Welcome to another edition of our Fantasy Supercross coverage, following the RMfantasySX league. Last week the series went all the way to the legendary track of Daytona, where Ryan Dungey grew his legend. Another dominant win from him, another disastrous start by Trey Canard, and Mr. Consistency is now running away with the championship. He now has a 40 point lead over Canard and 55 over Eli Tomac, who passed Ken Roczen(who missed last week’s race) for third. The rookies continue to impress, as Blake Baggett(3rd place finish, 8th in points) Cole Seely(4th place finish, 7th in points) and Jason Anderson(7th place finish, 6th in points) are now 5 points apart in the championship race, and any could finish in the Top-5 in the final standings. Chad Reed has finally moved into the Top-5, overcoming his early season struggles to put together a few good runs lately.
This week the Monster Energy Supercross series heads to Indianapolis. Indy has had some great races in recent years, and some riders not usually around the front of the pack have had some good finishes there. Lately it’s been dominated by Ryan Villopoto, but we all know he isn’t racing the series this year. My question is: Can anyone give Ryan Dungey a run this year? As good as he’s been, I would have liked to see him do this with Villopoto and Bubba Stewart in the field. I’m not trying to rain on his parade at all, I’m sure he’d rather win it all against a stacked field also. Anyways, let’s get down to the picks. This week’s Wild Card is 10th place.
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Ryan Dungey: Like last week, duh… The most recent winner of this race, he also has two second place finishes and two fourth place finishes. At this point, if I don’t pick him to win I’m at least putting him in second.
Chad Reed: Reed has two wins in Indy in the 450 era and 3 other podium finishes.
Eli Tomac: Tomac finished second to Dungey here a year ago, and has shown consistency all year. Last week he was actually buried deep in the pack and fought hard for that second place finish.
Trey Canard: His starts are his downfall. Trey would be in the championship talk right now if he could properly start a race. At one point last week he was in 20th place a few laps in before battling back to finish 6th.
Blake Baggett: This kid just keeps getting better as the season wears on. I’m not going to be surprised to see him on top of the podium at some point this year. The future is bright for him.
Cole Seely: For this being his official rookie year, this will actually be his fourth Indy race. He has a 9th, a 5th, and a 3rd in his previous three Indy starts.
Jason Anderson: Anderson has cooled off considerably from his hot start. He is usually in that 6th-12th range of riders now, as opposed to challenging for podiums.
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Davi Millsaps: Still dead to me, but since the Wild Card is 10th place I’ll add him. Millsaps has one podium and 5 overall Top-10’s in Indy.
Justin Brayton: Brayton has a second place finish here and 4 Top-10’s overall.
Broc Tickle: Tickle(hehe) has a 5th and an 8th here in Indy.
Weston Peick: Peick has a 9th and a 10th.
Mike Alessi: Alessi has a 3rd, a 6th, and a 10th here in Indy.