finger without the bone displacing, so I have to keep it still for a while. I'm not sure how long it's going to take to heal, but I can still do cardio and I'll be back when this thing is healed."
Davi Millsaps missed the Lakewood race for a combination of reasons. First up, he was still a little sore from the practice crash that forced him out of the Texas round. Second, he was celebrating the birth of his son, Dane Duke Millsaps, which took place on the Thursday before Lakewood. Congrats, Davi.