2022 Supercross Power Rankings after Round 11: Justin Barcia surges to second


Justin Barcia moved into second in the Monster Energy Supercross points standings and jumped two positions in this week’s Power Rankings after a controversial Round 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Eli Tomac continues to lead after getting his sixth feature win of the season. In the past 45 days, Tomac has been outside the top five only once when he was sixth in the Minneapolis main.

After getting docked three points for contact with Jason Anderson last week, Barcia is currently tied in points with the rider who has been Tomac’s closest competition through the first 10 rounds. Both Barcia and Anderson are now 51 points out of the lead. The Power Ranking looks at the past 45 days so we analyze recent strength. Barcia started this period with a heat win in Anaheim 3 and added another this past week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. In between, he has been no worse than seventh in a heat or feature.

Malcolm Stewart also advanced one spot this week after finishing second in his heat at Indy. He was only eighth in last week’s feature, but with Anderson also experiencing trouble, Stewart was able to sneak past.

MORE: Eli Tomac extends points’ lead; competition falters

Anderson has been on the negative side of rivalries with Barcia and Stewart in the past couple of months and it gradually has taken its toll. He was within sight of Tomac for the championship only a few weeks ago, but multiple incidents have sent him to the ground and well down the points. In the past 45 days, Stewart has been worse than sixth four times. Three of those were in features when points are on the line.

Maintaining fifth in the rankings, Cooper Webb put in one of the gutsiest performances of the week at Indy. Coming off his hard crash in Detroit two weeks ago, he wasn’t sure if he could mount up and ride in his home state. The team said to do it only if he was competitive and he proved that to be true by finishing fourth in his heat and fifth in the feature.

450 Rankings

1. Eli Tomac (Last Week: 1); [6 feature wins, 5 heat and wins]
2. Justin Barcia (4); [2 heat wins]
3. Malcolm Stewart (2); [3 heat wins]
4. Jason Anderson (3); [3 feature wins; 5 heat wins]
5. Cooper Webb (5); [3 heat wins]
6. Chase Sexton (6); [1 feature win, 5 heat wins]
7. Marvin Musquin (7)
8. Dylan Ferrandis (9)
9. Justin Brayton (11)
10. Vince Friese (8)
11. Dean Wilson (10)
12. Shane McElrath (12)
13. Brandon Hartranft (13)
14. Justin Bogle (15)
15. Kyle Chisholm (16)
16. Max Anstie (18)
17. Justin Starling (17)
18. Alex Martin (19)
19. Cade Clason (21)
20. Ryan Breece (23)

Triple Crown wins included with Heat wins

With only one result worse than fourth in a feature or main this season, Jett Lawrence easily hangs on to the top spot in the Supercross Power Rankings 250 East division. In fact, he is slowly eating into overall leader Christian Craig’s advantage after sweeping both his heats and features in the last three rounds.

Last week was a challenge for Lawrence, however, after he was tossed from his bike like a ragdoll at the start of the heat. He recovered from 18th at the close of Lap 1 to win that race. The only thing marring a perfect season was his 10th-place finish in Race 3 of the Texas Triple Crown when he and Austin Forkner had a mid-air collision.

Despite the winning streak by Lawrence, Cameron McAdoo is keeping his composure and pressuring the leader. He has a perfect record of podium finishes in five features and the only time he was outside that mark in a heat was the East opener in Minneapolis when he finished sixth.

The 250 West riders will get back in action this week in Seattle, but for the moment they continue to rest on their laurels with overall positions fourth through eighth.

That puts Stilez Robertson third among the 250 East riders. He has been on the uptick in recent rounds with second-place finishes in the past two heats and one of the features. He slipped a little overall last week after finishing eighth in the main.

Kyle Chisholm debuts in the top 10 overall this week and is ranked fourth in the East after busting out his 250 for the past two rounds. With top-five finishes in his two heats and a seventh in last week’s feature, he has shown consistency. He normally rides in 450s, where he is ranked 15th this week.

Rounding out the 250 East top five is Jordon Smith, who also owes his position to consistency. Except for a difficult round in Detroit when he crashed in his heat and had to qualify for the main via the Last Chance Qualifier, he’s been solid in recent weeks. Even with all his problems in the Motor City, he rallied to finish fifth in that feature.

250 Rankings

1. Christian Craig – W (1); [4 feature wins, 7 heat wins]
2. Jett Lawrence – E (2); [4 feature wins, 3 heat wins]
3. Cameron McAdoo – E (3); [1 feature win, 3 heat wins]
4. Hunter Lawrence – W (4); [1 feature win, 2 heat wins]
5. Michael Mosiman – W (5); [1 feature win, 3 heat wins]
6. Jo Shimoda – W (6)
7. Vince Friese – W (7)
8. RJ Hampshire – W (11); [2 heat wins]
9. Stilez Robertson – E (8)
10. Kyle Chisholm – E (NA)
11. Jordon Smith – E (10)
12. Nate Thrasher – W (12)
13. Pierce Brown – E (9); [2 heat wins]
14. Mitchell Oldenburg – E (14)
15. Garrett Marchbanks – W (16); [1 heat win]
16. Carson Brown – W (17)
17. Jalek Swoll – W (18)
18. Jace Owen – E (19)
19. Enzo Lopes – E (15)
20. Robbie Wageman – W (20)

Triple Crown wins included with Heat wins

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 1 AT ANAHEIM: Ken Roczen, Christian Craig have a perfect weekend

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 2 AT OAKLAND: Justin Barcia climbs to the top spot

