Eli Tomac rebounds to win Round 3 of motocross season in 45th victory


Three-time defending series champion Eli Tomac rebounded from a mediocre start to the 450 season Saturday, winning Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Tomac, who won his first Supercross title two months ago, claimed the overall Saturday in motocross’ premier division by winning the second moto after finishing second in the opener to Marvin Musquin.

Tomac climbed three spots in the points standings to fourth with his 45th career victory (ranking fourth all time) a week after a career-worst 16th in Round 2 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

“I just had a better feel,” Tomac said. “The track came to us all day. We had good starts in both motos and that pace was insane there in Moto 2.

“I had pressure from (Moto 2 runner-up Justin) Barcia for a while there, and we were really pushing it at the end. He kept me honest, but I was able to keep it going and get us a win. We’ve got some good tracks for us coming up and hopefully we can keep putting work in to make up some ground in the championship.”

Adam Cianciarulo finished third overall, and Zach Osborne, who won the opening two rounds, maintained his championship lead by 13 points over Musquin with a fourth overall Saturday.

In the 250 class, Jeremy Martin won his second consecutive overall event by winning the second moto and finishing second in the first. Martin trails by four points to Dylan Ferrandis, who finished second Saturday with a 1-3 finish.

NEXT: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series will hold its first doubleheader over Labor Day weekend at the historic RedBud National with events on Sept. 4 and Sept. 7.


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450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (1-6)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-4)
  4. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (6-2)
  5. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (7-3)
  6. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (4-5)
  7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (5-7)
  8. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Husqvarna (8-8)
  9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (9-10)
  10. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (11-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 122
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 109
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 96
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 95
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 89
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 81
  7. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 78
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 71
  9. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 59
  10. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna; Dean Wilson, Scotland, Husqvarna (tie) – 58

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (2-1)
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-3)
  3. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM (3-4)
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (8-2)
  5. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (4-5)
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (7-6)
  7. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha (6-10)
  8. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda (12-7)
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki (11-8)
  10. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda (13-9)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 135
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 131
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 100
  4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 95
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 90
  6. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 79
  7. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 75
  8. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 63
  9. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM – 61
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 61

World of Outlaws release 2023 Sprint Car Series schedule

2023 Outlaws Sprint schedule
World of Outlaws

The 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule features 87 races, almost identical to the last year’s number, to be contested at 36 venues across 19 states. With cancelations for mostly weather, they closed out this year’s calendar on November 5 with 69 events in the books. Carson Macedo won a series high 11 races.

In 2022, David Gravel chased Brad Sweet into the three-race finale on the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of the most hotly contested championships in Outlaws history. Sweet emerged victorious for the fourth straight year.

For the 19th consecutive season, the Outlaws Sprints will begin their season at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals from Feb. 9-11 and will return March 5-6 for another two-day show before hitting the road with a three-track swing into Pennsylvania to take on the Posse.

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“Every year we continue to build the best schedule we can for drivers and fans across the country,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter is a series release. “I’m excited for the journey we’ve put together, which includes the biggest races in Sprint Car racing, our new Spring Swing through Pennsylvania, the thrill of combining the World of Outlaws and ‘Bike Week’ and so much more.”

Some tracks returning from hiatus and one brand new course include 81 Speedway in Park City, Kans. in April and again in October, Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon City, Ill. in April, Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway in June and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn.

BAPS hosts its first race in more than 30 years when the track was known as Susquehanna Speedway. This midweek show will give the local Pennsylvania Posse 14 attempts to beat the traveling Outlaws.

Ogilvie Speedway is completely new to the series and makes it the 224th different venue they will have challenged.

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Notably missing from the calendar are Vado (N.M.) Speedway Park, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

In addition to the new spring Pennsylvania Swing, the second date at Volusia Speedway will coincide with Daytona Beach’s Bike Week and bring new eyes to the sport.

Knoxville Raceway adds another multi-night show to the calendar in April, giving this track eight sanctioned events in 2023.

And of course, there are plenty of mainstays and high dollar events, such as the Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, the 35th running of the Brad Doty Classic in July and the Labor Day Spectacular at Gray’s Harbor in Elma, Wash.

Several big paydays are on the line in 2023 including the 40th annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio paying $175,000 to the winner, the Huset’s High Bank Nationals’ $250,000-to-win finale and the grandaddy of them all, the 62nd Knoxville Nationals with a total purse exceeding $1 million.

2023 Outlaws Sprint Schedule

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)

Sunday-Monday, March 5-6 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11 – Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, March 17 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday, March 18 – Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday, March 24 – Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL)
Saturday, March 25 – Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS)
Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)

Friday, April 7 – US-36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)
Saturday, April 8 – 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, April 14-15 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday, April 28 – Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
Saturday, April 29 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, May 10 – Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Friday, May 19 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Saturday, May 20 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, May 26-27 – Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH)
Monday, May 29 – Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)

Friday, June 2 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, June 3 – Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN)
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday-Saturday, June 16-17 – Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, WI)
Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, June 30-Saturday, July 1 – Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI)

Friday, July 7 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, July 8 – Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI)
Tuesday, July 11 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, July 19 – BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 – Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 9-12 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 17-19 – Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)
Friday, Aug. 25 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, ND)
Thursday, Aug. 31-Saturday, September 2 – Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)

Monday, Sept. 4 – Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA)
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 7-9 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA)
Friday, Sept. 15 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA)
Saturday, Sept. 16 – Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)
Friday, Sept. 22 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7 – Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, Oct. 13 – 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Saturday, Oct. 14 – Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21 – TBA

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 1-4 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)