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Entries from May 31st, 2009

The rumor that never dies – 1-moto MX Nationals

May 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on The rumor that never dies – 1-moto MX Nationals · Racing

no-1-moto-nationalsOver at Motocross Action Magazine Jody Wiesel is again raising the spectre of a 1-Moto format for the MX Nationals. In typical Wiesel style, Jody fires a shotgun blast in the general direction of something that has made him angry and answers some purported questions from a reader regarding the Glen Helen National. Here’s the relevant excerpt:

(3) Why did the [Glen Helen] race last into the evening? If I was a conspiracy theorist I’d say that the sanctioning body, which really wants to go to a one-moto format, was sabotaging the race program to make it look like the only way they could get through the day was if they want to one moto. However, not being a conspiracy theorist, I don’t believe that this is what they are doing. They have just bit off more than they can chew. The schedule needs to be streamlined. Everyone knew that it was too long and too prone to delays — almost everyone that is. I’d estimate that by the start of the second round of motos that half the crowd headed for the gates. That is not a rousing approval rating of your entertainment package or race schedule.

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Prelude to two-stroke racing in 2010

May 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Racing, Two-Stroke

Is this a prelude to putting the 2-stroke back into the MX Nationals in 2010? The announcement at Racer X is the latest in a string of small things that all add up to growing momentum for a 2-stroke resurgence on the Pro scene. It’s just my speculation at this point, but MX Sports has […]

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The New and Improved MuddyWatersMX site is live

May 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on The New and Improved MuddyWatersMX site is live · Events

The new site is live. I tried to keep it simple and make it easier to use: No longer need to create an account to post a comment When you post a comment you can subscribe to it (and nothing else) via email, so you can see when someone responds URLs that show the post […]

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Weege and Bailey to cover MX Nationals for SPEED TV

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Weege and Bailey to cover MX Nationals for SPEED TV · Racing

There is some fantastic news out yesterday — Jason Weigandt and David Bailey will be 2/3 of the broadcast team for SPEED TV coverage of the outdoor MX Nationals! I have been wondering if we were going to have to suffer through another season of Ralph “Monster Truck” Sheheen — bless his heart. I know […]

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Godspeed 49J Richie Valandingham

May 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Godspeed 49J Richie Valandingham · Profiles in Riding, Vintage

Received word today that Richie Vallandingham of Missouri passed away yesterday due to heart failure. Richie was out riding at a local track with his son. I met Richie face-to-face on several occasions and chatted with him frequently via vintage racing message boards. He was one of those rare people that you just know right […]

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Changes coming to MuddyWatersMX.net

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Changes coming to MuddyWatersMX.net · Events

Posts are a little slow of late. MuddyWatersMX.net is undergoing transition to a new technology platform and I’m working on a few other things. Converting all the articles and posts is a bit of a job so until I get them all done I’ll be limiting the new material. But stay tuned. The new site […]

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FreecasterTV – great MX coverage

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on FreecasterTV – great MX coverage · Events, Racing, Technology

If you’re an MX fan, real MX — 2-minute laps, turns that not 180-degrees, off-cambers, uphills, downhills, simple things like that — you owe it to yourself to check out the freecaster.tv live coverage of the MX GPs. It’s really teriffic — great technical quality, nice user interface, and solid overall experience. SPEED TV, are […]

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