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 3 AT SAN DIEGO: Consistency pays off for Eli Tomac

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 4 AT ANAHEIM: Tomac remains on top as competition levels

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 5 AT GLENDALE: Malcolm Stewart move up as Tomac stays No. 1

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 6 AT ANAHEIM: Jason Anderson closes the gap

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 7 AT MINNEAPOLIS: Jett Lawrence steps up to challenge Craig in 250s

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 8 AT ARLINGTON: Consistency once more give Tomac a Triple Crown win

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 9 AT DAYTONA: Tomac rides historic wave into the second half of 2022

POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 10 AT DETROIT: Tomac holds position as Lawrence moves up

Supercross 2023: Results and points after Houston


Eli Tomac led all 23 laps of the Monster Energy Supercross race at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas and the results show he now has three wins in the season and is one shy of tying Ricky Carmichael’s 48 for third on the all-time list. With this win, he takes a seven point lead in the standings with 12 rounds remaining.

For Tomac at Houston, it was literally a tale of two races. Both his heat and the main started the same with Tomac grabbing the holeshot, but he was passed quickly by Chase Sexton in the heat. Tomac faded quickly after getting passed and was trailing by almost eight seconds at the checkered flag, which caused him to retreat to the hauler and reassess his lines. Without making any adjustments to the bike, Tomac entered the Main with a new attitude, and simply rode better.

Supercross Results Houston
Chase Sexton played it safe in the sand, but he was aggressive in every other turn. – Feld Motor Sports

Sexton had so great a lead in his heat that one could not even use the cliche that he left Tomac in his dust. By the time the rider with the No. 1 plate crossed the same real estate as the No. 23, the dust was well settled. Sexton had a modest start on the initial gate drop and ended Lap 1 in fourth. He worked his way past Aaron Plessinger on Lap 3 and got around Jason Anderson three laps later. Sexton was able to catch Tomac and pressure him, but he picked a safe, i.e. slow line through the sand section and could never get alongside his rival.

RESULTS: Click here for 450 Results; Click here for full 250 East Main Results

After starting the season with back-to-back seventh-place finishes, Anderson now has a pair of podiums. He won his heat and was easily one of the top three riders in the field, ultimately finishing behind the riders who finished 1-2 in the other preliminary. Anderson was subdued on the podium – happy he was there, but disappointed he has not yet found a way around the riders he is chasing in the points.

In the early stages of the race, Plessinger appeared to have a bike capable of winning. He pressured Tomac on the first two laps and was setting up the pass just as a red flag waved for an injury to Dylan Ferrandis that brought out a red flag. He lost second to Anderson on the restart and eventually slipped to fourth to score his first top-five of the season.

Click here for 450 Heat 1 | Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

Cooper Webb rounded out the top five. Along with Sexton, he is now one of just two riders with a sweep of that mark in 2023, but with Tomac’s three wins, he is beginning to slip in the points. Webb sits third in the standings, 12 points behind the leader.

Ken Roczen entered the race as the third rider with a sweep of the top five and progressively better results in the first three races of 2023. Had the pattern held, he would have finished at least second, but he struggled for most of the night, finishing fifth in his heat and eighth in the Main. There may have been extenuating circumstances, however. Ferrandis’ injury was suffered when he landed on the back of Roczen’s bike and potentially damaged the No. 94 Suzuki.

Click here for 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points | Lap Chart

The 250 East division made their 2023 debut in Houston, but the name atop the board was familiar. Hunter Lawrence joined his brother Jett Lawrence as the early points’ leader in their respective divisions, but it didn’t come without a little anxiety.

Riding behind Supercross newbie Tom Vialle on the second lap, Lawrence was forced to take evasive action when the leader pitched his bike sideways to scrub speed over a jump. Lawrence veered left and landed off course, but he cleared the Tuff Blox and kept his bike straight. Lawrence made the pass for the lead on Lap 18 and never relinquished it.

Click here for 250 Heat 1 | Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

In his first attempt on a 250, Max Anstie ascended to the podium. – Feld Motor Sports

England’s Max Anstie made the move from 450s to 250s this year after scoring a best result of 11th on the big bike at Anaheim 2 last year. It didn’t take anytime at all to find the front for Anstie, who finished second in both his heat and main.

It has been a while since Jordon Smith stood on the podium: February 23, 2019 to be exact when he finished that well in Detroit. A series of injuries kept him off the bike for much of 2020 and 2021, but he’s proving to be a factor when he’s healthy.

Click here for 250 Main results | 250 East Rider Points | Combined Rider Points | Lap Chart

There was a lot of hype surrounding the debut of Haiden Deegan in the 250 class and he proved it was merited. He finished fourth in his heat and main. He was as far down as ninth at one point in the feature before slowly picking off riders on his way to the front.

Jeremy Martin finished fifth and now has a streak of three consecutive top-fives to his credit stretching back to last year. Unfortunately, his pair of strong runs in 2022 were interrupted by injury.

Making impressive debuts in the 250 division, Vialle recovered from a fall to finish seventh, Chance Hymas finished eighth, and Talon Hawkins just missed the top 10 with an 11th.

2023 Results

Race 3: Chase Sexton, Levi Kitchen win
Race 2: Eli Tomac, Jett Lawrence win
Round 1: Tomac, Lawrence win

2023 SuperMotocross Power Rankings

Week 3: Ken Roczen takes the top spot
Week 2: Roczen moves up; Chase Sexton falls
Week 1: Eli Tomac tops 450s; Jett Lawrence 250s