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2.) Play Options: There are two different ways to play Racer X MotoDynasty Fantasy Supercross.
A.) Dynasty play is where you test your skills against thousands of others to win weekly and series prizes.
B.) Create or join a private league with your buddies, co-workers, family, the dude at the local watering hole—whoever. You can talk smack on your way to the league title.
They Were Who We Thought They Were
The 250 Class is bar none the most difficult class (indoors and out) in Racer X MotoDynasty Fantasy Motocross. At last count, twenty-three factory-supported riders lined the gate at Hangtown. That’s a wide range of talent to pick from. One moto can be the death of your fantasy weekend.
Below are the stats for the top ten of dynasty points earned for Hangtown. In short, the more points a rider earned, the more accurate the user base played them. Take Jeremy Martin for example. He finished first. Most of you predicted this. Therefore, he garnered the most points. Or take Zach Osborne. He finished a disappointing twelfth overall, but most users predicated this, and he scored the fifth-most points last weekend. Check out the rest of the top ten. This is a great indicator of who is a predictable fantasy racer.
250 Round Points
|Place||Rider||Finishing Position||Pts. Earned|
450 Round Points
|Place||Rider||Finishing Position||Pts. Earned|
The rookie was the surprise of the opener. How much stock should you put in one race? It varies. Alldredge shouldn’t slip outside your top ten, but another podium may be wishful thinking.
The elder Martin is not a fan of Hangtown, so it was surprising to see such a good result at the opener. Martin is enjoying a career season, so I don’t expect to see his results slip much this weekend. Top ten is a lock.
Be careful here. Not much has come from the Webb camp this week, meaning he will probably try and push a decision to Saturday. Don’t lock him in until after practice.
Not the opener many were expecting to see from the North Carolinian. While I don’t expect this trend to continue deep into the season, be careful for the time being.
The rookie showed some moxie in his first career race. I don’t foresee a top ten at the moment, but keep an eye on him going forward.
Richardson had twenty-two factory supported—to an extent—riders finish ahead of him at Hangtown. The Aussi is facing a steep hill to climb, but he generally improves as the season goes forward. Don’t be uncomfortable putting him 15-20.
Sixth overall isn’t a bad place to start your MX professional career. He may slip back this weekend, but going forward watch out for this kid—he has the talent to podium.
I’ll be honest: I’m not sure what to expect from Chad Reed this weekend. One positive from last weekend is he was getting great starts. If he can figure everything else out, then he may slot inside the top ten.
Tickle is a steady presence inside the top ten—indoors and out. While top five may not happen this weekend, he should be a fixture in your top ten.
Roczen told us on Thursday that the pain-numbing shot in his back has kicked in, and he's feeling much better. The back injury probably won't be a problem at Glen Helen--but we still don't know exactly where Ken's speed and fitness are after a long series of injuries. Best bet is something like he did at Hangtown's second moto--battling near the podium.
Another rider nursing bumps and bruises. Grant missed last weekend, but is expected back this weekend at the event he won (a moto) at last year. If he’s fit, he could surprise.
What a start by the rookie. Can he back it up? Time will tell. Either way, I like around fifth this weekend.
Baggett is a beast at Glen Helen. It’s basically his home track. Podium isn’t out of the question.
Brayton tends to start the season slow, so be careful until the series heads east. Just inside (or outside) the top ten is a safe pick.
Picking riders 1-20 can be an overwhelming task. But, when you nail that top-twenty pick no one else had, it’s oh so sweet. Each week we’ll run down the previous week and then give you a few guys to keep an eye on.
250 Class: Hangtown
Daniel Baker: 20th overall
Points scored: 3,699
Users that picked him top twenty: 197
450 Class: Hangtown
Tony Archer: 18th overall
Points scored: 370
Users that picked him top twenty: 17
Ones to Watch
Nick Gaines: The rookie had a terrible day at Hangtown, but he was solid a season ago. Slot him in your top twenty. I take checks, money orders, and PayPal.
Killy Rusk: Rusk didn’t have a great start to his CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha career, scoring zero points at the opener. He was generally a top-twenty rider last year, so don’t be shocked to see him there this weekend.
Race X League Standings (After Round 1)
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3. Steve Matthes – Editor-at-Large: 727pts
4. Noelle Harris – Online Copy Editor: 717pts
5. Jason Weigandt – Online Editor: 709pts
We will be giving away weekly and grand prizes for Fantasy Motocross. Weekly prizes will vary, with Pro Circuit giving away some great stuff this week. We are also pleased to announce our Grand Prizes. Thanks to all our great sponsors: Scott, Never Summer, Bell, EVS, TCX, Renthal, Fugoo, Leatt, and Alpinestars.
(Note: Players must be prize eligible in both 450 and 250 classes to win the grand prize package.)
Glen Helen 450 and 250 Class Prizes
1st place: Pro Circuit Brigate Backpack
2nd place: Pro Circuit Pit Chair
3rd place: Pro Circuit/Mechanixwear Apron
450 and 250 Combined Overall Grand Prize:
450 and 250 Class Grand Prizes:
1st place: Never Summer Snowboard
2nd place: Bell Moto-9 Helmet
3rd place: EVS WEB Pro Knee Brace
4th place: TCX Boots
5th place: Renthal Twinwalls and Kevlar Grips
6th place: Fugoo Tough speaker
7th place: Leatt Prize Pack
8th place: Alpinestars Prize Pack
9th place: Scott Prize Pack
10th place: Racer X Prize Pack