Fantasy Supercross Week 12 Preview: Detroit

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Welcome to our week 12 coverage of Fantasy Supercross, played on the RMfantasySX format. Last week the Monster Energy Supercross series was in Indianapolis, and the race was fairly predictable. Another dominating win by Mr. Consistency Ryan Dungey. If you are keeping track, that’s now 5 wins in 11 races this year, with a worst finish of 4th in the season opener. Stick a fork in it as far as I’m concerned, Dungey is your 2015 Supercross champion. He now has a 40 point lead over Trey Canard with six races left, and Canard can’t start a race even mediocre. Cole Seely had a great run to finish in 2nd last week, with Canard making up for another terrible start to pull 3rd. Weston Peick had a great run to finish in 4th place and WE HAD A DAVI MILLSAPS SIGHTING!!! Millsaps rounded out the top 5, his best effort in awhile. I did list him in last week’s list, although it was more for the Wild Card. Speaking of Wild Card, last week it was the 10th place finisher and Jake Weimer nailed it, getting his first top 10 of the season.

This week the series heads to Motor City; Detroit, Michigan. Last year was the first time back in Detroit since 2009, so there isn’t much history to go by. This track had been traditionally dominated by Bubba Stewart, including the return last year. We all know about Stewart not racing this year. There is one active racer with a win in Detroit, and no, it’s not Chad Reed. Crazy I know. It was announced on 3/11 that Ken Roczen would miss the next three races to heal his injured ankle. Hopefully we will also see the return of Justin Barcia soon also. Let’s get to the contenders and see what we have to deal with.

Contenders:

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Davi Millsaps is the only active rider with a win in Detroit.

Davi Millsaps: I know, I know. I’m setting myself up for disaster here. But he really looked good last week, and yes, he is the only active rider with a Detroit win.

Ryan Dungey: Duh…(he does have a 3rd place finish in Detroit)

Chad Reed: A 2nd and a 3rd place finish in Detroit.

Andrew Short: Two 5ths and a 4th in Detroit.

Nicholas Wey: A 5th in Detroit.

Broc Tickle: A 6th in Detroit.

Weston Peick: A 7th in Detroit.

Believe it or not, those are the only active riders with Top-10 finishes in Detroit. So let’s add our usual Trey Canard, Eli Tomac, Cole Seely, Blake Baggett, and Jason Anderson to this list. This week’s Wild Card is 14th place, so let’s go like a few weeks ago and pick a Weimer or Phillip Nicoletti or Kyle Partridge or Nicholas Wey, guys that usually make the main but aren’t a threat. Good luck as usual! Let me know how everyone does and how the race went as I’ll be leaving for the Glamis Dunes within hours of this posting!

 

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