Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 10 in Detroit


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.

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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.

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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

Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Formula One embrace the United States

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Last week, Red Bull Racing revealed their new car, the RB19, and a new relationship with US-based Ford Motors in a press event in New York City complete with drivers Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Team Principle Christian Horner. They are the only Formula 1 team to launch in the United States, but even that small move of the needle reflects a major shift in the attitude of both F1’s management and their teams – and the extent to which the American audience has fully embraced the sport.

“It’s something fantastic and unique, for the sport to be able to break it into the U.S,” Perez told NBC Sports. “The market is huge and it’s a huge opportunity for everyone involved, for the drivers, for the team. It’s always a huge market.”

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Sergio Perez finished fourth in the Unites States Grand Prix, but he was first with the fans.  – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

In 2023, Formula 1 will race three times in the United States and five times in North America. The Circuit of the Americas will host their 11th consecutive race in October before heading south to Mexico City. Miami returns for a second time in May on a temporary street course around the Hard Rock cafe and the third addition is in downtown Las Vegas in November.

With the Canadian Grand Prix on the schedule for June and the Brazilian Grand Prix in November, American fans are now in the ballpark of Europeans, who have eight events on the continent and one in England.

In 2022, Verstappen won every race in North America. He was kept from sweeping the hemisphere only by George Russell, who won in Brazil. That fact is less remarkable when one considers that Verstappen won 15 times in the season – nearly two-thirds of the races on the schedule.

By the time Formula arrived in Austin for Round 20 of 23, Verstappen had already wrapped up his second consecutive championship.

“Sometimes it can be hard to replicate the season, but I think it’s the same as with the car, right? You always try to improve it,” Verstappen told NBC Sports. “And I always look at the little details that even when you have had a good race, you could have done better. And then of course you also learn from the bad races. So we always try to look for these little improvements and general experience you gain year after year.

“You try to do better, but of course it also depends a lot on the package you have.”

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Max Verstappen United States Grand Prix win was one of 15 for the drivers and 17 for Red Bull.
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Now Verstappen’s thoughts will inevitably turn to establishing a dynasty – and America will again play a pivotal role.

“I just enjoy what I’m doing,” Verstappen said.  “After the years in Formula One, when you have to be on top of your game and you gain a lot on your experience – in that sense nothing really can get to you anymore. Every year you just try to do the best you can. But a lot depends on the material around you. It’s always a bit of a guess. Start the season as fit as you can be and be well prepared. But if you don’t have the car, you’re not going to win the championship.”

Perez added two wins to Red Bull’s total, at Monaco and the Marina Bay Street course. With two of the US 2023 races on street courses, Perez hopes to close the gap on Verstappen and potentially be his principle rival for the championship.

“The strategy is clear; it is to maximize the potential of the car – and we believe we have a good car, but how good?,” Perez said “We don’t know what the competition is doing. We just give our best in building this car and we hope that it’s good enough to get us to win races.

“I think we have to work together as a team. At the same time. We both want to win the championship. It’s just having good compromise. The competition will be really strong out there, so we really need everything we possibly can get from each other.”

Formula One returns to the United States for Round 6 and the Miami Grand Prix on May 7.