Racer X Fantasy: Arlington Preview

Racer X Fantasy Arlington Preview

February 20, 2016 5:00am

Luckily, Racer X and the MotoDynasty Fantasy league aren’t in all sorts of hot water like those big-money daily fantasy sites. We’re still rolling and it’s time for you to get going, too. Seriously, win prizes as soon as this weekend!

Weekly prizes on the line. Join now!
Think it's too late to join in on the fun? Nope. We have new comps weekly. New prizes are available every week, and this week ProTaper, Racer X Brand, Nordic Games and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross will be awarding prizes (see below) to the top three in both the 450 and 250 classes.

How to Play

MotoDynasty is the simplest site out there: you simply predict the top twelve in each class and count your points when it’s all over. It’s all about accuracy—if you, for example, pick Jason Anderson to finish third and he finishes third, you score max points for him. If he finishes fourth, you’ll still score decent points. If he finishes tenth, you’re taking a beating. If he finishes outside the top twelve, you receive zero points. This is the ultimate bench-racing test—it’s on you to predict the results before they happen. Here’s what to do:

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.

Pre Race Checklist

If you’ve been playing for any significant amount of time, none of the information below should be news to you. (If it is, you may want to reconsider your strategy going forward.) Seeing as there may be some new people to fantasy, let’s run through a pre-race checklist.

- Check the injury report: There’s nothing worse than losing points because you were in too big of a rush not to scroll through and see who is and is not racing.

- Check practice times: Again, not rocket science. The AMA posts times after every session, so check them.

- Check heat race lineups: Once qualifying is done, the AMA will post heat race lineups. If you’re looking for extra points, check this before wagering on a heat race winner.

- Check Twitter and Race Day Feed: Look, race day is pretty hectic and not every injury or bit of news will be posted as Breaking News on our site. Stay up with the latest info with our Race Day Feed or Twitter account.

Make It Easy on Yourself

Saturday’s are a busy day for most and you don’t always have a chance to go through the above checklist or even fill out your picks. That’s why we’ve made it easy this year with the “Regenerate” option. Regenerate is simple. Click the button and it will automatically fill in your picks from the previous week. While you probably won’t make up much ground this way, at least you’ll have some picks in.

The Meat

We’re six rounds in, which means trends are starting to develop (i.e. Ryan Dungey is really, really good). Let’s take a look at some picks you should be making.

450

Ryan Dungey | Top Three
If we need to explain this, maybe fantasy isn’t for you. Honestly, your odds are best if you just pick him to win!

Justin Brayton | Top Ten
Six straight top tens to begin the year. Only thing to do is try to nail the exact finishing spot, but his consistency gives you a small window. Put him around 7-10 and you might nail it.

Jason Anderson | Top Five
Hasn’t finished worse than fifth all season. The real gamble is figuring if he can get a start—if he does, he’s bound for the podium or even the win. If not, well, he seems stuck in fourth.

He better be in your top three.
He better be in your top three. Cudby

250

Cooper Webb | Top Three
See Dungey, Ryan above.

Kyle Peters | Top Ten
See Brayton, Justin above.

Christian Craig | Top Five
Has gone 4-3-3-1-3 since a seventeenth at the opener. Yeah, that’s pretty good.

Joey Savatgy | Top Three
Has finished off the podium just twice this year.

Wildcards

Marvin Musquin
Marvin hasn’t finished outside the top ten since the opener. He was a podium guy in Oakland but more of a 7-9 guy at the other rounds.

Weston Peick
Peick showed some real flashes last year, but after all that A1 controversy he just hasn’t been the same. Last week he recorded a quiet ninth, his first top-ten of the year. He might get rolling—so you should get ahead of the curve.

Keep in mind he's coming off a season-high.
Keep in mind he's coming off a season-high. Cudby

Sleepers

The picks above should require zero thought. The following are a tad more under the radar.

450

Wil Hahn
Over the last four rounds has gone 11-10-10-13. Stay around tenth for now.

Jake Weimer
Has finished top twelve in five of six rounds. The latter half of the top ten is solid.

Keep an eye out on Martinez.
Keep an eye out on Martinez. Cudby

250

Cole Martinez
Has finished inside the top twelve in four of six rounds and is coming off a season-high tenth last weekend.

Kyle Cunningham
Top ten in four of six rounds, including four straight from San Diego 1 through Glendale.

Jimmy Decotis
For now, slot him around 6-10. He’s gone 8-5-9-9-7 since an opening round fourth.

Accuracy

Let’s remind you again: this game is about accuracy. You’ll scratch out real points by figuring out, for example, if Cole Seely is going to finish third, or fourth. Big difference there. When you start studying you realize there are many close battles. Do you put Seely ahead of Anderson? Tomac in front or behind them? Only 15 points sit between Roczen in second and Tomac in sixth, and now Trey Canard is back in the mix. Good luck figuring the order of this group!

Prizes

We will be giving away weekly and grand prizes for Fantasy Supercross. Weekly prizes will vary, with ProTaper, Racer X Brand, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Nordic Games giving away some great stuff this week. We are also pleased to announce our Grand Prizes.

(Note: Players must be prize eligible in both 450 and 250 classes to win the grand prize package. Racer X MotoDynasty Fantasy prizes are limited to US residents only.)

Arlington 450 Prizes

1. Pro Taper hour meter | Copy MX vs ATV | Racer X Brand t-shirt

2. Pro Taper Tie Downs | 2 Tickets Pro Motocross | Racer X Brand t-shirt

3. Pro Taper Grips | Racer X Brand t-shirt

Arlington 250 Prizes

1. Pro Taper hour meter | Copy MX vs ATV | Racer X Brand t-shirt

2. Pro Taper Tie Downs | 2 Tickets Pro Motocross | Racer X Brand t-shirt

3. Pro Taper Grips | Racer X Brand t-shirt

Grand Prizes

450 and 250 Combined

KMC Wheels X D series set | Never Summer snowboard

450 Class

Winner: Head to toe Fox Racing set (V4 helmet, AIR DEFENCE goggles, FLEXAIR pants, jersey and gloves and Instinct boots )| Mika Metals handlebar, grips, brake pads, chain, and sprocket combo

2nd Place: Leatt GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet |Scott Googles package: goggle case / five Hustle Googles 

3rd Place: EVS Knee Braces | DT1 billet cage, air filter, and wash cover combo

4th Place: Set of Pirelli tires | Systems Powerlift Stand

5th Place: Ogio kit: 9800 Stealth gear bag, Layover bag (Stealth), Urban backpack (black) and OGIO hat | Racer X Prize Pack

250 Class

Winner: Head to toe Fox Racing set (V4 helmet, AIR DEFENCE goggles, FLEXAIR pants, jersey and gloves and Instinct boots )| Mika Metals handlebar, grips, brake pads, chain, and sprocket combo

2nd Place: Leatt GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet |Scott Googles package: goggle case / five Hustle Googles 

3rd Place: EVS Knee Braces | DT1 billet cage, air filter, and wash cover combo

4th Place: Set of Pirelli tires | Systems Powerlift Stand

5th Place: Ogio kit: 9800 Stealth gear bag, Layover bag (Stealth), Urban backpack (black) and OGIO hat | 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.