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  1. In the last few years I have been a fan of both Leon Madsen and Janus Kolodziej and all of a sudden both are in the GP. In my opinion they are two very interesting riders for very different reasons. And of course when they are on can be very dominating. I would be interested in any comments about either rider and also what position they will finish at the end of the season. For myself I have not looked at any league stats and I'm just thinking about who they will be racing against sooooooo.......I will predict Madsen finishing in 6th and Kolodziej (I finally learned how to spell his name) coming in 8th. I know Leon didn't qualify through the "proper channels" but IMO Emil has been a good addition and hopefully Leon will also contribute some excitement into the upcoming season.
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    Swindon Stadium

    Hey Steve. Have you ever heard of Otto Walker? Just watched a very interesting video on YouTube.....board racing....had never heard of it.
  3. Has anyone heard how Andreas Johnson is doing? I think both Lebedev and Huchenbeck were both shaken up more than they let on and were very lucky to "walk away" . Not sure if either one should have raced that soon after. Did anyone notice that it appeared that Lebedev might have had only one bike there as they were working on it like there was no other?
  4. New Yorker

    Leon Madsen

    Hi Simonh, It's hard to know how and why we pick our favorites but Leon has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I'm sure that your son's meeting with Leon will be a memorable experience......for you as well. If the SGP really wants the best riders in the world I say give him a wild card. He is repeatedly beating the "best in the world" now and I think he would bring a lot to the series. Would love to see him win the SEC!!
  5. As much as we don't like it, in any event there are voices of authority. In speedway we have the referee who rotate here and there, the race director in Phil Morris (who i think does a great job), and the start Marshall who along with the referee is in CHARGE of the starts. Even though the clock had run down if Tai had moved towards the tape AS SOON AS the start Marshall motioned him forward IMO he would not have been excluded.
  6. Hi Dean, I mentioned in an earlier post that when young riders are starting out it is probably drilled into them to be at the tape ready to race at the two minute clock. Am I wrong? I have no experience in an up close setting but know that you would have the answer. As some said in an earlier post....why give the referee the chance to exclude you. Maybe the start Marshall was being a jerk but if he calls you to the tape there's really no reason not to obey him. It's a little foolish how riders will tinker and tweet and tune their bikes and then not pay attention to the basics which can and did cost them. I've run a business since 1971 and believe me it's the small details that come back and bite you OR make you successful.
  7. If it's been addressed I didn't see it but can anyone tell me where the rider is supposed be when the two minute clock hits zero.....according to the rule book. From what I've seen if a rider is late coming out of the pits and he isn't at the tape when the two minutes expires he's gone. Tai was at the tape then backed up and if you watch the replay he still had his bike tipped cooling his clutch and didn't even have it upright when when the clock said zero. Sure it was a harsh penalty but I have a feeling that one thing that's drummed into a young rider's head is to be at the tape before the two minute clock runs out. On our Interstate highway system here in the states they give you at least 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. BUT if a cop stops you and gives you a ticket for eight MPH over are you going to tell him that you always give me 10 over?
  8. New Yorker

    Jumping the start

    Has anyone ever heard of a sport with two different starters or in this case a tape which is the start but wait it might not be the start. What an embarrassment for the sport to have Dudek's start brought back. My proposal. Have a set light about five? Seconds before the green and everyone is ready and SET WITH NO MOVEMENT except looking right or left as they do. The next movement will be the riders dropping the clutch for THEIR start. If they don't hit the tape and they are ten feet ahead they just made s hellofagood start. Of course if they hit the tape they are gone. As for these rolling starts that don't always get called that would fall under movement after you are set and your points are taken away after the race with no stoppage UNLESS you draw someone else into the tape. The key is no movement after the set light comes on and keep the referee out of it except to police movement. If a person moves before he drops the clutch another rider who is drawn off and breaks the tape should not be penalized. In real time it's hard to impossible for a person to judge the millisecond between a rider starting and the tape going up.
  9. One of the best races I've ever seen! When I show what Speedway is to someone I always try and dig out that one. Tell me if I'm wrong but isn't that guy in the black monster shirt Woffies pre steroid mechanic? Speaking of which isn't one of the two big guys missing. I was thinking that they have to work in a pair......in torqueing a bolt to just 15# one of them would be tightening and the other one holding him back.
  10. New Yorker

    Polish and other match videos 2018

    Thanks loads!!
  11. New Yorker

    Polish and other match videos 2018

    Hello racers and royalist. Have been looking for the third round of the SEC. Am I just missing it somewhere? Thanks for any help!
  12. New Yorker

    Swedish GP 2018 Hallstavik

    Hi Racers and Royals, Being in the US and usually working Saturdays about eight or nine Eastern time I would go to Youtube and at least find a foreign language version of the GP's. Now by Tuesday they still don't seem to be there and I have to go to the forum to find your link to the short version and of course see who won in the search! Do you know what's going on ? I really can't thank you enough for all your effort sharing the many links!!!
  13. Thanks R&R for the great link. I feel sort of guilty not having to pay for the great entertainment! If anyone says that Speedway is not a sport refer them to above link. If anyone says that you don't have to be in good shape and train also see above. In the little "jerk water" town in New York State (pop. 5,000) where I live I'm the only one that I know who follows speedway and also the only one who knows what everybody else is missing!
  14. Would love to see MJJ anywhere on the Podium. I thought that he added a LOT to a Speedway of nations in need of some excitement. The way Laguta rode in the SON, and of course Woffy, one would have to expect either or both to be there too. My corn is all popped.....

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