Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 5 in Glendale


After three Triple Crown feature results were tallied in Monster Energy Supercross Round 5 at Glendale, Ariz., Eli Tomac emerged as the first repeat winner of 2022 and extended his points’ lead over Chase Sexton to 11.

The Triple Crown format means three opportunities to make a mistake on a race start, but Tomac was flawless. He earned the holeshot in the first two races and started third in the final event when all he needed to do was finish fourth or better to take the overall victory.

Supercross began their last two seasons with four different winners, and Tomac replicated another theme by snapping that streak with consecutive wins.

Last year at Indianapolis, Ken Roczen ended Supercross’ streak with back-to-back victories for the first time since 2017. Tomac didn’t have to wait quite as long. He won consecutive races at Daytona in March 2020 in the last race before COVID-19 interrupted that season and then took the first of seven races at Salt Lake City more than two months later.

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

Malcolm Stewart earned a career-best finish of second in the Triple Crown with consistently strong finishes in each race. He failed to win one of the events, but stood on the podium twice and had a worst result of fourth.

After getting off to a slow start with two falls in the first race and an 11th-place finish, Chase Sexton finished third in Race 2 and won the final moto to finish third overall. He now stands second in the standings with a four-point advantage over Jason Anderson.

Click here for 450 Race 1 results | Race 2 | Race 3

For most of the night, it appeared Anderson would be Tomac’s strongest competition. He finished second in Race 1 and was running in that position in the second moto before jumping wide and getting hung up on a Tuff Blox. The mistake dropped him to 12th in Race 2, but he rebounded and finished second to Sexton in the final event to take fourth overall.

Roczen rounded out the top five with finishes of 4-6-7.

Click here for Round 5 450 Overall results | Rider Points

Hunter Lawrence became the second first-time winner of the season in 250 West. He won the second race and finished in the runner-up position in the other two events, which finally allowed him to cut into Christian Craig’s points’ lead. Lawrence trails by eight with five races remaining.

Although this is Lawrence’s first win, it continues a streak of perfect podium finishes in the first five rounds of the season.

The overall results could have been much worse for Craig. He took a hard fall in Race 2 and was propelled headfirst off his Yamaha when an aggressive pass by Vince Friese went catastrophically wrong early in that moto. Craig was able to remount and climb to fourth at the checkers. He won the first and third races to finish second overall.

Click here for 250 West Race 1 results | Race 2 | Race 3

Three was an important number for Jo Shimoda. Finishing third overall with a pair of third-place finishes gave him his first podium of 2022.

Garrett Marchbanks finished fourth overall with consistent results of 4-6-6.

Click here for 250 West Overall results | 250 West Rider Points

Friese also remounted after his Race 2 accident with Craig, but was able to climb to only 10th. Combined with a third in Race 1 and fourth in Race 3, he rounded out the top five.

The night was disastrous for Michael Mosiman, who entered Glendale with back-to-back podiums that included a win in San Diego. He crashed in traffic on the first lap of Race 1 and finished 10th. Craig’s accident in the second race gave him hope that he might be able to gain points on the series leader when Mosiman finished second in that moto to Craig’s fourth.

Mosiman suffered another hard crash in the final race and finished ninth overall. He is currently third in the standings, 23 points behind Craig and 15 behind Lawrence.

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)

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 4 AT ANAHEIM: Eli Tomac solidifies points’ lead with first win of 2022

Beta Motorcycles joins SuperMotocross in 2024, Benny Bloss named first factory rider

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Beta Motorcycles

Benny Bloss will race for the factory Beta Motorcycles team in 2024 as that manufacturer joins SuperMotocross as the ninth brand to compete in the series. Beta Motorcycles will make their debut in the Monster Energy Supercross opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in January.

Benny Bloss finished among the top 10 twice in Pro Motocross, in 2016 and 2018. – Beta Motorcycles

“The wait is over and we can finally share everything we have been working towards,” said Carlen Gardner, Race Team Manager in a press release. “It has been a great experience being a part of this development and seeing the progression. The only missing part was finding a rider that would mesh well with our Beta Family.

“After a one phone call with Benny, we knew it would be a good fit for him, and for us. We are happy to have him on board for the next two years and can’t wait to see everyone at Anaheim in January.”

Bloss debuted in the 450 class in 2015 with a 15th-place finish overall at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Bloss has a pair of top-10 rankings in the division with a sixth-place finish in the Pro Motocross Championship in 2016 and a seventh in 2018. His best Supercross season ended 15th in the standings in 2018.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Beta Factory Racing team,” Bloss said. “It’s cool to see a brand with such a rich history in off-road racing to come into the US Supercross and Motocross space. I know this team will be capable of great things as we build and go racing in 2024.”

Bloss is currently 22nd in the SuperMotocross rankings and has not raced in the first two rounds of the Motocross season.

Testing for Beta Motorcycles is scheduled to begin in August and the team expects to announce a second rider at that time.

The family-owned brand adds to the international flare of the sport. The company was founded in Florence, Italy in 1905 as Società Giuseppe Bianchi as they built handmade bicycles, The transition to motorcycle production in the late 1940s.

Beta Motorcycles competed and won in motocross competition in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Jim Pomeroy and other riders.

Beta will join Triumph Motorcycles as a second historic brand to join the sport in 2024. First established in 1902, Triumph has won in nearly every division they have competed in, dating back to their first victory in the 1908 Isle of Man TT. Triumph will debut in the 250 class in 2024 and plans to expand into 450s in 2025.