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Following a 99.8% accuracy rate in Monster Energy Supercross, Slaw is back to bring you some flaming hot bold predictions for the ENTIRE 11 round AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Stay tuned all summer long.
As the greatest wrastler alive, Ric Flair, once said: “I’m the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ and dealin’ son of a gun.”
As its the opening round, it would be easy for Slaw to just predict Chase Sexton to win or Hunter Lawrence to win. I will not be doing that. Nope, stay tuned for some bold predictions YOU MAY not be thinking of.
Jeremy Martin Podiums
I think we are all overlooking the two-time champ coming into the season. He’s healthy, which is a big plus, and I think he podiums this weekend.
Guillem Farres Top 7 Overall
Member Guillem Farres? The Spanish kid who showed up late last year with Star Racing Yamaha and just dealt in the 250 Class? He’s back and super duper under the radar. Kid has got speed and has been prepping all off-season. I think he surprises again with a top 7 overall.
Noren Top 5
Freddy Noren has been lurking inside the top 10 of Pro Motocross for like 90 years. He’s signed with HEP Suzuki for the summer and while he’s had little prep, I got him for a top 5 overall. Yep, living on the edge over here.
Off-Road Dudes Gonna Crush
The 450 field is certainly missing some star power heading into the weekend. This presents an opportunity for some riders to make a splash. We’ve seen off-road dudes do well in Pro Motocross before — Kailub Russell, Ricky Dietrich, etc — and this weekend will be no different. Dante Oliveira and Ryan Surratt are racing this weekend and both get a top 15. Stamp it.
Kris Keefer Makes Top 40
Keefer, FOV (friend of Vurb), is once again trying to make the top 40 this weekend. Keefer is in his 40s and still out grinding. Gotta respect it. He’s trying to become the oldest man in the 40-rider field (I think) this weekend and I think it happens.
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