Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 10 in Detroit

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Eli Tomac scored a third consecutive win in Monster Energy Supercross Round 10 as the remainder of the results were impacted by frightening incidents.

Tomac became the fourth rider to lead Saturday night when he took the lead from Jason Anderson on Lap 13.

The head-to-head battle in the middle stages of the Detroit race was important because in a couple of previous matchups Anderson came out on top of Tomac, notably in Anaheim 3 and Arlington in two of the three features. Tomac prevailed this time – and things would get worse for Anderson. On Lap 18, Anderson’s front tire washed out in a turn and sent him to the ground hard. He remounted only to ride off course.

Two weeks ago, following the Texas Triple Crown in Arlington, Tomac held a slim six-point advantage, but contact between second-place Anderson and Malcolm Stewart at Daytona sent both riders to the ground. They would also be docked one position for the incident, but the damage was already done and the points lead became 18.

Anderson is now 42 points behind Tomac in the championship standings.

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

After consecutive races with incidents involving Anderson, Stewart was the beneficiary of the late-race chaos. Riding comfortably in third on Lap 17, Stewart climbed to second at the checkers and earned enough points to tie Anderson for second in the standings. Putting last week behind him, this is Stwart’s eighth top five in the last nine Supercross races.

Justin Barcia earned his fourth podium of the season after finishing fifth or sixth in the last three rounds. Remarkably, he was riding with an injured hand from a practice crash.

Marvin Musquin finished fourth, which is his best result since he was third in Minneapolis, Minnesota three races ago.

Click here Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

Justin Brayton finished fifth for his first top-five of what will be his final fulltime Supercross season.

Battling for fourth on Lap 16, Cooper Webb cased a jump and after hitting the front of the hill, his momentum slowed. Chase Sexton had nowhere to go and clipped Webb’s helmet. Upon landing, Sexton’s bike landed on him. Sexton was done for the night. Webb remounted to ride slowly around the track one handed for a couple of circuits before finishing 20th.

 

Anderson and Sexton are reportedly bruised but fine. The status of Webb has not yet been answered.

Click here for Round 10 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points


Jett Lawrence led all 21 laps of the 250 East feature. On a tricky track, Lawrence steadily built his advantage until he was slowed in heavy traffic and allowed Pierce Brown to close to within less than a second. Once clear, Lawrence scooted back out to a comfortable lead and eventually won by more than six seconds.

The lapped traffic allowed Cameron McAdoo to close in on Brown and the hunter became the hunted. McAdoo was victorious and scored his fourth podium in as many races. He won the overall in the Texas Triple Crown.

Brown fell back to third, but earned his first podium of the season. Last week in Daytona, he was fourth.

Click here Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

RJ Hampshire also earned his best result of the season in fourth. He started the year fifth at Minneapolis and had a third in one of the three Arlington features, but crashed in Race 2 and finished 16th overall.

Rounding out the top five, Jordon Smith had an adventurous night. Riding comfortably in a transfer position in his heat, he was wrecked by another rider and forced into the LCQ. He won that event to move into the Main. This is his third consecutive result of sixth or fifth.

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

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 9 AT DAYTONA: History made: Tomac is winningest Daytona rider

Lessons learned in three rounds of Extreme E pay huge dividends in the Copper X Prix for Tanner Foust

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To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, what a long, unique trip it’s been for Tanner Foust in his first season with the Extreme E series as he took his early season lessons to Chile to compete in the Copper X Prix. And he’s learned his lessons well.

In February, McLaren announced they would expand their motorsports program with an Extreme E entry. They signed two talented rally drivers in Foust and Emma Gilmour – and paired them for the opening round in Neom, Saudi Arabia with just a few days of testing under their belts. Baked by the Arabian desert sun, it was trial by fire.

The duo performed well in their debut, advancing into the final round and finishing fifth. As Extreme E headed to another desert halfway across the globe for Round 4, it was a good time to catch up with Foust and ask about McLaren’s progress. The Copper X Prix was held this past weekend in one of the most extreme regions in the world: the Atacama Desert.

