Canard holds off Roczen to win San Diego Supercross


American Honda’s Trey Canard earned the 450 Class win – his second in the last three races – at San Diego’s Petco Park, keeping him firmly in the Monster Energy Supercross championship hunt.

It was RCH Racing’s Ken Roczen grabbing the holeshot in the main event, but Canard caught and passed him to take over the lead on the race’s fourth lap. Although Canard initially opened up a gap, Roczen battled back late in the race and put the heat on the leader. Despite the intense battle, Canard ultimately would fend Roczen off and capture the checkered flag.

Roczen’s second-place finish was his best result in three weeks. He’s been on a bit of a slide in the championship standings lately, but he was able to pick up two points on title leader Ryan Dungey, who rode his Red Bull KTM to a third-place result.

In the 250 Class, Cooper Webb overcame a major crash in practice – one that sent him flying over the bars – to win his fourth race in five weeks.

To do it, Webb would have to track down and pass his emerging rival, Tyler Bowers. Webb’s speed was on full display once again in this one as got around Bowers and made his way into the lead.

On that same lap, Bowers also ceded second place to Shane McElrath, who held on to earn a career-best finish. Bowers finished behind him in third to secure a spot on the podium.

Webb – who didn’t even know if he would race after his crash – now holds a commanding 30-point lead in the 250SX West championship standings with just two rounds left. His momentum may be halted though, as the West Region will be on hiatus until April 11th when the series visits Houston.

The Supercross season continues with round seven in Arlington next Saturday. In addition to the continuation of the 450 Class title fight, the event will include the season debut of the 250SX East Region.

San Diego 450SX Results
1. Trey Canard
2. Ken Roczen (-1.0 seconds)
3. Ryan Dungey
4. Chad Reed
5. Eli Tomac

450SX Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, 127
2. Ken Roczen, 118
3. Trey Canard, 109
4. Eli Tomac, 100
5. Jason Anderson, 85

San Diego 250SX Results
1.Cooper Webb
2. Shane McElrath (-2.9 seconds)
3. Tyler Bowers
4. Josh Hansen
5. Alex Martin

250SX West Point Standings
1. Cooper Webb, 136
2. Jessy Nelson, 106
3. Tyler Bowers, 104
4. Zach Osborne, 102
5. Shane McElrath, 86

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.

NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.