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

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

Petit Le Mans lineup
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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.

PETIT LE MANS STARTING GRID: Click here for the starting lineup l Lineup by car number

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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 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 3 p.m. to USA Network.


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