2008 High Point Toyota 450cc/MX Championship (Round 4 of 12 [Monster Energy Triple Crown Round 1/3])

2008 High Point Toyota 450cc/MX Championship (Round 4 of 12 [Monster Energy Triple Crown Round 1/3])


AND TRACK WAS GOOD, TRACK REALLY>>WELL, IT DOWN POWRD YESTERDAY. TAKE A LOOK [email protected] HERE. JUST WATER PUDDLES EVERYWHERE. PRACTICE GOT CANCELED. SO THE ONLY TIME THE RIDERS HAVE BEEN ON THE TRACK IS SUNDAY MORNING.>>THEY HAD TO DO A LOT OF WORK EARLIER TODAY TO GET THIS PLACE READY FOR COMPETITION. THAT’S GOING ON AN ISSUE, TOO, BECAUSE THEY JUST PUSHED ALL THIS SOFT MUD OFF TO THE SIDE OF TRACK. THE RIDERS HAVE TO KEEP IT TIGHT TIGHT.>>SUN IS OUT, PARTLY CLOUDY. STEWART IS READY TO GO, SO IS ALESSI AS HE ROLLS INTO HIS GATE SPOT. HERE’S A LOCK AT THE POINT. KAWASAKI HA THE TOP TWO SPOTS.>>HIGH POINT RACEWAY RECEIVED AN EXTREME MAKEOVER FOR THE 2008 SEASON, NOT ONLY TO THE FACILITY ITSELF, BUT A NEWLY REDESIGNED TRACK AS WELL MEDICINE BIGGER JUMPS AND BETTER DIRT THIS YORE. UNFORTUNATELY, THOUGH, YESTERDAY IT STARTED RAINING AND LIGHTNING SO HARD THEY ENDED UP CANCELING THEIR PRACTICE. THEY HAD 10 MINUTE OFFENSE FREE TIME PRACTICE AND 15 TO GET THEIR GATE PICK THIS AFTERNOON. I ASKED IF IT WAS GOING TO AFFECT THE RIDERS AND WAS TOLD, IT’S ALL GOING TO AFFECT THEM THE SAME. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO ADAPT. THE RIDERS BEHIND THEM AND AROUND THEM WILL FEEL JUST AS UNEASY. IT’S THE FIRST UPHILL START OF SEASON AND THEY’RE IN STORE FOR A CHALLENGING DAY.>>THEY’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT. BUT THE RIDERS STARTING OUT WITH A GOOD FEELING AND GREAT SET UP, THEY HAVE AN ADVANTAGE OVER THE RIDERS THAT SAY, THE BIKE ISN’T WORKING RIGHT. I NEED TO MAKE CHANGES. THERE’S NO TIME FOR THAT.>>40 RIDERS IN THE GATE, 30 MINUTES THERE IS TWO LAP, AND OF COURSE HIGHEST POINTS TOTAL AFTER BOTH WILL WIN. HERE IS THE STARTING LINEUP BASED ON THAT ABBREVIATED PRACTICE THIS MORNING.>>SHORT JUST DIDN’T GET IT TOGETHER, DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO EITHER.>>AND WE TALKED ABOUT CHANGING THE TRACK HERE. OVER HALF THE RACETRACK WAS CHANGED GETTING READY FOR THIS EVENT HERE THIS WEEKEND.>>MOE TOE NUMBER ONE IS IN THE GATE. WE’RE READY FROM HIGH POINT RACEWAY.>>>>IT’S LAST GETTING THE HOLE SHOT, STEWART IN SECOND, BUT FOR HOW LONG?>>WOW, ANOTHER FANTASTIC MIKE ALESSI HOLE SHOT. ACTUALLY RYAN CLARK IN THIRD MADE A QUICK BID FOR SECOND THERE.>>THAT’S GOT TO BE A GREAT FEEL. YOU’RE GOING TO TRY AND STEAL THE POSITION FROM THE NUMBER SEVEN. NOT A LOT OF RIDERS HAVE DONE THAT.>>YOU SEE THE TWO PREMIER RIDERS THIS YEAR, THE FASTEST GUYS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE MX SERIES ARE BACK OUT TO THE GREAT START. MIKE ALESSI KEEPS STARTING UP FRONT, KEEPS PRESSURING JAMES STEWART. BUT STEWART IS JUST ON THE GAS, MAKE AGO BID UP THE INSIDE.>>THAT’S NOT GOING THE LAST LONG, STEWART GETS BY. BUT ALESSI COMES RIGHT BACK. THEY DIDN’T MAKE CONTACT BUT THERE WAS ABOUT AN INCH BETWEEN THEM.>>ALESSI IS NOT AFRAID TO GET OUR THERE AND MIX IT UP WITH JAMES STEWART. HE’S BEEN THE THORN IN HIS SIDE THIS YEAR. THERE’S STEWART KNOT INSIDE.>>HE’LL RUN IT BACK UP IN THERE AND ALESSI COMES RIGHT BACK.>>STEWART PUSHES HIM WIDE, THEN CUT BACK IN.>>IT TOOK MIKE WAY OFF HIS LINE.>>THESE RIDERS HAVE ARE SO INTELLIGENT, VETERAN RACERS. LOOK AT THE START HERE. GUYS JUST BANGING BARS TALL WAY UP, THAT MUD STACKED TO THE RIGHT SIDE. ALESSI JUST SNEAKS BY. THAT WAS CLARK TOO. COMES ACROSS THE LINE IN THIRD.>>STEWART’S BIKE DOES A GREAT JOB OF ONCE IT STARTS AND HE PULLS BACK ON THE THROTTLE, IT LAUNCHES IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.