Saturday, June 7

Texas

Not joking, not lying, totally serious, the thermometer on the announcer's tower today said 101.8 degrees during the second 450 practice today. 101.8! It was hot. It still wasn't as bad as Loretta Lynn's in August, which can reach that temp AND add ridiculous humidity, but still, this will be a real test this weekend. The track features a gnarly sand whoop section heading into the finish line jump, and that section alone, when combine with the heat, would beat most riders into a pulp. Somehow, the top dudes are gonna' send it for 30 some odd minutes. After supercross, the first few weeks of the Nationals seems totally weird. The races seem so much longer, the engines are strained so much harder, so much more stuff happens. After a few rounds, it makes sense again, but right now it seems so hot, the track seems so rough, the dudes are pushing so hard in battles for like 17th place. Man the Nationals rule.

The riders have it so hard. We have it super easy. We went to the race, watched the race, hung out with friends, and made each other laugh a lot. Now I'm on my fourth beer right now in our hotel room as we watch the Racer X Motocross Show upload. We've got five dudes crammed in one hotel room, and we've spent the last two hours watching You Tube videos on Brawndo Energy Drink (Ryan Clark's Title Sponsor), and You Tube videos on giant Belgian Motocrosser Ken De Dyker (who comes in a close second to Yoshi Fukudome as the best name in the sport). Now we're checking TheOnion.com. We've also had push up contest. We made plans for a Behind the Motocross where Kevin and I try to enter a Yamaha Riva 50 Scooter into an AMA National.

The show now needs another 90 minutes to render in, and then you can watch it late tonight for a preview of the Freestone National. For now, we're walking across the street to join just about everyone in the industry for margaritas at the Chilli's across the street. Yeah, we don't have it very hard.

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Still no show.... Must have been one too many margaritas at Chilis eh Jason?? HAHAHA

Wes said...

No, actually not. Thanks to the miracle of slow internet, everyone gets to wait. 25 minutes of Heaven is coming your way soon though.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA Trust me I know ALL about the wonderful world of waiting for a show to render... :-)

Jason Weigandt said...

Yes that's actually Wes who is downloading the show now so we're close!

MIKE D said...

Im not feeing the "Game Day" feel. Maybe because its the day before game day??? The show still rocks!

JimmyC said...

Weege, 10 year study finds heat stroke causes industry insiders to release Top Secret information about CR.... and blog non-stop for days on end.... LOL thanks JimmyC