Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 9 in Daytona


Patience paid off as Eli Tomac stalked Cooper Webb though most of Monster Energy Supercross Round 9 at Daytona and pounced to put his name at the top of the results for a record-setting sixth time on this track.

Daytona has always been special to Tomac, who now has won five of the last six Daytona races, including the last four. He finished second there in 2018 and 2015. This win was determined not by dominance, but doggedness as Tomac rode in Cooper Webb’s roost for most of the evening.

When Webb was slowed by lapped traffic with less than one minute remaining on the clock, Tomac pounced and pushed Webb back to second, where he ended the night. The defending 2021 Supercross champion, Webb has yet to win this year, but his last three performances have landed him on the podium after he finished outside the top five in in four of the previous five races.

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Chase Sexton finished third in Daytona after starting the race in second. For the first half of the event, the top three battled within sight of one another. This was Sexton’s fourth podium of the season after narrowly missing that mark last week in Arlington.

Dylan Ferrandis got back on track with a fourth-place finish that snapped a four-race streak of results outside the top five.

Justin Barcia rounded out the top five with his fifth such finish this season. He has barely missed that mark on three other occasions with sixth- or seventh-place results. Barcia is tied for fifth in the points standings with Sexton, 40 behind Tomac.

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Tomac’s win wasn’t the only drama for the night.

After winning his heat, Malcolm Stewart had a modest start that put him behind Jason Anderson. The memory of last week’s crash in Race 1 of the Arlington Triple Crown must have been fresh in Stewart’s memory and as he passed Anderson for position, he made contact with that rider’s front wheel. Both Stewart and Anderson hit the deck and fell to the back of the pack.

Stewart and Anderson remained in contact with one another throughout the race and finished eighth and ninth after being penalized one position each by Supercross.

It was the first time in the last eight rounds that Stewart failed to score a top-five.

The implications of the crash were worse for Anderson. Entering the week within five points of Tomac, his ninth-place finish cost him another 12 markers with eight races remaining on the schedule.

Click here for Round 9 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points

Jett Lawrence won his second race of the season by a massive margin of more than 14 seconds. His heat win might have been just as impressive if not for a mental hiccup on the final lap when he mistook the white flag for the checkers. Always the showman, Lawrence was waving to the crowd until his team got his attention and convinced him the race was not yet over.

Even with the mistake, Lawrence claimed the victory by more than five seconds. Lawrence entered Daytona tied in points with Cameron McAdoo and leaves with a five-point advantage.

Stilez Robertson finished second in the feature and was second to Lawrence in their heat. This is Robertson’s best result of the season by far with a previous high of seventh in the opener in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Cameron McAdoo kept the points’ title close with his third straight podium. Last week he won the overall race in the Arlington Triple Crown after Lawrence crashed late in Race 3.

Pierce Brown also scored a first top-five of the season in fourth. His previous best of sixth in Minneapolis and a 12th overall in Arlington has him fifth in the standings.

Enzo Lopes has gotten progressively better in the first three rounds of the season with results of eight at Minneapolis, sixth at Arlington and now fifth in Daytona.

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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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 8 AT ARLINGTON: Tomac wins the overall and takes maximum points, Anderson wins two features

Ryan Hunter-Reay hired as replacement for Conor Daly at Ed Carpenter Racing

Ryan Hunter-Reay Carpenter
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was named to replace Conor Daly in Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20 Dallara-Chevrolet, starting in the NTT IndyCar Series event next week at Road America.

Hunter-Reay is the 2012 series champion and 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner. He finished 11th for Dreyer & Reinbold last month in the 107th Indy 500, his first start since the 2021 season finale. He drove full time for Andretti Autosport from 2010-21.

“We need to improve our competitiveness and I wanted to add a fresh perspective from a driver like Ryan who has a massive amount of experience and success as well as a reputation as a team leader. I am excited to welcome Ryan to the team,” team owner Ed Carpenter said in a team release. “We have worked together in the past as teammates and he tested for ECR at Barber Motorsports Park in October 2021, where he made an immediate impact as we were able to qualify one of our cars on the pole following that test. I am confident that his experience and technical abilities will be an asset to ECR as we move forward toward our goals as a team.”

Hunter-Reay has 18 IndyCar victories, most recently in 2018. He also is a winner in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, having been a part of winning entries in the 2020 Twelve Hours of Sebring and 2018 Petit Le Mans. Last year, he was an endurance driver for Cadillac Racing while being on standby for Chip Ganassi Racing.

He replaces Daly, whose departure was announced a day earlier in what the driver and team said was a mutual decision.

“I was surprised when I got the call from Ed,” Hunter-Reay said in a team release. “He described how frustrated he was that his team has not been able to realize its potential despite their efforts, investments, as well as technical and personnel changes over the past few years and asked for my help. Ed and I are very close friends and have been for a long time. I’ve worked with the team in the past and they are a very talented group with high expectations and a committed partner in BITNILE.COM.

“This will certainly be a challenge for me as well. It’s a tough situation jumping in a car in the middle of the season without any testing in what I believe to be the most competitive series in the world. Certainly, part of my motivation in saying ‘yes’ to Ed is the great challenge ahead. The last time I turned right driving an NTT IndyCar Series car was in October of 2021 with this team at Barber. However, I remain very confident in both my driving and technical abilities and believe by working with the talented people at ECR and Team Chevy, while representing BITNILE.COM, we will make progress. I am going to do everything I can do to help the team achieve its long-term objectives.”

Said Milton “Todd” Ault, the chairman of sponsor “It is great for to be aligned with an Indy 500 Winner and an NTT IndyCar Series champion. I have followed Ryan’s career for years and I am confident he will challenge the entire ECR team to perform at higher levels. I wish everyone luck at Road America.”