2022 Supercross Power Rankings after Round 12: Malcolm Stewart reclaims second


Malcolm Stewart moved back into second in the Monster Energy Supercross Power Rankings after Round 12 at Seattle, Washington as Eli Tomac continues to hold onto the No. 1 position with an iron fist after winning his seventh race of the season. Tomac now holds a 54-point lead over the field with five rounds remaining.

With a commanding lead in the points entering this round, it’s not as if Tomac has struggled this season but he had one of his most dominant performances of 2022 last week after earning the hole shot and leading flag-to-flag. In the past 45 days, Tomac failed to stand on the podium only twice. He was sixth in the Minneapolis feature and fourth in his Daytona heat, but went on to win that race for a record fifth time.

Meanwhile, Stewart leapfrogged Justin Barcia in Seattle to reclaim second in the Power Rankings on the strength of a third-place finish in his heat and fourth in the main. Stewart has not been perfect in the past 45 days with eighth-place Main finishes in two of the last four races, but he has shown remarkable consistency this year.

MORE: Eli Tomac secures a two-race lead after winning in Seattle

Barcia secured his eighth top-five of the season last week in Seattle after winning his second consecutive heat race. The margin of difference between Barcia and Stewart is minimal with Jason Anderson close behind, so these spots could well shift again when the Supercross series gets back in action two weeks from now in St. Louis, Missouri.

Anderson remains fourth in the standings, but there were a lot of reasons for his fans to cheer in Seattle. He stopped a three-race slide of results outside the top five by winning his heat and finishing second in the main.

For the second straight week, Cooper Webb earned the ironman award. He crashed heavily in Detroit three weeks ago and was riding injured when he finished fifth at Indianapolis. He took another hard fall in Seattle, but was able to mount up and finish sixth in the feature. It will take a miracle for him to overcome the 73-point deficit to first and defend his 2021 championship, but Webb will be happy to get to the end of the season.

Dean Wilson was another big mover this week, climbing from 11th into the top 10 in ninth. His fifth-place finish in the heat and seventh in the feature replaced a pair of sub-10th-place finishes in Anaheim 3, which aged out of the Supercross Power Rankings after Round 12 this week.

450 Rankings

1. Eli Tomac (last Week: 1); [7 feature wins, 5 heat and wins]
2. Malcolm Stewart (3); [3 heat wins]
3. Justin Barcia (2); [3 heat wins]
4. Jason Anderson (4); [3 feature wins; 6 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 (8)
9. Dean Wilson (11)
10. Justin Brayton (9)
11. Vince Friese (10)
12. Shane McElrath (12)
13. Brandon Hartranft (13)
14. Justin Bogle (14)
15. Ryan Breece (20)
16. Kyle Chisholm (15)
17. Justin Starling (17)
18. Cade Clason (19)
19. Alex Martin (18)
20. John Short (NA)

Triple Crown wins included with Heat wins

After a five-week break, the 250 West riders were back in action and Christian Craig picked up where he left off. Craig won his heat last week in Seattle and was leading in the feature when he was taken down by an aggressive pass for the lead by Michael Mosiman. Craig fell to sixth, but rallied to second at the checkers and kept his perfect streak of podium finishes alive.

A pair of 250 East riders hold onto the second and third positions in the rankings with Jett Lawrence the best of that division followed by Cameron McAdoo.

Hunter Lawrence was the beneficiary of last week’s contact between Craig and Mosiman. He made his pass for the lead midway through the race and withheld a charge by Craig to win his second race of the season.

When Mosiman made contact with Craig, he bent a rear rotor and suffered brake fade in the closing laps of the main. Mosiman finished third in the feature, which was his fourth podium finish in the last four races.

To finish third in the race, Mosiman had to outlast a charging Jo Shimoda, who passed him on the last lap before running wide on the final turn of the course. Shimoda finished fourth at Seattle after finishing third in his heat.

Rounding out the top five among 250 West riders was Vince Friese, who finished fifth in Seattle after winning his heat. Friese has kept his reflexes sharp by riding in the 450 class when the 250 East riders were in action and it paid dividends with his first heat win of the season.

250 Rankings

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


IndyCar results, points after 107th Indy 500


INDIANAPOLIS — With his first victory in the Indy 500, Josef Newgarden became the first repeat winner through six race results of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season and made a move in the points.

Newgarden, who celebrated with fans in the grandstands, moved from sixth to fourth in the championship standings with his 27th career victory and second this season (he also won at Texas Motor Speedway).

The Team Penske star won his 12th attempt at the Brickyard oval, tying the record for most starts before an Indy 500 victory with Tony Kanaan (2013) and Sam Hanks (1957). Newgarden, whose previous best Indy 500 finish was third with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016, became the first Tennessee native to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the first American since Alexander Rossi in 2016.

