Monday, 17 August 2009
Back before the internet and dedicated sports radio channels I used to watch football (or soccerball to our US readers) on Teletext. If you're not British you won't know what the hell I mean. But I mention it because I've now found the modern day flat track equivalent: The AMA's live timing. Basically you're watching the race bikes' transponder feeds. I was 'watching' this weekend's Grove City GNC round when I should've been catching up on much-needed sleep. But it seemed to be all weird. Smokin Joe Kopp was 15, 20, 30 seconds in the lead, and lapping riders on the mile. It looked like he lapped Chris Carr, so I thought the computer timing gubbins had a glitch.
Then I read the news. He did lap everyone up to and including eighth in the GNC main on a mile track! Wow. GI
PS 18 finalists, 16 XRs, 1 Aprilia, 1 Suzuki.