Thursday Rev-Up: San Diego ChargersThursday, February 9, 2006 | 8:59 AM
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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Rev-Up! Five rounds down and so
far it’s been nothing but straight grindcore, pound-for-pound action,
baby! As the traveling cavalcade of the 2006Amp’d Mobile AMASupercross
Series travels south to San Diego, the tension continues to mount.
We’ve had super-gnarly tracks, not-so-gnarly tracks, and even a mudder.
We’ve had heroes and madmen. We’ve had triumph and tragedy. Even the
Wicked Witch of the South herself could not have thrown so many key
ingredients for the perfect supercross stew.
Ponder this scenario: Ricky Carmichael shows up in Anaheim 1 with newfound speed, a more aggressive riding style, and more rage than ever before. Just as he takes the lead, he goes down. Was he going to have the goods to continue to victory? Maybe.
Round two is the site of his first victory on the season, and he earns said win in convincing fashion. Another win is followed at Anaheim 2. Again, hard-fought and won straight-up. And even Round 4 sees the GOAT gallop through the mud and into the lead, but back off the throttle to avoid a possible crash and finish second to a very driven James Stewart. Last weekend he won by 10 seconds. The writing on the wall reads to me as, the bastard is two small instances from a sweep. RC has 13 points on his closest rival just five rounds in. He doesn’t need to win this weekend; a mere podium finish will have him grinning like a Florida Gator (he’s a core Seminoles fan, but I digress) as the series heads east. The pressure is off, but the heat is still very much on. He must be stopped, but before this can happen, he must be slowed down first. Be that as it may, he is charging and will carry this charge to Saturday night.
I’m also giving a call to Ivan the Terrible. During his two-year rule of the Lites classes, he was scrubbing, whipping, and charging like a warrior. Until last weekend, I hadn’t really seen this style displayed from Tedesco. But something snapped as he followed his teammate to the green flag at A3. Ivan was straight getting down! It’s all about the podium, daddy. After placing his Alpinestars on the steps last Saturday night, I think he found a little hot sauce he can drink to officially enter the ring of fire the Big Three have controlled.
With that, only a couple of quick days lie in the way of another blessed weekend of thrills, spills, and drama in sunny San Diego. As a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan and multi-time attendee of the San Diego SX, I know all too well that Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm) is the home of the Chargers. So, all together now, lets get Revved Up, Charged Up, and ready for the pain. Round six is here!
Thanks for reading, see you next week!
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