450 Words: Steel CityMonday, August 27, 2007 | 3:03 PM
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After all of the “what if” scenarios we have been painting for the past several years we now have a bonafide four-rider dogfight for the title. A lot of things had to happen just right for the points to read the way they did at the conclusion of Steel City. Grant Langston and Mike Alessi needed big days. They got them. The series points leaders, Tim Ferry and Andrew Short, needed to have steady, but unspectacular afternoons. Again, this event horizon occurred, and like a gift from the racing gods, we travel into the final two rounds of the series with a ten-point blanket covering four title hopefuls. Here’s how this all came to be.
Grant Langston now has the wind behind his sails and words like these are what make motocross what it is, “I wanted to win so bad. We gave it everything we had. I thought someone would get tired or make a mistake but everyone just hung it out all the way to the end.”
Now, on to Texas.
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