Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 14 in Atlanta


Jason Anderson did his best to keep the pressure on Eli Tomac with his Supercross Round 14 heat and feature win, but Tomac’s lead in the points barely shrunk at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

This was Anderson’s fourth win of the season and it stopped a slide of six races in which he failed to stand on the podium four times after being embroiled in battles with Malcolm Stewart and Just Barcia that all but ended his title hopes.

Tomac’s minimized the damage of Anderson’s win after starting mid-pack – a position that has become all-too commonplace. His second-place finish in Atlanta allowed Anderson to shave only three points from his lead and with three rounds remaining, Tomac has a 53-point advantage. If Tomac finishes ahead of Anderson next week, he will clinch.

RESULTS: Click here for 450 Results; Click here for 250 results

Chase Sexton led early in Supercross Round 14 before securing the last spot on the podium but is too deep points to be relevant for the championship. After missing Seattle and finishing outside the top 10 in two other races, he is a distant fifth.

Cooper Webb was forced to sit out the St. Louis Triple Crown last week with injury. He returned with a vengeance to finish second in his heat and fourth overall.

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Rounding out the top five is Malcolm Stewart, who also struggled with on-track rivalries at critical junctures in 2022. This is his second top-five in the last four races, but he had failed to stand on the podium in that span.

The rider sitting second in the points, Justin Barcia narrowly missed the top five with his sixth-place finish.

Last week’s winner, Marvin Musquin hit the dirt midway through the Atlanta race and was forced to settle for a 10th-place finish.

Click here for Round 14 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points | Lap Chart

The 250 class had their first East/West Showdown in Supercross Round 14, which shook the points up only a little as the top three contender stood on the podium.

The West riders were the clear winners in the head-tohead matchup with Hunter Lawrence getting his third win of the season and second consecutively. That he beat points leader Christian Craig and brother Jett Lawrence was an added bonus. He is now 23 points out of first with two rounds remaining.

Craig had an unaccustomed bad start, but there is no give-up in this rider as he charged to second. As with Tomac in the 450 class, he could wrap up the title in his next race if he beats Hunter.

Click here 250 East Heat results | West Heat | LCQ

Jett Lawrence dug a deep hole on the first lap. He crashed and started deep in the field, rode to 15th by the end of Lap 1 and meticulously worked his way to third after passing Jo Shimoda on the final lap to join his brother on the podium. His points lead over RJ Hampshire stands at 47.

Shimoda scored his second straight fourth-place finish and his third consecutive top-five.

Nate Thrasher rounded out the top five in fifth.

Hampshire claimed second in the points with Cameron McAdoo sitting out the last two rounds with injury. Hampshire finished eighth.

The comeback performance of the night belonged to Austin Forkner, who returned from a gnarly injury in the Texas Triple Crown to win his heat and finish seventh in the feature.

Click here for 250 West Overall results | 250 West Rider Points | 250 East Rider Points | 250 Rider East/West Points Combined | Lap Chart

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 10 AT DETROIT: Tomac makes it three in a row and takes sole possession of fifth on winners list

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 11 AT INDIANAPOLIS: Justin Barcia moves to second after controversial race

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 12 AT SEATTLE: Tomac’s streak continues with fifth straight win

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 13 AT ST LOUIS: Marvin Musquin gets first win of 2022 in Triple Crown format

Cadillac confirms WEC driver lineup with Chip Ganassi Racing that will race Le Mans in 2023

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Cadillac and Chip Ganassi Racing announced their driver lineup for a 2023 entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the sports car series that includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Cadillac V-LMDh entry will be driven by Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn, who were teamed on the No. 02 Cadillac that competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship DPi class this season and won the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The third driver will be Richard Westbrook, who will return to Ganassi after helping the team to a GT class win at Le Mans in 2018.

The team also will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the rebranded Grand Touring Prototype premier category, which is designed for crossover between the top prototypes in IMSA and WEC. Ganassi will field a second entry at Daytona with its No. 01 Cadillac that will compete full time in IMSA with Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande.

Next year will mark the return of Cadillac to Le Mans for the first time since 2002.

Before joining Ganassi last year, Lynn made 28 WEC starts since 2016, winning the LMGTE Pro class at Le Mans in 2020.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to continue with Cadillac and Chip Ganassi Racing,” Lynn said in a release. “It’s a huge honor to drive for Chip in any capacity but certainly on a full factory sports car program, it’s seriously cool. Cadillac has so much heritage as a luxury North American sports car brand, so to be able to represent them is a huge privilege. I’ve had a lot of fun in my first year doing it and to continue that onto the World Endurance Championship stage is fantastic.

“For me, returning to WEC is sort of what I’ve always known and it’s a bit like going into my wheelhouse. This year in IMSA was a bit different with getting to know all-new circuits and a new style of racing so 2023 will be filled with a bit more of what I’m used to with more of a European focus. I think what’s significant about WEC is without a doubt Le Mans. As a sports car race, Le Mans is the crown jewel and everything that we want to win. To be able to take Chip Ganassi Racing and Cadillac back to Le Mans to fight for overall honors is a huge honor and that’s something that I’m going to work tirelessly to make sure we achieve.”

Bamber won the Le Mans overall in 2015 and ’17 with Porsche teams and also was a 2019 GTLM champion in IMSA.

“I am really happy to continue at Chip Ganassi Racing and Cadillac,” Bamber said in a release. “I’ve loved my first season in DPi and now to continue over into the LMDh era and WEC is super exciting. Looking forward to fighting for a world championship and another Le Mans victory.

“The World Endurance Championships gives us the opportunity to race at the world’s biggest race, which is Le Mans, the crown jewel of sports car racing. I’ve been lucky enough to win it before and it’s obviously a huge goal for Cadillac and everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing. To have that goal in sight is really exciting. It’s been great to have Alex as a teammate in 2022. We’ve been able to learn and grow together in the DPi, and we have a really good partnership going into WEC. We know each other really well and believe adding Richard will be a seamless transition.”

Said Westbrook: “After four really good years at Chip Ganassi Racing, I’ve got so many friends there and I’ve always dreamt to come back one day. It just worked so well between 2016 and 2019, and I’m delighted we found a route to come together again. I can’t wait, it’s an exciting era in sports car racing right now.

“I feel like I know Alex and Earl really well. I did Le Mans with Alex in 2020 and I’ve known him for years. It feels like I’m going back with an ex-teammate and exactly the same with Earl. Although I’ve never shared a car with Earl, we’ve always done the same sort of racing be it in WEC or in IMSA. We’ve had lots of battles, including this year in our dueling Cadillacs. We’ve always gotten along quite well, and I can say we’re going to have a great year together.”

The seven-race WEC season, which also includes a stop at Spa, will begin March 17 with the 1,000 Miles of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.