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With only two races left in the season, it’s time to dig deep and score some RMFantsySX points to win one of the grand prizes! Tune into the SXperts live on Wednesday and keep reading this article to get some help doing just that.

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Race Recap

  • Benny Bloss qualified in 2nd and got his first heat race win
  • Blake Baggett had to qualify out of the LCQ – still finished in 7th place in the main event
  • Jason Anderson and Vince Friese got caught together in the main event
  • Just a bad night for Jason Anderson all around – he only raced 13 laps
  • Ken Roczen made a clean pass on Cooper Webb for the lead
  • Eli Tomac settled into 3rd place

Round 14 Results

  • 1st – Ken Roczen
  • 2nd – Cooper Webb
  • 3rd – Eli Tomac
  • 4th – Zach Osborne
  • 5th – Malcolm Stewart
  • WC 14th – Justin Hill

Lap Chart for SLC 5

SXPerts’ Points

  • Christian: 20 Points, 533 total
  • Chase: 51 points, 653 total

Pick Trends / User Stats

  • Average score: 44 points
  • No perfect scores this week
  • 25% of users got at least two picks correct
  • 1% of players picked Ken Roczen to win… 71% had Eli Tomac
  • More players had Zach Osborne picked in the top 5 (84%) than Ken Roczen (71%)…
  • 11% of players had Justin Hill correct in the wild card
  • Vince Friese was most picked rider for the WC (27.3%)
  • More players had Blake Baggett and Dean Wilson in their top 5 than had Malcolm Stewart

Injuries

  • Adam Cianciarulo is out

Top Contenders

Eli Tomac

  • Has finished exactly where he’s qualified in the last two of the last three rounds
  • 24 points ahead of Ken Roczen and 25 points ahead of Cooper Webb – will be the champ if he wins at SLC 6
  • Stayed in 3rd place for 20 laps last round – longest he’s stayed in one position all season
  • Has been on the podium for every SLC round
  • Hasn’t started better than 3rd in a main event all season
  • Hit his fastest lap time on lap 14 at SLC 5 – got progressively slower after that

Eli Tomac at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Ken Roczen

  • Had the fastest lap time of the night (43.659 seconds) at SLC 5 in the lap after he passed Cooper Webb for the lead
  • Hasn’t finished in the top 5 overall in any standard round that he’s qualified 6th or worse at this season
  • Has started in 2nd place in the last two rounds
  • Finishes have gotten progressively better over the last three rounds: 1-5-10
  • Hadn’t gone more than two rounds without leading laps before SLC 1-4 – finally broke that by leading 26 laps at SLC 5
  • Hasn’t hit his fastest lap later than lap 7 in the last four rounds
  • SLC 5 is the first time Ken Roczen has passed Cooper Webb and finished ahead of him in a race this season –Roczen relies on good starts

Cooper Webb

  • Hasn’t finished worse than 2nd at SLC
  • His SLC finishes follow a pattern: 2-1-2-1-2
  • Got his first holeshot of the season at SLC 5
  • Has led laps in the last four rounds
  • Hasn’t qualified better than 3rd all season – hasn’t qualified better than 4th at SLC but has still been on the podium every round

Jason Anderson

  • DNFd at SLC 5 after a crash and a pileup with Vince Friese
  • Has finished out of the top 5 in the last two races: 22-7
  • Has finished exactly where he started in the last two rounds
  • His fastest lap time at SLC 5 was over a half second slower than Ken Roczen’s
  • Has finished the same or better than where he started in all but two standard rounds this year

Jason Anderson at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Zach Osborne

  • Has finished in the top 5 at every SLC round – taken the podium twice
  • Hasn’t finished more than three spots from where he started in the last four rounds
  • The second lap at SLC 5 was his fastest (44.602 seconds) – earliest he’s hit his fastest lap at SLC
  • Has been finishing an average of 2.4 positions from where he starts at SLC
  • Has started better than where he finished in 3 of the last 5 rounds

Spoilers

Malcolm Stewart

  • Was in the top 5 for the entire race last round: 8 laps in 5th place, 20 laps in 4th, 1 lap in 3rd
  • Has finished 5th overall in two of the last three rounds
  • Last three overall starts: 5-9-6
  • Hasn’t made the top 5 in any race he’s qualified worse than 9th at

Malcolm Stewart at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Blake Baggett

  • Last five overall finishes: 7-4-12-14-7
  • Last five overall starts: 15-4-13-11-1
  • Has made the top 5 in two of the three rounds he’s qualified 5th or better at this season
  • Battled from an LCQ gate pick and 15th place start to a 7th place finish last round
  • Is one of the seven riders left that have led laps this season – led 11 laps in round 11

Dean Wilson

  • Last five overall finishes: 6-8-6-6-10
  • Last five overall starts: 8-13-11-5-14
  • Hasn’t ran in the top 5 since round 12 in the 3rd lap
  • Has to be qualifying better than 4th to be a consideration for the top 5
  • Is finishing approximately two spots behind where he qualifies in standard rounds this season

Martin Davalos

  • Has taken 6th overall twice in SLC
  • Has started in the top 10 in every main at SLC – started 4th last round
  • Has only finished in the top 5 when starting 4th or better

Martin Davalos at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Wildcard Watch (9th)

Aaron Plessinger

  • Last five overall finishes: 10-9-11-12
  • Last five overall starts: 10-16-9-19
  • Average finish in standard rounds for 2020: 10.92
  • Average start in stanard rounds for 2020: 10.54
  • Has been finishing approximately two spots better than where he qualifies in standard rounds for 2020
  • Has finished 9th overall 2X this year

Justin Barcia

  • Finished 9th last round after qualifying 14th
  • Last five overall finishes: 9-21-9-8-8
  • Has finished an average of six spots ahead of where he’s qualified at SLC (minus his DNF in round 14)
  • Has finished 9th overall 3X this season

Justin Barcia at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Justin Brayton

  • Last five overall finishes: 8-12-7-9-9
  • Last five overall starts: 13-6-7-15-3
  • Average finish in standard rounds for 2020: 9.15
  • Has finished between 8th-10th place 7X this season
  • Spent more time in 9th place than any other rider last round
  • Has finished within two spots of where he’s qualified in three of the last four rounds
  • Average qualifying at SLC: 10.8

Benny Bloss

  • May just be on a hot streak
  • Won his first 450SX heat last round
  • Qualified in 2nd place last round
  • Has finished in 13th in five of the last seven rounds
  • Finished 10th overall in round 14

Benny Bloss at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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 $852.44 MSRP
  • 2nd – Bell Moto-9 Flex Helmet – $679.95 MSRP
  • 3rd – Shoei VFX-EVO Helmet – Up to $529.00 MSRP
  • 4th – $400.00 Acerbis Spending Spree
  • 5th – Pro Honda Prize Pack – Up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 6th – E Line Carbon Fiber Skid Plate and Carbon Fiber Upper Fork Guards – Up to $244.90 MSRP
  • 7th – Fox Shuttle Roller Gear Bags – Up to $239.95 MSRP
  • 8th – Galfer SKW Oversized Rotar Kits 270mm, Sintered Double H Brake Pads – Up to $220.67 MSRP
  • 9th – Matrix Concepts LS1 Lift Stand and M3 Utility Can – Up to $214.90 MSRP
  • 10th – Fly Casual Spending Spree – Up to $200.00
  • 11th – 100th – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Card

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Ken Roczen Wins at SLC 5
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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