The season may be winding down, but the competition is only heating up. Follow along with Chase, Christian, and Supercross star Davi Millsaps to get your picks locked in for Houston.

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Seattle Recap

  • There was a gnarly crash in the first lap – Reed, Brayton, Breece, and Chisholm all went down
  • Musquin jumped on the medical flag – won the race, but got docked seven points and had to forfeit the prize money
  • Webb finished in 4th place but didn’t lose any points to Marv
  • Osborne got the holeshot and fell back to 8th place
  • Seely started in 3rd place and dropped (without crashing) back to a 9th place finish
  • A. Enticknap missed the main by one spot

Seattle Results

  • 1st – Marvin Musquin
  • 2nd – Ken Roczen
  • 3rd – Eli Tomac
  • 4th – Cooper Webb
  • 5th – Joey Savatgy
  • WC (6th) – Dean Wilson


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Injury Report

  • New: Justin Brayton (Ben Lamay will be filling in), Chad Reed (out for the rest of the season), Kyle Chisholm (his knee is bruised, but he still plans on racing)
  • Recurring: J. Martin, Peick, Bloss, Anderson, Friese, Plessinger, Martinez

SXperts Points

  • Stats & Lats
    • Christian: 34
    • Chase: 67
    • Overall Total: 845

  • Slice & Dice
    • Jim: 41
    • Daniel: 46
    • Overall Total: 807

RMFantasySX Stats

  • 97.91% of users had Tomac in their top 5 – only 18.37% of them had him taking 3rd
  • 78.56% of users had Roczen in their top 5 – more of them picked him to take 3rd, 4th, and 5th than 2nd
  • Average amount of points for this round was 37.71
  • 31 players got a perfect score
  • 13.56% of users got the WC right – second highest this year


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Stat-Breakers

  • Joey Savatgy
    • He was in 43.37% of people’s picks – more than half had him taking the WC
    • Only 15.36% of users that picked Savatgy picked him to take 5th

Triple Crown Finishes

Houston is the final Triple Crown round of the season. Take a look at the finishes from the previous Triple Crown races to see the riders who have consistently been on top – Webb and Tomac – the riders who have been inconsistent – Musquin and Baggett – and the riders who are unfazed – Roczen and Savatgy.


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Triple Crown Averages

With that in mind, take a look at the riders’ averages from all six Triple Crown Main Event gate drops.

Does Webb Need Another Win?

With five rounds left to go, many are wondering if Webb needs to win again or if he’s better off keeping it conservative. He currently has a 14 point lead over Musquin in 2nd place, but how does that compare to years past? What did those points leaders do in the last five rounds, and did they secure the championship title? Take a look:

Based on these stats, Webb doesn’t have as comfortable of a gap as some of his predecessors did. If he can lock down a few more wins or be on the podium for the last few rounds, the title may just be cinch.


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Houston 2018

  • Was the second round of 2018
  • Tomac and Musquin didn’t race it
  • Webb crashed off the start – came back to a 12th place finish
  • The whoops broke down before and during the 450 main event
  • Seely and Barcia battled through multiple laps for 3rd place – Barcia took the spot
  • Roczen and Anderson battled for 1st place – Anderson won
  • Top 5: Anderson, Roczen, Barcia, Seely, Peick


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Points Battle

  • Webb
    • Still 14 points ahead of Musquin after Marv’s point deduction
    • Has the best average start (2.5) and finish (2.3) at Triple Crown rounds this year
    • Has been in the top 5 for the last seven rounds
    • His starts have been getting progressively worse for the last four rounds: 1, 4, 5, 7
    • Hasn’t started worse than 5th or finished worse than 6th in the all of the Triple Crown main events
    • Last five finishes: 2, 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Musquin
    • Seattle was his second 1st place finish of the season
    • His finishes haven’t been more than one spot off from his qualifying for the last eight rounds
    • Took the podium at the Triple Crown on the West Coast, got his worst finish on the East Coast at the other
    • Went from leading no laps to leading every lap for the last two weeks
    • Has to gain 2.8 points every round to beat Webb
    • Last five finishes: 6, 3, 3, 1, 1

  • Roczen
    • Ended his four-round drought and took 2nd place at Seattle
    • Has had back-to-back podiums every time he’s taken the podium this year
    • Took 2nd place at Houston last year
    • Only started better than 6th in one of the six Triple Crown main events this year
    • Has finished exactly two spot ahead of where he qualified in the last two rounds
    • Tends to be a slower qualifier
      • Last five qualifying: 5, 7, 2, 10, 4
    • Last five main event starts: 7, 6, 19, 8, 3
    • Last five finishes: 4, 4, 8, 8, 2


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  • Tomac
    • Placed 3rd in Seattle
    • Hasn’t taken back-to-back podiums once this year
    • Took 1st at the most recent Triple Crown
    • Only rider this year to start out of the top 10 and still take 1st in a Triple Crown main event
    • Hasn’t taken the same spot two weeks in a row this season
    • Is the reigning Triple Crown champion from 2018
    • Average qualifying of 2019: 3.42
    • Last five finishes: 1, 6, 1, 4, 3

