Re: Atleast Hodge got a podium! (Dave R)
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</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to Planet Superbike, they say that Hodgson is running pump gas because their Shell sponsor does not yet have an AMA legal rocket fuel as allowed by the rules. They say this is good for 5 to 7 HP.
I continue to be surprised that the AMA, which strongly favors production-based racing, does not control the fuel rules to limit the teams to pump fuel. It seems to me that it would be one way to control speeds (rather than take the premier bike race in America and limit it to 600s!), and would also make the oil companies more likely to sponsor the teams, since they could then advertise that these bikes use the same premium pump fuel that they sell to everyone. Maybe the AMA is still dreaming of the days when Harley flat trackers raced on rocket fuel in the '50s . . .