Saturday’s Supercross Round 2 in Oakland: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info


After a season opener that delivered some stirring battles, flared tempers and a familiar ending, the Monster Energy Supercross circuit will head to Oakland for Round 2 (Saturday, 10 p.m. ET, USA).

Ken Roczen won the Jan. 8 season opener for the fourth time in Anaheim, besting defending series champion Cooper Webb. Justin Barcia finished third, followed by Mavin Musquin and Chase Sexton, Roczen’s Honda teammate who rebounded from two crashes.

Musquin also provided some fireworks after a dust-up with Malcolm Stewart led to a postrace altercation.

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Those storylines, plus Christian Craig’s winning start in 250, set the table nicely for Saturday night’s Supercross return to Oakland as Round 2 will mark the circuit’s first time there since Feb. 1, 2020.

Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for Supercross coverage in 2022 with five-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael returning as an analyst. Daniel Blair and Will Christien will serve as pit reporters, with Blair also assuming the duties of play-by-play commentator in select events.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 2 of the 2022 Supercross season in Oakland:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 2 in Oakland will begin live Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on USA. The event also will be streamed on, the NBC Sports App and Peacock. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 4 p.m. ET.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast live across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 2 in Oakland:

4:20 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying 1
4:35 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying 1
4:50p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying 1
6:15 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying 2
6:30 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying 2
6:45 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying 2
7:00 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying 2
7:15 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying 2
7:30 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
11:10 p.m.: 250 Last Chance Qualifier
11:22 p.m.: 450 Last Chance Qualifier
11:50 p.m.: 250 Main Event
12:27 a.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUT: Click here to view the track map for Supercross Round 2 in Oakland

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings

IndyCar disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”