Having completed the six-race West Coast swing to open the 2022 season, the Monster Energy Supercross Series will enter Round 7 in Minneapolis (Saturday, 5 p.m. ET, CNBC) with two former champions re-emerging as serious 450 title contenders.
Jason Anderson, the 2018 champ, and Eli Tomac, who won the title in 2020, are the series’ multiple race winners with more than a third of the season completed. Anderson won the most recent race at Anaheim, California, after also winning at Oakland. Tomac scored consecutive victories in Anaheim and Glendale, Arizona.
Both riders changed rides this season as Tomac moved to Yahama after six years with Kawasaki, which hired Anderson.
“How impressive they’ve been on new teams has been fun to watch,” NBC Sports analyst Ricky Carmichael said (video above). “Mad kudos to the team members and Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson themselves. It shows their dedication, the team’s dedication and how much work went into their preparation.
“They have established themselves as the favorites thus far. I still need to see a few more races to really, really, really know those are the two guys who are going to take this to the end of the series in Salt Lake City. But certainly, it’s been a lot of fun to watch those guys and the level that they’re at and how they find each other each weekend.”
Tomac takes a 12-point lead (134-122) over Anderson into U.S. Bank Stadium. Third-ranked Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen also have won events this season.
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 7 of the 2022 Supercross season in Minneapolis:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis will begin live Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 11 a.m. ET. A replay will be shown Sunday at noon ET on NBC.
All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast live across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).
EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):
Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis:
11:05 a.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
11:20 a.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
11:35 a.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
11:50 a.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
12:05 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
1:20 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
1:35 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
1:50 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
2:05 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
2:20 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
5:06 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
5:20 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
5:34 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
5:48 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
6:19 p.m.: 250 Last Chance Qualifier
6:31 p.m.: 450 Last Chance Qualifier
6:54 p.m.: 250 Main Event
7:28 p.m.: 450 Main Event
TRACK LAYOUT: Click here to view the track map for Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis
HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022: Full NBC Sports schedule
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