Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two Wheel Thunder, Did Yuhs Hear It?

And what Were those two-wheelers doing in Circle City?

Yeah, Y'all are probably salivatin' now over the fast approachin' Month 'O May, which means Indy Cars By Gummit! And will there, won't there be real Honest-to-Goodness Bumping this year? As the only Questione left is will Thar' be 35 or 36 entries?


Per Tipicali here on thou Isle 'O Nofendersville, I've been waitin' for a landing spot upon the Burms, in order to post this riveting No Fenders story...

Alas, by pure Happenstance, as I sat down to eat Dinner, (many weeks ago) I decided to turn on thou Telescreen for some ambiance, and scrolling round the Dial, I landed upon the AMA Monster Energy Supercross event from the Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis on March 24th; Huh?

And even more remarkable, I'd landed my virtual Triple-gainer during the race's Finale, with the Staccato Tones of Ralph "Keyboard Warriors" Sheheen and past Supercross Champion Jeff Emig calling the action.

And although the winning rider put a total Beatdown upon thou Competizione, this French Motorcyclist was totally unknown to Mwah. As France's Marvin Musquin won his second 450 SX Main Event race of the 2018 season, for which all I could say was Who?

And Obviously I've missed the Starting Gates being Dropped! And after the smoke cleared in the Kingdome; Oh wait a My-nute, that's ancient history. Although it was funny that as I approached the Whoops section, the Supercross Circus had just departed 'Der Clink, nee Century Link Field, home pitch of those Championship winning Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC!

As I was busy the same evening watchin'; Err listening to some 'lil IndyCar race going round 'N round in Avondale, AZ.

But this Muskrat' feller' intrigued me, since I'd never heard of him before, although France seems well versed in Der Vurld' de Motorsporten these Days, Ja-Ja!

With three "frenchies" currently contesting Formula 1, along with two in Indy Cars, and one very promising MotoGP rider named Johann Zarco. As once long ago, many top notch French racing drivers began their careers by racing motorcycles.

And although this meandering story is about Supercross, I'd have to say that Zarco is really "Hotting Up" the MotoGP landscape right now, and I'm guessing he'll be snapped up El Pronto by one of the Works Manufacturers Teams shortly! As he seems like a future World Champion in waiting...

Yet I must say I was somewhat surprised when reading that Ryan Dungee had retired after winning his fourth Supercross title last year, with the 28yr old Musquin taking over his seat at Red Bull KTM this year, after having capped off an impressive 2017 season.

Marvin finished third overall in Supercross and runner-up in the Outdoors (MX) Motocross 450cc championships, before claiming the million dollar prize upon winning the Monster Energy Cup. Followed up by winning the Red Bull Straight Rhythm and Geneva SX events.

As Marvin's won multiple Motocross Championships during his racing career, most recently winning the 2015 250cc East Coast title, along with helping France win the prestigious Motocross des Nations the same year before graduating to the "Thumper" 450 Big Bikes category in 2016.

And when did Husqvarna join the Supercross party? As Musquin seems to be current points leader Jason Anderson's main competition this season, albeit the Rock Star Husqvarna rider's managed his points lead ever since amassing a healthy 42-point lead over Musquin, who cut the deficit to 35-points after winning at Indianapolis.

As the AMA Monster Supercross series heads to its penultimate round this weekend at Salt Lake City on April 28th. Then the season wraps up at its usual finishing locale, Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on May 5th.