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Fantasy Supercross Recap: Anaheim 1
The much anticipated Fantasy Supercross opening round of Anaheim 1 did not disappoint; filled with drama, adrenaline, and chaos.
Winner(25pts)- Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson was a name that has been thrown around as a title contender, but by no means was he a favorite. Anderson finished 2nd at A1 in 2015 while finishing in 7th place(290pts) for the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross title. 2015 was Anderson’s rookie season in the premier class, factory supported by Husqvarna. Clearly Anderson showed up at A1 prepared and ready to fight for the 2016 title.
2nd Place- Ryan Dungey
Ryan Dungey is the 2015 champion and picked up where he left off, As always Dungey puts himself in a position to not lose the title. Uncharacteristically, Dungey made a few costly mistakes, but he still rode really well charging back up to 2nd place. Dungey finished in 4th place at A1 in 2015.
3rd Place- Cole Seely
Similar to Anderson, Seely was flying under the radar coming into the 2016 season. After grabbing the holeshot, Seely did his best Dungey impression and rode mistake free and consistent to a 3rd place finish. Seely finished 14th at A1 in 2015 to kick off his rookie season, finishing at 3rd overall in the title chase.
4th Place- Eli Tomac
After an off-season full of change for the Monster Energy backed Kawasaki, Tomac put in 20 solid laps, didn’t ride over his head, yet still agressive enough to remain in the Top 5. Tomac is considered to be a heavy contender for the 2016 Supercross title, deservedly so after his dominant start to the 2015 outdoor season. Tomac finished 20th at A1 in 2015 and runner up for the 2015 Supercross title.
5th Place- Ken Roczen
Roczen managed to salvage what began as a brutal day, crashing out in the heat race, forcing him to transfer out of the semi final race. Roczen charged back to 5th after a first turn crash. Roczen is also considered a favorite for the 2016 title. Roczen dealt with some turmoil with the team over the previous 6 months, although RCH and Roczen look to be on the same page now and making progress.
Wild Card(25 Pts), 9th Place- Dean Wilson
Dean Wilson has the speed and natural talent to compete with the front of the pack. The former 250 champion has been riddled with injuries ever since entering the premier class. Wilson is supported by Factory KTM and is Ryan Dungey’s teammate, all the pieces are in place for Deano.
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6th Place- Chad Reed
Reunited with Factory Yamaha, he’s a vampire and you just can’t kill him.
7th Place- Trey Canard
It was good to see Canard finish this race, even taking pole position in qualifying. He needs to keep the shiny side up and stay healthy.
22nd Place- James Stewart
Stewart returned to action after being suspended all of 2016 for PED’s, but he quickly exited after he and Ryan Dungey came together. Nothing either rider could do, however Stewart ended his night like so many other nights in his career, watching.
Weiston Peick & Vince Friese
The Peick and Friese debacle stole the show. Here’s what John Gallagher(FIM Competition Director) said following the events that took place at A1:
With Peick suspended for San Diego, JGR’s replacement rider Phil Nicoletti will fill in on Peick’s bike.
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