Fantasy Supercross Preview Week Six: San Diego

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Welcome to my Week Six preview of Fantasy Supercross, brought to you by RMfantasySX. Last week was the third and final Anaheim race of the season. In thrilling fashion, we saw Mr. Consistency Ryan Dungey get his first win of 2015, with relative ease. I can’t tell you I didn’t see it coming. Although in last week’s article I pretty much told you to run Ken Roczen for the win. Sorry… If you’ve been following along with these articles I commented on how Cole Seely has the speed to compete, and last week he did, finishing second. Rounding out the Top-5 were Eli Tomac in 3rd, Ken Roczen in 4th, his second straight non-podium, and Trey Canard in 5th. My perpetual disappointment this season has been Davi Millsaps, who finished back in 11th and is slowly fading from the championship picture. Another surprise(on the positive side) was Blake Baggett finishing in 7th, garnering his first career Top-10 finish.

This week the Monster Energy Supercross series heads to beautiful, sunny San Diego, the sixth stop on the circuit. San Diego has had a history of great races, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow night’s race continuing that trend. Of the current riders on the circuit, only two have a win at this track. The great Chad Reed is one and Davi Millsaps is the other. Can one of them continue their winning ways? Will you choose one as your Fantasy Supercross winner? Let’s get to it.

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Chad Reed has 3 wins in San Diego

Contenders:

Chad Reed – 3 wins and 6 podiums in 7 San Diego starts in the 450 era. I know what you are thinking, Chad has been around for 10+ years, of course he has history at these tracks. But the fact is, he is still fast, as he proved two weeks ago, and there are others that have been racing as long that don’t have these stats.

Davi Millsaps – I know, I know, I just ripped him in the first paragraph as my biggest disappointment. But Davi has 2 wins and 5 Top-5’s in San Diego, and has finished in the Top-10 every time he’s raced here. At some point he’s going to find his speed and things are going to click for that team. I’d be willing to bet it’s this week.

Ken Roczen – In his rookie season last year he podium’d, with a third place finish. He is a threat to podium in every race, and as long as he is healthy he is a contender week in and week out.

Ryan Dungey – Dungey got his first win last week, and he seems to get on a little roll when he wins. Also, he has finished Top-6 in San Diego every time he’s raced there. He is easily a threat to win two straight.

Eli Tomac – Tomac finished 7th in his only race in San Diego, but he is fast this year. Like I said last week, he has become the second most consistent rider this year, behind Dungey. He’s a lock for a Top-5 finish.

Trey Canard – Canard has a 4th and an 8th place finish in San Diego, and it seems the Hondas have found some serious speed lately.

Sleepers: Wild Card is 11th Place

Justin Barcia – Update: Barcia crashed in practice and is not racing tonight!!! Bam Bam has a 2nd place finish and another Top-10 in San Diego. He is starting to get faster too. His No Hold’s Barred riding style can see him finish anywhere from a podium to 10th.

Jason Anderson – After a great start to the season, El Hombre has cooled a bit. Small mistakes have taken him out of contention a few times lately, but the Factory Husqvarna rider has shown he can compete at this level.

Cole Seely – Last week Seely put it all together, and nearly stole a win. He has a ton of talent and is starting to put it all together. He is also closing the gap on Jason Anderson in the Rookie of the Year race.

Andrew Short – Short has 5 Top-10 finishes in San Diego, with a best of 3rd place. He is a prime candidate for the Wild Card spot.

Justin Brayton – Brayton, like Short, also has 5 Top-10 finishes here. Another Wild Card guy.

Mike Alessi – Alessi has some of the best starts in the industry, and usually does well in the Heat and Semi-final races. However, he cannot put it together for a full race. If he can get a good start, he should be able to hold the Wild Card spot by the end.

Broc Tickle – Tickle(hehe) is back after resting a sore back last week. I’m not sure he is ready for a Top-5 spot yet and I think he is too good for this week’s Wild Card, but crazier things have happened. Good luck to all this week! I will post the qualifying times tomorrow afternoon on twitter so give me a follow at @ReganFP.

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