Racer X Fantasy: Glen Helen Preview

Racer X Fantasy: Glen Helen Preview

Racer X has partnered with MotoDynasty to bring you Fantasy Motocross. We'll be offering cool weekly and series prizes; dynasty play; private leagues that just you and you're buddies can play in; weekly fantasy previews; and weekly podcasts all focused on fantasy.

 

How to Play

1.) Sign-Up: This will be the easiest decision you've made all week. Go to motodynasty.racerxonline.com to sign up. 

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
1 Jeremy Martin 1st 41,209
2 Marvin Musquin 2nd 38,576
3 Joey Savatgy 7th 23,572
4 Adam Cianciarulo 8th 20,994
5 Zach Osborne 12th 20,699
6 Shane McElrath 15th 20,540
7 Justin Hill 13th 19,945
8 Matt Bisceglia 9th 19,338
9 Cooper Webb 10th 19,045
10 Alex Martin 4th 17,574

450 Round Points

Place Rider Finishing Position Pts. Earned
1 Eli Tomac 1st 73,745
2 Ryan Dungey 2nd 71,048
3 Blake Baggett 5th 42,868
4 Weston Peick 4th 35,248
5 Jason Anderson 3rd 30,791
6 Justin Brayton 14th 29,147
7 Justin Barcia 11th 27,463
8 Broc Tickle 6th 27,391
9 Christophe Pourcel 8th 25,497
10 Ken Roczen 12th 25,122

 

Top Picks

250 Class

Chris Alldredge
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.

Alex Martin
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.

Cooper Webb
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.

Shane McElrath
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.

Daniel Baker
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.

Jackson Richardson
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.

Aaron Plessinger
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.

450 Class

Chad Reed
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.

Broc Tickle
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.

Ken Roczen
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.

Josh Grant
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.

Jason Anderson
What a start by the rookie. Can he back it up? Time will tell. Either way, I like around fifth this weekend.

Blake Baggett
Baggett is a beast at Glen Helen. It’s basically his home track. Podium isn’t out of the question.

Justin Brayton
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.

 

Sleeper Stats

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

250 Class

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.  

450 Class

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)

1. Chase Stallo – Online Managing Editor: 756pts

2. Craig Lyons – MotoDynasty Founder: 753pts

3. Steve Matthes – Editor-at-Large: 727pts

4. Noelle Harris – Online Copy Editor: 717pts

5. Jason Weigandt – Online Editor: 709pts

 

Scoring:

Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
1 50 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2  
2 22 48 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3  
3 20 22 46 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4  
4 18 20 22 44 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5  
5 17 18 20 22 42 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6  
6 16 17 18 20 22 41 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7  
7 15 16 17 18 20 22 40 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8  
8 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 39 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9  
9 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 38 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10  
10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 37 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11  
11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 36 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12  
12 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 35 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13  
13 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 34 22 20 18 17 16 15 14  
14 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 33 22 20 18 17 16 15  
15 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 32 22 20 18 17 16  
16 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 31 22 20 18 17  
17 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 30 22 20 18  
18 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 29 22 20  
19 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 28 22  
20 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 27  

 

Prizes

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

Grand Prizes

450 and 250 Combined Overall Grand Prize:

Scott MTB and a Never Summer snowboard.

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

Thanks for coming out. If you have any questions or suggestions, hit me up at chase@racerxonline.com or on Twitter.