Saturday’s Supercross Round 17 in Salt Lake City: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV

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Eli Tomac and Jett Lawrence have clinched championships, but there still is something to play for Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the Round 17 season finale.

Jason Anderson will be aiming to close the Supercross campaign with his fourth consecutive victory and tie Tomac for the most (seven) in the 450 category this season. Tomac isn’t expected to race Saturday.

In the 250 West class, Christian Craig and Hunter Lawrence (Jett’s brother, who could et some sibling help Saturday) are battling for the championship. Craig has an 18-point advantage and can clinch his first  Supercross title with a 14th or better.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 17 of the 2022 Supercross season in Salt Lake City, Utah:


(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, will begin live Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 2 p.m. ET. Leigh Diffey will handle play by play with analyst Ricky Carmichael, and Will Christien and Daniel Blair will report from the pits. Todd Harris is the prerace host joined by 450 rider Adam Cianciarulo.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock. Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah:

2:25 p.m.: 250 East Qualifying
2:40 p.m.: 250 West Qualifying
2:55 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
3:10 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
3:25 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
4:40 p.m.: 250 West Qualifying
4:55 p.m.: 250 East Qualifying
5:10 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
5:25 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
5:40 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
7:55 p.m.: 250 West Heat
8:09 p.m.: 250 East Heat
8:23 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
8:37 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
9:05 p.m.: 250 LCQ
9:17 p.m.: 450 LCQ
9:54 p.m.: 250 Main Event
10:27 p.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map for Supercross Round 17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

ROUND 2: Jason Anderson earns first victory since 2018 championship

ROUND 3: Breakthrough victory for Chase Sexton

ROUND 4: Eli Tomac scores first win aboard a Yamaha

ROUND 5: Tomac takes Triple Crown event in Glendale

ROUND 6: Anderson triumphs in Anaheim

ROUND 7: Anderson takes advantage of late stumble by Sexton

ROUND 8: Tomac nips Anderson in Arlington Triple Crown

ROUND 9: Tomac sets Daytona victory record

ROUND 10: Tomac takes command with third consecutive victory

ROUND 11: Tomac remains unstoppable in Indianapolis

ROUND 12: Tomac ties Chad Reed for fourth on win list

ROUND 13: Marvin Musquin takes St. Louis triple crown

ROUND 14: Jason Anderson scores fourth win of season

ROUND 15: Jason Anderson wins again; Jett Lawrence wraps title

ROUND 16: Jason Anderson wins third consecutive as Eli Tomac clinches championship

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings

Miguel Oliveira wins MotoGP Thai Grand Prix, Bagnaia closes to two points in championship

MotoGP Thai Grand Prix
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Miguel Oliveira mastered mixed conditions on the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand to win the MotoGP Thai Grand Prix. Oliveira showed the adaptability as he navigated a race that began in wet conditions and turned dry over the course of the race. Oliveira won the Indonesian GP in similar conditions.

“It was a long race, but I can’t complain,” Oliveira said on CNBC. “Every time we get to ride in the wet, I’m always super-fast. When it started raining, I had flashbacks of Indonesia. I tried to keep my feet on the ground, make a good start and not make mistakes and carry the bike to the end.”

All eyes were on the championship, however. Francesco Bagnaia got a great start to slot into second in Turn 1.

Meanwhile Fabio Quartararo had a disastrous first lap. He lost five positions in the first couple of turns and then rode over the rumble strips and fell back to 17th. At the end of the first lap, Bagnaia had the points’ lead by two. A win would have added to the gain and for a moment, it appeared Bagnaia might assume the lead.

Early leader Marco Bezzecchi was penalized for exceeding track limits, but before that happened, Jack Miller got around Bagnaia and pushed him back to third. Oliveira was not far behind.

After throwing away ninth-place and seven points on the last lap of the Japanese GP last week, Bagnaia did not allow the competition to press him into a mistake. He fell back as far as fourth before retaking the final position on the podium.

“It’s like a win for me, this podium,” Bagnaia. “My first podium in the wet and then there was a mix of conditions, so I’m very happy. I want to thank Jack Miller. Before the race, he gave me a motivational chat.”

Miller led the first half of the Thai Grand Prix before giving up the top spot to Oliveira and then held on to finish second. Coupled with his Japanese GP win, Miller is now fully in the MotoGP championship battle with a 40-point deficit, but he will need a string of results like Bagnaia has put together in recent weeks – and he needs Bagnaia to lose momentum.

Miller’s home Grand Prix in Australia is next up on the calendar in two weeks.

Bagnaia entered the race 18 points behind Quartararo after he failed to score any in Japan. The balance of power has rapidly shifted, however, with Quartararo now failing to earn points in two of the last three rounds. Bagnaia won four consecutive races and finished second in the five races leading up to Japan. His third-place finish in Thailand is now his sixth MotoGP podium in the last seven rounds.

Aleix Espargaro entered the race third in the standings with a 25-point deficit to Quartararo, but was able to close the gap by only five after getting hit with a long-lap penalty for aggressive riding when he pushed Darryn Binder off course during a pass for position. Espargaro finished 11th.

Rain mixed up the Moto2 running order in the MotoGP Thai Grand Prix as well. Starting on a wet track, Somkiat Chantra led the opening lap in his home Grand Prix. He could not hold onto it and crashed one circuit later, but still gave his countrymen a moment of pride by winning the pole.

Half points were awarded as the race went only eight laps before Tony Arbolino crossed under the checkers first with Filip Salac and Aron Canet rounding out the podium.

American Joe Roberts earned another top-10 in eighth with Sean Dylan Kelly finishing just outside the top 10 in 11th.