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2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:58:10 AM »
 Sorry , that nonsense at Daytona doesn't count , the real racing starts today in Atlanta (Woodstock)

 Fanschoice , 2:PM Eastern . This is a fun track , they call it a short track , but it races like a fast 1/2 mile . Our FT expert tells me the latest version of the XG is better , and the Yamahas and Kawasakis should be in the hunt . Not sure if the Lloyd Bros Ducati is there , probably not .

 The singles class is red hot at the moment , both Shayna and Cory Texter should be fast , and the Flying Tomato should be a contender .

 Here we go fellas , let's have a great season  :thumb:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 11:54:48 AM »
I'll be watching........... .first I have to go to Magnolia Square and do a diagnosis on Mom's lift chair! Hopefully it will be a successful trip, (I'm taking the duct tape and bailin' wire!)
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 12:49:50 PM »
thanks for the head's up.  screwy weather, staying inside,  watch the flat track.   :thumb:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 01:06:20 PM »
looks like flat track is delayed half an hour. 

...but MotoGP quals are on now since they were also delayed half an hour. 
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 01:57:59 PM »
whoooa,  crazy qualifiers on motoGP


spoilers:  don't look






Miller does it when everyone was done and not looking.  Zarco and Danny upfront.  Espargo on Aprilia on 2nd row with Marc with Rins' Suzuki.  Rossi 4th row.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 02:24:08 PM »
#80, broken header; swap it out.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 03:03:19 PM »
#80, broken header; swap it out.

 I see you guys have Stevie racing today  :thumb:

 Dusty

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 05:05:45 PM »
 The track looks really greasy  :shocked:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »
Just tuned in I like the track! Looks sticky. Just in time for the Bultaco's  :boozing:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2018, 06:28:17 PM »



Cookin' some wangs and waiting out the rain delay. At least we still get to watch racing!
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 06:41:34 PM »



Cookin' some wangs and waiting out the rain delay. At least we still get to watch racing!

 Delayed until tomorrow , no idea why the promoters couldn't speed up the program , it's almost like they don't have radar in Georgia  :shocked:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 06:49:52 PM »
Yep, plans changed. Now it's Tab Benoit and chicken wangs  :boozing:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2018, 06:53:41 PM »
Yep, plans changed. Now it's Tab Benoit and chicken wangs  :boozing:

 What is "Tab Benoit" , a French actor I've never heard of  :huh:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2018, 08:52:35 PM »
What is "Tab Benoit" , a French actor I've never heard of  :huh:

 Dusty

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 12:09:06 PM »
 Here we go  :thumb:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 12:20:01 PM »
 Damnit , 7 rider crash in the 2nd singles semi , hope everyone is OK .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 01:25:26 PM »
Holy Moly.   MotoGP,  Miller is the only rider that's starting on grid!
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 02:12:26 PM »
two satellites on the box and a Suzuki.   Marquez gets three penalties. 

crazy nuts. 


spoiler below






















CRUTCHLOW
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2018, 02:31:42 PM »
looks like vance and hines have gotten that Harley upfront.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2018, 04:09:53 PM »
 I don't have cable or satellite TV, can I watch the races on cable internet?
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2018, 04:14:34 PM »
I don't have cable or satellite TV, can I watch the races on cable internet?

 Yep , fanschoice on the web , in fact that is the only place they are broadcast live . You can also catch up on past races early in the season , once NBCSN starts rebroadcasting the races all of the main events disappear , only the heats and semis then .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
Today was a much better day for racing, but it was an even better day for the Indians.  Not so good for the Ducati...  Setting up a MotoGP bike for a racing surface that doesn't give way seems trivially easy by comparison.


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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2018, 12:06:13 AM »



Cookin' some wangs and waiting out the rain delay. At least we still get to watch racing!

What the heck is a wang?
At least I've heard of grits ... but don't really know what that is either.

Wang: colloquialism for certain male anatomy? Reference to baking the gold off some ancient computer motherboards?
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2018, 05:19:31 AM »
Yep , fanschoice on the web , in fact that is the only place they are broadcast live . You can also catch up on past races early in the season , once NBCSN starts rebroadcasting the races all of the main events disappear , only the heats and semis then .

 Dusty

  Thanks, now I see them.....I'm interested in what makes them go , I searched around but....Do you know of sites giving detailed engine info on the different engines used?
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2018, 07:24:08 AM »
  Thanks, now I see them.....I'm interested in what makes them go , I searched around but....Do you know of sites giving detailed engine info on the different engines used?

 Tony , the AFT site has some info . Let me  :coffee: and I'll have some more .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2018, 07:58:31 AM »
Was watching the Moto GP.  Any idea when NBC Sports will replay the AFT Atlanta Race? i understand they will be on Saturdays this season.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2018, 08:12:55 AM »
  Thanks, now I see them.....I'm interested in what makes them go , I searched around but....Do you know of sites giving detailed engine info on the different engines used?

 OK , here goes , and hopefully Danial K will be along to clean up my mistakes .

A. The dominant Indian FTR 750 runs a purpose built 750 CC 4 valve per cylinder OHC engine designed by Swissauto , really not very related to the Polarindian street motors

 B. The HD team runs a hot rod version of the new Street engine . V&H has designed some new cylinder heads and been in charge of developing the production engine into a race motor.

 C. The Kawasaki teams use a hot rod Versys motor , they seem to be losing ground now after decent success for a few years .

 D. The Yamaha teams are running a hot rod FZ 07 twin , watch for those to become very competitive .

 E. The lone Ducati is now running the 821 CC Testastretta engine .

 F. And then we still see the venerable old HD XR 750 show up at certain races and do well . They have so many natural advantages on a slick track they are still a weapon . Simply too fragile and expensive to race an entire season with , turning 10,000 RPM's on mile tracks is tough on an engine designed for 7,500 RPM's .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2018, 08:25:45 AM »
Found the answer to my own question.  For those who missed it,   NBC Sports will replay the Atlanta Race on Sat 14th at 5:30 eastern.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 10:37:37 AM »
 So all but Indian are using a production based engine?....Hmm I was thinking production based was part of the game...
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 10:40:41 AM »
So all but Indian are using a production based engine?....Hmm I was thinking production based was part of the game...

 Well , Indian and the rules committee pulled some shenanigans on that one .

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