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Mad Skills Tourney Round 7 Midweek UpdateThursday, March 22, 2012 | 11:15 AM
There are just over two days left in Round 7 of the Mad Skills Motocross tournament, and once again it's been a record-breaking week for participation. By far, actually. That's not the big news, though. What's really cool is that none other than Ryan Smith is currently in the lead, with a blazing time of 53.73, a mere 3/100ths of a second ahead of Master 52. Yes, I mean this Ryan Smith. So cool to see a real pro racer, and a privateer hero at that, up front. Can he hold on for a couple more days? We'll just have to wait and see, as he's got a lot of fast guts on his tail, including none other than Matt Lemoine, who's currently in 6th.
A quick note on ties: If we ever end up with two players at the very top having the exact same time at the end of a run, we'll award the win to the player who got the time on the fewest attempts. We think it's the fairest way.
Okay, so we know the Round 7 track is tough, and there are clearly people who are really looking forward to leaving it behind. Good news -- I just tested the upcoming Round 8 track, and it's awesome. It's a supercross-style track with a lot of rhythm, and I'm pretty sure people are going to find some interesting lines to shave off time. I expect many to deem this the best tournament track yet.
Oh, and in case you missed it, here's Master 52's winning run from Round 6. If you're a Mad Skills Motocross player, you know just how hard it is to stay on the back wheel like he does.
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