Chase Sexton, Michael Mosiman score inaugural wins in Supercross at San Diego


Round 3 of the Monster Energy Supercross season delivered a pair of first-time winners Saturday night in San Diego with Chase Sexton (450) and Michael Mosiman (250).

Sexton became the third winner in three 450 main eventsduring the 2022 season, joining Ken Roczen and Jason Anderson on the top step. The second-year Honda rider got off to a good start but still needed several laps to catch Marvin Musquin, who led after getting the holeshot.

As soon as Sexton got around Musquin on Lap 5, however, he set sail and was not seriously challenged for the remainder of the race. Eli Tomac finished second, and Dylan Ferrandis rounded out the podium.

“I still can’t believe it, honestly,” Sexton told NBC Sports’ Will Christien. “This is a dream come true. I’ve come so close a number of times. That felt like a dream ride. I felt comfortable; didn’t make any mistakes and I finally got it done.”

The race wasn’t without drama. Coming from deep in the field, Anderson had charged to second after a brief tussle with Roczen, who went down in the main event for the second consecutive race.

Anderson was starting to close the gap on Sexton until his Kawasaki began to smoke, and he faded to eighth at the finish, wiping out hopes of a second consecutive victory and the championship lead.

Tomac took the points lead with his first podium of the season.

“I feel like I was able to be in the game that time,” Tomac said. “I came right around the outside there. I watched that 250 race and knew I had a good gate pick. I wanted to sweep that outside, and it worked.

“Pushed as hard as I could. Chase was riding a great pace at the front – so was Jason. Obviously, he had a little mishap. But it just felt good to be out front tonight. That was huge for us to improve the start.”

Tomac leads the standings by one point over Sexton and Cooper Webb. Two points behind in third, Justin Barcia is part of an eight-rider scrum within 10 points of the lead.

After his season-best finish, Ferrandis moved up to 10th in points.

“Brings back the confidence,” the reining Outdoors champion said. “Since (Anaheim), I was feeling good, I’ve just been getting bad starts. And when you get bad starts in a 450 main, it’s tough. It’s like hitting a wall. Today I got a better start, but I still had to fight my way to the front.”

Webb finished fourth and remained winless in his title defense this season.

“It was a struggle today, to say the least,” Webb said. “Practice didn’t go that great, but we fought hard that main event. Gave it everything we had, and we’re only one point out. I can’t complain about that, but we will get to work this week.”

In the 250 West main event, Mosiman scored his first 250 West win in front of the home crowd after earning the holeshot and leading flag to flag.

After battling for the lead from the first turn, Hunter Lawrence was on Mosiman’s rear tire for most of the race, closing on the leader in the whoops only to lose ground in the rhythm sections.

“To get the win is just incredible,” Mosiman told NBC Sports’ Daniel Blair. “It’s been a long time coming; a long journey.”

Mosiman delivered GasGas its first victory in the 250 class. Lawerence finished second for the second consecutive week.

“Right here just before the whoops, I chose to go right,” Lawrence said. “Michael was on the left, and there was a lapper on his left who then braked and went around. So I went right, and there was another guy in the whoops. Trying to turn through the whoops is tough, and I got all out of shape. I got kicked out into the back of Michael.

“I’m pretty frustrated. That’s one that got away.”

Lawrence remounted and caught back up to Mosiman before settling for second.

After winning back to back to open the 2022 season, Christian Craig crashed on Lap 1 but rebounded to take third and maintain the points lead.

“There’s nothing worse than laying on the first turn with your head on the ground,” Craig said. “And you’re just, ‘ you know what? I’ve got to dig deep’, and my heart came out tonight. I dug deep from Lap 1 to the checkered flag.

“I heard the crowd all night and to do that in my hometown, is something special.”

Jalek Swoll finished seventh a week after missing the Oakland race with a concussion.


ROUND 1, Anaheim: Ken Roczen renews battle with Cooper Webb by winning the opener

ROUND 2, Oakland: Jason Anderson wins for first time since championship season

IndyCar results, points after Detroit Grand Prix


DETROIT — Alex Palou topped the results of an NTT IndyCar Series race for the second time this season, extending his championship points lead with his victory in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who also won the GMR Grand Prix (and the Indy 500 pole position) last month, holds a 51-point lead over teammate Marcus Ericsson (ninth at Detroit) through seven of 17 races this season.

Ganassi, which placed all four of its drivers in the top 10 at Detroit, has three of the top four in the championship standings with Scott Dixon ranked fourth after a fourth at Detroit.

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Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden is third in the standings after taking a 10th at Detroit. Pato O’Ward slipped to fifth in the points after crashing and finishing 26th

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:


Click here for the official box score from the 100-lap race on a nine-turn, 1.645-mile street course in downtown Detroit.

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Here is the finishing order in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 100, Running
2. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 100, Running
3. (9) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 100, Running
4. (4) Scott Dixon, Honda, 100, Running
5. (13) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 100, Running
6. (12) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 100, Running
7. (2) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 100, Running
8. (11) Marcus Armstrong, Honda, 100, Running
9. (6) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 100, Running
10. (5) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 100, Running
11. (24) Colton Herta, Honda, 100, Running
12. (17) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 100, Running
13. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 100, Running
14. (20) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 100, Running
15. (15) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 100, Running
16. (18) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 100, Running
17. (25) Jack Harvey, Honda, 100, Running
18. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 100, Running
19. (23) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 100, Running
20. (19) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 97, Running
21. (22) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 97, Running
22. (26) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 97, Running
23. (21) David Malukas, Honda, 85, Contact
24. (3) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 80, Contact
25. (27) Graham Rahal, Honda, 50, Contact
26. (10) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 41, Contact
27. (16) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 1, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 80.922 mph; Time of Race: 02:01:58.1171; Margin of victory: 1.1843 seconds; Cautions: 7 for 32 laps; Lead changes: 10 among seven drivers. Lap Leaders: Palou 1-28; Power 29-33; O’Ward 34; Palou 35-55; Power 56-64; Palou 65; Rossi 66; Newgarden 67-68; Kirkwood 69; Ericsson 70-76; Palou 77-100.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:



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Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 273, Ericsson 222, Newgarden 203, Dixon 194, O’Ward 191, Rossi 176, McLaughlin 175, Power 172, Herta 149, Rosenqvist 148.

Rest of the standings: Grosjean 145, Kirkwood 142, Lundgaard 136, Ilott 116, VeeKay 108, Ferrucci 105, Armstrong 101, Rahal 99, Malukas 91, Daly 88, DeFrancesco 81, Castroneves 80, Harvey 78, Canapino 77, Pagenaud 72, Pedersen 61, Robb 55, Takuma Sato 37, Ed Carpenter 27, Ryan Hunter-Reay 20, Tony Kanaan 18, Marco Andretti 13, RC Enerson 5, Katherine Legge 5.

Next race: IndyCar will head to Road America for the Sonsio Grand Prix, which will take place June 18 with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.