This image didn't make it last week during final edit, I mean the image stopped action, but it just wasn't sharp enough. It wasn't because of lack of effort. Sometimes, you're off by a fraction, and they head to the "B" file.
Geoff Aaron road a wicked effort. He showed us that position and prowess keep you in the hunt when it comes to podiums. I'm happy with the images of Geoff that did make it to final edit, and into other work because those show why he was 10 times AMA champion on precision.
Everything must be calculated in racing especially in a precision sport like EX. Positioning and focus are put to bed before the gate even drops with elite racing, and few men have put a mark on precision with regards to two wheels like RedBulls Geoff Aaron. With new energy from a fresh GasGas in 2016 Aaron is putting his machine up front, and showing them a clean set of wheels in the process.
GasGas and Aaron were just off the box in Salt Lake City, leaving 20 year old kids crying because they are not worthy, and grown men walking off court with "how did he beat me, again" mumbled under their breath.
I hope GasGas and RedBull keep Geoff's focus on EX for the second half of the season. His professionalism through leadership in this series is almost as impressive as his kicking butt at 43. He is banging bars, stealing lines, and doing it in smooth style.
If you are in Phoenix area or within reach next Saturday, bring the family down and watch the running of the Bulls, the Rockstar, and the hungry pack of independents who call Arizona home. I think it will be the largest collection of EX Bulls all season. Taddy,Webb, Aaron, and maybe Robert and Geiger.
Lot's of local talent headed into Phoenix, it's a hotbed for full gas dez and technical skill. Abbott, Gerston, and Ottersburg will look to shine on home turf, and they are all coming on good form.
Few men have his aggression on course, and if his FMF 450 is behind you, you quickly yield to one side, Because Mike Brown only knows one pace, and thats "full gas".
Two guys are going for hat-tricks this week in Phoenix, Mike Brown is one of them. The Husqvarna rider is the captain in the arena of the Husky team. This calm, mild mannered, totally focused guy from the south, is one to watch at any round. Round 4 has Brownie in position to be on the box again, as his pace since the opener has only increased.
Webb the current #1, Gerston, Haaker, and others have really picked the game up one more level in 2016 and this battle at the top is no place for someone that's not at 110%. If you want to step on the box in 2016, it's going to be a night that is all together and even then, luck may play into the equation.
RedBull's Cody Webb got back on the top step in SLC, and his work outdoors on the moto track in the off season seems to be paying off for him.
Haaker has consistantly had the fastest machine, and has matched his Rockstars Husqvarna lap to lap. However, a few bobbles in the clay at SLC yielded a step for the points leader.
Phoenix will be explosive, people have agendas, if you're not there, you better tune in. It's only getting hotter in the Arena, let's just see who holds on.