>>TERRY SECOND IN THE POINTS SUBSTANTIAL DOUBTS, TEAMMATE THE TO STEWART ON THE MONSTER KAWASAKI TALE. SHORT TALKED ACT HOW HE DIDN’T RUN WELL IN THE QUALIFYING PRACTICE BUT JEFF IS UP TO FOURTH. YOU’VE GOT TO WONDER IF HE’S ONE OF THOSE RIDERS THAT NEEDED TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE BIKE IN BETWEEN THAT FIRST PRACTICE. HIS TEAMMATE MILL SAP GETS UP ON THE HIGH SIDE, TAKES THE SPOT AWAY. HE GOES TO FOURTH, SHORT TO FIFTH. SHORT TRIES TO COUNTER. HE’S GOING TO TRY THE OUTSIDE LINE THERE. NOT ENOUGH MILLS SETTLES IN NOW TO FOURTH. SHORT’S GOT TO RESET HYMN. SHORT NEEDS TO PICK UP BETTER LINES HERE. MILL ZAP IS OBVIOUSLY ON THE GAS. SHORT NEEDS TO GET UP, YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE REDUCE FALLS WHEN HE GOT UP THE HILLS. COMING BACK DOWN, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT SHORT DOESN’T LOSE SIGHT OF HIM.>>IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO DO.>>JOSH HILL, TROUBLE OFF THE TRACK LAST WEEKEND WITH HIS BUDDY JASON LAWRENCE GOT HIM PUT ON PROBATION THIS WEEK. AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING ELSE IS GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUT OF THIS RACE.>>THAT COULD BE QUITE A DISTRACTION FOR THESE RIDERS, FOR HILL AND LAWRENCE. HE REALLY HAS TO GET IT TOT. HE’S A PREMIER RIDER NOW. ISSUES OFF THE TRACK IS SOMETHING HE NEEDS TO DEAL WITH. IF YOU GET IN THAT SORT OF TROUBLE, COME SUNDAY YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO GET IT TOGETHER OR THE BOSSES ARE GOING TO BE WONDERING WHY THEY HIRED YOU.>>PROBLEMS AS WELL FOR THE 84 MACHINE. A LOT OF STEAM AND SMOKE COMES POURING >>MOTORCYCLE RACING IS A NONSTOP ADRENALINE RUSH. STAY ON TOP OF IT ALL WITH SPEEDTV.COM. YOUR ONLINE MOTOR SPORTS AUTHORITY.>>PLENTY OF TREES AROUND THE PENNSYLVANIA AREA. BEAUTIFUL SETTING, AND A GREAT MOTOCROSS TRACK.>>I LOVE GETTING THOSE SPEED GREEN ALERT, TEXT ON MY PHONE, FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH WORLD SUPERBIKE, AMA, SUPERBIKE RACING AND OF COURSE MOTOCROSS.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT. ONE THING YOU’LL SEE IS DAVEY MILSAP FINISHING IN FRONT OF TILL FERRY.>>THEY POST THE TOP FIVE FINISHES OF EACH MOTO, YOU GET IT ON YOUR SPEED GREEN ALERT. BOTH THESE RIDERS INSIDE THE TOP FIVE, PUTTING IN GREAT RIDES.>>HE’S REALLY ON THE GAS THERE, THAT LEFT HAND TRYING THE FORCE IF BIKE INTO THE GROUND. IF YOU’RE GOING LEFT, YOU APPLY PRESSURE TO THE RIGHT PEG AND PUTS THAT TRACTION INTO THE TIRES. PUT THE WEIGHT BALANCE ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>THIS TRACK WILL CHANGE A LOT BETWEEN MOTOS TODAY.>>IT DEFINITELY WILL. IT’S THE OFF CAM WE ARES, THAT’S WHERE THE TRACK IS GOING TO GET TOUGH. THE OUTSIDE LINE IS GOING TO BLOW INTO ONE OUTSIDE BERM. SO MANY OF THESE TURNS FALL OFF THAT, YOU REALLY HAVE TO KEEP YOUR FEET UP. THESE NEXT COUPLE SECTIONS RIGHT HERE, THIS IS AN OFF CAMBER TURN. YOU SEE HOW HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THAT LEFT AND KEEP THE BIKE HIGH BUT IT WANTS TO FALL AWAY FROM HIM TO HIS RIGHT. THAT’S WHERE YOU SEE IT. WATCH ALESSI HERE, THE REAR WHEEL GOES OUT TO THE RIGHT SIDE.>>CLARK IF SEVENTH BATTLING WITH IT’D, AND THE FOUR, JOE GIBBS RACING YAMAHA.>>WHAT A RIDE FOR CLARK, PRETTY MUCH A PRIVATEER. AND TELL ME THERE.>>CHARLES REALLY BOUNCED HIS WAY UP THERE THERE.>>HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT. CHOSE AN OUTSIDE LINE. SO MUCH PRESSURE ONLY INSIDE. THAT’S ANOTHER WITHIN OF THOSE OFF CAMBERS THERE. SEEMS TO BE CARRY AGO LITTLE MORE MOMENTUM IN SPOTS. THIS IS SO STEEP. YOU COME IN WITH THE WEIGHT ONLY RIGHT PEG, YOU HAVE TO TURN UP TO YOUR LEFTER THAN THE LEFT PEG AS YOU EXIT THE TRACK. HAVEN’T SEEN THAT TURN ON THIS TRACK IN A DECADE OR SO.>>SUMMY DOING A GREAT JOB, HE’S GIVING DEDECEMBER KEY FITS HERE. HIS NAME CAME UP AT JOSH, AND SO IS CHARLES. HE FIGURES TWO JOSHES WERE ONE TOO MANY SO STARTED GOING WITH CHARLES.>>TOO MANY JOSHES IN THE HEN HOUSE?