Good show, thanks for listening. We learned a lot once again this week.
It's obvious the nates need to drop the women's class (bump them to amateur day) and we need to go back to 3 classes for MX and even SX. There DEFINITELY needs to be a 125cc pro class. TV coverage could focus on the premier 250 and 450 classes (no more BS names like lites and SX) and just show highlights of the 125 racing. 125 class could be treated like a support class and a stepping stone from amateurs to full blown big bikes and heavy ass four strokes. We should have a 125cc class (two stroke only) 250cc class (any bike 2 or 4 stroke possibly allowing 350cc 4 strokes since they need displacement help to be competitive) and obviously a 450 class (four stroke only). It would be like back in the day, 125/250/open. The sport needs to stay affordable and two strokes are just that. Plus 125cc racing is a good step between 85cc bikes and the overweight 4 strokes that have been forced on the industry with BS competition rules giving bias to develop heavier more expensive bikes. More people racing equals a bigger industry and more fans. We should lose the 4 stroke bias, even though I like 4 strokes, cc for cc two strokes will always be superior. Just imagine a Des Nations with 125/250/Open again. Why the hell is this stuff not even on the radar of the people in charge? Save the sport, keep affordable bikes (2 strokes) relative! I like the mixture of 2 and 4 stroke, why does 1 engine type get such an advantage and bias? Plus a third pro class would allow for more locals at the nates and SX races to make the show in one form or another. The teams wouldn't need to shell out big bucks to support some 125cc stuff and it would ultimately mean more spots available for pro riders to participate at the highest level of the sport.