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2023 Supercross Season

Discussion in 'General' started by Once a Wanker.., Jan 5, 2023.

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  1. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Not a huge fan of the triple crown format, but damn 450s has been good racing this season.

    Hoping Tomac takes one more title, but wouldn't mind seeing Webb take it too. I like Sexton and will be a much bigger fan of his when Jett goes to 450. I'm just not a Jett fan.

    PulpMX was saying the rumor is Webb is headed to Star, and Sexton is going to KTM. But Webb's performance may put a hindrance on things as the main selling point for KTM with Sexton was not sharing the limelight with Jett at Honda.
     
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  2. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    cant see webb going back to Yamaha after his terrible first years on their 450. Although the bike has been developed a bunch since he left there. Sexton should stay at honda, he and Jett as teammates, could be an unbeatable combo. Better to have Jett a teammate, than fully against you. Ski
     
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  3. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    I may end up having 4 premium Daytona SX grandstand ticket for sale, as one of my local Daytona friends may not be able to go now, after all.
     
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  4. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    Sold all of my tickets now, and have people looking for more.

    Anyone picking someone to de-throne the King of Daytona, Saturday night? Should be some epic racing, I'm saying!
     
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  5. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    I'm excited for it! I don't think anyone will beat Tomac. If someone does, I think it'll be Webb. I have a feeling Sexton is going to want to crush Tomac here but will make a silly mistake and throw it away.
     
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  6. Letitsnow

    Letitsnow Member

    I am a Tomac fan, but worry that he hurt something in his minor crash last weekend - seemed odd that he went backwards after rejoining. Hopefully I am wrong...
     
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  7. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    I think the dirt was just really slick last weekend and those who went forward (didn't fall) were just a bit more comfortable and lucky than the others. You'll know for sure if he's hurt tomorrow night! :D
     
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  8. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Wheelchair Pimp

    DF14 Had a big off at press day today

    Curious to see how Hampshire does on 450. Always gotta cheer for him. Raced with his dad back in the days
     
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  9. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    I thought that after he fell at another earlier SX this year, when he did the same thing. I believe the team is exceptionally skilled a communicating where he needs to be to him, and he 'manages' the remaining laps to do just what's necessary.
    Those last two spots he lost in the 3rd 'race' of the triple crown did no change his overall position for the night.

    Eli's tactical and analytical skills are unmatched, in my opinion. I believe his Dad's influence and coaching throughout his life has helped Eli to excel with these skills, as well as keeping his private life private.
     
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  10. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    not if you look passed the past two seasons... crumbled under pressure, over rode the bike and or track. cost him A LOT of championships, inside and out. he is a great rider, no doubt, and has upped his game since coming to Yamaha but, he isnt known for having the most Supercross wins without a championship, for nothing. Ski
     
  11. Past Glory

    Past Glory Well-Known Member

    It took him a while to get his mind right. That's what was so frustrating about his early days in the big class, but all props to him for where he is now.
     
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  12. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Stewart has more wins and the same number of SX titles.
    We could get into the bullshitass points system prior to 2018 (and team orders) that handed Dungy a couple titles for being the slowest SX champion of all time, but the past is the past.

    Now Chase is in that same position Eli was in. I would love see Chase jump to Star, where they let riders make more decisions on their bike setup. He is trying to get his head straight, but there is something with the front end of the bike that he isn't able to gel with. Getting out of Kawasaki hell and into Star Yamaha was the best thing that happened for Eli's career. He was OK with the Honda, but made the jump to Kawasaki. Not sure that was the best move for him. He should have stayed red and gotten the factory ride there, then go to Star.
    But Chase needs a change for sure.
     
  13. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

    Solid round. What happened with Webb getting passed in the 450 main, he mistime his line?
     
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  14. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Probably had his ears tucked up in his helmet and couldn't hear Eli coming.
     
  15. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Check your damn inbox…
     
  16. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    I did ho...
     
  17. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    But shit, I got interrupted. I'll watch it now.
     
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  18. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Hit a neutral into the face of a smaller jump, lost all momentum. Eli was coming anyway, but it made the pass super easy.
     
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  19. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    He also got off those green bikes. I think that is as much of the improvement as anything else. Clicked another gear once he got away from Kawasaki, one way or another.
     
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  20. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    Yeah because they were a pile to begin with, RV2 never won anything on them either (insert MASSIVE sarcasm). LMAO! Ski
     
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