>>SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>WELL, THAT TEAM IS BACK FROM CHARLOTTE WHERE ALL YOU COUNTRY BUMPKINS ARE.>>NOW THERE’S ONLY ONE JOSH■ THERE AND THAT WOULD BE SUMMEME A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHO HIS TEAMMATE WILL BE NEXT YEAR. THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF NAMES MOVING AROUND THIS YEAR. SUM IS DOWN. WHAT A TOUGH BREAK. JUSTICE AS I WAS GETTING READY TO SAY SOMETHING NICE. HE HAS PUT ON SOME OUTSTANDING RIDES. HE IS HAD A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS THIS YEAR. I DON’T MIND HIM MAKING MISTAKES LIKE THAT. HE GRABS A LITTLE FRONT BRAKE, JUST LOSE IT IS FRONT WHEEL THERE. MAYBE CATCHES THIS ON THE RIGHT SIDE, SOMETHING UNDER THE GROWN THERE. NONETHELESS, HE WAS ON THE GROUND.>>ONE OF NAMES THAT MIGHT BE MOVING AROUND IS THIS GUY, JAMES STEWART.>>OUT OF WHAT I UNDERSTAND CITY, FLORIDA. GOING AFTER THE MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR, THEN A HUGE CONTRACT, AN EVEN BIGGER ONE ON THE HORIZON. WELL BE RIGHT BACK.>>PROBLEMS CONTINUE FOR CHARLES SUMME. HE’S COME TO A STOP RIGHT AFTER THE FINISH LINE.>>HE’S KICKING IT OVER BUT IT’S NOT WANTING TO FIRE. THERE IT GOES. THAT IS A REALLY ODD PLACE FOR HIM TO BE DOWN AFTER THAT FINISH LINE JUMP.>>JEFF WORKING HIS WAY FORWARD.>>RECOVERING FROM A MID PACK START, GETTING CLOSE TO THE TOP TEN. ALESSI, WHAT A GREAT STORY. LEST BASICALLY AN A PRIVATEER BACKED HONDA THIS SEASON. YOU’VE GOT TO THIS HAVING AND OLDER BROTHER LIKE MIKE IS SUCH A HELP BECAUSE YOU’RE WORKING TOGETHER, TRAIN TOGETHER, RIDING TOGETHER. JEFF PUTTING ON A STRONG RIDE HERE THIS SUMMER.>>SOME PEOPLE SAY HE’S GOT MORE POTENTIAL THAN MIKE. HARD TO BELIEVE.>>IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE. BUT I’M TELLING YOU, YOU CAN’T THINK OF ANYBODY THAT’S OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THAT IF YOU SAID WHO HAS THE MOST POTENTIAL — WHOA! THAT WAS BIG. AND THAT WAS JEFF ALESSI. LOOKS LIKE HE’S ALL RIGHT. HE’S GOING TO GET UP.>>HE’S DAZED, THAT’S FOR SURE.>>WHAT A WILD RIDE. HE HAD SUCH A GOOD MOTO GOING.>>THAT WAS HUGE. FORTUNATELY, HE WAS ABLE TO STAND UP, AS WE WATCH THE BATTLE HERE. LET’S GO BACK AND TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AS JEFF ALESSI JUST WENT SKYING OVER THAT JUMP HERE AT HIGH POINT.>>COMES OUT OF THIS LEFT HANDER, ON THE THROTTLE. IT’S LIKE HE SEAT BOUNCED IT. I THINK HIS LEFT FOOT GOT CAUGHT IN ONE OF RUTS ONLY TAKE OFF, JUST KIND OF PULLED HIM OFF THE BAG TO THE BIKE. VERY FORTUNATE. ALSO CHECK OUT THIS PASS, GETTING ON THE INSIDE OF CLARK FOR EIGHTH POSITION. THIS IS A CRAIG RACE DOWN. WADE REALLY FIND MOMENTUM ON OUTSIDE THERE. GOOD PASS THERE.>>THAT’S GOT ON A REALLY TRICKY SECTION.>>IF IT’S ACTUALLY FUN, IT’S A LEFT HANDER. SEE YOU COULD USE THE REAR BRAKE ALSO. IF YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR LEFT FOOT OUT WITH THE BALANCE, YOU CAN STILL USE BOTH BRAKES. NOT A LOT OF BUMPS THERE EITHER. THAT WAS A REALLY SWEET LINE.>>ONE OF THOSE DEEP OFF CARMICHAEL SECTIONS HERE, STEWART IS NEGOTIATING WITH WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS JUST LIKE HE HAS THE FIRST THREE ROUND OF SEASON. THIS IS ROUND FOUR, OPENING ROUND OF MONSTER ENERGY TRIPLE CROWN.>>YOU’VE GOT TO THINK THAT ALL THE TIME OFF THAT STEWART’S HAD, HE RACED A COUPLE EVENTS SINCE LAST YORE. HE CAME TO THE U.S. OPEN, ROAD A COUPLE PRACTICES, DIDDED THAT HE WAS NOT READY, DIDN’T FEEL RIGHT, CAME OUT, ROAD TWO ROUND OF MOTOCROSS, HURT HIS KNEE AND HAS BEEN SITTING AT HOME STEWING OVER THE FACT THAT ALL THESE OTHER RIDERS ARE OUT THERE WINNING RACES BESIDES HI. THAT’S THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO, ADD MORE DETERMINATION TO HIM.