- Jan 31, 2017
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Eli has always been inconsistent at the start gate, and also prone to disastrous DNF's from time to time. What seems different to me is, he seems to have less of his raw speed advantage over the field. I mean, I recall him regularly getting away in 10th or 15th, and then driving through the field to win or finish on the podium (or crash trying).Tomac just can't get the starts this year, and that is going to have to change if he wants to challenge for wins and the title.
With nine rounds to go... more than half of the season... my crystal ball is still clouded by dust, mud, fierce competition, and ample opportunities for DNFs and/or injuries. And we shouldn't forget the very flat points scale either, which has kept Tomac pretty close so far. It's too early to write a guy like Eli Tomac out of the script.That main event clarified things. Yeah, Webb is Roczen's competition, and it's going to be tight because of how savvy Webb is and how good he is on starts.
Leigh Diffey grows ever more gerbil-like with each broadcast, regardless of the racing series he is announcing. He is very annoying.
@gnomesayin, I think you are underestimating Webb with your comments about him waiting for others to make mistakes and "give" points to him. Webb is on a streak of 2-1-1-2, and has finished ahead of Roczen the last three races... without Roczen suffering a crash or mechanical gremlin. Not too shabby. Webb didn't have anything for Tomac on this one night in Daytona, but don't sleep on his ability to "take it" even when Roczen and Tomac don't "give it away." Webb's 2019 championship was a strong body work, including seven or eight race wins. I don't think 2021 will have a champion who just falls into the title via consistency... JMO.
Indeed he is. I've been the one saying there's a long way to go and anything can happen, and this is still objectively true, but that late pass for the lead did have a "stake-through-the-heart" feel to it. Instead of the points gap narrowing to 9 points, it expanded to 15. It had to be deflating to Roczen, who hasn't bested Webb since Indy. In the last six races, Webb has five wins plus a second (to Tomac at Daytona).Webb is the man right now.
Yeah, I was rolling my eyes at RC at both races over those remarks. I think he feels the need to play up the suspense, but hype isn't needed and it just falls flat. (Overall, I do like having RC in the booth, however.)Please Ricky, from a Tomac fan, don't speculate any more that Tomac is just lurking and waiting to make his move. Two straight events....