So why are they running?
The process of holding up the number 30 precedes the start of the motocross race (Walton 2010 – Monster Energy CMRC Nationals). I cant recall which race was which, the noise and dust – it all blends together into this gaudy pandemonium.
Anyway, 30 seconds before the race begins the 30 second girl holds the 30 second sign, then turns it sideways for the last 5 seconds and there is this massive roar that just keeps growing louder and bigger. Imagine a tidal wave of sound heaping up along the start line.
When they drop the sign they run like hell, and for good reason…