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Let's hear it for our local MRA racer Ricky Orlando who landed a 10th place finish in today's Daytona 200. /images/icons/smile.gif He was one of only three privateer racers to finish in the top 10.

Atta boy Ricky!

 

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Isn't he the guy that was a salesmen at Cycles of Boulder?

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I'll bet he works for Colorado Powersports! Anyway, he isn't exactly your average, everyday "local boy".

Check out the MRA for the classes and races he cleaned up in last season. I would venture he is perhaps the "best" local boy you could find to send to Daytona.

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Blue, I'm not sure if he works there as he's sponsored by Colorado Powersports like ttt said. Ricky finally won ROR last year (Open sportbike class) and has run Daytona many, many times as well as racing with a team that finished in the top 10 in the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race in Japan. At age 45 he doesn't have many competitive years ahead of him so I'm happy to see Ricky do so well at Daytona.

 

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Just curious if he was the guy I was thinking of or not..I think I talked to him when I got my 9R..but I don't remember if he was the salesmen, or just one of the guys I talked to over there.

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Cycles of Boulder is now Colorado Powersports/Boulder east..Yes, Ricky was a salesman there but I dont know if that is still the case. Anyway, congratulations Ricky!! BTW, why would he or anyone else not have many competitive years left at age 45??? /images/icons/wink.gif

 

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Ok, ok, let me rephrase that. With all the racing experience that Ricky has under his belt he's a seasoned racer with many years ahead of him. Even if he did start racing in 1979. /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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Pretty sure I watched him plow into an air baracade at the PPIR race last year. I think it was him that did it anyway, it didnt look too fun. Always wondered how he was. Great guy tho, and a great racer.

Its amazing what can happen when you take 5 of the top guys outa racing one race /images/icons/wink.gif Of course the guy who finished in last place could whip me on a Ninja 250 with me on my 1k for sure I'll bet, hehe.

That was way cool tho to hear his name called 10th place/images/icons/smile.gif I taped the race for JSmith, but he never came by to pick it up, well, not yet anyway.

Gratz to the home crowd on that one! Go Ricky! Wahoo!

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That was Elton on his R6 who plowed the airfence out of turn 2. Scary crash, but he got away with a broken jaw and I think a busted collarbone.

JSmith must be too busy messing with his new track toy!/images/icons/smile.gif

 

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Glad I got them confused then, that was a scary crash. He's lucky thats all that happened to him, he was carrying some pretty high speed when he lost it. Hope he's doing good now tho.

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