>>YOU’VE GOT TO>>THIS IS THIRD PLACE, DAVEY MILSAP ON THE RED BULL HONDA. WORKED HIS WAY UP TO THIRD PLACE HERE, WORKED PAST SOME PRETTY FAST RIDERS TO GET THERE. WE HAVEN’T SEEN HIM FALL OFF HIS LAP TIMES LIKE HE HAS IN A COUPLE RACE EARLIER THIS SEASON. HE’S BEEN VERY CONSISTENT, VERY STRONG. BODY LANGUAGE ON THE BIKE LOOKS REALLY GOOD.>>YOU KNOW, THIS IS A RIDER WHO’S BEEN BATTLING INJURY THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. NOW THAT HE’S GOT HIMSELF HEALTHY, HE LOOK LIKE HE’S SHOWING THE POTENTIAL WE THOUGHT HE HAD.>>HE NEEDS TO GET THE START HERE WITH ALESSI. I THINK THESE RIDERS COULD HAVE A PRETTY GOOD BAT BATTLE, A PRETTY GOOD RACE. THESE GUYS COULD BE LOCKED TOGETHER IN THE POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP ALSO.>>WE KNOW STARTS AREN’T SOMETHING ALESSI’S GOT TO WORK ON. WHAT DO YOU THINK HE’S GOT TO DO NOW?>>CAN YOU ASK SOMEBODY ELSE THAT QUESTION. STEWART JUST DOES THINGS ON THE MACHINE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY HAVEN’T SEEN FROM ANY RIDER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT. HE JUST CARRIES SO MUCH MOMENTUM. LIKE I SAID, IT’S A HALF SECOND HERE, EIGHT OF A SECOND THERE. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS, INCLUDING MAKE ALESSI, SAYING HOW DOES HE DO IT. I THINK IT’S THAT MEANTAL STRENGTH THAT ATHLETES LIKE MICHAEL DISWROR DAN, TIGER WOODS, JAMES STEWART, ALL OF THE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF THE SPORT THAT CAN MENTALLY KEEP IT TOGETHERRER THEY PERFORM SO WELL UNDER PRESSURE SITUATION. IT’S UNBELIEVEN.>>IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE I’VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM ABOUT THAT. IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A STUPID QUESTION TO ASK HIM HOW HE DOES IT AND HE LOOKS AT YOU AND SAYS, HONESTLY, I DON’T KNOW HOW I DO IT. I JUS DO.>>I THINK IT’S A NATURAL INSTINCT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT LIKE GUYS THAT HIT TO BASEBALL, HOW YOU HAVE THIS INSTINCT THAT YOU JUST SEE THE BALL COMING. I KNOW THERE’S BEEN TALK ABOUT THESE HITTERS HAND THE STORE ROADS. BUT THEY HAVE TO SEE THE BALL AND BE ABLE BE ABLE TO HIT IT. I TALK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. WITH JAMES STEWART, WHEN HE’S RIDING A AT THIS INCREDIBLE PACE, WE ALL SCRATCH OUR HEADS. BUT FOR HIM, EVERYTHING IS IN SLOW MOTION, JUST LIKE A BASEBALL HITTER HAVING THE BALL COME AT HIM. HE SEES IT, KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IT’S GOING. STEWART, HE KNOWS WHERE HE’S GOING, STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE PODIUM.>>HE’S SEEING EVERYTHING IN CRYSTAL CLEAR HIGH DEAF ON A LARGE SCREEN, ISN’T HE?>>THERE’S NO DOUBT, ATHLETES LIKE THIS HOW THEIR MIND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION IS ONE WOULD HAVE THE KEYS THAT MAKES THEM THE BEST.>>HE’S FUN TO WATCH, MAKES IT LOOK EFFORTLESS. JAMES STEWART HAS DONE IT AGAIN, WON ANOTHER ONE. HE’S UNDEFEATED SO FAR IN 2008 AS HE WINS MOTO NUMBER ONE HERE AT HIGH POINT.>>WHAT A RIDE. TOTAL DOMINATION.>>HERE’S OUR UNOFFICIAL RESULTS. MILSAP IS THIRD, AND CLARK END UP 11TH, ALL THE TIME GO SEE MILL SANDSTORM.>>A BIT OF A BAT START. HAVING THE WORK CUT OUT FROM HIM. DAVEY, WHAT WAS THE CHARGE?>>I’VE BEEN DOING MY HOME WORK. I HAVEN’T DONE IT ALL YEARLONG BUT STARTED HARD LAST WEEK WHEN I GOT MY TRACK AND EVERYTHING. I WANT TO THANK YOU AMERICAN RED BULL HONDA.>>GREAT JOB, GOOD LUCK IN THE SECOND MOTO.>>THANK YOU.>>YOU WANT THE LATEST FUZZ AND RESULTS, TEXT KB TO 773333 ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE TO GET FREE MOTORCYCLE TEXTING ALERTS. HERE’S AARON.>>WHEN MAKE ALESSI WENT OVER THE FINISH LINE THERE, THERE’S A LOOK OF DISGUST ON YOUR FACE. ANYTHING LEFT?>>RIDE MY OWN RACE, WE PUT OP A GOOD SHOW FOR THE FANS.>>HE DID. HE HAD A GREAT START. STEWART JUST CHARTERED THROUGHOUT THE MOTO AND HE’S NOW WITH AARON.