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“The shock going into the first race was the speed,” Foust told NBC Sports. “It was much higher than we had tested. We spent a lot of time around 100 miles per hour [in race trim] and our testing speeds were more in the 60 to 70-mile range. Then, once we sort of got around that, the car got updated so you can drive it even faster.”

In rally racing, some incidents are out of a driver’s control. Even peeking around another car can be dangerous because of potholes that have recently been gouged in the ground or large bushes that seem to sprout up between laps. A couple of rollovers brought Foust back to earth – but the pace was there and that was important.

“We had some challenges this season,” Foust said prior to the Copper X Prix. “We had a good start; made the final, which is a difficult thing to do in this series. I had two rolls in the first three events, but I have improved each time. Now we come into Round 4 in Chile in a pretty strong position. We have competitive times as a team. We are communicating really well and have our heads around this Odyssey vehicle.”

Foust’s words proved to be prophetic.

He won the Crazy Race – Extreme E’s version of a Last Chance Qualifier – and did so after passing the field. It was the same manner in which he qualified for Saudi Arabia’s finale, but this time things would be better. There were those hard-earned lessons on which to lean – and Foust had reps under his belt. He was not going to be caught off guard by any random obstacles.

Tanner Foust passed Sebastien Loeb heading to the Switch Zone in the Copper X Prix. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)

In the Copper X Prix finale, he pressured one of the best rally drivers in the history of the sport.

Pitching sideways through a tight left-hander late in his stint, Foust put his McLaren Extreme E Odyssey at the head of the pack in front of Sebastien Loeb as they headed to the Switch Zone. There, he would turn the car over to his co-driver Gilmour.

The Extreme E series pairs male and female drivers with both taking a turn behind the wheel.

After the driver change, Gilmour lost the lead momentarily to Loeb’s teammate Cristina Gutierrez, but as they charged toward the finish line, she surged ahead and crossed under the checkers first.

“What an improvement for the team over this year,” Foust said after the race. “We have struggled through some of the events, being in our first year in competition. We showed true pace this weekend; overtaking Sebastien Loeb was a highlight.

“Emma put in a great run in the Final. I was fortunate to go from last to first in the Crazy Race and then first in the Final but with some flag penalties, we had 20 seconds added to our time, which put us into fifth. It was a great feeling crossing the line first, I love this wide style track and the NEOM McLaren Odyssey was fantastic here.

“Hopefully we can continue that momentum into Uruguay.”

Loeb and Gutierrez were elevated to the top of the podium, but no one can take away the feeling of crossing under the checkers first.


Racing Responsibly

Since cars were first invented, racing has played a socially responsible role by improving safety. As Earth reaches a tipping point with climate change, racing needs to adapt to these new needs and requirements, which is where Extreme E’s unique strategy becomes increasingly important.

The Extreme E experience is more than simple racing. Each race is accompanied by a legacy program designed to offset damage done by climate change and to erase the footprint caused by the events.

Foust, a biology major from the University of Colorado, was given the chance to rekindle his interest and give back to the environment ahead of the Copper X Prix.

The Atacama is the oldest desert in the world at 150 million years. It is the driest place on earth and has the highest degree of ultraviolet light. And yet somehow life perseveres through underground rivers with oases dating back to Incan times. Foust participated in preparing a local habitat for the reintroduction of a critically endangered water frog to Chile’s longest river, the Loa, which snakes its way through the desert.

“I’m loving the experience,” Foust said. “I’m putting on a lot of Chapstick, a lot of sunscreen. What a fascinating part of the world. I never would have come here otherwise.

“I honestly am very honored to be a part of this sport. I am a huge believer in the fact that motorsports has done us good in the last 100 years. I think we benefit every single time we put our seatbelts on and drive down the road to the lessons learned in racing since the turn of the century. And I really hope motorsports continues that tradition.

“I think that motorsports like [Extreme E] does it in a responsible way, a gender-neutral way and a carbon-neutral way.”