Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 8 in Arlington

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A drama filled night saw Eli Tomac take the overall win in 450s as the Round 8 results continue to show a tight battle for the top spot in the Monster Energy Supercross championship.

Tomac got off to a slow start in the first feature and had to battle his way through the field, but accidents at the head of the pack opened a door for him to finish third. His next two starts in the Triple Crown showdown were much better and Tomac had to be content with a pair of runner-up finishes. With a 3-2-2, Tomac swept the podium and earned his third overall win of the season.

One of Tomac’s two previous wins came in another Triple Crown race earlier this year at Glendale.

Tomac extended his points lead over Anderson to six.

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

The second and third races of the night featured head-to-head matchups between Tomac and Jason Anderson, who last week trimmed Tomac’s points advantage to three. Anderson got the best of both duels and won those races, but an altercation with Malcolm Stewart as they battled for the lead in Race 1 sent Anderson to the ground and outside the top five. His sixth-place finish in that race was the only time he stumbled during the night.

The Arlington race began where it ended in 2021: with Cooper Webb standing on the podium. Last year, Webb swept three separate nights of racing as the Monster Energy Supercross series took up residency in this stadium. In 2022, he followed his Race 1 win in the Triple Crown format with a pair of fourth-place finishes and third overall.

Click here Race 1 results | Race 2 | Race 3

Chase Sexton swept the top five and earned one podium finish on his way to fourth in the overall standings. His Supercross Round 8 results of 4-3-5 allowed him to close on Justin Barcia for fifth in the points standings.

Stewart was leading Race 1 when a mistimed pass by Anderson sent both to the ground. On his way back to his bike to remount, Stewart tackled Anderson to insure he would be the one to remount first. Stewart finished fifth in that race, sixth in Race 2 and stood on the podium in Race 3 with a third. That extends a current top-five streak to seven.

Click here for Round 8 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points


Cameron McAadoo swept the podium in Supercross Round 8 and the results were enough to give him the overall win. McAdoo began the night with a second in Race 1 and a third in Race 2. He saved his best for last and won the final feature. It was his first 250 win since Daytona, 2021.

Jeremy Martin got off to a slow start Saturday night with a ninth-place finish in the first race. He picked up the pace in Race 2 and 3 with a pair of podium finishes that landed him second on the overall chart.

Click here Race 1 results | Race 2 | Race 3

Jett Lawrence won Race 2 and finished third overall, but that was not the story everyone wanted to talk about at the end of the night. In the final race after making a pass on Austin Forkner for third, Lawrence clipped a Tuff Blox and collided with Forkner in mid-air, which sent both to the ground. Lawrence remounted. Forkner did not and was carted off the track with an injury.

Mitchell Oldenburg finished 5-6-5 on the night to score a fourth overall. Last week in Minneapolis, he stood helplessly behind the gates as the crew tried to fix a mechanical problem on his bike for his heat. He never recovered and failed to advance to the Main.

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

Jordon Smith rounded out the top five with a 6-10-7.

After winning the first race, Forkner narrowly missed the podium in Race 2 and finished 19th after crashing in Race 3. He ended the night seventh overall.

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, 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: Tomac is first rider to repeat in 2022

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 7 AT MINNEAPOLIS: Anderson makers it three, closes in on Tomac

Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

Petit Le Mans lineup
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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

PETIT LE MANS STARTING GRID: Click here for the starting lineup l Lineup by car number

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With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 3 p.m. to USA Network.


QUALIFYING

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Fastest lap by driver

Fastest lap by driver after qualifying

Fastest lap by driver and class after qualifying

Fastest lap sequence in qualifying

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PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III