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And just like that, the 2020 season is here. As the teams and riders get ready for the first gate drop, we at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are getting ready too…for RMFantasySX! We’re excited to bring the game back for its 7th year, and the SXperts are even more excited to break down picks, stats, trends, and more for another season. Check out the video below, and keep reading for the inside scoop on this year’s season opener.

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Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia

What’s New for the Sport?

  • Notable venues: St. Louis, Salt Lake City for the finale
  • Triple Crown rounds:
    • Round 4: Glendale
    • Round 8: Arlington
    • Round 16: Las Vegas

What’s New for the Game?

  • Updated scoring system: 10 points for every pick in the top 5 that’s only one position off
  • Calendar reminders return
  • Live Timing added to the game site
  • “Top Riders” section added to the picks dropdowns
  • New group play features

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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2019 Supercross Overall Results

  • 1 – Cooper Webb
  • 2 – Eli Tomac
  • 3 – Marvin Musquin
  • 4 – Ken Roczen
  • 5 – Blake Baggett
  • 6 – Dean Wilson
  • 7 – Cole Seely
  • 8 – Joey Savatgy
  • 9 – Justin Bogle
  • 10 – Justin Brayton
  • 11 – Justin Hill
  • 12 – Tyler Bowers
  • 13 – Justin Barcia
  • 14 – Zach Osborne
  • 15 – Chad Reed

Injuries/Retirements

  • Injured: Marvin Musquin, Weston Pieck
  • Retired: Cole Seely

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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Notable Team Changes

  • Benny Bloss moved to Rock River Yamaha
  • Joey Savatgy moved to JGR Suzuki
  • Justin Hill moved to SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda
  • Martin Davalos moves up to 450s with Team Tedder Racing
  • Adam Cianciarulo moves up to 450s with Monster Energy Kawasaki
  • Ryan Dungey became part owner of Team Geico Honda

On the Mend: Riders Coming Back from Injury and More

  • Jason Anderson: Only raced two rounds last season
  • Malcolm Stewart: Only raced two rounds last season
  • Dean Wilson: Injured at Monster Energy Cup
  • Broc Tickle: Coming back from suspension

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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A1 Track Trends

  • Shorter start into a long rhythm section
  • Several 180° turns
  • A small sand section

A1-Specific Storylines

  • Last rider to win A1 and the championship was Ryan Villopoto in 2012
    • He did it in 2011 as well
    • Chad Reed won both in 2008
  • A1 has seen four different winners in the last four years:
    • 2019: Justin Barcia
    • 2018: Marvin Musquin
    • 2017: Ken Roczen
    • 2016: Jason Anderson
  • Dean Wilson and Malcom Stewart both ran in the top 5 last year at A1

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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Top Contenders

    Cooper Webb

    • Defending champ
    • Had the best average start and finish per gate drop in 2019
    • Finished better than Tomac in 9 of the 17 rounds last year
    • Came back from a 20th place start at A1 last year to finish in 5th place
    • Only finished out of the top 5 twice all 2019
    • Finished 4th or better in the last 12 rounds of 2019

    Eli Tomac

    • Last 5 finishes at A1: 3-22-5-4-20
    • Hasn’t ever won A1 in his 450SX career
    • Didn’t win a main event until round 5 last year
    • Had the best average finish in West Coast rounds last year
    • Only got two holeshots in 2019
    • Won six rounds in 2019, qualified in 1st place in four of those rounds

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    Ken Roczen

    • Started the season with nine straight top-5 finishes last year
      • Ended the year only making the top 5 in one of the last five rounds
    • Hasn’t won a SX race since round two in 2017
    • Finished 3.71 sports ahead of where he qualified (6.43) on the West Coast last year
    • Only missed the top 5 in one West Coast standard round last year

    Blake Baggett

    • Finished 12-1-15 in the first three rounds last season
    • Didn’t finish in the top 5 in any round that he qualified better than 7th at last year
    • Last three finishes at A1: 12-12-14

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    Jason Anderson

    • Last four finishes at A1: 14-2-4-1
    • Started the 2018 season with nine straight top 5s including three wins
    • Hasn’t qualified worse than 7th since 2017
    • Rarely finishes in the spot he qualifies in
      • Usually finishes one spot behind where he qualifies in standard rounds

