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.
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1.) Sign-Up: This will be the easiest decision you've made all week. Go to motodynasty.racerxonline.com to sign up.
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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.
On the Box
While it seems like RedBud took place a months ago, it was actually less than two weeks. There is a thing called calendars, people. So before we get into this week, let’s take a look back and see who was savvy enough to pick the top three in each class. (In case you forgot: it was Justin Barcia, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen in 450MX; Jeremy Martin, Zach Osborne, Cooper Webb in 250MX.)
The first stat that jumps clear off the page is less than 1 percent had Justin Barcia winning, despite taking the overall at Budds Creek a week prior. Furthermore, less that 50 percent of users had him anywhere on the podium. I guess his win in the mud didn't convince a lot of you.
Kudos to the 77 percent that had Jeremy Martin taking the win—you guys are super! :)
450 Podium Stats
1st Place | Justin Barcia
Fourty-two percent of all users had Barcia on the podium.
2nd Place | Ryan Dungey
Ninety-eight percent of all users had Dungey on the podium.
3rd Place | Ken Roczen
Ninety-six percent of all users had Roczen on the podium.
250 Podium Stats
1st Place | Jeremy Martin
Ninety-seven percent of all users had Martin on the podium.
2nd Place | Zach Osborne
Nineteen percent of all users had Osborne on the podium.
3rd Place | Cooper Webb
Fifty-two percent of all users had Webb on the podium.
They Were Who We Thought They Were
Despite 70 percent of users picking Dungey for the win, he still garnered the most points in the 450 Class with just over 20,000. Ken Roczen was second at 16,490. No surprise in 250MX, as Jeremy Martin brought in more than 25,000 points—the highest of any rider. Webb was next with 17,522. You guys nailed Alex Martin’s fifth as well, as he was third with 15,644.
Below are the stats for the top ten of dynasty points earned for Budds Creek. In short, the more points a rider earned, the more accurate the user base played them.
- Josh Grant is back, replacing the injured Wil Hahn at Monster Energy Kawasaki. Grant raced just two rounds in 2015 before a knee injury and the closure of his team keep him sidelined.
- Andrew Short returns for his first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race in 2015. We caught up with Shorty earlier this week.
- Cole Seely is also back after missing RedBud with a leg injury.
- Arnaud Tonus was expected to return this weekend, but injured his shoulder further delaying his U.S. outdoor debut.
The Minnesota Boys
I really like a Martin double podium this weekend, with Jeremy taking the win and Alex nudging his way into third. Don’t forget about Mitchell Oldenburg and Zach Williams, also from Minnesota. Oldenburg could be a solid top-ten pick with Williams a solid fifteen to twenty guy.
We won’t really know how Musquin’s wrist injury is affecting his riding until Saturday. Keep an eye on practice and see if he is putting together multiple fast laps, instead of a heater to get a good pick.
This guy has been a beast of late, and I don’t think it stops this weekend. It can’t hurt he probably continued to plug away with the Tomacs during the break.
Another Minnesota guy, kind of. Originally from Southern California, Craig moved to Minnesota not long ago and should excel this weekend. Remember, he led a number of laps at RedBud.
Hill was decent in his return at RedBud (fourteenth overall), but should improve following a week off.
It’s unclear where Grant’s fitness is, as he’s been out since Thunder Valley. If anything holds him back, it may be lack of gate time. Proceed with caution until he has a few races under his belt.
See, Grant, Josh above. Short told us this week he still isn’t 100 percent and is racing his way back into shape. That could be factor this weekend with temperatures expected to be in the low nineties. As with Grant, let him get his feet wet before throwing into the top-five mix.
Tommy is left carrying the Hahn flag with Wil sidelined. He’s been a top-ten fixture of late. Keep him around eight to twelve this weekend.
The Minnesota resident, currently residing in Florida, made the long drive to the race this weekend. He told us earlier this week he doesn’t like the sand all that much—"It doesn’t make much sense, I know. Down where I live, in Tallahassee, we don’t have much sand to ride”—so keep that in mind this weekend.
Another Minnesotan—seriously, what do they put in the water up there? Do they just have pro-moto guys growing off trees?—that should do well this weekend. Wentland was solid at RedBud (fifteenth overall); look for it to continue at home.
Race X League Standings (After Round 7)
- Chase Stallo – Online Managing Editor: 5462pts
- Steve Matthes – Editor-at-Large: 5373pts
- Noelle Harris – Online Copy Editor: 5222pts
- Jason Weigandt – Online Editor: 5066pts
- Mark Rodgers – Brand Marketing, Motorcycle Superstore: 4990pts
Suck it, Steve.
User Stats | Podiums
Ever wonder who has racked up the most prizes and where they are from in fantasy? Wonder no longer. Below are top prize winners and states in Racer X MotoDynasty Fantasy from supercross, motocross and MXGP.
Top Fantasy MX/SX States by Podium Finishes
- California - 21
- Georgia - 17
- Pennsylvania - 11
- Florida - 10
- Washington - 9
- Canada - 7
- Texas - 7
- Ohio - 5
- Colorado - 5
- Minnesota - 5
- Oregon - 4
- Australia - 4
- Illinois - 4
- Tennessee - 3
- Oklahoma - 3
- Massachusetts - 3
- Missouri - 3
- New York - 2
- Nevada - 2
- Kentucky - 2
- Germany - 2
- Michigan - 2
- Arizona - 2
- Utah - 1
- Idaho - 1
- Maryland - 1
- Wisconsin - 1
- New Jersey - 1
- South Carolina - 1
- West Virginia - 1
TOP USERS 2015 PODIUMS (SX, MX, MXGP)
- bsmith585_cr - 6
- dwallzee - 5
- rmarq128 - 5
- Lil_184 - 5
- usaddict - 4
- Hammerhead251 - 4
- honda0205 - 4
- smee113 - 3
- Sami - 3
- simohillo - 3
- racer33 - 3
- kiwimark - 3
- GOFAST - 3
- Randy831 - 3
- teeDawg829 - 3
- Travmx821- 3
We will be giving away weekly and grand prizes for Fantasy Motocross. Weekly prizes will vary, with Stance 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.)
250 and 450 Prizes | Millville
1st place: Dragon Alliance MDX Gold Icon goggles
2nd place: Dragon Alliance MDX Gold Icon goggles
3rd place: Dragon Alliance MDX Gold Icon goggles
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 Hustle Goggles and Goggle Case
10th place: Racer X Prize Pack