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It’s the final race at Atlanta, and boy, is there a lot for the SXperts to talk about. Between the McAdoo crash, Ken Roczen win, and Jason Anderson/Alex Ray fight, you’re going to want to get in on the conversation.

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Atlanta 2 Race Recap

Round 14 Results

  • 1st – Ken Roczen
  • 2nd – Chase Sexton
  • 3rd – Jason Anderson
  • 4th – Justin Barcia
  • 5th – Eli Tomac
  • WC (9th) – Dean Wilson

Atlanta 2 2021 Lap Chart

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average score: 32.51
  • No perfect scores this week
  • 44% of players got at least one pick correct
  • 62% of users had Eli Tomac to win – only 12% of users had Ken Roczen
  • Aaron Plessinger was the most picked rider to not finish in the top 5 (40.22%)
  • Justin Barcia was the lowest picked rider to make the top 5 (23.83%)
  • Dylan Ferrandis was picked in the top 5 by only 6.11% of users even though he finished in the top 5 at ATL 1
  • Joey Savatgy (24%), Malcolm Stewart (22.23%) and Dylan Ferrandis (14.5%) were all picked for the wildcard spot more than Dean Wilson (10.23%)

Rider Trends

  • Henry Miller made his first main of the season
    • Joined the season in round 9

Track Trends

  • Boasts a longer start than the previous rounds
  • Has a sand section
  • There are a lot of rhythm options

Injuries

  • Adam Cianciarulo and Zach Osborne are both out
  • Justin Bogle is still hurt
  • Malcolm Stewart crashed hard off the start last round – might still be banged up
  • Kyle Chisholm didn’t make the night show after a crash earlier in the day
  • Vince Friese missed last round with broken ribs
  • Where is Brandon Hartranft?
  • Mitchell Oldenburg got landed on last round – broke his finger

Malcolm Stewart at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Top Contenders

450SX Points Standings

  • Cooper Webb: 313
  • Ken Roczen: 300
  • Eli Tomac: 278

Cooper Webb

  • Last five finishes: 1-1-1-3-6; Last five starts: 1-1-2-2-2; Last five qualifying: 3-3-5-9-6
  • Last round was his worst finish since H1 where he took 9th
  • Took 6th at ATL 2 despite getting the holeshot – worst finish of his 450SX career in a race where he got the holeshot
  • Finished exactly where he qualified last round (6th)
  • Are the Atlanta track styles hurting him?
  • His average finish in the Atlanta rounds is 4.5 despite starting 2nd in both of those rounds
  • Was picked to win by only 16% of players last round – is the Webb Wagon easier to get off of than the Tomac Train?

Ken Roczen

  • Last five finishes: 6-3-2-9-1; Last five starts: 11-3-1-10-1; Last five qualifying: 6-4-3-7-2
  • Good sign if he starts in 1st – has started in 1st in four rounds this season and won 3/4 of those (took 2nd in the other)
  • Hasn’t finished more than two spots away from where he’s qualified in the last five rounds
  • Is finishing an average of one spot better than where he qualifies this season
  • Needs to make up 4.3 points on Webb per round to catch up in the title chase

Ken Roczen at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Eli Tomac

  • Last five finishes: 8-2-3-1-5; Last five starts: 16-2-4-4-8; Last five qualifying: 5-1-2-6-5
  • Finished exactly where he qualified last round (5th) – first time that’s happened this season
  • Average finish in the first seven rounds: 5.14; Average finish in the last seven rounds: 3.71
  • His finishes have gotten better but his starts over the first seven rounds and last seven rounds have stayed near identical
  • Qualifying not a good predictor of his finishes – starts are a bigger factor

Spoilers

Chase Sexton

  • Last five finishes: 4-5-21-2-2; Last five starts: 6-4-6-3-3; Last five qualifying: 8-6-1-2-3
  • Has back-to-back 2nd place finishes and 3rd place starts
  • Has the third-best starting average for the season: 4.75
  • Has not started worse than 6th in his last seven main events
  • Was picked to take 2nd place by only 10.31% of players last round
  • Is the most picked rider to win behind the Big 3 (Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb)
  • Has the third-best starting average in West Coast rounds: 4.33

