http://expn.go.com/expn/story?id=3257160No Jason Conlin? Why is he not on the list?
finishing top 8 in points in the supermoto class and no invite. To who ever made the list- what a disappointment!
Scott,Yes I too think Jason should have been on the list but that does not mean he will not be in the race.
He as well as a lot of other privateer riders will be in the show at the Moto X event. They are going to take between 12-14 of the fastest riders from the AMA Pro National on Sat morning for the Moto X Supermoto event later that day.
The Moto X Supermoto race is an elimination race where they line up 6 groups of 6 riders and race short heats until they get down to the fastest six.
Guys like Conlon, Trachy, Horton will probably make it into the show
Well put. ThanksI think people are making too big a deal on the list.
In the past the X Games list was it - not more riders could ride. Now they are leaving the door wide open for any rider to make the show.
I don't think they made the list based on final point tally of the AMA race. The list is pretty solid but they wanted to add some flavor and names from other disciplines. that is why Voss and McGrath are in. They invited road racers like the Haydens but they could not make it.
Pascarella is the young gun, Drake McElroy is know from the freestyle world, Atkins won a race last year and Cini was the third fastest 250 rider and put in a good show as a last minute alternate at the X Games last year.
I think that the 12-14 open spots will allow fast guys like Conlon, Loire to get into the show no problem.
How they are picking the final riders is still being worked out and nothing has been announced officially - just ideas I have heard.
This formate is 100 times better than before - now privateers or small teams have a chance at winning the Moto X or the X Games.
I agree that it makes sense...Well put. Thanks