Spoilers

  • Baggett
    • Seattle was his first time finishing out of the top 5 in the last five rounds
    • Hasn’t taken the podium at any Triple Crown round – this year or last
    • Got the holeshot, led laps, and finished 2nd in the third main at Detroit
    • Has finished in the top 5 six out of the eight times he’s started in the top 5
    • Last five finishes: 5, 2, 4, 2, 7


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  • Barcia
    • Started in 13th and finished in 17th at Seattle
    • Hasn’t finished in the top 5 in a Triple Crown race
    • Finished 3rd in the third main at Detroit
    • Hasn’t qualified better than 6th all year
    • Last five finishes: 9, 7, 7, 5, 17

  • Seely
    • Ran in 3rd place for five laps in Seattle, then steadily fell back to 9th place
    • Hasn’t finished in the top 5 once this year
    • Has taken 6th twice
    • Took 6th at A2
    • Took 4th at Houston last year
    • Last five finishes: 6, 10, 13, 12, 9

  • Savatgy
    • Average qualifying on the West Coast: 7.33
    • Hasn’t made the top 5 when qualifying worse than 7th this year
    • Has finished in the top 10 for the last eight rounds
    • Took 8th at both Triple Crown rounds this year
    • Has finished in 8th place in three of the six Triple Crown main events this year
    • Last five finishes: 8, 9, 5, 6, 5


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  • Osborne
    • Has had top 10 finishes for the last three rounds
    • Got the holeshot in Seattle, but got passed before he could even lead a lap
    • Finishes have been getting progressively worse the last three rounds: 6, 7, 8
    • Finished 10th in Detroit, didn’t race A2
    • Averaging a 5th place start in the last three main event gate drops
    • Last five finishes: 10, 22, 6, 7, 8

  • Wilson
    • 6th is his best finish in the last seven rounds
    • Took 5th at A2 despite not finishing better than 7th place in any of the main events
    • Best finishes of the year have all been on the West Coast
    • Hasn’t started better than 6th in the last four gate drops
    • Even when he had a top 3 start (3rd) in a Triple Crown Main Event in Detroit, he still finished in 13th
    • Took 11th at the last Triple Crown in Detroit
    • His starts got better through the main events in Detroit, but his finishes got worse
    • Has finished exactly five spots behind where he qualified in three of the last four rounds
    • Last five finishes: 11, 8, 11, 9, 6


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Wildcard Watch (11th)

Remember: With both Chad Reed and Justin Brayton sidelined, the riders placing around the top 10 mark have a good shot at finishing one or two spots better than averages indicate.

  • Bowers
    • Has placed 10th twice this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 13.80
    • Same average finish on East and West Coast – he’s consistent
    • Just placed 10th at Seattle

  • Bogle
    • Has taken the WC twice this year
    • Has placed 10th once and 11th once this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 14.00
    • Just placed 11th at Seattle

  • Hill
    • Has placed 11th three times and 12th twice for all gate drops this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 12.30
    • Has done better on East Coast than West
    • East Coast average finish: 11.25
    • Placed 11th at A2 and 13th in Detroit


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  • Seely
    • Has placed 10th twice, 11th twice, and 12th once this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 10.09
    • Placed 6th at A2 and didn’t race the Triple Crown in Detroit

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Cooper Webb Cooper Webb
2nd Marvin Musquin Marvin Musquin
3rd Eli Tomac Eli Tomac
4th Ken Roczen Ken Roczen
5th Joey Savatgy Joey Savatgy
WC Justin Hill Justin Hill

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


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There may be just five rounds of Supercross left, but that’s still enough time for you to lock your picks in and get your name on the leaderboard. Check out the awesome prizes that are up for grabs this week:

Prize Recap

  • 1st – Bell Moto-9 Carbon Flex Helmet & Supercross 2 The Video Game
  • 2nd – 2 Sets of Pirelli MX 32 Mid-Hard Terrain Tires – Up To $524.62 MSRP
  • 3rd – Fly Evolution Gear Set – Up to $289.85 MSRP
  • 4th – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $289.20 MSRP
  • 5th – Works Connection Factory 4 Stand & Titan Skid Plate – Up to $229.90 MSRP
  • 6th – Torc1 Control Prize Package – $209.96 MSRP
  • 7th – Seven $200 Gear/Casual Spending Spree
  • 8th – Motool Slacker Digital Sag Scale V2 & Ballistic Nylon Case
  • 9th – Acerbis $180.00 Spending Spree
  • 10th – Fox Vue Goggles – Up to $129.95 MSRP
  • 11th-100th – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Cards

If you’ve missed a shot at winning a weekly prize because of roll-over picks, or don’t want to lose your points lead over your rivals, set up calendar reminders! It’s easy to do and will spare you the panic of making sure your picks are getting in on time. Click the link on www.rmfantasysx.com to get your reminders set up today.


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