I've heard reports Lusk and Vuillemin putting in some fast lap times, and I'm willing to bet Windham will give Reed some tough competition. Maybe LaRocco will step up this year. Anyone think McGrath will come out of retirement for the first couple races to see how it goes? It's pretty open at this point as long as everyone stays healthy. :moon:
Sounds like that big ole 4-stroke might have got the best of Ricky. Hope he heals up quick. :thumb:
I'm hoping for Windham. I'm like his biggest fan! Oh my gosh! te-heh. :cool:
It's really to tough to call, because injuries are a big part in this sport. Even Reed once in 2002, dropped out of the 250 SX and joined the 125 East after he pulled his groin. :eek:
Hopefully we will see a season like the 125 Nationals were this year. It seemed like once everyone realized that James wasn't going to be there that they had a chance, laid their ears back and pinned it. I'm sure that Reed feels like its his title to lose but there are a lot of talented, motivated people out there capable of wins. Health and consistency will be the key.
My head says Reed, but my heart says KW, but what if Kawasaki sees this as their best chance for a 250 title and lets Bubba run? :debil: BTW Ivan as much as I like Ezra, your feeling will probably pass...... ( with a little serutan)
www.usmotocross.com shows 9 125 West races and only 6 125 East races. Isn't it usually 8 and 7? If it is correct Bubba could skip the 125 shootout and run 10 of the 16 250 races and still ride 125 East. Maybe more if he wraps up the 125 East before the last race.
Torrance, CA: American Honda announced today that Ricky Carmichael, defending AMA 250 Supercross and AMA 250 National Motocross Champion sustained a knee injury while pre-season testing for the 2004 season.
Carmichael was examined by his doctor earlier today with the results showing a torn ACL knee ligament. The injury will require surgery with an estimated recovery time of 4 months.
"Ricky and the team were prepared and looking forward to defending the Supercross title", said Honda Race Team Manager, Chuck Miller, "Now Ricky is anxious to get the surgery taken care of so he can start his training for the National Motocross series."
I wonder if this had anything to do with him starting to train on the CRF450? Hey its a thought?
I'm sorry you guys, but unless Mr Stewart races 250 the top two will be foreigners, on Yamaha's, assuming Vullemin can stay fit, although personally I would like to see Windham closer to where I think he belongs, and also Lusk to recover from whatever has been ailing him.