Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 16 in Denver

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Jason Anderson won his third consecutive Monster Energy Supercross race and the sixth of the season in Round 16 in Denver, Colorado but Eli Tomac’s fifth-place finish provided all the points needed to win the 2022 championship.

Anderson took the race lead from Tomac on Lap 6 and didn’t look back as he rode away from the field and beat Malcolm Stewart to the line by almost 14 seconds.

Tomac would like to have won in front of his home state crowd to earn the championship in dramatic fashion. He led Laps 4 and 5 after Chase Sexton rode wide in a turn, hooked a ridge and crashed. That was enough to excite the grandstands, but it was not enough to get away from Anderson.

After getting passed by Anderson, Tomac decided to ride a safe race since all he needed to secure his second Supercross the title was a finish of 14th or better. Riding a mistake-free race, he fell to fifth at the end, but that was enough to give him a 35-point lead heading into the finale. The most a rider can earn in a round is 26 points. Tomac’s first title came in 2020.

After the race, Tomac revealed he injured his knee in his Atlanta heat and has been riding hurt in the last three features.

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

Stewart’s second-place finish in the feature moved him to third in the standings. The battle for the third-place position is being tightly contested by Stewart, Justin Barcia and Marvin Musquin and currently only eight points separate the trio.

Musquin finished third in the Denver feature for his fifth podium in the past six rounds.

Click here Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

Sexton recovered from his early crash and finished fourth in the main. With the Denver hole shot, Sexton tied Cooper Webb for the most through Round 16.

Webb finished sixth. A crash in Detroit kicked off a five-race string of results fourth through sixth for the defending champion. Webb sits seventh in the championship.

Among the three riders vying for third in the points, Barcia finished worst at Denver as the final rider on the lead lap in seventh.

Click here for Round 16 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points | Lap Chart

As with the 450 class title chaser Anderson, Hunter Lawrence won his third consecutive race in 250 West, but he has been able to push the championship battle to the season finale. Lawrence has swept the podium in all but one race this year. A crash and 18th-place finish in Anaheim 3 could be the difference between winning the title and finishing second.

Lawrence trails Christian Craig by 18 points entering the final round in Salt Lake City, which will be an East/West Shootout for the 250 riders

With Jett Lawrence securing the 250 East title in Foxborough, Massachusetts and Tomac winning the 450 championship in Denver, there will be three titlist crowned in three rounds.

Click here Heat 1 results | Heat 2 | LCQ

With his runner-up finish in Denver, Michael Mosiman still has a shot at finishing second in the standings if Hunter stumbles. This was Mosiman’s fifth podium of the season.

Craig pressured Lawrence in the opening laps of the race. For the first five circuits, he stalked the leader and showed him his front fender on several occasions. A bad landing in the sand dropped him to the ground and sixth in the running order before he rebounded to take the final spot on the podium and keep a perfect record of top-three finishes alive.

Jo Shimoda finished fourth for the third straight race. He is currently tied for fourth in the standings with Vince Friese.

Rounding out the top five was Garrett Marchbanks, who earned his fourth top-five of the season.

Friese finished just outside that mark in sixth.

Click here for 250 West Overall results | 250 West 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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 14 AT ATLANTA: Anderson keeps pressure on Tomac with win

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 15 AT FOXBOROUGH: Two in a row for Anderson pushes title chase to Denver

Saturday’s Supercross Round 5 in Houston: How to watch, start times, streaming info

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The championship race has tightened up as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for Round 5 of the 2023 season.

With his 450 victory in the Anaheim Triple Crown, Chase Sexton has moved within four points of two-time and defending series champion Eli Tomac.

Jason Anderson is coming off a second place in Anaheim after crashing out of the first two rounds while racing in the top five. Ken Roczen earned his first podium last week since the 2022 season opener and the first for Suzuki since Chad Reed at Detroit in 2019.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 5 of the 2023 Supercross schedule at NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023:


(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 5 will begin Saturday at 8 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock and will re-air Monday, Feb. 6 at 1 a.m. on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 2:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race.

ENTRY LISTS: 450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):

Here are the start times for Saturday, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

2:05-2:15 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
2:20-2:30 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
2:35-2:45 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
2:50-3 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
3:05-3:15 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
3:20-3:30 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
4:20-4:30 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
4:35-4:45 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
4:50-5 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:05-5:15 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:20-5:30 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
5:35-5:45 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
8:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
8:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
8:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
8:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
9:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:33 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:53 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
10:27 p.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUT:

Click here to view the track map

HOW TO WATCH SUPERMOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON IN 2023Full NBC Sports, Peacock schedule

FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


2023 SEASON RECAPS

ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Oakland postponed by storms

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown


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