Rev-Up: SeattleThursday, April 24, 2008 | 11:19 AM
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“For those regarded as warriors... when engaged in combat... the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior’s only concern. This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat.”
Look, save it. That exchange for the lead [Ed Note: I’m calling it that, because it wasn’t exactly a legit pass] was a pure display of awesome determination. When is the last time anybody lost the lead to Ryan Villopoto, and was able to regain it? Hell, I don’t know either. Canard had a chance to seize victory and he went for it. He really, really went for it! There is no way he tried to knock Ryan into that metal structure. And for that matter, what the heck is a metal structure doing on the side of a jump? I’ve seen a couple guys hit those things hard! But that’s not the point. The point is, you can always separate the real racers from simple participants. Those two kids going for the championship last weekend are two of the most fierce competitors we have in our sport right now and the only thing going through their head when that gate fell was that quote above. Good show, boys. We all look forward to the next one.
Now on to Seattle, where we have the potential to see an even bigger clash. What is going to happen when Ryan Dungey and Jason Lawrence lock horns for the last time in SX 2008? Oh, boy! And how much of a chance does Kevin Windham have to cut that thirteen-point lead in half, or more? The weather man says it’s going to rain today and tomorrow while they build the track, then be ideal for Saturday night. I see a rutty, mistake producing, race course headed our way. All the better to pour some butter on the popcorn and enjoy the show, right, boys? So let’s get it up in this joint and get a re-grip on the throttle. It’s never been a better time to be revved up for the Seattle supercross!
…but there is a chance. We all need to be stoked to have the opportunity to stand in our seats and scream for the title fight in both classes. The series is riding a tsunami of drama and surprise. Why should this weekend be any different. Get ready for battle.
Thanks for reading, see you next week.
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