>>YOU’VE TAKEN A WIN HERE IN THE LIGHTS BUT HAVE YET TO TAKE ONE IN THE MOTOCROSS. WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO YOU?>>IT WOULD MEAN A LOT. I DON’T THINK ABOUT THAT. I TRY NOT TO, AT LEAST. AND IT WILL BE NICE TO GET A WIN. I’M JUST HAPPY, BUILDING THE POINTS UP. SO FAR WE’RE DOING A GOOD JOB, SO I’VE GOT TO KEEP IT UP.>>MY GUESS IS WE’LL TALK TO HIM AGAIN BEFORE THE DAY IS OVER ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. JAMES STEWART NOW IS>>HERE’S OUR PRERACE REPORT.>>IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THE NUMBER NINE IS WALKING THIS WEEKEND, LET ALONE RACING AFTER HIS BIG CRASH LAST WEEKEND IN TAKUMA TEXAS. THE MAJOR INJURY WAS HE EXPLAINED HIS LEFT ANKLE QUITE BADLY. HE UNDERSTOOD WENT THERAPY AND REHAB DURING THE WEEK. HE SAID HE NEEDS HELP WITH THE LEFT CORNER AND DOPE RUT. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO PUT HIS LEFT FOOT DOWN. HE HOPES ADRENALINE WILL PULL HIM THROUGH.>>A GOOD THING ABOUT THAT IS THAT THE BOOTS THESE RIDERS WEAR STRAP ON PRETTY TIGHT, THEY HAVE A LOT OF SPORT SUPPORT.>>READY TO GO, MOTO TWO, GATE DROPS. WE’RE UNDER WAY. ALESSI, BOY IS HE GOOD OUT OF THE GATE. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS A RIDER DOWN IN THE FIRST CORNER. DIDN’T GET A LOOK AT THE NUMBER YET. THERE’S A COUPLE OF THEM. DEAD ESKO AND LOOKS LIKE HE’S HOLDING THAT LEFT ANKLE.>>WATCH ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN HERE. RIDERS START TO PUSH OUT, EVERYONE COMES TOGETHER.>>MILSAP IN BETWEEN STEWART AND ALESSI. ALESSI NOT HAPPY WITH SECOND PLACE AT ALL. THIS MIGHT BE JUST WHAT HE NEEDS. MILSAP IS RUNNING PRETTY STRONG TOO. WE’LL SEE IF THEY CAN STAY HEAD OF JAMES STEWART FOR A LAP AND TWO LAPS.>>AND I THINK THE TRACK IS IN PREMIER CONDITION RIGHT NOW. I THINK THIS IS A MOTO THAT MIKE ALESSI CAN WIN. I THINK IF HE STAYS OUT FRONT, KEEPS HIS PACE GOING, HE CAN STAY OUT FRONT. WHO KNOWS. MILSAP IS HERE, HE HAD SUCH A GOOD FIRST MOTO. MIGHT BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED FOR MIKE ALESSI.>>JAIL IS NOT ABLE TO EASILY GET AROUND MAIL SAPS. HE’S CAUGHT HIM BUT CAN’T DO MUCH WITH HIM YET.>>IT IS FIRST LAP AND WE SEE JAMES STEWART THIS YEAR BE SO MUCH MORE MATURE AND PATIENT THAN WHAT WE’VE SEEN HIM IN THE PAST.>>THAT ON THE COMES FROM CONFIDENCE. WHEN YOU KNOW THAT MIDWAY THROUGH, THAT YOU COULD TURN IT UP, THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE PATIENT. HERE COMES STEWART.>>YOU SAW MILSAP’S POSSIBLE THERE, AND THAT JUST MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. THAT OPENED THE DOOR AND JAMES TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.>>LOOK AT THE DUST COMING UP ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE PARK OF THE TRACK THERE. NOW THEY’VE COMPLETED A LAP. THIS IS THE FIRST TURN AREA.>>STEWART CLOSING IN NOW.>>SO ALESSI’S GOT ONE IN THE BOOKS. THE FANS ARE CHEERING THEM ON. HE NEEDS TO GET OWE THERE A TURN THE BEST POSSIBLE LAPS THAT HE CAN. MAYBE TRY TO FORCE STEWART INTO AN UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION WHERE HE STARTS TO FEEL A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT IT. THE ONLY WAY HE’S GOING TO DO THAT IS TO KEEP TO LEAD PAST THE HALFWAY POINT OR SO.>>THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE, ISN’T IT. THE OLDER JAMES STEWART MIGHT HAVE BEEN PUSHING A LITTLE BIT HARDER EARLY ON. THIS VERSION OF JAMES STEWART.>>WHEN YOU SEE HIM GRIMACING TO PUT THAT LEFT FOOT DOWN, WHAT A SHAME.>>WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK .>>ALESSI STILL LEADING, HE’S GOT TO BE FEELING GOOD ABOUT THIS MOTO. HE’S REALLY KEPT HIS EXOASH. THESE GUYS ARE STARTING TO WHEEL AWAY FROM MILSAP, SETTING IN THIRD NOW.>>STEWART INSIDE. STEWART TRIPLE.>>HE’S GOT IT RIGHT THERE. LOOK AT — ALESSI WITH A GREAT — WHOA!