Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 7 in Minneapolis

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Jason Anderson earned his third win of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season and his Round 7 results at Minneapolis, Minnesota were enough to close the gap on Eli Tomac to just three points in the championship standings.

Anderson was resigned to finishing second in the Minneapolis race when found himself three seconds behind the leader as time ran off the clock. On the final lap, Chase Sexton buried a front tire on a jump and crashed hard, which handed the lead to Anderson. His three wins this season are joined with one other podium finish, a second in Anaheim 2.

After going to the ground in Anaheim 1 and San Diego, Anderson believed it was time for him to have a little luck as the series prepares to head down Interstate 35 to Dallas for next week’s race.

Anderson was able to close the points’ gap when Tomac got hung up on a jump on Lap 1, fell back to 20th and could only recover to finish sixth.

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

Cooper Webb had an up and down race Saturday night. He earned the holeshot in the feature after finishing second in his heat, but was quickly caught by Sexton. Webb fell back as far as fourth until two riders experienced trouble in the closing laps with Malcolm Stewart and Sexton both tucking their front tires and crashing. Webb’s second-place finish Saturday night is his second podium of 2022.

Marvin Musquin earned his first podium of the season after coming up one position short in Anaheim 1. He rode well in the last two races, at Glendale and Anaheim 3, before his own incidents denied the elusive top-three finish.

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

Stewart was well on his way to a second podium for the season until he overjumped the final turn in a rhythm section and buried his tire. He remounted in the top five, and after Sexton’s crash was elevated to fourth. This improves his current streak of top-fives to six consecutive races.

One week after earning his third podium of the season, Justin Barcia scored his fourth top-five by finishing fifth.

Click here for Round 7 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points


The 250 East riders got their first taste of action in Minneapolis with Jett Lawrence beating Austin Forkner to the line by a little more than five seconds.

 

Forkner earned the holeshot before Lawrence made an aggressive but clean pass on Lap 2. Forkner kept Lawrence in sight for the first half of the race, keeping the distance to under two seconds for most of the first nine laps.

Forkner was pleased with his start and believes that bodes well for the championship hunt.

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

Forkner’s teammate Cameron McAdoo finished a close third and was less than two seconds behind the runner-up finisher.

Minnesota native Jeremy Martin finished fourth in the main after scoring a modest fifth-place finish in his heat

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

Rounding out the top five was RJ Hampshire, who started the night with a Heat 2 win.

Narrowly missing the top five in Minneapolis was Pierce Brown, who won Heat 1. He took the lead from Josh Osby on Lap 2 of that heat and led laps in the 250 series for the first time ever in a heat or main.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 6 AT ANAHEIM: Jason Anderson ties Tomac with two wins in 2022

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