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post #1 of 26 Old 03-04-2014, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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The Daytona races will not be on TV. Wtf are they thinking. DMG has done an incredible job of pushing motorcycle road racing to the brink of extinction. RIP road racing in the USA and a hearty fuck you to DMG.
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A total of 5 double-header races constitutes the entire "season" here. Most of those races (probably more like ALL of those races) will not be shown on TV. I haven't really followed AMA/DMG racing here since DMG bought the rights out and all the big name guys disappeared. It's pretty much a joke to watch these days.

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A total of 5 double-header races constitutes the entire "season" here. Most of those races (probably more like ALL of those races) will not be shown on TV. I haven't really followed AMA/DMG racing here since DMG bought the rights out and all the big name guys disappeared. It's pretty much a joke to watch these days.
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Does anyone even watch that series anymore? And is anyone worth watching still racing in that series? Only 5 rounds on the schedule that I can see, and the listing of teams hasn't been updated yet. Jordan's out...who else?

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Well, in all fairness it was on the way downhill before DMG got into it (but at least you could see some on the tube). Still, I thought that it was a stupid idea for them to get involved and they have confirmed the stupidity of their involvement.

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Wow. Is this what AMA has become?? I havent been able to watch the last couple years due to tv coverage but thought the 10, 11, 12 years were good if i remember right. DMG would do well to take a quick look at the nascar model of business.

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DMG would do well to take a quick look at the nascar model of business.
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DMG stands for Daytona Motorsports Group - yes, the same guys already in NASCRAP. The whole thing about DMG buying the rights to the AMA racing was so that they could try to implement the NASCRAP racing model with the bikes over the last several years. Get rid of the OEM manufacturers and take the bikes basically to glorified stock rides, just like NASCRAP is doing (well not stock, but all leveled out under the tight restrictions so that all the cars are basically the same).

That experiment with the NASCRAP model is already in place and has FAILED miserably!!! The problem is, the fans don't want to see stock bikes running around a circuit. The OEMs won't sponsor the events any longer, and won't pay riders big salaries. No good rides or riders, and fans aren't interested. And if fans won't pay to see the races, the tracks can't afford to promote it, and TV won't air the races. And here we are with no TV coverage and 5 weekends of racing for the WHOLE YEAR!!! All thanks to the NASCRAP racing model. :headshake

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Wow, sounds like the AMA is getting as bad as CSBK. We used to get the races aired in the winter, but now we don't even get that. We also only have 5 double header events but there aren't even any races West of Ontario.

We should organize a North American underground road racing series. Last guy to get arrested wins.
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We have 5 double headers this year? There was only one at Mosport last year and this years schedule hasn't been released.

Road racing in North America is in a terrible place right now.
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