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With A1 done and dusted, Supercross is headed back to Missouri! It’s been over a year since the riders have raced in St. Louis, so let the SXperts help you lock in your picks. Click to watch the video and keep reading the article below.

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STL 2020 Track Map

A1 Race Recap

  • Justin Barcia instituted “Barcial Law” after battling with Adam Cianciarulo for the win
  • Adam Cianciarulo impressed in his 450SX debut – led seven laps
  • Blake Baggett took a risk on his suspension – paid off and got him a 4th place finish
  • Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen both finished out of the top 5

A1 Results

  • 1st – Justin Barcia
  • 2nd – Adam Cianciarulo
  • 3rd – Cooper Webb
  • 4th – Blake Baggett
  • 5th – Jason Anderson
  • WC (10th) – Vince Friese

Justin Barcia Wins A1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injury Report

  • Both Zach Osborne and Aaron Plessinger are banged up – both are lining up at St. Louis
  • Adam Enticknap injured his wrist during practice – out for St. Louis

SXperts’ Points

  • Christian: 25 points
  • Chase: 41 points

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Average score: 27.91
  • No perfect scores
  • Only 5.4% of players got the wildcard right
  • Tomac was in 96.41% of the top 5 picks
  • Only 462 (.66%) of players chose Barcia to win
    • 8,133 (11.65%) had him in 5th place

Fireworks at A1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Top Contenders

    Cooper Webb

    • Had the flu last week – qualified in 15th place, but still took 3rd
    • Didn’t race St. Louis in 2018
    • His worst three finishes of 2019 (5, 10, 8) came in the first five rounds of the season
    • Has six straight podium finishes going back to last SX season
    • Didn’t win a race until round three last year

    Eli Tomac

    • Started in 11th place at A1 and didn’t race past 7th
      • Started in 10th place at A1 in 2019 and raced all the way up to 3rd place
    • Qualified in 1st place, got the holeshot, led all 27 laps, and won in St. Louis in 2018
    • Qualified in 1st place, led 25 laps, and won in St. Louis in 2017
    • Starts in the first three rounds of 2019: 10-7-10

Eli Tomac at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Adam Cianciarulo

    • 83.42% of players had him in their top 5 for A1 – 3rd most picked rider behind Tomac and Roczen
      • 21% of players had him picked for either 1st or 2nd place
    • Had a strong ride at A1 – a bobble may have cost him the win
    • Qualified in 1st place, started in 4th, and finished in 2nd at A1
    • Didn’t fade during the race even with top riders behind him
    • Took 6th in St. Louis in 2017 in the 250SX class

    Jason Anderson

    • Rode well at A1 – finished in 5th place for his first SX race back from injury
    • Qualified in 5th place, started in 2nd, and finished in 2nd in St. Louis in 2018
    • Qualified in 3rd place, started in 4th, and finished in 4th in St. Louis in 2017
    • Typically starts and finishes within a few spots of where he qualified

    Ken Roczen

    • Started in 7th place and finished in 6th at A1
    • Has missed the last two St. Louis races due to injury
    • Has only finished in the top 5 overall in one of the last six SX main events
    • Hasn’t led laps in a standard round since round seven last year
    • Has only started out front in one of the last nine standard SX rounds

Ken Roczen at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Blake Baggett

    • Got his best finish (4th) at A1 ever last week
    • Qualified in 16th place and still finished in 4th at A1 – don’t be scared of his qualifying
    • More people had Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia, and Zach Osborne in their top 5 picks than Blake Baggett
    • Took 6th place in St. Louis in 2018 and 7th in 2017
    • Has had an average start of 6th in the last three SX rounds

Spoilers

    Justin Barcia

    • Took an impressive win at A1 last week
    • Finishes in the first three rounds of 2019: 1-6-7
    • Has qualified as far back as 14th place last year and still made the top 5 (Indiana)

Justin Barcia at Anaheim 1 2020 SX

    Justin Brayton

    • Qualified in 8th place, won his heat, started in 3rd, and finished in 8th at A1
    • Qualified 5th and took 4th in St. Louis in 2018
    • Rarely finishes more than four spots away from where he qualifies

    Malcolm Stewart

    • Was picked more for the top 5 than Barcia
    • Was the second most picked rider for 5th place at A1
    • Got a bad start last week – started in 15th place and finished in 9th
    • Took 10th in St. Louis in 2018
    • Took 9th in St. Louis in 2017 – his best finish of that season

    Aaron Plessinger

    • Crashed in his heat race, barely made the main event at A1
    • Got good starts last year
    • Qualifying is inconsistent – don’t worry about it

Aaron Plessinger at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Vince Friese

    • Took 10th place at A1
      • The best finish of his career was a 9th place at SLC in 2018
    • Rarely finishes more than four spots from where he qualifies
    • Always a threat to get a good start – got the holeshot last weekend

Wildcard (14th place)

    Justin Hill

    • Qualified in 3rd place, started in 5th, and finished in 11th last round
    • Don’t trust his qualifying
    • Best finish of his 450SX career was 7th place at Daytona in 2019

    Dean Wilson

    • Still recovering from his MEC injury
    • Qualified in 9th place and took 13th at A1

Dean Wilson at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Martin Davalos

    • Qualified in 12th place and finished in 15th last round

    Justin Bogle

    • Qualified in 13th place and finished in 16th at A1
    • Finishes an average of 2-3 spots from where he qualifies

    Tyler Bowers

    • Qualified in 18th place and finished in 17th at A1
    • Barely made the main event

Tyler Bowers at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

    Chad Reed

    • Qualified in 22nd place and finished in 18th last round
    • Made the A1 main from the LCQ
      • Only went to one LCQ in the 12 rounds he raced in 2019

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Eli Tomac Cooper Webb
2nd Cooper Webb Jason Anderson
3rd Adam Cianciarulo Eli Tomac
4th Jason Anderson Blake Baggett
5th Blake Baggett Justin Barcia
WC Justin Hill Martin Davalos

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

Prize Recap

Round 2 Weekly Prizes

  • 1 – 3 sets of Bridgestone Battlecross Tires – up to $792.45 MSRP
  • 2 – $750.00 Acerbis Spending Spree
  • 3 – Bell Moto-9 MIPS Helmet – $419.95 MSRP
  • 4 – Fasst Flex 1 1/8” Handlebars – up to $35.99 MSRP
  • 5 – Magura Hydraulic Clutch and Magura Hydraulic Clutch Bleed Kit – up to $357.00 MSRP
  • 6 – Fly Evolution Gear Set – Up to $299.85 MSRP 7 Pro Honda Prize Pack – up to $270.74 MSRP
  • 8 – Matrix Concepts LS1 Lift Stand and M3 Utility Can – up to $214.90 MSRP
  • 9 – Troy Lee $200 Gear/Casual Spending Spree
  • 10 – Fox Vue Goggles, Replacement lens and Tear-Offs – up to $197.85 MSRP
  • 11 – 100 – $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Gift Card

Justin Barcia Wins at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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The Starts at Anaheim 1 2020 SX
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

We’ll see you back for round three when Supercross returns to Anaheim.

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