Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 6 in Anaheim


Jason Anderson got the jump on Eli Tomac at the start of the Supercross Round 6 main and topped the race results for the second time in 2022. Anderson earned his first holeshot of the season.

It was the second time in as many races that the two riders went head-to-head, with Anderson earning the best finish in both events. Last week after Tomac won the first two features of the Triple Crown format in Glendale, Arizona, Anderson rode past him in the final race and finished second over Tomac in third. A fall while riding second in Race 2 relegated Anderson to fourth overall in that event.

This week, the results of Supercross Round 6 were clear as Anderson rode off to one-second lead early. Both riders would find the whoops section challenging, but neither hit the dirt.

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

After attempting a pass early in the race, Tomac showed patience. He lost his rhythm in the whoops halfway through the main and allowed Anderson to get a comfortable lead.

Tomac was able to close the gap on a couple of occasions when Anderson faltered in the challenging section, but ultimately settled for the runner-up position. Tomac holds a 12-point advantage over Anderson as the series leaves the West Coast and heads to Minneapolis this week.

Justin Barcia found his form again after spending three weeks outside the top five. He won his first heat of the season over Marvin Musquin and Tomac in route to his third podium of 2022.

Click here for 450 Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

Malcolm Stewart kept his momentum alive with a fifth consecutive top-five finish. The only time he failed to finish that well was in the season opener in this same stadium. Stewart was seventh in Anaheim 1.

The defending champion, Cooper Webb finished eighth for the third consecutive race and is currently sixth in points with a 31-point deficit to Tomac.

Click here for Round 6 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points

The third race in Anaheim marks the final event for the 250 West riders until they visit Seatle on March 26 and Christian Craig wanted to enter the break with as much momentum as possible. He earned his fourth win in six races. In the two races he did not win, Craig finished third in San Diego and was second overall in the Glendale Triple Crown.

As his principal rivals in the points struggled during the past two weeks, Craig has built a 28-point cushion over the past two weeks with just four races remaining. Two of these will be East-West Shootouts in Atlanta and Salt Lake City.

Click here for 250 West Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

Vincent Friese scored the best finish of his career with a second-place finish, one week after incurring a penalty and probation for rough riding in Glendale. Mostly consistent finishes of fourth through sixth have landed him fourth in the standings, but a 19th in Anaheim 2 puts him nearly 50 points behind Craig.

Michael Mosiman had two offs during the Anaheim 3 Main but managed to end the night third. An even bigger problem for Hunter Lawrence, who crashed early and finished 18th, eliminated that rider from the race and allowed Mosiman to take second in the 250 West championship chase.

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

After winning his first heat of 2022, Garrett Marchbanks finished fourth for the third time this season.

In fifth, Carson Brown scored his first career top-five one week after coming close with a sixth overall in the Glendale Triple Crown.

Mitchell Harrison made a splash early in the race with his first holeshot of 2022, but crashed early and finished last.

Jo Shimoda took a hit in the points after missing his first feature of the season. He crashed hard in his heat and was transported to the hospital for x-rays to his right ankle.

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 season

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 5 AT GLENDALE: Eli Tomac is first rider to repeat in 2022

Kyle Larson wins third consecutive High Limit Sprint race at Eagle Raceway, Rico Abreu second again

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It took four attempts for Kyle Larson to win his first High Limit Sprint Car Series race in the series he co-owns with brother-in-law Brad Sweet, but once he found victory lane, he has been undefeated with his win at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway. For the second week, Abreu led early only to fall prey to Larson.

The win was Larson’s third straight victory and the fifth consecutive top-five, giving him a perfect sweep of the season after finishing 10th in last year’s inaugural race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana.

Larson started third behind Abreu and Brent Marks but was embroiled in a fierce battle with Anthony Macri for third during the first dozen laps. Larson slipped by Macri in traffic until a red flag waved for a flip by Lachlan McHugh.

Meanwhile at the front of the pack, Marks retook the lead from Abreu on Lap 18. Larson followed one lap later and then caution waved again. Tyler Courtney lost power and fell to 24th after starting eighth.

Marks scooted away on the restart but tragedy struck in Lap 26. Leading the race, Marks hit a pothole in Turn 1, bicycled and then flipped, handing the lead to Larson.

Abreu caught Larson again during the final laps and in a reprise of their battle at Tri-City Speedway, the two threw sliders at one another for several laps until Larson built some separation and ran away to the checkers.

“I didn’t feel like my pace in [Turns] 1 & 2 slowed down a ton,” Larson said from victory lane. “I missed it once there and then I saw his nose in 3 & 4. I didn’t know if he nailed the bottom that well behind me and I think he might have slid me in the next corner, so he was definitely on the top.

“I was nervous to move up there because my car was really pogoing up in the entry of 1. I got up just in time, made a few mistakes and he threw a couple more sliders at me but he was just a little too far back and I was able to squirt around him. Then I really had to commit to hitting my marks – back my effort down a bit to avoid mistakes.”

After leading early, Abreu fell back as far as sixth, but faith in his car kept hope alive.

“I just needed to do a few things a few laps before I did and fix some angles, then my car got a whole lot better,” Abreu said. “I’m thankful for this team; they do an amazing job. They don’t give up on me. I know my car is going to be there right at the end of these races, so it’s just the discipline of being patient.”

For Abreu, it was his third near-miss this season. He was leading at Lakeside in the 2023 opener until a tire went flat in the closing laps and he lost the lead to Larson late in the Tri-City Speedway race. Abreu has finished sixth or better in his last three High Limit races with each result being progressively better until his pair of runner-up results.

Third-place finisher Scelzi was the hard charger, advancing from 17th.

“I had a very specific plan; don’t go near [the hole in Turn 1],” Scelzi said. “It worked out. No one wanted to start on the top. I think I gained a couple of rows there on the choose cone and ran the middle, which seemed to be better than right around the bottom.”

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid in fourth and Macri rounded out the top five.

World of Outlaws star and former NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was one of 41 entrants, but he was not among the 26 starters. He failed to advance to the Main after finishing eighth in the B Main and seventh in his heat.

Feature Results

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson[4]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[17]; 4. 71-Michael Kofoid[5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]; 6. 9-Chase Randall[9]; 7. 26-Zeb Wise[14]; 8. 1X-Jake Bubak[15]; 9. 8-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 10. 14D-Corey Day[18]; 11. 11-Cory Eliason[12]; 12. 5T-Ryan Timms[11]; 13. 88-Austin McCarl[13]; 14. 21H-Brady Bacon[22]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 16. 7S-Robbie Price[19]; 17. 21-Brian Brown[23]; 18. 22-Riley Goodno[26]; 19. 52-Blake Hahn[25]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 21. 3J-Dusty Zomer[6]; 22. 14-Cole Macedo[7]; 23. 19-Brent Marks[2]; 24. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[8]; 25. 25-Lachlan McHugh[20]; 26. 53-Jack Dover[24]

2023 High Limit Sprint Car Series

Race 1: Giovanni Scelzi wins at Lakeside Speedway
Race2: Anthony Macri wins at 34 Raceway
Race 3: Kyle Larson wins at Wayne County Speedway
Race 4: Kyle Larson wins at Tri-City Speedway