Jason Anderson wins Supercross Round 15 in Foxborough; Jett Lawrence wraps up 250 East

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Jason Anderson won his second consecutive and fifth overall race of the 2022 Supercross Season in Round 15 in Foxborough, Massachusetts to push the championship battle at least one more week. With two rounds remaining, he trails Eli Tomac by 43 points.

Tomac can wrap up the championship with a result of sixth or better next week if Anderson wins again. Tomac was seventh in Foxborough.

If not for an accident in Detroit, Anderson’s back-to-back wins at Atlanta and Foxborough would have made a much bigger difference in the championship battle. Anderson still has a chance to match Tomac in total win s for the season if he sweeps the final two rounds.

“It’s a bummer for me because I want to be in the position [Tomac] is in, or at least giving him a harder time,” told NBC’s Sports Will Christien. “But I’m going to make him take it another week and help him out and let him do it in his home state of Colorado.

“It’s a good win for me. I’m just trying to get better and better. I have goal in sight and I’m working towards it. It’s nice to see some of the success along the way.”

After a little contact between the two riders early in the race, Tomac rode cautiously. When it was apparent that he would not be able to erase his deficit and catch Anderson, he allowed a couple of riders to pass him in the closing laps and was the last rider on the lead lap.

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Chase Sexton had a chance to make himself part of the championship story. He stalked Anderson and closed the gap in traffic. With a three-point differential between first and second, Tomac would have been incentivized to make up a few more positions.

“I feel a lot better on the bike; I’m more comfortable,” Sexton said. “Jason was riding really well. We both had to deal with lappers and he got through them better than I did. It was a gnarly track; one that could bite you and you had to be on your toes. My fitness feels good and we have to keep grinding.”

Musquin rounded out the podium for his fourth such finish in last five races. Musquin is involved in a tight battle for third in the championship with a nine-point gap to Justin Barcia.

Two riders who were part of the championship battle early in the season, Malcolm Stewart finished fourth with Barcia fifth. For Stewart, it was his third top-five in the last four races.

Barcia has been the king of consistency with 11 consecutive results of sixth or better.


Jett Lawrence entered Round 15 with the opportunity to be the first rider to lock up a 2022 Supercross championship. He entered the race 47 points ahead of RJ Hampshire with two rounds remaining in a series that pays 26 points to the winner.

All Lawrence needed was to keep from crashing and finishing deep in the field. He did so much more.

A modest start put Lawrence fifth in the opening laps. If that was more traffic than Lawrence wanted to navigate, one would never know it as he settled in behind Austin Forkner and the two riders who were supposed to challenge for the title rode nose to tail for most of the race.

Forkner cleared the path; Lawrence followed him through and when the checkers waved, Forkner had his 12th career 250 win, which places him fourth on the all-time list.

In second, Lawrence secured the championship.

“I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little kid,” Lawrence told NBC Sports’ Daniel Blair. “All the hard work us and the team put in. All the hard times we’ve gone through. This is one night makes all that disappear. If I knew I was going to get a result like this, I’d do it all over again.”

When the dust settled over the 250 Main, Lawrence had a 53-point advantage on the strength of four wins to Hamsphire’s one.

“My brother back home was such a big part of this,” Lawrence said. “I am so pumped that he was able to help me and I was able to help him. I wouldn’t be here without him. I feel like he should get a Number 1 plate also, because he was such a big part of this.”

Hunter Lawrence was scheduled to ride in the 250 East division, but an off-season injury to Jett forced them to switch positions.

Hunter in embroiled in a battle with Christian Craig in the 250 West division, but trails by 23. He needs to finish ahead of Craig or within two points next week in Denver in order to push the championship to the season finale in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For Forkner, it was redemption after missing much of the season to an injury sustained in the Texas Triple Crown in Arlington after he and Lawrence had a mid-air collision that re-injured a broken collarbone.

“It’s been two years, maybe more since I won a Supercross race,” Forkner told Christien. “I had some injuries the past two years and it sucks. I had to miss some races and I was starting to think I may not have it anymore.

“I came back from this injury with so much momentum and motivation.”

Forkner’s last 250 win was in June, 2020 in Salt Lake City.

Forkner is ninth in the points and could potentially move up two more spots with one round remaining.

Pierce Brown established the lead early in the 250 East Main after winning his heat by four seconds over Lawrence. He withstood a hard charge from Hampshire, before getting overtaken by Forkner in the closing laps. He held on to stand on the podium.

Still trying to keep pressure on Lawrence for the title, or at least push the battle into one more week, Hampshire challenged Brown until he went down with four minutes remaining on the clock. The incident happened as the pair battled for the lead. Hampshire ended the day sixth.

Mitchell Oldenburg in fourth and Kyle Chisholm rounded out the top five.

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RACE RECAPS

ROUND 1, ANAHEIM: Ken Roczen renews battle with Cooper Webb by winning the opener

ROUND 2, OAKLAND: Jason Anderson wins for first time since championship season

ROUND 3, SAN DIEGO: Chase Sexton (450s) and Michael Mosiman (250s) deliver first career wins

ROUND 4, ANAHEIM: Four races, four winners as Eli Tomac solidifies points lead

ROUND 5, GLENDALE: Tomac wins back-to-back races in Arizona Triple Crown

ROUND 6, ANAHEIM: Anderson ties Tomac with two 2022 wins

ROUND 7, MINNEAPOLIS: Anderson does it again and closes to within three of Tomac

ROUND 8, ARLINGTON: Tomac wins overall as Anderson takes two features

ROUND 9, DAYTONA: History made as Tomac sets Daytona Supercross record

ROUND 10, DETROIT: Tomac wins incident-filled, third consecutive

ROUND 11, INDIANAPOLIS: Tomac extends lead as competition falters

ROUND 12, INDIANAPOLIS: Tomac wins fifth straight and sets sights on 2022 championship

ROUND 13, ST LOUIS: Marvin Musquin scores first win of 2022 in Triple Crown format

ROUND 14, ATLANTA: Jason Anderson keeps the pressure on with win

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.