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Glendale is the first Triple Crown round of the 2020 series, and that means you’ll need the SXperts’ help breaking down stats and lockin’ in your picks. It’s all included below.

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Glendale 2020 Track Map

A2 Race Recap

  • Ken Roczen got the holeshot and led seven laps before being passed by Eli Tomac
  • Blake Baggett was in 2nd place after the start before he crashed
  • Worth mentioning that the 250s had an exciting night
    • Dylan Ferrandis took out Christain Craig
    • Jett Lawrence crashed in the final turn of the final lap and broke his collarbone

A2 Results

  • 1st – Eli Tomac
  • 2nd – Ken Roczen
  • 3rd – Cooper Webb
  • 4th – Zach Osborne
  • 5th – Jason Anderson
  • WC – Vince Friese

2020 Anaheim 2 Lap Chart

SXperts’ Points

  • Christian: 20 points, 60 total
  • Chase: 59 points, 125 total

RMFantasySX Stats

  • No one got a perfect score
  • Average points: 40.52
  • Only 39 people had five picks right
  • Ken Roczen was the most picked rider for 1st and 2nd place
  • More players had Adam Cianciarulo picked to win (28.37%) than Eli Tomac (22.44%)
  • 63% of players had Justin Barcia in their top 5 picks
  • Zach Osborne was in only 8.62% of players’ top 5 picks
  • 11.1% of players had Friese in the wildcard spot

Flashback to Glendale 2019

  • Was the second round in 2019
  • Race got red-flagged because Malcolm Stewart crashed and broke his femur
  • Blake Baggett got his first 450SX win – fought hard with Jason Anderson for it
  • 2019 Results:
    • 1st – Blake Baggett
    • 2nd – Jason Anderson
    • 3rd – Ken Roczen
    • 4th – Eli Tomac
    • 5th – Marvin Musquin

Glendale 2019 450SX Podium
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injury Report

  • No new injuries

Track Trends

  • Glendale 2020 is the first Triple Crown round of the year
  • Consists of three 12-minute main events
  • Longest start straight of the season so far
  • Track doesn’t break down like Anaheim
  • 180° sand section

Top Contenders

    Ken Roczen

    • Has taken three back-to-back podiums only once in the last three seasons
    • Has led 30 laps so far – next closest is Tomac with 17
    • Last three finishes: 2-1-16
    • Has the best average finish (3) and start (3.33) of the season
    • 2019 average Triple Crown start: 6.38
    • 2019 average Triple Crown finish: 6.33

Ken Roczen at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Justin Barcia

    • Last three starts: 1-3-12
    • Last three finishes: 1-2-9
    • Finished in 6th place at Glendale in 2019
    • Finishes an average of six positions better than where he qualifies
    • 2019 average Triple Crown start: 7
    • 2019 average Triple Crown finish: 11.3
    • Hasn’t finished better than 7th overall at a Triple Crown round

    Eli Tomac

    • Last three starts: 10-12-11
    • Last three finishes: 1-4-7
    • Finishes an average of seven spots better than where he starts
    • Finishes an average of three spots from where he qualifies
    • 2019 average Triple Crown start: 6.78
    • 2019 average Triple Crown finish: 3.56
    • Had at least one start of 10th or worse in each Triple Crown round last year
    • Only took a back-to-back win once last year – did it 3x in 2018
    • Has only missed the podium at Glendale once in the last four seasons: 4-1-1-3

Eli Tomac at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Jason Anderson

    • Finishes an average of .6 spots from where he qualifies
    • Hasn’t finished out of the top 5 yet this year
    • Last three finishes: 5-3-5
    • Was on the podium for all three Triple Crown rounds in 2018

Spoilers

    Cooper Webb

    • Last three finishes: 3-12-3
    • Hasn’t finished in the top 5 at Glendale as a 450: 10-8-8
    • Once he got on the podium at round three last year, he only missed it two other times the rest of the season
    • Was on the podium all three Triple Crown rounds last year
    • Never finished worse than 6th place in a Triple Crown main last season
    • Led the most laps in Triple Crown rounds in 2019 (42)
      • Roczen was second with 29

    Zach Osborne

    • Average finish of 2020: 7.67
    • Has the fourth best average start of the season: 4.67
    • Finishes an average of four spots ahead of where he qualifies
    • Had the fifth fastest lap time at A2

Zach Osborne at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Malcolm Stewart

    • Average finish of 2020: 7.67
    • Average start of 2020: 12
    • Finishes an average of three spots from qualifying
    • Has not finished ahead of where he’s qualified yet this season

    Blake Baggett

    • Finishes have been getting progressively worse: 4-9-14
    • Qualifying has been getting progressively better: 16-12-11
    • Got his best start at A2 (2) and his worst finish (14)
    • Best Triple Crown Finish is 5th overall

    Adam Cianciarulo

    • Has been on the podium for every Glendale race he’s been at as a 250
    • Has only the 9th fastest lap time in the main event at A2 – not close to his 1st place in qualifying
    • Finishes an average of 3.6 spots behind qualifying
    • Last three finishes: 6-7-2

Adam Cianciarulo at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Wildcard Watch

    Justin Brayton

    • Last three finishes: 8-8-7
    • Finishes an average of 2.66 positions ahead of where he qualifies
    • Starts have gotten progressively worse: 3-6-11

    Dean Wilson

    • He’s looking better from his MEC injury
    • Last three starts: 21-8-8
    • Last three finishes: 13-13-10
    • 2019 Triple Crown finishes: 5-11-3

    Justin Hill

    • 2020 average start: 7.3
    • 2020 average finish: 11.3

Justin Hill at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Vince Friese

    • He’s won the last three weeks, what’s stopping him from winning this one?
    • Last three starts: 2-14-13
    • Hasn’t finished better than 10th place since SLC in 2018
    • Got 12th place overall in the first (and only) Triple Crown round he raced last season

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Cooper Webb Ken Roczen
2nd Zach Osborne Eli Tomac
3rd Ken Roczen Cooper Webb
4th Jason Anderson Blake Baggett
5th Eli Tomac Justin Barcia
WC Justin Brayton Justin Brayton

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

Here are the weekly prizes that are up for grabs this week:

Prize Recap

  • 1 – Bell Moto-9 Carbon Flex Helmet – $679.95 MSRP
  • 2 – 2 sets of Bridgestone Battlecross Tires – Up to $528.30 MSRP
  • 3 – $400 Acerbis Spending Spree
  • 4 – OGIO Wheeled Rig 9800 Gear Bag – Up to $329.99 MSRP
  • 5 – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 6 – ASV C6 Series Pro Clutch Lever and C6 Series Brake Lever – Up to $260 MSRP
  • 7 – Seven Gear/Casual $200 Spending Spree
  • 8 – Fox V1 Helmet – Up to $179.95 MSRP
  • 9 – Fly Toxin Embargo MIPS Helmet – Up to $169.95 MSRP
  • 10 – Scott Prospect Goggle, Tear-Offs, Replacement Lens, and Small Goggle Case
  • 11-100 – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Card

Eli Tomac at Anaheim 2 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

That’s a wrap for Glendale. Be sure to tune in next week, and don’t forgot that the SXperts are available via podcast for the entire 2020 season!

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