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Following a nearly 98 percent pick rate over Monster Energy AMA Supercross, I’m here to bring you the most flame, fire, fuego, feu, predictions for the ENTIRE Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Hot takes, bold predictions, you name it, Slaw’s got it.
Let’s get into the opener.
Put Some Respect on It
Did we forget that Dylan Ferrandis won a title as a rookie a year ago? Seems that way. The defending champion, to me anyway, is being overlooked a bit. Is it because he’s coming off a wrist injury? Probably. But Ferrandis said he’s feeling good heading into the opener.
“I feel good, thanks for asking. Yeah, that wrist injury was nothing crazy, but it took me awhile to feel… like I could ride after a couple of weeks but it’s just the pain was always there for a long time,” he said. “I think it got back to normal since only two or three weeks. It was a small injury but very bothering. But now it’s all good and it’s ready for the motocross.”
IF he’s close to 100 percent, I like the defending champion to take the opener.
Dungey AND Cairoli
What year are we in? Are we living in an alternate universe? BOTH Ryan Dungey and Antonio Cairoli are racing at Fox Raceway this weekend. WHAT IN THE ACUTAL ****! I have no idea what to expect from either, but I’m going to soak this all in. Since this is a hot take column, I’m going top 5 for BOTH! You heard it here first.
Tired of hearing about Jett? Well, you better put some damn earplugs in, because guess what: Jett is the favorite to capture a second straight 250 Pro Motocross title. Jett comes out firing this weekend and wins the opener. Stamp it.
Don’t look at Austin Forkner’s 2021 results. I have no idea who was riding that motorcycle, but it wasn’t a Mister AF! After a good supercross season, Forkner carries the momentum outdoors and takes a podium at Fox Raceway!
Pala Gets Fried!
Until he gets an overall, there will always be the: but Anderson hasn’t EVER won an overall. Which, yeah, very valid point. That changes this year (Lead Slaw Lock of the Year) but not at the opener. Still, Mr. Fried gets on the podium.
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