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Old 02-09-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question about CMRA?

Honestly, what is the big deal about CMRA? I mean, how close is it to the actual races we see on T.V? Do you even have the chance at being there one day or....? Explain the breakdown to getting to that point....

I'm being honest too, so don't take this in jest.....
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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Its like any other sport..you start out in little league..then progress as you get better(and richer or sponsors) the move up. Everyone starts somewhere. The Moto GP guys didnt just call yamaha up and say im fast can I ride for you.
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chances are, our old will never make it to AMA much less Moto GP. it's a hobby, a sport, just like your stunting.

It's really no different than the TV races, a race is a race is a race.

Some get paid a little but most prolly just do it for the fun
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Yeah, I understand that aspect. And I know that more than likely, my stunting will only be something of a hobby instead of competition, but don't you guy's ever think about pushing yourselves to the limit in hopes of one day getting to AMA or MotoGP?
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Yeah, I understand that aspect. And I know that more than likely, my stunting will only be something of a hobby instead of competition, but don't you guy's ever think about pushing yourselves to the limit in hopes of one day getting to AMA or MotoGP?
Only the lucky few (young) guys will have hopes of ever making it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:50 AM   #6
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CMRA is one of many regional club racing orgs in the United States. Some people just race as a hobby, some people get into it wanting to do it as a professional someday. A lot of the top level CMRA guys race in the AMA as privateers, Ty Howard and Mike Sanchez for example. Colin Edwards is currently a motogp rider, but guess where he started out at (roadracing not dirt).

On the other hand, some people are fine doing trackdays. But realize that racing may appeal to people who can afford it and have a more competitive nature.
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Only the lucky few (young) guys will have hopes of ever making it.
Getting into AMA racing takes skill, a bit of luck, and knowing a few people. There are lots of good privateers out there that just dont have the resources to fund their racing habit. Getting a factory supported ride is luck and knowing people. Look at Montez Stewart. He ended up riding for Jordan becuase it was him that introduced Jordan to roadracing. He didn't last to long in the AMA but is still a top level racer in CCS.
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I see yall's point. It's just that even at your age's, I couldnt see myself dumping money into something that I couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel for. But that's just my opinion....
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Del, did you put that flame suit on before you started this thread?
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The CMRA is a gentlemens racing club for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Everybody has their own personal limits out there and not everybody is interested in being the next fastest guy to grace the racing world. Many of us are some what older and already have careers other then racing (Weekend Warriors) but, to get at what you are trying to hear is.... Who is the top AMA Superbike rider? Anyone? What club did he race with? Anyone? Who is Valentino Rossi's team mate? Anyone? What club did he race with? For your answers visit this link.

http://www.cmraracing.com/halloffame.html
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For me its a hobby, nothing more. If I wasn't doing this I'd be waisting money on something else.
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Did'nt Nicky Hayden('06 motogp champion) start in CMRA?
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Del, did you put that flame suit on before you started this thread?

Hahahaha.....no no. I just wanted to extend a better realtionship between stunters and racers and understand the racers end a little bit.....
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I see yall's point. It's just that even at your age's, I couldnt see myself dumping money into something that I couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel for. But that's just my opinion....
It's for the fun of it..........VERY EXPENSIVE fun. Better than chasin' women and booze, but about the same cost, just spares the liver. And it's not a tunnel....... it's a hole. A bottomless hole!!
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I see yall's point. It's just that even at your age's, I couldnt see myself dumping money into something that I couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel for. But that's just my opinion....
You don't get it. When you stop riding your 50 around in parking lots, get a real bike, realize you like riding fast and using the bike for what it was designed for, then you will understand. All of us have different budgets for our toys and hobbies. We are doing what we enjoy and love and not trying to chase some fantasy. Plus, the last time I checked nobody was arrested at a track day or CMRA event for running from the cops. In fact... I am pretty sure I was running from several cops at the last track day.
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I mean, I have thought about doing trackday's before, but, I think I would push myself beyond the limit's. Because, I want to excel in whatever I do. To be the fastest, quickest etc. etc.....
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Started in TMGP
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By the same token, I can't see why "stunters" take a perfectly good bike and f**k it up without any light at the end of the tunnel. I could be wrong, but I can't ever see stunting being an AMA event or getting any real recognition.

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Sorry, i take neither side, im neither a stunter nor a racer, just a bored everyday streetrider at work with nothing better to do.
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It's for the fun of it..........VERY EXPENSIVE fun. Better than chasin' women and booze, but about the same cost, just spares the liver. And it's not a tunnel....... it's a hole. A bottomless hole!!

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