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The 2019 season of Supercross has officially started! The surprise mudder at A1 made for an unpredictable and thrilling race, but leaves round two at Glendale open for the taking. It’s anyone’s game this round, so tune in with the SXperts to make sure you’re up to date on trends and stats and ready to win one of this week’s prizes!

Glendale Track Map 2019

A1 Highlights

  • It was a mudder – heavy rain, rutted track, slippery and wet conditions
  • Anderson and Musquin struggled, finishing in 14th and 7th, respectively
  • Cooper Webb went all out, starting in 20th and ending in 5th
  • Dean Wilson got the holeshot and led for 14 laps until ultimately dropping to a 4th place finish

Lap Chart Anaheim 1 2019

Round 1 Results

  • Barcia, Roczen, Tomac, Wilson, Webb
  • 10th Place Wildcard: Seely

450SX Podium at Anaheim 1 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

SXperts Points

  • Stats & Lats
    • Christian: 33 Points
    • Chase: 15 points
    • Combined: 48
  • Slice & Dice
    • Jim: 15 points
    • Daniel: 15 points
    • Combined: 30 points

User Stats

  • Average points were 20.8, lowest opener in 3 years
  • No user got more than 4 correct picks
  • Only 7 players had the correct riders in their top five, but they were in the wrong order
  • 39.03% of players got at least one pick correct
  • Seely was the 6th most chosen rider for the wild card, earning 6.8% of the picks

450SX Start at Anaheim 1 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injury Update

Glendale Track Features

  • Huge start
  • Long lanes
  • Decently-sized whoops section
  • Since 2016, the person who has won Glendale led the race the entire time; in 2015, Tomac led the race for 13 laps and won

Looking Back – Glendale 2018

  • Tomac and Barcia started and finished the race in 1st and 2nd
  • Podium: Tomac, Barcia, Roczen
  • Only 2 of the top 5 finishers qualified in the top 5 (Jason Anderson and Ken Roczen)

The Points Battle

  • Tomac
    • Placed 1st at Glendale for the past two years in a row
      • (3rd in 2016 and 1st in 2015)
    • Qualified 10th in Glendale last year; still lead every lap and won
    • Has had the fastest lap time at Glendale 3 out of 4 times since 2015
    • In the last four Glendale races, his fastest lap has been lap two 3 out of 4 times
    • Only 66% of users picked him to win last week

    Eli Tomac at Anaheim 1 2019
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • The Return of Barcial Law?
    • Only 3.5% of users picked him to win at A1; 2.06% of users had him as their wildcard
    • Was in the top 5 of 54.5% of players’ picks
    • Glendale will be the first round he’s had a red plate in the 450SX class
    • Took the holeshot, led a lap, and took a podium at Glendale last year
    • Qualified 9th at A1 this year and still won

  • Roczen
    • Has podiumed at Glendale 3 out of 4 times since 2015
      • Took 1st once (2016)
    • Qualified 8th and took 2nd at A1

  • Wilson
    • Took the holeshot, led 14 laps, and took 4th at A1
    • Best start of 2018 was 4th in Indy
    • Though he qualified in the top 5 several times, he only finished in the top 5 once in 2018
    • Average finish for Glendale since 2015 is 14.3
      • (15th in 2018, 11th in 2017, didn’t race 2016, 17th in 2015)

    Dean Wilson at Anaheim 1 2019
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Webb
    • Crashed off the start in 20th, fought back up to 5th at A1
    • Was only in 9% of player’s top 5 picks
    • Only made the top 5 when qualifying 8th or better during 2018 and during A1 this year
    • Has raced Glendale on a 450 twice, got 8th both times

  • Anderson “The One”
    • Was it his vision or is he nursing an injury?
    • The last time someone finished that poorly at A1 and still won the championship was Ryan Villopoto in 2013
      • Villapoto finished in 16th
      • Villapoto raced every round that year, podiumed in 14 of 17 rounds, took 1st 10 out of 14 times
    • The last time Anderson lost as many positions as he did during A1 was in Detroit, 2015 (S:8, F:21)
      • Lost 13 spots in Detroit compared to 11 spots in A1
      • He placed 7th overall in 2015
    • Anderson has never podiumed at Glendale on a 450

  • Plessinger
    • Qualified 16th, started 5th, and finished 6th at A1
    • Plessinger’s GNCC background makes him a good racer in the mud
    • Had a faster “fastest lap” than Eli Tomac at A1, who has had the fastest lap at A1 two times since 2016

    Aaron Plessinger at Anaheim 1 2019
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Baggett
    • 32% of players caught Baggett fever and put him in their top 5 after he qualified 1st at A1
    • Baggett finished 12th at A1

  • What’s the Matter with Marv?
    • Qualified 13th, started 7th, and finished 8th at A1
    • Only finished worse than 5th once in all of 2018
      • Placed 13th at A2
  • Stewart
    • Qualified 3rd, started 2nd, and finished 7th at A1
    • Ran in 2nd place for 11 out of 20 laps at A1
    • Stewart’s average finish for Glendale is 13.7

Malcolm Stewart at Anaheim 1 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Who’s the Wild Card?

  • Your safest picks would be: Musquin, Reed, Seely, Brayton, Baggett

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Eli Tomac Eli Tomac
2nd Justin Barcia Ken Roczen
3rd Ken Roczen Justin Barcia
4th Cooper Webb Joey Savatgy
5th Dean Wilson Cole Seely
WC Aaron Plessinger Cooper Webb

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

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Prize Recap

  • 1st – Acerbis $700.00 Spending Spree
  • 2nd – 2 Sets of Pirelli MX 32 Mid-Hard Terrain Tires – Up To $524.62 MSRP
  • 3rd – Bell Moto-9 MIPS Helmet – $399.95 MSRP
  • 4th – Cycra Ultra Probend CRM Complete Racer Pack & Full Armor Skid Plate
  • 5th – Fly Evolution Gear Set – Up to $289.85 MSRP
  • 6th – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $289.20 MSRP
  • 7th – Works Connection Factory 4 Stand & Titan Skid Plate – Up to $229.90 MSRP
  • 8th – ASV F4 Series Clutch Lever and Brake Lever – $160.00 MSRP
  • 9th – Scott Prospect Goggle & Goggle Case – $132.45 MSRP
  • 10th – Fox Vue Goggles – Up to $129.95 MSRP
  • 11th-100th – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Cards

The Starting Line at Anaheim 1 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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