>>THEY CHANGED THAT SPOT THREE TIMES IN A HUNDRED YARD. ALESSI ALMOST LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING FOR STEWART’S FRONT WHEEL, AND WENT FLYING DOWN THE OFF CAMBER. VERY INTENSE RIDING BY BOTH RIDERS OF THAT WAS COOL. LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK HERE. STEWART SETS THIS UP BY GETTING CLOSE. HE JUST PIVOTS HARD ON THROTTLE, THEN TRY TO SLAM ONLY BRAKES, GETS SEE THIS REALLY STEEP OFF CAMBER. ALESSI UP HIGH BUT HE CAN’T HOLD THE HIGH LINE. SEE HOW QUICKLY HE DROPPED. AND STEWART JUST RIPS BY.>>HERE’S ANDREW SHORT ON THE RED BULL HONDA, MAKING THE PASS ON CODY COOPER. THAT’S 15TH. FERRY ON THE LEFT SIDE OF SCREEN.>>SEE HOW THE TRACK HAS DRIED OUT HERE IN THE MIDDLE. GET OFF TOT SIDES WHERE THE BIG CLUMPS OF MUD ARE. SHORT STICKS IT A LITTLE BIT ON THAT TRIPLE STEP U. HIS WEIGHT WENT FORWARD AND HIS CHEST HIT THE BARS.>>CODY COOPER PUTTING IN A GOOD RIDE.>>YOU SEE HIM ON THE 902.>>THERE HE IS, THE KAWASAKI TEAMMATES WITH STEWART.>>COOPER ALL OVER THE PLACE, NO MOMENTUM. GOT OFF TO THE LEFT SIDE OF BIKE. THERE HE GOES ON BY.>>YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE OLDER RYERS IN THE FIELD, WHEN YOU TALK TO TIM ABOUT AGE, HE SAID, I SEE A LOT OF QUARTERBACKS IN THE NFL PLAYING IN THEIR 40S. I DON’T SEE WHY IF I STAY IN SHAPE I CAN’T RACE FOR A FEW MORE YEARS.>>HE’S RIGHT. HE’S REALLY FOUND A PLACE AT TEAM KAWASAKI. I KNOW MIKE FISHER AND THE GUY ON THE TEAM ENJOY HIM. THE EFFORT THEY PUTS OUT IS WHAT HE REPRESENTS.>>THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN QUESTION HIS PHYSICAL SHAPE.>>LOOKS LIKE FERRY WILL BE TEAMED UP WITH RYAN VILLOPOTO NASCAR YEAR, AND HAVING THAT VETERAN PRESENCE ON THE TEAM ALONG WITH THE YOUNG RISING STAR LIKE VILLOPOTO WILL BE A GREAT COMBINATION FOR TEAM KAWASAKI.>>SHORT TRYING TO HELD THEM OFF RIGHT NOW. THAT’S A TOUGH LITTLE DOUBLE AROUND THAT CORNER THAT THEY’RE DOING. THERE’S SOME RUTS IN THER■■ BUT BOTH RIDERS HAVE FOUND A GOOD LINE HERE. THERE’S ANOTHER THESE STEEP OFF CAMBERS.>>BOUNCING THEIR WAY DOWN BRADSHAW BOULEVARD. WE GO BACK INTO THE FIELD. JOSH HILL JUST HAD A DISASTROUS FIRST MOTO WHERE HE WAS DOWN ON THE MAT TRYING TO PICK OFF SEVENTH PLACE, MAKES A MOVE AND DROPS DOWN, CUTS HIM OFF T. HILL FINEING A LITTLE MOMENTUM HERE.>>WON THE SUPERCROSS AT THE METRO DOME THIS YEAR.>>HE’S ONLY 18 YEARS OLE. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE. HE WENT THROUGH THE LIGHTS SO FAST, IT’S ONLY HIS SECOND YEAR AS A PROFESSIONAL, ALREADY RIDING THE PREMIER CLASS.>>JAMES STEWART, TALK ABOUT IMPRESSIVE. BOY, INCREDIBLE.>>WELCOME BACK. THIS WAS OLD STOMPING GROUND OF RICKY CARMICHAEL. HE JUST STOMPED THE COMPETITION, EVERY YEAR. HAVING TWO SEASONS OF MOTOCROSS WHERE HE WAS UNDEFEATED? JAMES STEWART WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT ALSO.>>SHORT TRYING TO HOLD ONTO FERRY.>>THESE RIDERS HAVE BEEN GOING AT IT FOR A FEW LAPS NOW. SHORT NOT LETTING UP ONE BIT, NEITHER IS FERRY.>>HERE COMES TIM TRYING THE SNEAK ON THE INSIDE THERE. HE’S GOING TO REMEMBER THAT NEXT LAP AROUND. SHORT’S GOING TO HAVE TO REMEMBER FERRY WAS CLOSE THERE. YOU CAN FEEL IT WHEN THERE’S A RIDER BEHIND YOU.>>THERE’S FERRY, SO MUCH MEMORY VOD.>>THAT MISTAKE JUST OPENED THE DOOR.>>THESE GUYS WENT LET ME GET MY POINT ACROSS. FERRY JUST PEPPERING SHORT. YOU SEE THE RIDERS TAKING TWO DIFFERENT LINES. FERRY IS HIGH HERE, LOW THERE. UP BRADSHAW BOULEVARD, THIS NEW SECTION THEY ADDED THESE ROLLER JUMPS, YOU SEE HOW SHORT QUICKLY GOT OUT OF THERE. YOU SEE SHORT JUST GETS BUMPED HIGH COMING INTO THE TURN THERE. AND FERRY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF IT. THE OFF CAMBER GOES WAY OUT THERE AND PINCHES HIM OFF.>>YOU CAN SEE HOW HARD FERRY WAS RIDING THE BRAKES GOING IN THERE. ALL HIS WEIGHT SHIFTED TO THE FRONT OF THE BIKE.