Power Rankings: Budds Creek

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Welcome to the 2023 Slaw/Troy Dog/Ginger Dog Combined 250/450 Top Ten Power Rankings! Slaw, Ginger, and Troy each have created their own list of who they believe carry the most power in the sport. They each have created their own categories and have weighted these people accordingly, whether its speed, following, skills, you name it. Or it could just be random. Basically, whatever is happening that week is fair game.

Each week these rankings will be updated so that you guys can argue about how wrong they are in the comment section! Feel free to tell us if we’re right/wrong/or completely dumb.

Slaw Dog

-What a season for the rookie

-Yep, she real.

-Hunter has been so solid all damn year and is in full control of this title.

-What a great debut for the Finnish/Estonian.

-Chef was back at Dilla. Not Kitch.

-J Coop was back in the winners circle at his home race.

-Jo is so underrated.

-The Australian made his debut and was great at the Dilla.

-Underrated rookie.

-Legend. That is all.

Troy Dog

– When Jeff Emig agreed to come on the Squad Pod I immediately started writing down moments that I wanted to talk about with him. When I got to page two I realized that we would need about six hours to do this somehow correctly. I was able to condense it down to under an hour and it was incredible! We talked about a turning point in his career at RedBud 1992, all black Shift gear in 200 degree weather, the night the lights went out in Vegas, and his PERFECT day at Lake Havasu in the ’90s. You won’t want to miss this. 

–My good friend Den Dog once wore my t-shirt to the MXoN. Just saying. He makes the Power Rankings this week for giving me the greatest cheat sheet ever for Fro. These two go way back and Denny knows more about Fro than anyone on this planet. 

-Swanny is part of Octopi Media now, but got his start here with Vurbmoto. I met Swanny back in 2009 when he was in photography school and his stuff was awesome even then. Then we traveled to about half of the Pro Motocross races together in 2010 and one of those was Budds Creek. From cooking burgers in a parking lot that we never even ate to where we are now is pretty cool. 

-The 450MX champion is now 18-0. An incredible season. 

-Julien Beaumer was a privateer at the beginning of this season and then Orange Brigade picked him up and now he’s officially a member of the Red Bull KTM team on a multi-year deal. The deal was announced earlier this week. Juju now has Davi Millsaps and the Red Bull KTM team in his corner.

-I’ve had several guys come to me and tell me that they are having a hard time signing up for the nationals lately. It’s not the process or anything like that, it’s the fact that the entries are full! We’ve also got all sorts of riders coming from overseas to race the series as well. The SuperMotocross Championship looks to be a great move for all of the parties involved.

-Kullas went 7-7 for sixth overall in the 450 class at Unadilla. It was an impressive showing for the veteran. 

-Randy Richardson is my spirit animal. If you don’t follow him on Instagram then you are missing out. The man does not miss. The comments that he comes up with are one of a kind. I’m not sure how someone’s mind can work as quickly as his, but it works. He also holds the record for most consecutive “Yard of the Year Awards”.

-Tanel Leok is 38-years-old and an Estonian legend. He raced Unadilla and as far as I can see that was his Pro Motocross debut. 

-Shoutout to J-Coop for getting a moto win in front of the hometown crowd at Unadilla and keeping the 250 championship interesting these final four motos. He’s 22 points down from Hunter after Deegan’s DNF.

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Written by Slaw Dog

Just a dog trying to find my special bun.

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