Saturday, August 25, 2007

Back To School

I’m sure you’ve all heard all this on every other moto site on the entire web, but I feel the need to sound off on what kick ass summer its been in the world of motocross. I’ll start with Ricky. I have probably used his name at least a thousand times in my short time as a pro blogger, but goddamn the guy is just amazing. So many victories, and just such a class act guy, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about him just about everything I write. This was his retirement summer, in which he raced 6 select rounds. To no surprise, he won all of them, in sometimes dominating, and other times dramatic fashion. Budds Creek ’07 will go down in history, without a doubt. Even though he sat out 3 rounds, he probably has the best shot at winning this championship. We all know with Bubba gone, he’d pretty much be all by himself up front and go 1-1-1-1-1-1. Everyone else would have to be pretty consistent to stop him. But RC is sticking to his guns and calling it quits at 150 even. Farewell Ricky, and thanks for the memories.
So that means there will be a different AMA outdoor champ for the first time in 7 years. The last guy to do it was a South African on a #8 Suzuki, named Greg Albertyn. He was a smooth cat. And luck would have it, one rider who has as good of a shot as any to win this thing, is a South African repping the 8 on his Yamaha. Grant Langston is my pick for this years title winner, as he’s probably riding faster than anyone else competing right now, and he’s just a pimp and the right colored bike. Mark my words come September when GL throws up that #1 plate like a true champ. Its been a hell of a summer and its winding down now. But there are 6 motos in each class left and that’s a lot of racing action and as we’ve seen in the past, anything can happen, especially if you take RC out of the mix.

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