He also delivered the record 19th Indy 500 triumph to Roger Penske, whose team ended a four-year drought on the 2.5-mile oval and won for the first time since he became the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in 2020.

Newgarden, 32, led five laps, the third-lowest total for an Indy 500 winner behind Joe Dawson (two in 1912) and Dan Wheldon (one in 2011).

The race featured 52 lead changes, the third most behind 68 in 2013 and 54 in ’16, among 14 drivers (tied with ’13 for the second highest behind 15 leaders in ’17 and ’18). Newgarden’s 0.0974-second victory over Marcus Ericsson was the fourth-closest in Indy 500 history behind 1992 (0.043 of a second for Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear), 2014 (0.0600 of a second for Ryan Hunter-Reay over Helio Castroneves) and 2006 (0.0635 of a second Sam Hornish Jr. over Marco Andretti.).

It also marked only the third last-lap pass in Indy 500 history — all within the past 17 years (Hornish over Andretti in 2006; Wheldon over J.R. Hildebrand in 2011).

Ericsson’s runner-up finish was the ninth time the defending Indy 500 finished second the next year (most recently four-time winner Helio Castroneves in 2003).

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the 107th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


Click here for the official box score from the 200-lap race on a 2.5-mile oval in Indianapolis.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

Best section times

Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Indy 500 with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (17) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 200, Running
3. (4) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200, Running
4. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 200, Running
5. (7) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 200, Running
6. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running
7. (8) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
8. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200, Running
9. (21) Colton Herta, Honda, 200, Running
10. (2) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (18) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (27) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 200, Running
13. (25) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 200, Running
14. (14) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 200, Running
15. (20) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200, Running
16. (9) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (24) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running
18. (32) Jack Harvey, Honda, 199, Running
19. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 198, Running
20. (13) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 197, Contact
21. (11) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 196, Contact
22. (33) Graham Rahal, Chevrolet, 195, Running
23. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 195, Running
24. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
25. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 192, Contact
26. (26) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
27. (3) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 183, Contact
28. (15) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 183, Contact
29. (23) David Malukas, Honda, 160, Contact
30. (19) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 149, Contact
31. (31) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 90, Contact
32. (28) RC Enerson, Chevrolet, 75, Mechanical
33. (29) Katherine Legge, Honda, 41, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 168.193 mph; Time of Race: 2:58:21.9611; Margin of victory: 0.0974 of a second; Cautions: 5 for 27 laps; Lead changes: 52 among 14 drivers. Lap leaders: Palou 1-2; VeeKay 3; Palou 4-9; VeeKay 10-14; Palou 15-22; VeeKay 23-27; Palou 28-29; VeeKay 30-31; Rosenqvist 32; Rossi 33-34; Palou 35-39; VeeKay 40-47; Palou 48-60; VeeKay 61-63; Rosenqvist 64-65; O’Ward 66; Power 67; Herta 68; Rosenqvist 69; O’Ward 70-78; Rosenqvist 79-81; O’Ward 82-89; Rosenqvist 90-94; Ilott 95-99; Rosenqvist 100-101; O’Ward 102; Rosenqvist 103-107; O’Ward 108-109; Rosenqvist 110-113; O’Ward 114-115; Rosenqvist 116-119; O’Ward 120-122; Rosenqvist 123-124; O’Ward 125-128; Rosenqvist 129-131; Ferrucci 132; Ericsson 133-134; Castroneves 135; Rosenqvist 136; Ericsson 137-156; Newgarden 157; Ericsson 158; Ferrucci 159-168; Ericsson 169-170; Rossi 171-172; Sato 173-174; O’Ward 175-179; Hunter-Reay 180-187;
O’Ward 188-191; Ericsson 192; Newgarden 193-195; Ericsson 196-199; Newgarden 200.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the GMR Grand Prix:



Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 219, Ericsson 199, O’Ward 185, Newgarden 182, Dixon 162, McLaughlin 149, Rossi 145, Grosjean 139, Power 131, Herta 130.

Rest of the standings: Lundgaard 122, Kirkwood 113, Rosenqvist 113, Ilott 111, Ferrucci 96, VeeKay 96, Rahal 94, Malukas 84, Armstrong 77, Daly 73, Castroneves 69, Harvey 65, DeFrancesco 63, Canapino 61, Pagenaud 55, Pedersen 51, Robb 47, Sato 37, Carpenter 27, Hunter-Reay 20, Kanaan 18, Andretti 13, Enerson 5, Legge 5.

Next race: The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, which has moved from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown, will take place June 4 with coverage starting on Peacock at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.