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Motocross Who could you hire to ride a 250 smoker if you had a good team?

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OK....I know that riding a 250 smoker is not the way you want to go if you seek winning and such in the 450 class.  You will never win  a title or even races aboard the bike, but I think that a top-level guy could still run top-10s if he bought in to the challenge.  So....this is just a fun question for consideration.  You guys that say that if is a complete waste of time to even consider racing a 250 can just move on to another thread.  Suppose that I win the Powerball lottery for like $400  million dollars.  I have no need to make money on my endeavor, I just want to contribute to the sport and see what we might achieve.  I get KTM or Yamaha to help with some bikes, and get A-kit suspension and contract good level of support for this and other items.  I plan on making sure that my riders know that this is like a 5-year deal I am in for, so they really do not have to think that their careers are in jeopardy by racing the smoker.  I can pay more than fair money to get a top-10 guy on my bike, and would have a nice bonus program for top-5 and top-10s to keep them motivated yet not expect them to pull down wins and such.  Given the current environment where many top-notch guys are ridiing for not as lot of money, who do tou think I could get to ride my bikes?  I would pay $300-500 per year to get a good guy, but they need to embrace the challenge, and could become rich riding my 250 smoker if they get good results.  I know that Blake Wharton has stated that he would like to race a smoker, and other guys do enjoy them, so....who could I get to buy in to the deal and give it hell on my SX/YZ 250 and really enjoy it?

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Youre not going to get a top 5 guy for 300-500k. Im sure any guy from 6-10 would jump at the chance to do it if the results didnt matter.

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OK....I know that riding a 250 smoker is not the way you want to go if you seek winning and such in the 450 class.  You will never win  a title or even races aboard the bike, but I think that a top-level guy could still run top-10s if he bought in to the challenge.  So....this is just a fun question for consideration.  You guys that say that if is a complete waste of time to even consider racing a 250 can just move on to another thread.  Suppose that I win the Powerball lottery for like $400  million dollars.  I have no need to make money on my endeavor, I just want to contribute to the sport and see what we might achieve.  I get KTM or Yamaha to help with some bikes, and get A-kit suspension and contract good level of support for this and other items.  I plan on making sure that my riders know that this is like a 5-year deal I am in for, so they really do not have to think that their careers are in jeopardy by racing the smoker.  I can pay more than fair money to get a top-10 guy on my bike, and would have a nice bonus program for top-5 and top-10s to keep them motivated yet not expect them to pull down wins and such.  Given the current environment where many top-notch guys are ridiing for not as lot of money, who do tou think I could get to ride my bikes?  I would pay $300-500 per year to get a good guy, but they need to embrace the challenge, and could become rich riding my 250 smoker if they get good results.  I know that Blake Wharton has stated that he would like to race a smoker, and other guys do enjoy them, so....who could I get to buy in to the deal and give it hell on my SX/YZ 250 and really enjoy it?

$300-500 per year????

You wouldn't be able to land a top 10 guy for $500 per week you cheapskate

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I think JS7 could do damage on a 250 2t. I think he can't handle the power of a 450..... That being said, probably cost you about a million plus plus to get him to do it...

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This guy is approaching it the wrong way. If he really wants to get a smoker back on the track he should walk into the AMA headquarters and throw some weight around....as in money

Get the AMA to change the rules so a two stroke can be competitive and then work with a reputable team to get a program together and get a rider on a 350cc smoker. A few million in contributions should get the AMA to listen and you could probably get KTM on board as well

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I don't think a rule change but a loop hole race the lights class on legal gas and kick ass...rules say it can be done already ...other than rules wouldn't allow a drop back to lights bam bam would be my choice....braaaaaap

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IT9, take him to canada where he can race with 250f's.

 

or buy the ama and let 250 2t's into the 250 class, or better yet make it a 250 2t class.

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OK....I know that riding a 250 smoker is not the way you want to go if you seek winning and such in the 450 class.  You will never win  a title or even races aboard the bike, but I think that a top-level guy could still run top-10s if he bought in to the challenge.  So....this is just a fun question for consideration.  You guys that say that if is a complete waste of time to even consider racing a 250 can just move on to another thread.  Suppose that I win the Powerball lottery for like $400  million dollars.  I have no need to make money on my endeavor, I just want to contribute to the sport and see what we might achieve.  I get KTM or Yamaha to help with some bikes, and get A-kit suspension and contract good level of support for this and other items.  I plan on making sure that my riders know that this is like a 5-year deal I am in for, so they really do not have to think that their careers are in jeopardy by racing the smoker.  I can pay more than fair money to get a top-10 guy on my bike, and would have a nice bonus program for top-5 and top-10s to keep them motivated yet not expect them to pull down wins and such.  Given the current environment where many top-notch guys are ridiing for not as lot of money, who do tou think I could get to ride my bikes?  I would pay $300-500 per year to get a good guy, but they need to embrace the challenge, and could become rich riding my 250 smoker if they get good results.  I know that Blake Wharton has stated that he would like to race a smoker, and other guys do enjoy them, so....who could I get to buy in to the deal and give it hell on my SX/YZ 250 and really enjoy it?

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Pieck needs a US ride but don't know if he would ride a smoker in the 450 class.

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Josh Grant or Andrew Short. One is smooth and hauls on s 2 stroke as nd the other is a great test rider. 

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I don't think a rule change but a loop hole race the lights class on legal gas and kick ass...rules say it can be done already ...other than rules wouldn't allow a drop back to lights bam bam would be my choice....braaaaaap

Anyone can race a 2 stroke in an AMA sanctioned event. The bikes just can't be bigger than 125cc or 250cc for each class

There is no loophole

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