>>THAT WAS A LITTLE DRY IN A SECTION. SO MUCH MOISTURE FROM THE RAIN YESTERDAY. TRACK IS ACTUALLY JUST SUPERB CONDITION TODAY. AND LOOK HOW EASY STEWART IS MAKING IT LOOK. I NEVER HAD AN UNDEFEATED SEASON BUT HAD SOME GOOD RACES HERE. IT’S SO GREAT WHEN THE TRACK IS SO DIFFICULT BUT YOU’RE OUT THERE RIDING IT LIKE A SUNDAY DRIVE. THE BIKE’S DIALED IN, YOU’RE DIALED IN, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY MAY CANCER IT LOOK EASE EASY. THERE’S A LOT OF WORK INVOLVED IN GETTING TO THIS LEVEL WHERE HE’S AT. YEARS OF MEANTAL PREPARATION, PHYSICAL TRAINING, MENTAL TRAINING.>>HE COULD BECOME ONLY THE SECOND RIDER TO GO UNDEFEATED IN A SEASON. CAN YOU PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE WHAT THAT MEANS?>>WELL, IT’S TOUGH TO DO. FIRST OFF, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE TALENT, DESIRE AND DETERMINATION TO DEDICATE YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SO GRAND AS TRYING TO ACHIEVE AN UNDEFEATED SEASON. A LOT OF VARIABLES GO ON. RAIN, OTHER RIDE I, MECHANICAL BREAK DOWNS WITH THE MACHINE. SO I KNOW EVERYONE AT KAWASAKI IS KEEPING THEIR FINGERS CROSSED. BUT ON THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT, MIKE ALESSI IS HOPING FOR JUST A LITTLE BIT OF GOOD LUCK GOING HIS WAY. I’M TELLING YOU, I DON’T KNOW IF HE CAN BEAT STEWART STRAIGHT UP. IT’S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BAD LUCK ON STEWART’S SIDE.>>ONE THING WE KNOW ABOUT MIKE ALESSI IS HE’S VERY, VERY HUNGRY. HE’LL THROW EVERYTHING AT IT. HE WON’T GIVE UP. NOR WILL DAVEY MILSAP, WHO SEEMS TO BE GETTING QUICKER EVERY WEEK. HE MIGHT HAVE SWEPT THEM AUTOLAST YEAR, YOU NEVER KNOW. WE’LL BE BACK>>STEWART CONTINUING TO DOMINATE THE WEEKEND HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA. SUNNY SKIES TODAY, UNBELIEVABLE DOWNPOURS YESTERDAY. IT FORCED THE CANCELLATION OF PRACTICE. THIS SEX OF RACETRACK HERE, WHICH WAS ADDED ALMOST AT THE LAST MINUTE HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A PRETTY EXCITING ONE THIS WEEKEND.>>LOOK AT THE OFF DAMBER SECTION HERE. EARLIER STEWART MAKES THE MOVE ON ALESSI. NOW YOU SEE ALESSI TRYING THE STAY HIGH BUT HE CAN’T KEEP TRACTION. HE FALLS DOWN TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF TRACK. STEWART GOES BY. LOOK AT JOSH HILL DOING THE SAME THING. GETS ON THE NINTENDO, GETS AROUND. YOU REALLY HAVE TO PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ONLY RIGHT FOOT PEG AND FORCE THE WEIGHT OF THE BIKE WITH THE RIGHT FOOT PEG TO GET TRACTION. FERRY JUST GOT IN THERE A LITTLE EARLIER AND DROVE IN AND CUT SHORT OFF, THEN HIT THE BERM. THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO ACHIEVE THE SAME GOAL, AND THAT’S TO MAKE THE PASS.>>JOSH HILL RUNNING IN SIXTH POSITION. HE WAS 13TH IN MOTO NUMBER ONE, HAD PROBLEMS THERE.>>WELL T PROBLEM WAS THAT HE WAS ON THE GROUND. AND IT’S HARD TO GET A GOOD FINISH WHEN YOU HIT THE — WHOA, SOMETHING’S THE MATTER. I THINK HE STALLED THE ENGINE. HE TAKES IT OUT OF GEAR, GETS IT STARTED WITH ONE KICK. MAKING THE MOST OF THAT MISTAKE THERE. I DON’T THINK HE LOST ANY POSITIONS.>>HERE’S STEWART.>>FINAL LAP FOR NUMBER SEVEN.>>THIS RACETRACK HERE IS ACTUALLY VERY CLOSE TO MAR GONETOWN WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE THE HEAD■ERS FOR RACING IS, ALL KIND OF FUN FAMILY STUFF AT COONS FAMILY PROMOTERS APPEAR THIS EVENT.>>AND JAIL, ON HIS WAY TO GETTING ANOTHER COVER. JUST CRUISING ON THIS FINAL LAP.>>SO REMINISCENT OF THE CARMICHAEL AIR A WHERE WE’VE SEEN HIM RIDE THESE SIMILAR FINAL LAPS HERE WHERE HE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED THE COMPETITION. CRUISE AROUND, WAVE TO THE FANS, NICE TO SEE YOU. GOING TO BE A LOT OF REASONS HE’LL HAVE A LOT OF COMPARISONS BETWEEN HIP AND RICKY. THEY WENT HEAD TO HEAD FOR A WHILE. BUT JAIL IS OFF TO CHALLENGE THE LORDS THAT WERE SET BY RICKY.