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Race Recap

  • Malcolm Stewart got his first 450SX heat race win
  • The 722 made it to the main event!
  • Eli Tomac came from the back of the pack to get 2nd
  • Zach Osborne led 20 laps
  • Cooper Webb earned his second win of the season
  • Ken Roczen and the other top riders got tired

Round 12 Results

  • 1st – Webb
  • 2nd – Tomac
  • 3rd – Osborne
  • 4th – Anderson
  • 5th – Roczen
  • WC (8th) – Barcia

Lap Chart for SLC 2

SXperts’ Points

  • Christian: 35 points, 416 total
  • Chase: 44 points, 528 total

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average score: 44 points
  • 12% of users got the wildcard correct
  • There was only one perfect score – that marks three straight rounds with at least one perfect score
  • 65% of users had at least one pick correct
  • 23% of players had the right riders in the top 5 – just not in the right order
  • 73% of users had Eli Tomac for the win – only 10% had Cooper Webb
  • 34% of players had Blake Baggett in their top 5 – Zach Osborne was only in 28% of players top-5 picks
  • 22% of players missed Malcolm Stewart in the WC by one spot
  • 15% of players didn’t get Adam Cianciarulo out in time

450SX Podium at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injuries

  • Adam Cianciarulo is planning to race
  • Broc Tickle will be back

Track Trends

  • Track will be changed from Wednesday
  • Could be a mudder – 50% chance of rain on Sunday

Top Contenders

Eli Tomac

  • Has won 5 of the last 8 rounds
  • Has only won rounds that he qualified 2nd or better at
  • Has the best average finish in standard rounds this year (2.6)
  • Finishes an average of .58 positions from where he qualifies

Eli Tomac at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Ken Roczen

  • Last 4 overall finishes: 5-3-2-1
  • Got his worst start of the season last week
  • Has still led the most laps this year (137)
  • SLC 2 was his first time finishing off of the podium since round six at San Diego
  • Still has the 2nd best overall finish for 2020 (2.81)
  • Hasn’t finished more than 2 spots from where he qualified in the last five standard rounds
  • Has finished exactly where he’s qualified 5X this year in standard rounds
    • Qualified and finished 5th last week

Cooper Webb

  • Hasn’t finished worse than 3rd in the last eight standard rounds
  • Has started in 2nd place both rounds he’s won this year
  • Has only finished exactly where he’s qualified once this season
  • Has the 4th best starting average per main event gate drop – 6.14
  • Last 4 overall finishes: 1-2-3-3
  • Has only led laps in races that he’s won: 5 in San Diego and 7 at SLC 2
  • His fastest lap at SLC was almost a half second slower than Eli Tomac’s

Cooper Webb at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Jason Anderson

  • Last 3 overall finishes: 4-4-4
  • Has only been out of top 5 3X this year
  • Doesn’t spend a lot of time in 1st place – has only led 5 laps this season
  • Still hasn’t finished better than 3rd overall all season

Zach Osborne

  • Last three overall finishes: 3-5-5
  • Took his first podium of the season at SLC 2
  • Has only finished in the top 5 when qualifying 10th or better this season
  • Has led the fourth most laps this season (28)
  • Has finished 5.5 spots ahead of where he qualified in the last 2 rounds
  • Only 28% of players had him in their top 5 last round

Spoilers

Justin Barcia

  • Last four overall finishes: 8-8-5-2
  • Consistently lost positions last week – even got passed on lap 24 by Malcolm Stewart
  • Still has the fourth best average finish in standard rounds (5)
  • Has finished about 6 spots ahead of where he’s qualified on average this season

Justin Barcia at SLC 2 2020
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Adam Cianciarulo

  • Has led 37 laps this season but hasn’t won a race
  • Only has three top-5 finishes this year
  • Last 4 starts in standard rounds: 2-1-1-2
  • Has only finished better than his start in two standard rounds this year
  • Average finish for 2020 (minus DNF): 5.28
  • Low qualifying spells trouble
    • Qualified 11th in Arlington – DNS
    • Qualified 30th in SLC 2 – DNS

Dean Wilson

  • Last three overall finishes: 6-10-7
  • Hasn’t made the top 5 since round 14 in Nashville last season where he qualified 3rd

Malcolm Stewart

  • Had his fastest lap in lap 11 last round – the latest lap for a rider to have their fastest lap in
  • Had the speed last race – climbed from a 20th place start to a 7th place finish
  • Hasn’t started better than 11th in the last 4 rounds
  • Still risky to pick for the top 5 – hasn’t finished better than 6th all season and hasn’t taken 6th since round 2
  • Last three overall finishes: 7-11-8

Malcolm Stewart at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Wildcard Watch (11th Place)

Justin Brayton

  • Average finish for 2020: 10.75
  • Has finished between 9th-12th place 5X this season
  • Last four finishes: 9-9-10-12

Justin Hill

  • Last two finishes: 16-10
  • Has finished between 10th-12th 5X this season

Blake Baggett

  • Average finish for 2020: 11.50
  • Has finished between 9th-12th place 4X this season
  • Best west coast finish of the year is a 7th place

Blake Baggett at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Benny Bloss

  • Has taken 13th place in the last 2 rounds
  • Could hold onto 11th place if he gets a good start

Aaron Plessinger

  • Average finish for 2020: 10.38
  • Has finished between 9th-12th place 7X this season
  • Has placed 12th in both SLC rounds this year

Prize Recap

Here are the prizes we’re giving away this week:

  • 1st – 3 Sets of Bridgestone Battlecross Tires + Supercross 3 The Video Game – Up to $588.29 MSRP
  • 2nd – Bell Moto-9 MIPS Helmet – $419.95 MSRP
  • 3rd – Fly Evolution Gear Set – Up to $299.85 MSRP
  • 4th – $300 100% Casual Spending Spree
  • 5th – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 6th – $250 Acerbis Spending Spree
  • 7th – Scosche PowerUp 700 Portable Jump Starter & BoomBottle MM – Up to $229.98 MSRP
  • 8th – Works Connection Factory 4 Stand & Titan Skid Plate – Up to $229.90 MSRP
  • 9th – Motool Slacker Digital Sag Scale V3 & Slacker Ballistic Nylon Case – Up to $219.98 MSRP
  • 10th – Fox Vue Goggle, Replacement lens and Tear-Offs – Up to $197.85 MSRP
  • 11th – 100th – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Card

If you haven’t signed up to play RMFantasySX, it’s still not too late to play. You may not win a grand prize, but we still have plenty of exciting weekly prizes coming down the pike. Click the link below to sign up, and get your picks in before the main event begins.

450SX Start at SLC 2
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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