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Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio

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Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« on: August 02, 2008, 06:44:53 pm »
Anyone else watching the crash fest in race 1??

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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 07:02:50 pm »
Yep.
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 08:34:20 pm »
Wow.

That place is an abomination. 

Check out the pics of Dean's bike on RRW.  Broken in two.
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 02:13:18 pm »
That was totally nuts. You had blown engines spewing oil. Ruptured gas tanks catching fire. And how about the guy who supposedly dumped his cooler contents on the bridge and caused Mladin and Hacking to crash?? That has to be the craziest reason for a red flag ever!

Can anyone top that? Locusts? Flood? Earthquake??
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 12:02:19 am »
The 'rabid' opposum that attacked the cornerworkers at Autobahn North a few years back was pretty odd.

You may not remember that one though Paul.  I see to recall someone rather focused on a clutch lever that was stuck in a tail section.   :kicknuts:
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 12:03:09 pm »
what a crazy race.. Was bummed to see Yates toss it in Race 2.
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 09:04:16 pm »
The 'rabid' opposum that attacked the cornerworkers at Autobahn North a few years back was pretty odd.

You may not remember that one though Paul.  I see to recall someone rather focused on a clutch lever that was stuck in a tail section.   :kicknuts:

Oh man, I only wish it was my clutch lever! I rammed my brake lever into the back of Greg Avello so hard that it instantly stoppied me over the top and into oblivion. Yep, I broke the brake lever off in his tail section and it stuck there all the way around on the red flag lap. Doh. Thanks for reminding me.
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 03:10:20 pm »
Yeah me and my buds where at the bridge. We saw water on the track before and I ran over to the workers and told them 3 in a row almost hi-sided. and they said "oh thats how they ride" I was like bit@@ I race and I know how we ride but there is water on the track! she's like we check it before everyrace. then red flag #1 workers run half way to where it was, but it must have dryed cause they didn't go all the way. Had to clean up oil in t11. I kept an eye on the bridge to look for more water, didn't see any until they started  by then it was to late. workers wouldn't give me the time of day .
after the crash they didn't even see the big spot of water on the track til everyone started yelling at them . :wtf:

Glad they don't work Blackhawk
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 07:23:13 pm »
I once threatened to have the workers director tossed out of the track if he didn't get his scat straight. Those people are pretty much useless as corner workers. This was back in the 80's so not much has changed...........
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 07:41:22 pm »
What do you expect from a bunch of car people that are "burdened" with motorcycles.  I watched this race and was shocked at how terrible the workers were... I mean completely useless.  How in the hell do you not notice water pooling up at that point on the track... or maybe spot it dripping in the first place... to hell with that: why isn't the freaking bridge water tight in the first place?  That unexpected loss of grip is the kind of situation that causes major injuries and death.  I also like the guy who refused to put out the bike that eventually burned to the ground.  I can understand not wanting to get in the line of other possible crashers, but the dude who crashed went as far as possible so just go 10 feet further away on your way out to it and put it out!  The combination of bad things I've heard and the bad things I've seen about Mid-Ohio make me glad I've never been there.
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 07:47:11 am »
I once threatened to have the workers director tossed out of the track if he didn't get his scat straight. Those people are pretty much useless as corner workers. This was back in the 80's so not much has changed...........
Which group is the Safety Crew for Mid-O?
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Re: Holy Red Flags Batman! AMA SBK Race 1 Mid-Ohio
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 08:40:09 am »
They use a lot of Lake Erie Communications SCCA peeps filled in with others.  I know a number of them do know how to work bike events.
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