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Old 12-09-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Sadowski boys heading to New Zealand

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David and Matthew Sadowski, sons of former Daytona 200 winner David Sadowski Sr., are set to compete in New Zealand's upcoming 600cc Supersport Championships. Long considered one of the South Pacific's premiere road race series, it begins in late December and includes five stops over consecutive weekends....

....David Sadowski Jr., 19, has two seasons in AMA pro road race competition under his belt, while his brother Matthew, who recently turned 18, has just received his AMA Pro license after a very successful 2007 season in AMA amateur events, as well as AFM, ASRA and WERA events. Both have also logged thousands of track miles as instructors for the Pacific Tracktime track day events. They're looking forward to a move internationally during the U.S. off-season.
more here: http://superbikeplanet.com/2007/Dec/071209ski.htm

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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That is the way to improve... race race RACE!

Should be a great experience for the young men.

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:40 AM   #3
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Form what the guys in NZ told me, they have a lot of fun and it is competitive, but from their own mouths, they said the fast guys were all in Australia or the USA and they often end up in AU to race.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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Form what the guys in NZ told me, they have a lot of fun and it is competitive, but from their own mouths, they said the fast guys were all in Australia or the USA and they often end up in AU to race.
And we bitch about driving to Buttonwillow.

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Old 12-09-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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And we bitch about driving to Buttonwillow.

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But, they ain't driving.

Nice man that Mr. Dad. He still looks young to me.
I hope they accomplish what they are looking to attain.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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And we bitch about driving to Buttonwillow.

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Old 12-09-2007, 01:40 PM   #7
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Cool, racing in another land should be a nice learning experience. Plus they can go visit the Lord of the Rings film sites, bonus!
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #8
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Cool, racing in another land should be a nice learning experience. Plus they can go visit the Lord of the Rings film sites, bonus!
OK, that was excessively nerdish.

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Old 12-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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I can understand that if you live in Reno, NOTHING seems too far away.

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Old 12-09-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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That is the way to improve... race race RACE!

Should be a great experience for the young men.

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Absolutely. Ride more, race more.

Good luck to them...
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #11
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I can understand that if you live in Reno, NOTHING seems too far away.

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no,that is not it.I just dont understand somebody bitching to drive to race track.
it is not like you driving wife to shopping mall.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:33 PM   #12
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After recently hanging out in Australia for 2 weeks with both Aussie SBK and SS riders, as well as a few NZ riders I can maybe shed some light on the matter.

The New Zealand series is to the Australian series, as the Australian series is to the US series.

With that said, I hung out with Chris Seaton, who won the NZ supersport title and I recently spoke to him and he just landed a ride in World Superstock, which was really a fortunate chance. He had trouble getting picked up by Australian factory teams even.

I also spoke to the Australian SS champion, Jason O'Halloran. He was supposed to go to WSS. That unfortunately fell through for him and he was somewhat left out to dry and had to leave Yamaha Australia for Honda Australia at the 12th hour.

Oddly enough, the goal really isn't to go to America for most of the guys I spoke with. It is to go to World Supersport and then World Superbike. Some know that the States offer a great opportunity to really elevate their ability though, as well as get a good paycheck. But I think the limiting factor is that there are less available opportunities coupled with a lot of strong American riders who have an inherent ability to get those seats before an Aussie.

It should also be mentioned that the NZ series is a bit more of a "privateer" series from what I could gather and that is probably because it is very short. I don't remember hearing that any of the big 4 Aussie teams participated in the events over there.

Best of luck to the Sadowski's!

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Old 12-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #13
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I have raced SM in Australia 3 times and raced with some of the Australians that race that series in NZ, Chris Seaton included.
The team that Davey and Matt will be riding for actually won the title last year (Seaton) as a prior post stated.

I think they have a good shot to winning it again. The boys I feel should be top 3 every race and it will be a great experience for them both in everyway.

They leave on the 13th and plan to be gone for 4 months, should be epic.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:50 PM   #14
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Davey & Matty are respectable young riders.
They deserve this opportunity "as do lots of people here in the AFM".
The last name Sadowski does not hurt a resume.

Alot of us have raced against them, you have to admit they can throw down some laps.
With some extensive training, good coaching, they could surprise us.

I'm not sure of the competition level over there, but make a name for yourself
and you never know what could happen.

I have spent some time with that family over the last couple years.
They know how to have fun, and are very relaxed around bikes.
I think this will help them out in what could be a stressfull situation.

I wish it were me going to race in another country.
Best of luck to you both. Please update us.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:30 PM   #15
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Davey & Matty are respectable young riders.
They deserve this opportunity "as do lots of people here in the AFM".
The last name Sadowski does not hurt a resume.

Alot of us have raced against them, you have to admit they can throw down some laps.
With some extensive training, good coaching, they could surprise us.

I'm not sure of the competition level over there, but make a name for yourself
and you never know what could happen.

I have spent some time with that family over the last couple years.
They know how to have fun, and are very relaxed around bikes.
I think this will help them out in what could be a stressfull situation.

I wish it were me going to race in another country.
Best of luck to you both. Please update us.
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