MotoAmerica / Road America 2020 Round 2

Discussion in 'General' started by grasshopper, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson Well-Known Member

    Ga just announced another COVID extension[/QUOTE]

    Executive order bans gatherings of more than fifty people and is in effect until August 11, 2020. RIP Atlanta
  2. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    Lets add a 3rd round at Road America!
  3. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    Who you sticking on the literbikes?
  4. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Executive order bans gatherings of more than fifty people and is in effect until August 11, 2020. RIP Atlanta[/QUOTE]
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  5. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson Well-Known Member

    hahaha Im down!
  6. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member


  7. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Georgia sounds like Colorado Jr. at this rate
  8. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    faaakkkk noooooo... It's fun but I want to see some tight turns and such.
  9. tecknojoe

    tecknojoe Well-Known Member

    In what way? Most everything is opening back up again, and we haven't had a big resurgence of cases.... yet.
  10. Gino230

    Gino230 Well-Known Member

    Some things I heard / observed over the weekend:

    Got to meet Eraldo on Sunday, looks like the fuel tank split and PJ got fuel all over him. Blisters over 30% of his body but fortunately his lung function is ok, they were fearful that he inhaled flames or fire extinguisher chemical.

    Saw the second SB race from the carousel, Toni was right pissed. He rode up next to Scholtz on the cool down lap and "gestured strongly"

    That umbrella Gal is better in person.

    Twins cup news:

    Man, you guys are hard on Rocco! Some of it he deserves, but he's a kid and he's learning fast. They have John Hopkins there with him, he's been working with him on many things, his podium speeches included. M4 brought the HP this weekend, new motor from last round with 4 more HP (that's what they're telling us, anyway). Rocco rode great in twins, used the Suzukis' strengths to his advantage. Notice how he smashed the brakes to get in front of Kaleb in Turn 5? He already knew where he needed to be ahead to use the advantages of his bike.

    I was even more impressed with Kaleb watching him work this weekend. Every session he went out with MAJOR bike / chassis changes (Motor is the same one Fisher ran since last year at VIR), and tried many things to improve, even though he was fastest last weekend out- no resting for this kid. It's a good thing too, because Rocco was doing the same. They lowered the race pace by over a second a lap since last round- think about that, race was won running 31's last year, this year they were in the 27's and finished 15 sec ahead of 3rd place. You have to be impressed by that.

    It can be so annoying when all the announcers talk about is the "power advantage of the Yamaha" I would love to see them dyno the top 3, might open some eyes. How soon they forget, Kaleb won at Laguna where HP is much less of a factor....

    Justin Filice had an electronics problem, the stock ECU apparently has a mode that won't let the bike stay at high RPM for very long- so some street rider doesn't blow it up. So he was WAY down on power. Don't even have a Power Commander on there yet. They didn't find that problem until Saturday.

    I got a $150 fine for going 47 on pit lane- trying to cool down the bike. DOH!

    Really pumped for Teagg, he's a great kid. Heck of a battle for 3rd!

    4 FZ head gaskets bit the dust this weekend, mine included. Back to back Road America rounds, what can you say?

    As for me, we found a huge mistake in my chassis, it's my fault I just had not measured correctly. Also, Kaleb's bike was running a different subframe so we didn't have a common measuring point- once we figured that out, we found a 25mm ride height difference. I was relieved because I was really feeling like there's something wrong with me that I was so uncomfortable- I tried to force my way through it and that's what led to my crash last round. Once I lowered my rear halfway- I dropped 3 seconds, but the bike was spewing coolant everywhere. I tried to get a few hard laps in, but I didn't go fast enough to qualify. Nobody to blame there but me- had I gone a few tenths quicker in any of the other sessions, I would have made it, head gasket be damned.

    I know I'm at the limits of my talent showing up there, so I have to do everything perfect or I will struggle to make the grid, especially with these kind of times being laid down. But for me, that's the reason I want to be here- You have to ride your best or go home. I still had a blast and will be back for Road Atlanta, provided we can get our hands on some parts!

    Cool to meet some BBS'ers in person, too!
  11. BC

    BC Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update on PJ. That sucks big time, hopefully he'll heal up quick.

    Keep pluggin away, it's nice to have guys like you to cheer for that we know through the beeb.
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  12. BC

    BC Well-Known Member

    Oh, and we need more pics of that girl.:Poke:
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  13. jonathanp

    jonathanp Tech drop out

    My thoughts exactly
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    NASCAR is doing at their track what they are doing at their events. That won't change.
  15. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I can handle drinking that much again.
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  16. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson Well-Known Member

    Are you be optimistic or pessimistic about fans in Atlanta for MotoAmerica?
  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Currently pessimistic but it's still a ways off.
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  18. JBall

    JBall REALLY senior member

    Cool insider report Gino! Bummer about the head gasket.
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  19. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    I can’t believe none of you fools have picked up this baton and run with it ...

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  20. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    only if you promise to drive any racer(s) more than 4 states
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