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Old 02-11-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Smile Scott Russell returns to Daytona

Wish I could be there to see it................

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Scott “Mr Daytona” Russell will return to the scene of his greatest success when he makes a shock return to AMA professional racing in this year’s Superstock race during Bike Week 2008 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The 1992 World Superbike champion, who since 2001 has mostly been prevented from racing professionally by an insurance policy he collected following career-ending injuries, will race a Yamaha R-1 in the 1000cc Superstock class.

The team is being set up to promote the Jamie James Yamaha Champions Riding School, which kicks off this year with Scott Russell as one of the instructors.

The possibility exists that he’ll continue to compete in the events following Daytona. And his chances for a top ten finish are excellent.

The factory teams have abandoned the Superstock class since it’s headed for extinction following the 2008 season.

There are a number of top quality privateer teams competing, including Michael Jordan’s Suzuki team, but no one knows the track like Scott Russell, even though it’s been reconfigured twice since his last win in 1998.

Russell was part of a three-rider team which raced a Kawasaki EX650 last year in the Daytona season finale of the Moto-ST championship, a series for restricted V-twins on control tires.

His race ended on the ground when he high-sided in the east horseshoe after the team had completed 128 laps.

The lanky Georgian earned the nickname “Mr. Daytona” by winning the Daytona 200 on a Superbike a record five times. The most impressive came in 1995 when he crashed on the first lap, remounted, and went on to beat Carl Fogarty.

Three of his wins came aboard a Kawasaki, the final two aboard Yamahas. (Honda’s Miguel Duhamel has also own the Daytona 200 five times, but the final two came after it was became a 600cc Formula Xtreme race).

The return will be somewhat bittersweet for the lanky Georgian. It was on the start line for the 2001 Daytona that Russell’s career ended.

Racing the HMC Ducati for the first time, Scott Russell stalled on the start line and was struck hard on the left side from a rider down the grid.

He suffered severe injuries in the accident, including nerve damage to his left foot which prevented him from riding. He returned to the track to officially announce his retirement a year later, on March 8, 2002.
“I’m retiring because of the injuries from last year,” he said at the time.

“I’m unable to ride the bike the way I need to ride it.”

Previous attempts to reach an agreement with his insurance company were fruitless, but a recent entreaty was successful.

The deal calls for Scott Russell to pay 12 per cent of his earnings back to the insurance company.

The Daytona Superstock purse is $15,000, with the winner pocketing $1900.
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I used to love watching that dude tear it up.

"Screamin' Chief" is back!!
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I used to love watching that dude tear it up.

"Screamin' Chief" is back!!

You know it ha ha

When I saw him get collected at Daytona I though he was a gonna
http://youtube.com/watch?v=O6MIBaC2My0

This is a fairly recent piccy of him, he looks well the old boy !!
Would be so great to see him win again don't you think
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You know it ha ha


Would be so great to see him win again don't you think

Heck yeah!! I never got to watch him in action at Daytona, but I saw him race a few times at Texas World Speedway. One epic battle with Doug Polen where Scott didn't have to win the race in order to win the AMA championship, but pushed hard and beat Doug anyway, just becuase he could. You should have seen Rob Muzzy chitting bricks on the pitwall
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Heck yeah!! I never got to watch him in action at Daytona, but I saw him race a few times at Texas World Speedway. One epic battle with Doug Polen where Scott didn't have to win the race in order to win the AMA championship, but pushed hard and beat Doug anyway, just becuase he could. You should have seen Rob Muzzy chitting bricks on the pitwall
I'm envious, I didn't see that one.
Rob Muzzy ha ha what was that moustache about ?????

I watched Scott win at Donnington Park in the soaking wet Oct 1994.
There was a picture of me and my wife in RPM magazine holding up this huge Scott Russel banner amongst about 10,000 Carl Fogarty fans ha ha.
They wanted to lynch us the
Scott clocked us in the morning warm up and after winning the race stopped on track right alongside us and was whooping it up, pointing and saluting.
How cool was that, well it is if he's your hero
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you haven't got a picture of said "screaming chief" emblem have you ??
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I'm envious, I didn't see that one.
Rob Muzzy ha ha what was that moustache about ?????

Somehow that look worked for him.

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I watched Scott win at Donnington Park in the soaking wet Oct 1994.
There was a picture of me and my wife in RPM magazine holding up this huge Scott Russel banner amongst about 10,000 Carl Fogarty fans ha ha.
They wanted to lynch us the
Got a copy of that pic?!


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Scott clocked us in the morning warm up and after winning the race stopped on track right alongside us and was whooping it up, pointing and saluting.
How cool was that, well it is if he's your hero

That's awesome!!
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Hey ArturoC,
you haven't got a picture of said "screaming chief" emblem have you ??

No.. I was searching google and man.. there is little to NOTHING about the screaming chief.. even his domain has been bought and parked by someone


But now that you mention it, my friend drew the emblem on my old bedroom wall with color markers.. OH man.. I'm going to call my mom tonight and ask if she ever painted over it.. I'd like to go get a pic of that.
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Somehow that look worked for him.



Got a copy of that pic?!





That's awesome!!
Got a cutout in a photo album somewhere,
my wifes got it,
I know that cause after the race I got down on one knee in the mud at the Foggy Esses and proposed ha ha, what a saddo
She accepted so I owe Scott I guess.
She's got a limited edition Shoei Scott Russell Replica helmet, the one with the feathers on !!!!
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No.. I was searching google and man.. there is little to NOTHING about the screaming chief.. even his domain has been bought and parked by someone


But now that you mention it, my friend drew the emblem on my old bedroom wall with color markers.. OH man.. I'm going to call my mom tonight and ask if she ever painted over it.. I'd like to go get a pic of that.
I've looked for it loads but nothing..................
Always said that if I got a tattoo then that's what it would be !!
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Got a cutout in a photo album somewhere,
my wifes got it,
Post it up!



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I know that cause after the race I got down on one knee in the mud at the Foggy Esses and proposed ha ha, what a saddo
She accepted so I owe Scott I guess.

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Got to get up in the loft at the weekend so I'll dig it out for you..........................
I had hair back then ha ha

YOUR mission, should you choose to accept is to find the "screaming chief"
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Got to get up in the loft at the weekend so I'll dig it out for you..........................
I had hair back then ha ha

YOUR mission, should you choose to accept is to find the "screaming chief"


Oh, I'm on it. THis is what I have come up with so far.


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Screamingchief


5c28f175 cdcd 413c 9953 2383222b590



and animated!!

screamingchiefmoving

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You ARE the man

Now can you use your 49% skills to isolate and magnify the chief on the back of his Suomy helmet...........
that's my favourite right there
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You ARE the man

Now can you use your 49% skills to isolate and magnify the chief on the back of his Suomy helmet...........
that's my favourite right there


ZEEEEEE, RRRRRRRRR, chik chik.. <--- Sounds of lens zooming and focusing

Zoom level 1
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ZEEEEEE, RRRRRRRRR, chik chik.. <--- Sounds of lens zooming and focusing

Zoom level 1
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Great work & with sound effects as well !!
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Wait for it.....








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SchWeeT!!! First I have heard of him racing again this year!! I have run the Screaming Chief emblem on the tail section of every race bike I have owned since 2002. Super cool guy! One of the nicest folks you will meet. Give em Scott!!

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Cool. Where did you get those from? Are they still available?
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