2022 Supercross Power Rankings after Round 13: Marvin Musquin surges after Triple Crown win


Eli Tomac’s streak of five consecutive wins ended last week in the St. Louis Triple Crown, but he swept the top five and won one of the three features to remain at the top of the Supercross Rankings after Round 13.

In addition to stacking feature wins, Tomac has a perfect record of top-fives in heats and Triple Crown features during the past 45 days. His third-place in the overall results last week didn’t cost him anything in the championship hunt as he managed to finish ahead of his two closest rivals, Jason Anderson and Justin Barcia.

The big winner was Marvin Musquin, however. His first overall win of the season came with a pair of runner-up finishes and a feature win in the Triple Crown format. Equally important, since the Power Rankings looks at the past 45 days, he is no longer being drug down by his worst result of the season, which was a 14th overall in the Arlington, Texas Triple Crown.

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Barcia also swept the top five last week in St. Louis with a 5-5-4 that landed him fifth in the overall results. Barcia’s aggressive riding style has paid off with a perfect record of top-fives in heats and features during the past 45 days.

With a win in the first feature of the St. Louis Triple Crown and podium finishes in the other two races, Chase Sexton managed to stay out of trouble and finish second overall. That contributed to a rapid rise from sixth on the chart to fourth. Sexton fans are left to wonder what his year might look like without a couple of hard offs spread throughout the season.

Anderson slipped one position, but rounds out the top five after finishing fourth overall in St. Louis with a 6-2-5. Anderson now trails Tomac by a margin that is greater than two races. Four rounds remain.

Outside the top five, Justin Brayton advanced two positions from 10th to eighth with his 7-7-7 effort in St. Louis that put him sixth on the overall chart.

450 Rankings

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

Triple Crown wins included with Heat wins

After taking a week off to give the 250 West riders center stage in Seattle, the 250 East riders were back in action. The next four rounds will feature one standalone event for both divisions and two East/West showdowns, which will give us a chance to compare the riders head-to-head. Saturday’s race on the Atlanta Motor Speedway frontstretch will be one of the showdowns.

West rider Christian Craig holds onto the top spot in the combined rankings as Jett Lawrence continues to be the best in the East.

Lawrence had a chance to make a big statement after winning the first two features. He hit the dirt on the first lap of the third race last week, however, and climbed to only fifth at the end. His pair of victories were enough to give him second overall and keep him high in the rankings, but with Craig’s near-perfect record, he could not ascend to the top.

Fifth overall, Kyle Chisholm is ranked second among the East riders. He had a yeoman’s performance in St. Louis with a 4-4-3 that allowed him to surge up the chart from 10th.

One has to slide all the way down to ninth overall to find Mitchell Oldenburg, who is ranked third in the East. Oldenburg finished third overall with a 3-3-4.

Jordon Smith rounds out the top 10 overall and ranks fourth among the East riders after finishing 6-5-11 in last week’s Triple Crown.

250 Rankings

1. Christian Craig – W (1); [4 feature wins, 8 heat wins]
2. Jett Lawrence – E (2); [4 feature wins, 5 heat wins]
3. Hunter Lawrence – W (4); [2 feature wins, 2 heat wins]
4. RJ Hampshire – W (8); [1 feature win, 3 heat wins]
5. Kyle Chisholm – E (10)
5. Jo Shimoda – W (6)
7. Michael Mosiman – W (5); [1 feature win, 3 heat wins]
8. Vince Friese – W (7); [1 heat win]
9. Mitchell Oldenburg – E (15); [1 heat win]
10. Jordon Smith – E (11)
11. Nate Thrasher – W (12)
12. Carson Brown – W (16)
13. Jalek Swoll – W (14)
14. Garrett Marchbanks – W (17)
15. Robbie Wageman – W (20)
15. Pierce Brown – E (13); [2 heat wins]
17. Jace Owen – E (18)
18. Phil Nicoletti – E (22)
19. Enzo Lopes – E (19)
20. Derek Kelley – W (30)

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


POWER RANKINGS AFTER ROUND 12 AT SEATTLE: Stewart’s turn at second

Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

Petit Le Mans lineup

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

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With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10-3 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 7 p.m. to USA Network. Peacock will have flag-to-flag coverage.



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Fastest lap by driver

Fastest lap by driver after qualifying

Fastest lap by driver and class after qualifying

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PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III