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I too thought Roczen was gone with that lead and Tomac trapped in 5th early.

 

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I too thought Roczen was gone with that lead and Tomac trapped in 5th early.

Roczen has bad luck with last lap passes with the finish line literally meters away. Webb did the same to him last year somewhere. He did make a couple of mistakes tonight though.
 

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Definitely a bad sign for any hope the Supercross season could be resumed, but I think I already knew that wasn't gojng to happen. The only possible long term benefit I could see to this is if another company became the promotor for Supercross. Feld is something of a joke.

Very unfortunate for all of the employees effected.

 

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Final two scheduled rounds canceled BUT they're now going to try to run seven rounds sometime later this year.

 

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All remaining rounds contested in Utah starting May 31, which will be on NBC network.

Why am I not even surprised to see that NBC has a number of these races directly in conflict with Nascar on Fox?

Sunday May 31: SX at 3.00 vs Cup at 3.30
Sunday June 7: SX at 5.00 vs Cup at 3.00
Wednesday June 10: SX vs 7.00 vs Cup at 7.00
Sunday June 14: SX at 7.00 vs Cup at 3.30 (not direct conflict)
Sunday June 21: SX at 3.00 vs Cup at 3.00

I realize Supercross has always had a small niche audience compared to Nascar. I think NBC is passing up a chance to introduce SX to a considerable number of existing racing fans. I don't think that's smart.
 

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Agreed, I don't get the sheer number of conflicts with NASCAR Cup races. I guess NBC badly wants some Sunday sports fare. I don't particularly like the shift from Saturday evenings to Sunday afternoons. Normally Sunday afternoon is the better timeslot, but there are still going to be a lot more people staying home and watching TV on Saturday nights for the next two months than normal.
 

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Good to see that most everyone is back healthy. Maybe a mid-season, two-month break is in order for injury plagued SX every year. :D
 

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Roczen is the man on certain types of technical tracks. With all of these remaining rounds in Utah, if the track configurations stay similar to today's, I don't see how he beats Eli straight up. However, Tomac"s penchant for mental errors could strike anytime.

I missed some portions of the races and will rewatch later, but what I saw looked like most were racing clean and careful, which is good to see after the long layoff.
 

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Stewart's little bro showing some speed and winning his first heat ever in the 450.
 

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Roczen is just not up to snuff. Championship is done.

Eli runs laps around him.
 

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I'm very dissapointed in Roczen. He's looking like he doesn't belong in the big leagues.

Hopefully Webb makes this an actual battle.
 

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I'm embarrassed to say I forgot they were racing last night, and will be watching the recording tonight.

With regard to Roczen, haven't seen it, but I think he has lingering health and conditioning issues that keep him from always being able to sustain.
 
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