RC to race 125's at Steel City!!

nikki

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According to www.racerxill.com - If RC clinches the series next weekend at Broome Tioga (pretty much all he needs to do is beat KW and he will clinch), he will probably pilot a 125 at Steel City in the last round. You may wonder why? Well - RC and Mark Barnett are tied for 125 national motocross wins and RC wants a chance to have the record to himself. I wonder if he can drop down to a 125 and dominate Langston and Brown? :)
 

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wow thats so cool!!!! RC is the fastest 125 rider I have ever seen, Grant and Brown are no squids it should be an awsome fight. I wonder what will happen if RC gets a chance to help out Brown with the points. :p
 

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I wonder if RC will even be on a Kawasaki . . . :think
 

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Good point, Pred. I'll go out on a limb and say he'll ride green.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a Langston/RC pileup in the first turn.:p
 
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I'm hoping that RC doesn't do it. There is too much at stake in the 125 division at the moment for him to get in the mix. Plus if he does come down to the 125 class to play team tactics for Brownie it won't look good for Kawi in the PR IMO. I'd like to see RC claim the record, but this jsut doesn't seem like the best time to do it.
 

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I think he should wait till next year. Too much of a battle to get into the 125 class now. Maybe Glen Helen 2002?
 
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I agree, RC should stay out of the 125 battle and leave Barnett's record intact. Whats the point? Maybe he should go get a KX 500 and prove that he's a real man. Oh thats right they only allow 500cc 4 strokes in open (I mean 250 class)
 
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I'm sure that RC doesn't have anything against Brown, but I'm sure that he wouldn't sacrifice the overall for himself to help Brownie win the title.
 
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Cheers for Ricky to have the points lead to be able to do that and nice idea to break another record, but with what is at stake in the 125 points chase, I would not do it. If he happened to turn things around and make a radical change in the series, he (at least I would) would feel MIGHTY gulty and bummed. I would rather see him take a sunday "goon" ride in the 250 class. I hear it is a real hoot when pro's try to immitate beginners and they are still fast. Maybe some stoppies, tricks, and monster whips. :p :confused:
 

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If RC does this, I'll lose all respect for him. If he thinks he needs to go BACK to the 125 class to protect his "winning" record--he's WRONG and he's LAME.

When's it gonna stop? You get the feeling this kid will never quit, let up, whatever, and may culminate in him being a beer-belly sportin' 42 y/o (no offense 42 y/o's :eek: ), coming back to protect a 250 record or something :silly:

Reminds me of a pretentious, self-preoccupied baby that can't take "no" for an answer and can't stand the thought of being beaten anytime he is alive and/or capable. I think we're going to see a rough transition to retirement, if you know what I mean. Can you say "graceless"?

Jeesh, all that and he hasn't even faced Bubba yet. :p
 
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Originally posted by nephron
You get the feeling this kid will never quit, let up,
I admire RC for this trait. It is the one trait that got him where he is and will keep him on top for a long time to come.

That said, I don't believe he should return to the 125 class to defend his record. He has graduated to the next level. You don't go back to college to defend you total yards gained after going to the pro's. You move on and establish a new record.
 

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Originally posted by OldManIn
You don't go back to college to defend you total yards gained after going to the pro's. You move on and establish a new record.
Good point! I would be fine with it if RC decided to compete the entire season on a 125, but not a one-race show just to put his name on top.

Hannah's not gonna come back to get his record back from The Leprechaun, so why should Lucky care? Is he going back to Loretta Lynn's to get his records back from Bubba? I don't think so.

If RC wraps it up before Steel City, I'd have more respect for him if he pulled a Hannah and just pulled the pin and went hunting.
 
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I think this shows RC's drive to be the best at mx/sx racing. After his second to
k-dub a few weeks ago, you would have thought it was the end of the world.
Ricky was real down on himself. This Kid wants to win!! If he wraps up the
250 title early and wants to go kick some 125 butt, then more power to him.
If the current 125 racers cant beat a guy who has been riding 250's all
year then thats just more proof he's top dog. Besides the 125 guys have
James Stewart coming, so maybe this will be a prelude to the beating their
going to get next year.
If only some other racers had the drive RC's has.
Pull the pin.....quit?? not this guy!
 

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Hey, I don't think he should pull the pin/quit either. After re-reading what I typed back there, it is kind of harsh. Especially from a guy who really likes RC a lot. But something smells about what he's thinking about now. It just seems cheap, over-the-top, and obvious. As XRP said, he should just get the balls to say "what the heck", and move on. Whether he's got enough personality to do what Hannah did is, well, debatable....Well, nevermind, it's not debatable. :silly: