Will Someone Please Beat Mat Mladin?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Will someone on something other than a Suzuki please beat Mat Mladin! I’m sick of him and Suzuki winning everything. 53-consecutive AMA Superbike wins? 53! That’s ridiculous.
Sorry Mladin and Suzuki, but I'm tired of you winning!
Props to the boys at Yoshimura Suzuki for building such a dominating racing machine, but we just rode all the Superbikes in stock form during our Smackdown and I can tell you the liter-class field is much closer than one would think based off the racing results. While I’m not going to tell you what bike is best (you’ll have to wait a couple weeks for the Shootout story for that!), I will say that the others are damn good machines and someone or some team needs to step up already!
Even though I’m a fan and friend of both Blake Young and Tommy Hayden, and I think they will be running down Mladin soon enough, I’m just plain over seeing Suzuki dominate so brutally. It’s just not good for the sport. Sorry Suzuki. I think when Hodgson heals up he’ll have a good shot on that Corona Honda. I just rode the bike at Infineon (be sure to read about it in the next issue of MotoUSA Magazine), and while I’m not on his pace, I can tell you it’s an amazing machine with an even better team behind it. Really is a shame he had to go and jump off a motocross bike 30 feet in the air. What a goon! Just kidding, Neil. Heal up bud.
Now, I know this is easy for me to say sitting from the chair in my office, but I needed to vent. No doubt Mladin is extremely talented, but c’mon Benny Boy, Hayes, Pegram, someone – let’s do this!
Too bad if it does happen watching it on TV will still be horrible as the racing coverage on AMA Pro Prime Time
is laughably bad. But that’s a whole different story.
Sometimes I wish I had been a professional motocross rider instead…