San Fran Practice ReportSaturday, January 27, 2007 | 4:55 PM
So many stories to track here, where do you even start? We have Fuel Gate, part four in a series, we have the possibility of rain and mud, and we have the return of Ricky Carmichael to the series. Let’s take it one by one:
Wey is bummed seeing his podium finish from last week taken away from him, for a privateer that’s big bucks and big points (Wey drops from 4th in the AMA standings to outside of the top ten). However, the season-ending top privateer award is based on the FIM WSXGP Standings, and at the moment, there has not been a decision as to if those standings will change as a result of the gas penalty. The FIM’s John Gallagher said he needs more time to assess the situation, since the AMA penalty only came out on Thursday.
Wey, by the
way, used the same gas from the same can in
The other rider penalized, Josh Hill, just seems too happy-go-lucky to be bothered by the whole situation.
For even more info on all of this, check Steve Bruhn’s Weekend Window blog.
Okay, but how is the weather? It rained a bit onto the track yesterday, and then the crew covered it with plastic, but some rain had already gotten into it. And of course when they finally pulled the tarps back up this afternoon, some more water ran off of the plastic and spilled onto the track. Still, it was dry enough for good riding, but now it’s raining again (4:30) pm and there’s a good chance that more rain is coming. In other words, it’s not a mud race yet, but it could be. So far, everyone can jump the typical jumps and the lap times are quick. And, often, predictions of mud races turn out to be untrue.
have the return of the Stewart v.
Ryan Villopoto was fastest of the 250F crew.
Vuillemin has discovered he has a cracked rib from his
Pick your story and enjoy the show tonight, because there is a lot going on here in San Fran. Be sure to check out TFS’ Weekend Window for more updates, read this author’s incredibly awesome and amazing blog at www.blogandt.com, listen to the live webcast at Supercrossonline.com and watch the TV show tomorrow on CBS at noon EST and 9 am PST. Can you get enough supercross?
Nearing 5 pm and it stopped raining. For the moment.
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