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The season is winding to a close and we’re coming up on the final rounds of the series. Make sure you’re scoring as many points as you can – tune into the SXperts LIVE on Wednesday before the race, and keep reading for the inside stats and trends you can’t get anywhere else.

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Race Recap

  • Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb had an insane battle – lapped up to 4th place
  • Ken Roczen dropped to 10th place and was lapped twice
  • Malcolm Stewart got his first top-5 finish
  • Ryan Breece crashed on the last lap of the LCQ- lucky for Broc TIckle who was rolling the whoops behind him

Round 13 Results

  • 1st – Tomac
  • 2nd – Webb
  • 3rd – Anderson
  • 4th – Osborne
  • 5th – Stewart
  • WC (11th) – Plessinger

450SX Lap Chart for SLC 3

SXperts’ Points

  • Christian: 64 points, 480 total
  • Chase: 64 points, 592 total

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average score: 63.79
  • 16 perfect scores this round – that marks 4 straight weeks of perfect scores and the longest streak we’ve ever had
  • 79% of users had Eli Tomac for the win
  • 90% of users had Ken Roczen in their top 5
  • Wildcard picks were close: Aaron Plessinger 17%, Justin Brayton 15.7%, Justin Hill 12.4%
  • Only 9.8% of users had Malcolm Stewart in their top 5 – 7% of that had him in 5th where he finished

450SX Podium at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injuries

  • Adam Cianciarulo is out

Track Trends

  • The track is similar to Sunday’s – just ran backwards
  • Weather will be better

Top Contenders

Eli Tomac

  • Has won 6 of the last 9 rounds
  • Has only won rounds that he qualified 2nd or better at
  • Has not finished 3rd once this season
  • Has the best average finish in standard rounds this year (2.41)
  • Has the fourth best average start in standard rounds (7.09) and third best if you take out Adam Cianciarulo
  • Is now 26 points ahead of Ken Roczen in 2nd place

Ken Roczen

  • Last 4 overall finishes: 10-5-3-2
  • Had his worst qualifying (8th) and finish (10) of the season last week
  • Has only finished in the top 5 in 1 of the 4 races that he’s qualified 6th or worse at this season
  • Hasn’t started better than 5th in SLC this season
  • Was three full seconds off the pace in qualifying

Ken Roczen at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Cooper Webb

  • Has finished on the podium in every standard round this season except one (12th at STL)
  • Last four overall finishes: 2-1-2-3
  • Last four overall starts: 2-2-6-5
  • Has only finished exactly where he’s qualified 1X this season
  • Has qualified as far back as 6th and still won the race
  • Has led laps in the last two rounds – 18 total
  • Has the fourth best starting average per main event gate drop – 6.14
  • Has only missed the podium 3X this season

Jason Anderson

  • Last three overall finishes: 3-4-4
  • Last three overall starts: 7-13-2
  • Has the fifth best average finish in standard rounds this season: 6.18
  • Has not led a lap in standard rounds this year
  • Has only been out of top 5 3X this year
  • Hasn’t finished better than 3rd overall all season

Jason Anderson at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Zach Osborne

  • Last four overall finishes: 4-3-5-5
  • Has led laps in three of the last four rounds and has gotten back-to-back holeshots
  • Has gotten the most holeshots this season out of any rider (5)
  • Finished one spot from his qualifying last round
  • Has qualified as far back as 17th place and still finished in the top 5 (4th overall at A2)

Spoilers

Dean Wilson

  • Last three overall finishes: 6-6-10
  • Last three overall starts: 11-5-14
  • Average start per main event gate drop: 10.41
  • Made passes on Martin Davalos, Aaron Plessinger, and Justin Brayton last round
  • Climbed from 11th place to 6th place last round

Justin Barcia

  • Last three overall finishes: 9-8-8
  • Last three overall starts: 16-3-11
  • Hasn’t made the top 5 when qualifying worse than 13th this season
  • Has finished an average of six spots ahead of where he’s qualified this season

Justin Barcia at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Malcolm Stewart

  • Last three overall finishes: 5-7-11
  • Last three overall starts: 6-20-12
  • Has finished one position better than where he qualified the last two rounds
  • Only 9% of users had him in their top 5 last round

Wildcard Watch (7th)

Justin Brayton

  • Last three overall finishes: 7-9-9
  • Last three overall starts: 7-15-3
  • Has finished 7th overall 3X this season and 8th 2X
  • Average finish in standard rounds this season: 9.45

Justin Barcia

  • Last three overall finishes: 9-8-8
  • Has finished 8th 2X this season – both in SLC

Dean Wilson

  • Last three overall finishes: 6-6-10
  • Has finished 6th 3X and 7th 2X this season
  • Average overall finish: 9.76

Dean Wilson at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Malcolm Stewart

  • Has finished 7th 3X and 8th 4X this season
  • Average overall finish: 7.88

Martin Davalos

  • Last 3 overall finishes: 8-11-6
  • Has an average finish of 8.8 over the past 5 rounds

Ken Roczen?

  • Has an average overall finish of 7.5 over the last two rounds

Blake Baggett

  • Has finished 7th 1X and 9th 2X this season
  • Took 7th at SLC 1
  • Average overall finish: 11.53

Blake Baggett at SLC 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Prize Recap

Here’s what you could win this week:

  • 1st – 2 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 – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 4th – Fastway Air Ext Motorcycle Foot Pegs – up to $274.95 MSRP
  • 5th – Fly Protection Package – Up to $254.85 MSRP
  • 6th – Fox LE Fox Gear Set – (1) LE Jersey and (1) LE Pant – Up to $269.90 MSRP
  • 7th – Scosche PowerUp 700 Portable Jump Starter & BoomBottle MM – Up to $229.98 MSRP
  • 8th – Scott Prospect Goggle, Tear-Offs, Replacement Lens & Small Goggle Case – Up to $157.93 MSRP
  • 9th – Tusk Recon Tire Set (1 Front & 1 Rear) – Up to $154.94 MSRP
  • 10th – $150.00 Acerbis Spending Spree
  • 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 3
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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