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Daytona Recap

  • Baggett took the holeshot – held off Musquin and Tomac for several laps
  • Roczen and Seely went down in the start
  • Musquin went off the track and stalled the bike when he was in 2nd
  • Plessinger crashed and took the impact on his feet – DNF’d
  • Alex Ray couldn’t catch a break

Daytona Results

  • 1st – Eli Tomac
  • 2nd – Cooper Webb
  • 3rd – Marvin Musquin
  • 4th – Blake Baggett
  • 5th – Joey Savatgy
  • WC (14th) – Chad Reed

Injury Report

  • New: Aaron Plessinger
  • Recurring: J. Martin, Peick, Bloss, Stewart, Anderson, Friese

SXperts Points

  • Stats & Lats
    • Christian: 50
    • Chase: 78
    • Overall Total: 704

  • Slice & Dice
    • Jim: 96
    • Daniel: 31
    • Overall Total: 650


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RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average points were 43.61 – highest of the year
  • First perfect scores this year – 16 total
  • 31.58% of users had Tomac taking 1st – lowest it’s been all season
  • Chad Reed was the most picked WC – 31.40%
  • More than half of the users that picked Baggett picked him for 5th

Stat-Breakers

  • Roczen
    • 95.78% of users had Roczen in their top 5
  • Seely
    • Was the second most picked WC – 18.65%

Average Qualifying, Starts, and Finishes for 2019

Indianapolis 2018

  • Anderson, Webb, Bowers, and Baggett got involved in a crash in the beginning
  • Musquin got the holeshot and led the entire race
  • Tomac crashed in first rhythm section, sat on tough-blocks before restarting race – finished 15th
  • Dean Wilson took out Broc Tickle who was in 2nd
  • Final podium: Marvin Musquin, Dean Wilson, Justin Brayton


Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

2019 Track Trends

  • Medium sized start-straight
  • Football stadium – long lanes
  • Two whoops sections
  • Layout is similar to 2018’s track
  • 180° sand section – difficult for most riders

Points Battle

    Top Contenders’ Standard Round Season Averages

  • Webb “Coop-Troop”
    • Has been on the podium every time he’s qualified in 4th
    • Has placed 1st or 2nd in every race on the East Coast
    • Has only finished out of the top 5 twice this year
    • Now has best average overall finish (3.20) of the season
    • Has won every standard round that he’s gotten the holeshot in
    • Made an impressive climb at Indianapolis last year – started in 22nd and finished in 7th
    • Last five finishes: 1, 1, 2, 1, 2


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  • Tomac or Not Tomac
    • Both times he’s placed 1st this year, he’s placed 6th the following race
      • San Diego: 1st, Minneapolis: 6th
      • Detroit: 1st, Atlanta: 6th
    • Has led the second most laps this year (55) compared to Webb (88)
    • 19 points behind Webb – has to gain 2.7 points in the remaining rounds to win the title
    • Has been on the podium every time he’s led laps at a race
    • Average start of 2019: 7.29 – still not a top-5 starter
    • Started out of the top 5 in two of the four East Coast standard rounds
    • Won Indy in 2017 – led all 25 laps
    • Last five finishes: 6, 12, 1, 6, 1

  • Musquin
    • Had the 2nd fastest lap time at Daytona (1:10.527)
    • Has taken 3rd place in four out of seven podiums
    • Hasn’t finished worse than 3rd in the last six standard rounds
    • Average finish of 2019: 3.70
    • Hasn’t won a round yet this season, but Indianapolis of 2018 was his second win of 2018
      • Not completely off from where he is now
      • Average finish of 2018 after round 10: 3.88
      • Average finish of 2019: 3.70
    • Has four straight 3rd place finishes in East Coast standard rounds – starts in those rounds: 8-3-2-3
    • Last five finishes: 3, 3, 6, 3, 3


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  • Roczen
    • Daytona was the first race Roczen hasn’t finished in the top 5 – climbed from 19th place start to 8th place finish
    • Hasn’t raced Indianapolis since 2016 where he took 2nd
    • Hasn’t gone more than three rounds this season without leading laps
    • Last five finishes: 2, 2, 4, 4, 8

Spoilers

  • Baggett
    • He’s started and finished in the top 5 for every East Coast race – minus his DNF at Minneapolis
    • Has the best average start in East Coast standard round: 3.25
    • Had his second worst finish of 2018 at Indianapolis
    • Has average finish of 2.67 in the last three gate drops
    • One of the five riders to lead laps in East Coast standard rounds
    • Last five finishes: 21, 4, 5, 2, 4


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  • Savatgy
    • Daytona was his third top-5 finish of the season
    • Still has a season average finish of 9.22
    • Has finished in the top 5 every time he’s started in the top 5
    • Has started better than where he finished in eight out of 13 gate drops this season
    • Last five finishes: 4, 5, 8, 9, 5

  • Osborne
    • Daytona was his best finish of the season (6th) – one spot off from the top 5
    • Starts are close to his finishes (not counting DNFs)
    • Average start per gate drop: 10.25
    • Average finish per gate drop: 8.75
    • Started 21st and finished in 7th at Indy in 2017
    • Last four finishes: 22, 10, 22, 6


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  • Barcia
    • Before getting injured and missing two rounds, he’d finished 7th overall in three of the last five rounds
    • Finishes and average of two spots better than where he qualifies in standard rounds

  • Brayton
    • Hasn’t finished better than 7th in the last four gate drops
    • Has started in the top 5 in two of the last four East Coast standard rounds
    • Had finished four spots ahead of where he’s qualified in the last two rounds
    • Last five finishes: 5, 10, 9, 7, 9


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  • Wilson
    • Got in a crash off the start at Daytona with Seely and Roczen – started 17th, finished 11th
    • Hasn’t had a top-5 finish since Anaheim II
    • Average finish of 2019: 8.10
    • Last five finishes: 8, 8, 11, 8, 11

  • Hill
    • Best finish of the season was his 7th at Daytona – first top-10 finish of the season
    • Only time he got a better start was Arlington – started 6th but slowed down and took 13th
    • Has average finish of 7.33 over the last three standard rounds
    • Last four finishes: 13, 13, 11, 7


Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Wildcard Watch (15th)

  • Chisholm
    • Has finished 14th once, 15th twice, and 16th twice
    • Finished 15th at Daytona
    • Average finish of 2019: 16.57
    • Raced 9/10 mains this year
    • On average, finishes 1.67 spots from where he starts

  • Bowers
    • Has finished 14th twice, 15th three times, and 16th twice in all gate drops this year
    • Finished 16th at Daytona
    • Average finish of 2019: 14.38
    • Raced 8/10 mains this year
    • On average, finishes 2.25 from where he qualifies


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  • Bogle
    • Has finished 14th twice and 15th once
    • Finished 14th at Daytona
    • Average finish of 2019: 14.20
    • Raced 10/10 mains this year
    • On average, finishes .80 spots from where he qualifies
    • Average qualifying: 15th

  • Lamay
    • Has finished 15th twice and 16th three times in all of the gate drops this year
    • Average finish of 2109: 17.22
    • Raced 9/10 mains this year
    • Hasn’t finished more than four spots from his qualifying all year

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Cooper Webb Cooper Webb
2nd Eli Tomac Eli Tomac
3rd Marvin Musquin Blake Baggett
4th Blake Baggett Marvin Musquin
5th Ken Roczen Zach Osborne
WC Kyle Chisholm Kyle Chisholm

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


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