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?