Spoilers

    Justin Barcia

    • Last two finishes at A1: 1-3
    • Last three overall finishes of the 2019 season: 19-17-17

    Zach Osborne

    • Finished in the top 5 in three of the last four rounds of 2019
    • Took 2nd place in East Rutherford in 2019
    • Qualified as far back as 11th place and still finished in the top 5 last year
    • Didn’t finish more than two spots away from where he qualified in West Coast standard rounds last year

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    Adam Cianciarulo

    • Won the 2019 250 Motocross Championship
    • Won the 2019 Monster Energy Cup
      • Finishes at MEC: 2-2-1

    Malcolm Stewart

    • Has never cracked the top 5 in the 450s
    • Finished an average of six spots better on the East Coast than the West in 2018

    Aaron Plessinger

    • Qualified in 16th place but took 6th place at A1 last year
    • Finishes an average of 2-3 spots better than where he qualifies Does better in the mud
    • Didn’t get a top 5 finish last year unless he started 4th or better
      • If you pick him, you’re betting on him getting a great start

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    Justin Brayton

    • Had an average finish of 11.8 in West Coast standard rounds last year
    • Risky to pick for the top 5, especially if he isn’t qualifying in 7th place or better

    Justin Hill

    • New team, new Hill?
    • Good qualifying does not mean good race results
      • Finished four spots behind where he qualified last year

Wildcard Watch

    Chad Reed

    • Always the most picked rider for the wildcard, no matter what
    • Took 9th-11th place in five of the 12 rounds he raced last year
    • Had an average finish of 11.6 on the West Coast last year

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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    Vince Friese

    • Only finished between 11th-13th in the six rounds he raced last year
    • Finished a half of a position behind his qualifying on the West coast last year

    Tyler Bowers

    • Finished in 10th place three times last year
    • Finished between 10th-12th place eight times last year

    Justin Bogle

    • Had an average finish of 11.5 on the West Coast in 2019
      • Took 10th place twice on the West Coast

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Jason Anderson Ken Roczen
2nd Eli Tomac Eli Tomac
3rd Cooper Webb Jason Anderson
4th Ken Roczen Cooper Webb
5th Malcolm Stewart Malcolm Stewart
WC Tyler Bowers Martin Davalos

Note: Christian and Chase reserve the right to change their picks.

Prize Recap

In case you’re new to the game (or in case you forget), RMFantasySX offers some incredible prizes to the top players each week, in addition to 10 season-end grand prizes.

Here’s what you’re playing for this week:

  • 1 – Bell Moto-9 Flex Helmet – $679.95 MSRP
  • 2 – Shoei VFX-EVO Helmet – Up to $529.00 MSRP
  • 3 – Two sets of Bridgestone Battlecross Tires – Up to $528.30 MSRP
  • 4 – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 5 – RevArc Dirt Bike Loading System – Up to $269.99 MSRP
  • 6 – FMF $250 Casual Spending Spree
  • 7 – Fly Racing Lite Hydrogen Gear Set – Up to $241.95 MSRP
  • 8 – Scosche Powerup 700 Portable Jump Starter & BoomBottleMM
  • 9 – Fox Comp Boots – Up to $199.95 MSRP
  • 10 – Acerbis $150 Spending Spree
  • 11-100 – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Card

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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And here’s what you’re playing for in the long run:

  • 1 – Race-Prepped KTM 450 SX-F
  • 2 – Race-Prepped KTM 250 SX
  • 3 – Monster Energy Cup Red Carpet Getaway
  • 4 – Dunlop MX33 Tires for a Year
  • 5 – Alpinestars Casual/Gear Spending Spree
  • 6 – Tusk Impact Wheel Set and Honda Generator
  • 7 – Fly Racing Gear Set
  • 8 – Milestone Video Game Prize Pack
  • 9 – Motion Pro Tool and Accessory Package
  • 10 – Oakley Goggles and Sunglasses

If you haven’t made your picks yet, what are you waiting for? It’s free to sign up and free to play – head over to www.rmfantasysx.com to get in on the action! Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the SXperts in the comments below. And, if you want even more of Chase, Christain, and RMFantasySX, be sure to subscribe to our podcast.

Bring on Anaheim 1!

Anaheim 1 2020 – Fantasy Tips and Supercross Trivia
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