Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 4 in Anaheim


For the second straight year, the Monster Energy Supercross Series opened the season with four different winners as the Round 4 results show Eli Tomac capturing the main and extending his points’ lead.

Tomac’s win came after Ken Roczen won Round 1 in Anaheim, Jason Anderson won Round 2 in Oakland and Chase Sexton earned his first 450 race last week in San Diego.

Last year, three of these drivers were also part of a four-winner streak. In 2021, Eli Tomac won Round 2 and Ken Roczen won Round 4. That leaves Justin Barcia, (winner of Round 1) and Cooper Webb (Round 3) as riders capable of extending the streak to five consecutive.

Tomac took the lead from Anderson just after the mid-point of the race and was uncontested until the checkers.

RESULTS: Click here for 450 Results; Click here for 250 Results

The biggest incident of the night belonged to Anderson, and he and Roczen made contact while racing for position for the second week. This time they were battling at the front, and when Anderson ran into Roczen, it stalled his momentum and allowed Tomac to garner the energy that eventually completed the pass.

Anderson held on to finish second and climbed to third in the points, eight markers behind Tomac.

It was much worse for Roczen. When he fell in the sand section of the track, his goggles filled with grit and it took valuable seconds to clear them, forcing him to remount in 20th. Roczen climbed to 13th, but after finishing outside the top 10 in two of the first four rounds, he dropped to ninth in the standings.

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

Last week’s winner, Sexton finished third at Anaheim 2 and maintained second in the standings. He lost five points in the process, however, and now trails Tomac by six.

Dylan Ferrandis finished fourth to earn his second top-five of the season. He was on the podium last week in San Diego.

Malcolm Stewart rounded out the top five. His worst finish in either a heat or feature has been seventh, which he earned in the season opener in this same stadium in Anaheim.

Click here for Round 3 450 Main results | Rider Points | Combined 450/250 Manufacturer Points

Christian Craig remained the hottest rider on the circuit with his third win in four 250 West rounds. At Anaheim 2, he was momentarily mired behind Vince Friese and Michael Mosiman, but once he got the lead, Craig held a solid line and extended his points’ lead to 11 over Hunter Lawrence.

Mosiman refused to give up much ground. He stayed on Craig’s back tire for most of the second half of the race and backed up his inaugural 250 win with a runner-up finish. He is now three points behind Lawrence in third in the standings.

Click here for 250 West Heat 1 results | 250 West Heat 2250 West Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

Lawrence kept his perfect streak of podiums alive with a third-place finish, but it took a little help to get there.

In the closing laps, Lawrence chased Friese until that rider bobbled in the whoops and went down. As Friese stood to reclaim his bike, Lawrence veered around him. Jo Shimoda was not as fortunate. His front tire made hard contact with Friese helmet, which sent the downed rider staggering off course.

Friese bit his tongue and will require stitches, but is otherwise okay. Shimoda remounted to finish seventh.

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

Rounding out the top five were Nate Thrasher and Jalek Swoll.

Coming off an eighth-place finish in San Diego, it was a rebound for Thrasher.

Swoll also improved from his San Diego run and seems to be showing no ill effects from a concussion sustained at Anaheim 1. Swoll was seventh last week after missing Oakland.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 2 AT OAKLAND: Jason Anderson wins, Ken Roczen struggles to tighten points’ standings

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 3 AT SAN DIEGO: First time wins for Chase Sexton (450s) and Michael Mosiman (250s)

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