Jason Anderson

  • Last five finishes: 3-7-5-4-3; Last five starts: 8-19-7-8-7; Last five qualifying: 2-5-7-1-1
  • His finishes have gotten progressively better over the last four rounds
  • Still hasn’t finished better than 3rd this season- due for a win?
  • Has the eleventh-best starting average in West Coast rounds (10.14) but the fifth best average overall finish (4.86) for the season
  • Has not started better than 7th since round 3 where he started in 6th
  • Has finished exactly where he qualified only 1X this season (7th in round 9)

Jason Anderson at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Justin Barcia

  • Last five finishes: 2-4-4-10-4; Last five starts: 4-12-3-14-6; Last five qualifying: 12-2-8-8-10
  • Has taken 4th place 5X this season (3 more times than any other rider) and has finished in 4th place in three of the last four rounds
  • Has not finished in 5th place this season
  • Has finished in the exact spot he qualified in only 1X this season (9th at round 2)
  • Is finishing an average of five spots better than where he qualifies over the last seven rounds

Marvin Musquin

  • Last three finishes: 22-7-7; Last three starts: 10-7-4; Last three qualifying: 11-14-9
  • Hasn’t gotten a top-5 finish since round 8 (2nd place at Orlando 2)
  • Got a top-4 start last round and still didn’t finish in the top 5
  • Has made the top 5 this season (3X) only when qualifying in 7th or better
  • Has not made the top 5 in any round he’s qualified with an even number at this season

Aaron Plessinger

  • Last five finishes: 5-6-9-6-8; Last five starts: 10-8-11-1-13; Last five qualifying: 13-16-14-3-8
  • Average finish since his top-5 finish in round 10 is 7.25
  • Finished exactly where he qualified (8th) last round – first time he’s done that all season
  • Only four points up on Anderson for 5th place in the title chase

Aaron Plessinger at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Dylan Ferrandis

  • Last four finishes: 8-7-5-11; Last four starts: 11-12-15-9; Last four qualifying: 8-9-11-7
  • Has finished in the top 5 in only two of the 14 rounds this season
  • Has finished in 11th place 3X in the last seven rounds
  • Is finishing an average of two positions back from where he qualifies
  • Has not made the top 5 in any round where he started 10th or better at (5 rounds)
  • Has the tenth-best average start in the last seven rounds (9.71) and the eleventh-best average finish (10.71) for those same rounds

Malcolm Stewart

  • Last five finishes: 14-13-6-11-21; Last five starts: 6-7-10-8-6; Last five qualifying: 9-9-6-4-12
  • Crashed off the start last round and wasn’t able to complete even one lap
  • Usually finishes the season off strong – had two top-5 finishes in the last three rounds of 2020
  • Has finished 11th or worse in four of the last five rounds – had been nine rounds (Indy 1) since he’d finished that poorly

Wildcard (13th Place)

Martin Davalos

  • Is coming off of back-to-back 12th place finishes
  • 2021 average finish: 14.71
  • Has finished within four spots of where he started in the last six rounds
  • Hasn’t taken 13th yet this season – has finished between 12th-14th 3X

Martin Davalos
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Broc Tickle

  • Has taken 12th 1X, 13th 4X, and 14th 1X this season
  • 2021 average finish: 14.67
  • Just took 13th at ATL 2
  • Starts are spot on with finishes at Atlanta:
    • ATL 1 start: 13; finish: 14
    • ATL 2 start: 15; finish 13

Vince Friese

  • Didn’t race ATL 2
  • Has taken 13th 1X and 14th 2X this season
  • Average finish over the last five rounds (not counting ATL 1) is 13 exactly

Joey Savatgy

  • On a hot streak recently – last three finishes: 8-8-10
  • 2021 average finish: 11.14
  • Has taken 12th 1X, 13th 1X, and 14th 1X this season
  • Hasn’t finished in the top 10 more than 3X in a row this season

Joey Savatgy at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Max Anstie

  • Has taken 13th 1X and 14th 2X in the six races he’s finished this season
  • Last two finishes (not counting his DNF at ATL 2) are 13-14
  • 2021 average finish: 16.14
  • Has to get a good start to finish in 13th – hasn’t climbed more than three positions in more than one race this season

Dean Wilson

  • Hasn’t finished outside of the top 10 since Daytona
    • Average finish before Daytona (for the rounds he raced): 11.6
    • Average finish from Daytona on (for the rounds he raced): 9.6
  • Hasn’t taken 13th yet but has taken 12th 3X

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Starting Line at Atlanta 2 2021
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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