>>THE FINALE TO THAT WILL BE STEEL CITY RACEWAY, NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE. IT’S ALSO IN PENNSYLVANIA. IF HE CAN COMPLETE HIS GOAL HERE TO GO UNBEATEN THIS SEASON, STEEL CITY IS GOING TO BE WHERE EVERYONE’S GOING TO WANT TO BE FOR PHOTO OP, BE THERE, CHERISH THAT MOMENT WITH JAIL. HE’S ON HIS WAY. I THINK STEWART IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE, DETERMINATION, THAN WHAT I’VE EVER SEEN HIM. YOU’VE GOT TO THINK ALL THOSE HARD FOUGHT BATTLES THAT HE HAD WITH CARMICHAEL OVER THE PAST NAIVE YEARS SO FAR SO HAS HELPED PREPARE HIM AND ELEVATE HIS RACING TO THIS LEVEL. ALTHOUGH THEY WERE FIERCE COMPETITORS, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO THANK THEM FOR BEING AS GOOD AS THEY WERE BECAUSE IT CHALLENGED YOU TO BE THE BEST THAT YOU COULD BE AS WELL.>>AND THE RESPECT LEVEL IS HUGE BETWEEN THESE TW. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.>>ONE FINAL TURN HERE, THIS STEEP OFF CAMBER OUT OF THE WOODS, BACK INTO THE SUNSHINE. BRADSHAW WOULD BE PROUD OF HOW STEWART ROAD TODAY.>>EIGHT MOTOS SO FAR, AND JAMES STEWART STILL UNDEFEATED. HE’S DONE IT AGAIN, WON ANOTHER MOTO THIS SEASON. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK>>EVERYBODY EXITING THE RACETRACK HERE, MAKING THEIR WAY OUT. JAIL STEWART AT THE TOP OF THE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR MOTO NUMBER TWO. JOSH HILL FINISHED SIXTH, MILSAPS WAS THIRD-DEGREE AND HE’S WITH ERIN BEATS.>>WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE THIS WEEK?>>I’VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD DURING THE WEEK AND I FELT LIKE SINCE I PUT MY HEART INTO IT THIS WEE, I THOUGHT I COULD COMET OUT HERE AND DO GOD. AND I DID. I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT MY TRAINER AND EVERYONE ELSE.>>WELL, STEWART TIES RICKY JOHNSON WITH 61 CAREER WINS. HE’S NOW FOURTH ON THE ALL-TIME WIN LIST. LET’S GO TALK TO ALESSI.>>HE GAVE IT EVERYTHING HE HAD TODAY. WE GOT A WEEKEND OFF COMING UP. ARE YOU GOING TO BE RESTING OR AT HOME FINDING WAYS TO MAKE SOME MORE SPEED?>>I DON’T KNOW, TRY TO KEEP WORKING, I GUESS. THERE’S NOTHING TO CHANGE. YOU KNOW, JAIL IS RIDING GOOD. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE, MY MOM AND DAD, MY GIRLFRIEND, IT’S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY. FEELS GOOD TO GET BACK OP TOP. SECOND IN THE POINTS.>>BACK IN 1994 KAWASAKI STARTED OFF WITH EIGHT CONSERVATIVE WINS.>>JAMES■■ STEWART’S DAD■■ HAS N A HUGE INFLUENCE IN HIS RACING CAREER AND HE’S TAKEN A LOT WINS OVER THE TIME. TODAY WAS FATHER’S DAY WAS THIS DEDICATED TO YOUR DAD? I THINK FOR SURE FOR SURE MY DAD AND FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. THIS TRACK ALWAYS GET IT IS BEST OF ME. IT’S GOOD TO GET THE WIN TODAY. I’M HAPPY, CELEBRATE FOR ALL THE FATHERS OUT THERE.>>THANK YOU. WE APPRECIATE THAT. I’M SURE YOUR DAD DOES AS WELL. COLORADO IS UP NEXT. CATCH OUR COVERAGE FROM THERE HERE ON SPEED. SO LONG FROM HIGH POINT RACEWAY,

4 Replies to “2008 High Point Toyota 450cc/MX Championship (Round 4 of 12 [Monster Energy Triple Crown Round 1/3])”

  1. Yea man, I've saved alot of your videos in my Old School MX folder. I watch at least a moto almost every night on my iPhone when I'm trying to go to sleep. Been watching 2007 450s and just started the 250s!!

  2. Do you have any 95-02? SX & MX? Back when the King was on his rain of terror and when RC was coming up? I love those years. That was back when I was 12-14 and had really gotten into the sport hardcore. Watching those races just reminds me of the good ole days of being young and my only concern was riding my 89 RM125 & catching the races on MotoWorld – ESPN. I remember I had to wait for my Dirt Rider every month so I could see who won the SX/MX. The world of no internet lol.

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