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The final round of the series is here. You’ve got one more chance to make your picks – make them right by tuning into the SXperts and reading this article for Sunday’s race.

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Race Recap

  • Ken Roczen and Jason Anderson battled in their heat race
  • Eli Tomac was 19th at the holeshot line and climbed up to 2nd place by the checkered flag
  • The 722 barely missed the main event
  • Zach Osborne was leading almost the whole race until getting passed by Cooper Webb and Tomac

Round 16 Results

  • 1st – Cooper Webb
  • 2nd – Eli Tomac
  • 3rd – Zach Osborne
  • 4th – Ken Roczen
  • 5th – Jason Anderson
  • WC (14th) – Aaron Plessinger

450SX Lap Chart at SLC 6

SXperts’ Points

  • Christian: 82 points, 605 total
  • Chase: 45 points, 708 total

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average score: 54 points
  • 32 perfect scores this round
  • 63% of users got at least one pick right
  • 1.3 million Fantasy picks have been submitted this season
  • 31% of users had Cooper Webb picked to win – 55% had Eli Tomac and 11% had Ken Roczen
  • Only 5% of players had Zach Osborne in 3rd place – 34% had him in 4th
  • 13% of players had Justin Barcia correct in the WC spot – 23% had Justin Brayton there

Injuries

  • Adam Cianciarulo is out

Top Contenders

Eli Tomac

  • His fastest lap time was a half second faster than anyone else’s at SLC 6
  • Has finished exactly where he’s qualified in two of the last three rounds
  • Has been on the podium for every SLC round
  • Has the best average overall finish per gate drop for 2020: 2.45
  • Has gone three rounds without getting a win – hasn’t gone that long without a win all season
  • Every time he’s taken 2nd place this year, he’s taken 1st the round after – just took 2nd at SLC 6

Eli Tomac at SLC 6
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Ken Roczen

  • Has finished only one spot ahead of where he started in the last two rounds
  • Has finished in the top 5 every round he’s qualified in the top 5 at
  • Hit his fastest lap on lap 28 last round – laps 3,7,8 were very close to this time
  • Has the second best average overall finish per gate drop for 2020: 3.25
  • Is 6 points behind Cooper Webb in overall points

Cooper Webb

  • The pattern continues! Last six finishes: 2-1-2-1-2-1
  • Has led only one race from start to finish this season – has led no more than seven laps in all other races he’s won
  • 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
  • Has led laps in the last five rounds – won only 3/5 of those rounds
  • Has the third best average overall start and finish per gate drop for 2020

Jason Anderson

  • Has finished in the top 5 in four of the last six rounds
  • Has only been on the podium when qualifying 5th or better this season
  • Hasn’t qualified worse than 7th all year
  • Has finished the same or better than where he started in all but two standard rounds this year

Jason Anderson at SLC 6
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Zach Osborne

  • Has finished in the top 5 at every SLC round – taken the podium 3X
  • Hasn’t finished more than three spots from where he started in the last four rounds
  • Has had great starts: 1-3-3-1-1 – Tomac hasn’t had one first place start this year

Spoilers

Malcolm Stewart

  • Has started in the top 10 in the last four rounds
  • Minus his DNF, he’s finished the same as or one position ahead of where he started in the last four rounds
  • Last three starts: 8-5-9
  • Blake Baggett

    • Has finished exactly where he started in two of the last three rounds
    • Best finish at SLC is 4th
    • Had the 7th fastest lap time in the main event at SLC 6
    • Has finished in the top 5 3X this season – only 3rd and 4th place

    Blake Baggett at SLC 6
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Martin Davalos

    • Has taken 6th overall twice and 8th overall twice in SLC
    • Has started in the top 10 in every main in SLC – started 6th last round
    • Got passed by only two people last round – got passed by three at Atlanta when he took 5th
    • Needs to get a top 5 start to get a top 5 finish

    Dean Wilson

    • Got his worst finish at SLC last week (13th) after starting in 15th
    • Has been so close to the top 5 in the last five rounds – last five finishes: 13-6-8-6-6
    • Got his first heat race win of the season last round
    • Has finished two spots from where he started in the last two rounds – needs a good start to place in the top 5

    Justin Brayton

    • Has been getting progressively closer to the top 5 in the last three rounds: 6-8-12
    • Has to get a good start to be close to the top 5
    • Has only the 11th best average overall finish per gate drop for 2020: 10.25

    Justin Brayton at SLC 6
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Wildcard Watch

    Benny Bloss

    • Has finished 13th overall 4X at SLC
    • Has finished better than 13th in every round he’s qualified 7th or better at this season
    • Average finish per main event gate drop for 2020: 14
    • Average start per main event gate drop for 2020: 15.5
    • Has finished 13th overall in five of the last seven rounds

    Justin Hill

    • Has finished from 10th-16th place in SLC
    • Last six finishes: 12-14-13-15-10-16
    • Last six starts: 3-12-11-15-10-9
    • Has finished in 12th overall 3X and 13th 1X this season

    Broc Tickle

    • Last two overall finishes: 16-12
    • Last two overall starts: 20-16
    • Average finish in standard rounds for 2020: 14.8
    • Has gone to the LCQ in two of the last four rounds

    Broc Tickle at SLC 6
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Chad Reed

    • Average finish at SLC: 14.5
    • Last four finishes: 15-11-11-14
    • Has taken 13 2X this season – best overall finish
    • Has only been to the LCQ 1X in SLC
    • Qualified in 15th place both times he finished in 13th

    Aaron Plessinger

    • Has finished in every position from 9th to 14th in SLC – except for exactly 13th
    • Last three overall finishes: 14-10-9-11
    • Last three overall starts: 14-10-16-9
    • Has finished between 12th-14th 5X this season

    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

    450SX Start at SLC 6
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    And here are the the grand prizes that we’ll be giving away soon.

    Grand Prizes

    • 1st – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
    • 2nd – KTM 250 SX
    • 3rd – Monster Energy Cup Trip Giveaway
    • 4th – Dunlop MX 33 Tires for a year
    • 5th – Alpinestars Gear and Casual Spending Spree
    • 6th – Tusk Impact Wheels and Honda Generator
    • 7th – Fly Racing Gear Package
    • 8th – Milestone Video Games Supercross 3 the Video Game, 4K HDR TV, and Console
    • 9th – Motion Pro Tool Package
    • 10th – Oakley Goggles and Sunglasses

    It all comes down to this. If you’ve got your eye on one of those grand prizes, use this article as a resource for making your final picks. We can’t wait to meet our winners.

    Cooper Webb at SLC 6
    Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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