Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 2 in Oakland


A new winner and second-place finisher in Monster Energy Supercross Round 2 tightened the points as the final results showed Jason Anderson on the top step of the podium and last week’s winner Ken Roczen deep in the field.

It was an emotional win for Anderson, who suffered through the last 47 races without finding Victory Lane. His most recent win came in his championship season of 2018 at Atlanta.

Losing his grandmother during the offseason heightened the emotion as Anderson credited her as his biggest supporter from the top of the box.

Anderson was coming off a disappointing Round 1 where he finished 10th after getting sent to the ground with contact from Justin Barcia. Anderson’s win elevated him into a tie for second in the points with Cooper Webb.

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Likewise, Aaron Plessinger was dissatisfied with his Anaheim 1 results. After finishing fourth in his heat there, he dropped to ninth in the main, but productive practice sessions midweek contributed to his podium.

A runner-up finish in Oakland vaulted Plessinger to fourth in the standings with only two points separating him from second.

For the second straight week, Justin Barcia finished third. With consistent finishes, Barcia assumed the points’ lead by three markers over Anderson and Webb.

Click here for 450 Heat 1 | Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

Eli Tomac earned his first top-five of the season after winning his heat. Tomac got a slow start in the main and had to battle through the field.

Rounding out the top five was Malcolm Stewart, who improved on his Anaheim 1 result by two positions.

Last week’s top two finishers, Webb and Ken Roczen, struggled in the main.

Webb got a slow start and after being mired in the field early, he climbed to only seventh.

Roczen, who started Supercross Round 2 with a second-place finish in his heat, crashed hard in the whoops. He remounted and finished only 13th, which caused him to plummet to fifth in the points.

Click here for Round 2 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points

The results were more familiar in the 250 West class with the same three riders on the podium.

Christian Craig started the season with back-to-back wins at Anaheim and Oakland, giving him an eight-point lead on the field. As with last week, he started Round 2 with a heat win that left nothing to the imagination. In Heat 2, he beat Hunter Lawrence by more than eight seconds.

Click here for 250 West Heat 1 results | 250 West Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

Lawrence had to settle for second in the main as well, but this time he closed the gap to less than six seconds. Consecutive podium finishes place him second in the championship standings.

Seth Hammaker also swept the podium in the first two rounds with a second at Anaheim and third at Oakland. With Lawrence and Hammaker swapping positions between the two rounds, they are tied for second in the points.

Click here for 250 West Main results | 250 West rider points

Michael Mosiman won his heat race, but for the second straight round he failed to back it up with a podium. He barely missed the box with a fourth-place finish which was a two-position improvement from Anaheim.

Nate Thrasher rounded out the top five and had the best run through the field. After finishing fifth in his heat, he completed Lap 1 of the main in ninth before charging forward.

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 1 AT ANAHEIM: Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb renew rivalry with 1-2 finish

IndyCar releases schedule for 2023 season

IndyCar schedule 2023
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The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2023 schedule will feature the same number of races and tracks as this season with some minor reshuffling of dates.

IndyCar will open the 2023 season March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The 107th Indy 500 will take place May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 17-race schedule will conclude with a stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

There will be 15 events on NBC: 13 races (including six of the final seven) plus Indy 500 qualifying May 20-21. There also are three races on USA Network and the Toronto race exclusively on Peacock. All races on NBC and USA also will have live simulstreams on Peacock.

In partnership with NBC Sports, the 2022 IndyCar season was the most-watched in six years and the most-watched across NBC Sports on record. The 2022 season also was the most streamed season on record.

“We’re very excited for our 2023 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and to build on this past season’s viewership milestones,” NBC Sports vice president of programming Mike Perman said in a release. “In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series.”

Notable elements on the 2023 schedule:

–There will be the same balance of seven road course races, five street courses and five ovals.

–St. Pete will be the season opener for the 13th time.

–The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will move from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown.

–The NASCAR doubleheader weekend at the IMS road course will shift to mid-August.

–The World Wide Technology Raceway event will move from Saturday to Sunday.

Start times for the 2023 events will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the 2023 IndyCar schedule:

Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change