Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 17 season finale in Salt Lake City

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Jason Anderson rode virtually uncontested in the Monster Energy Supercross Round 17 season finale as points champion Eli Tomac took the night off to let a knee injury suffered at Atlanta heal.

Anderson did not get the hole shot – that honor went to Justin Bogle – but he was in the lead by the end of Lap 1. He managed the gap well as he and second-place Chase Sexton lapped rider after rider until only six were remaining on the lead lap at the end.

Anderson was not able to catch Tomac in the points, but with his fourth consecutive victory and seventh on the season, he tied Tomac for the most in 2022. Tomac holds the edge with five consecutive wins this year.

The final tally shows Tomac with a nine-point lead after the final race.

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Sexton had an up and down season with some strong runs interrupted by crashes. He ended the season on a high note and his second-place finish was his sixth consecutive top-five.

The biggest drama in the season finale was the battle for third in the points. Three riders, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia and Marvin Musquin, had a shot at the position. Stewart was on a flyer through the field and was riding faster than the leaders midway.

When Stewart executed a pass for third, Barcia rode into the side of his Husqvarna and sent Stewart flying off the bike. Barcia went on to claim the final spot on the podium.

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Stewart remounted and rode like a man possessed. He caught up to the back tire of Barcia on the final lap until a lapped rider stalled his momentum. Stewart had the last word, however, by claiming third in the standings by nine points over Musquin and 12 ahead of Barcia.

Barcia ended the race two points behind Stewart and would have claimed fourth in the standings, but he was docked 10 points for rough riding.

Musquin rounded out the top five for his 10th such finish in 2022.

Cooper Webb’s disappointing defense of his 2021 championship closed with him as the final rider on the lead lap in the season finale. His sixth-place finish came with a seventh-place position in the points. Prior to the race, he announced he would not compete in the outdoor Motocross championship.

Click here for Round 17 450 Overall results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points | Lap Chart

For the third straight week, a Supercross champion was crowned.

Knowing he needed to finish only 14th or better, regardless of how second-place Hunter Lawrence finished, Craig rode a safe race and failed to stand on the race podium for the first time in 2022. He finished eight, which was fine with him because he still had the opportunity to stand on the top of the box and receive his No. 1 plate.

His points advantage after the final race goes down at 10.

Nate Thrasher won his first race since April, 2021 when he was victorious in two of three races in the Atlanta residency, which was mostly run in groups of two and three races to minimize travel during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thrasher had only a slight advantage over Hunter Lawrence, who was seeking his fourth straight win. for the second straight season, Lawrence finished second in the standings.

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Pierce Brown was the top 250 East rider with his third-place finish. His second consecutive podium was not enough to catch the second-place rider in the 250E points standings, however, as RJ Hampshire crossed under the checkers one position back in fourth.

Jo Shimoda rounded out the top five. This was his fifth consecutive top-five and he has not been worse than seventh all season, but he was forced to miss Anaheim 3 with injury.

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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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 16 AT DENVER: Tomac locks down the championship

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 17 AT SALT LAKE CITY: Christian Craig crowned 250 West champion

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

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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.

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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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