Welcome to our week seven Fantasy Supercross preview of the RMfantasySX league. This week the Monster Energy Supercross series starts their Eastern swing, headed to Arlington, Texas. This race has been in Arlington since 2010, with the previous races held in Irving. We’ll keep the Irving stats from the 450 era in here to be consistent. Last year’s race was won by(guess who) Ryan Dungey, with Ken Roczen and Trey Canard celebrating on the podium with him. Like last year, two time 450 Arlington winner James ‘Bubba’ Stewart will again miss this week’s race. After exiting Oakland with what he called blurred vision, his team advised him to take it slow. It sounds like he is now targeting Atlanta for his return. Joining him on the sidelines this week will be Blake Baggett, who revealed after missing the main event last week that he has severe inflammation in his shoulder socket. Also still on the sidelines are Justin Barcia and Broc Tickle, whose returns are still not yet known.
Last week was another episode of the Ryan Dungey show. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. As I frustratingly said on Twitter after the race, he continuously burns me as I keep picking against him in hopes of being “the guy who calls when he doesn’t win correctly”. Stupid I know. Cole Seely was great in claiming the runner-up spot, and Ken Roczen had another solid run in landing another podium finish. Disappointingly, Andrew Short returned to finish in the Wild Card 14th spot, completely muddling all the analysis I did for you guys last week. I’m not even going to go over my picks from last week, as you can go back and see who I picked. I did have an increase in points, and nailed Jason Anderson’s spot, but somehow I still fell in the overall rankings. As Charles Barkley once said, “turrible, just turrible.”
Ryan Dungey- Two Texas wins, five total podiums, one 6th place finish in six starts. Yeah, he’s good here.
Trey Canard- One win and four Top-5’s in 5 starts. He’s pretty good in Texas too.
Ken Roczen- 7th his rookie year, 2nd last year.
Eli Tomac- Eli has two straight 7th place finishes in Arlington.
Jason Anderson- El Hombre finished 6th last year in his rookie campaign.
Cole Seely- Seely finished 10th last year, his first in Arlington.
Chad Reed- Chad was awesome when this race was in Irving, but has been very mediocre to bad in Arlington, with an 8th being his best finish since the race moved here in 2010.
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Wild Card 11th Place- I’m going to focus on the guys that have finished in the 10-12 range for this one.
Justin Brayton- Two finishes.
Jake Weimer- Two finishes.
Wil Hahn- Two finishes.
Davi Millsaps- Two finshes.
1- Ryan Dungey
2- Ken Roczen
3- Trey Canard
4- Cole Seely
5- Jason Anderson
Wild Card 11- Wil Hahn
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