Saturday’s Supercross Round 12 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info


The Monster Energy Supercross Series will head to Seattle for Round 12 of the 2022 season Saturday night (10 p.m. ET, USA) with points leader Eli Tomac closing in on history in multiple ways.

Having built a massive 51-point lead through 11 of 17 races, the 2020 champion has a hammerlock on claiming his second title. If he wins in Seattle to notch a fifth consecutive victory, Tomac can move into a tie for fourth on the all-time Supercross win list (44) with Chad Reed.

It’s been a remarkably successful transition for Tomac, who switched to Yamaha this year after a long run with Kawasaki.

“It’s certainly a monumental season for Eli Tomac and the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team,” Supercross on NBC analyst Ricky Carmichael said in the video above. “Think about that full effort in the 450 premier class, and they hire a past champion and look at what has happened. He’s firing on all cylinders and won in every situation possible, from the front and the back and passed all the best guys. Almost like he’s in a league of his own.”

NBC Sports pit reporter Will Christien chatted with Tomac before his recent victory in Indianaplis and could tell “he’s the calmest, happiest version I’ve seen of him.

“He’s found this place where he’s comfortable and balanced in his thoughts and phsycially on the bike,” Christien said. “He’s just letting it come to him.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be Supercross’ first Pacific Northwest stop in three years.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 12 of the 2022 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 12 in Seattle will begin live Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on USA, Peacock, and the NBC Sports App. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 4 p.m. ET. Leigh Diffey will handle play by play with analyst Ricky Carmichael, and Will Christien and Daniel Blair will report from the pits.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 12 at Lumen Field in Seattle:

4:20 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
4:35 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
4:50 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
5:05 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
6:35 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
6:50 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
7:05 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
7:20 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
10:10 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
10:24 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
10:38 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
10:52 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
11:13 p.m.: 250 Last Chance Qualifier
11:25 p.m.: 450 Last Chance Qualifier
11:51 p.m.: 250 Main Event
12:29 a.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map for Supercross Round 12 in Seattle

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

ROUND 2: Jason Anderson earns first victory since 2018 championship

ROUND 3: Breakthrough victory for Chase Sexton

ROUND 4: Eli Tomac scores first win aboard a Yamaha

ROUND 5: Tomac takes Triple Crown event in Glendale

ROUND 6: Anderson triumphs in Anaheim

ROUND 7: Anderson takes advantage of late stumble by Sexton

ROUND 8: Tomac nips Anderson in Arlington Triple Crown

ROUND 9: Tomac sets Daytona victory record

ROUND 10: Tomac takes command with third consecutive victory

ROUND 11: Tomac remains unstoppable in Indianapolis

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings

IndyCar disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”