After 12 years of trying, Jason Anderson wins in Motocross Round 2 at Hangtown

Anderson Motocross Round 2
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With a Moto 1 win and third-place finish in the second race, Jason Anderson won Round 2 of the 2022 Lucas Oil Motocross season at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, Calif. and climbed from sixth to third in the standings. It was the first Motocross win for Anderson in his 13th season of competition.

“I had to work to get up there (in the second moto),” Anderson said from high atop the podium. “Honestly, I thought I only got on the podium, but after I pulled off the track I realized it was a win. It was 12 years too long, but we finally got it done. I’m damn happy.”

Moto 1 settled into an early pace that saw the leaders spread out. About three-fourths of the way through the race, Anderson found a little additional speed and chased down last week’s winner, Chase Sexton. In traffic, Sexton lost momentum trying to get around a lapped rider and that was enough to allow Anderson to pounce. As the pair of combatants navigated traffic, Sexton kept Anderson in sight and finished within a second of the leader.

Anderson finished a distant third in Moto 2, more than 27 seconds behind Eli Tomac, but it was enough to give him the overall.

Sexton was the model of consistency with second-place finishes in both motos. In the second race, Sexton also led laps early after taking the lead from Honda teammate Ken Roczen. As with the first race, Sexton did not allow the leader to gain much of an advantage and finished a little more than a second back.

“I just couldn’t get away from them today,” Sexton said. “I led a lot of laps, but didn’t get the win. Overall, I’m happy with how I’m riding. To show some grit was good for me. I still have the red plate and just need to keep digging.”

Sexton stretched his points’ advantage to 12 over Roczen with his second-place overall finish.

Tomac got off to a slow start in Moto 1 and finished just off the podium in fourth. His win in Moto 2 was enough to claim third in the overall standings.

Sweeping the top five with a 3-4, Roczen finish fourth overall and held onto his second-place position in the standings.

In his second 450 race after winning the 250 East championship, Christian Craig rounded out the top five.

450 results (moto finish)

  1. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki (1-3)
  2. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (2-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (4-1)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (3-4)
  5. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (5-5)
  6. Antonio Cairolli, Italy, KTM (7-6)
  7. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., KTM (5-5)
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (6-10)
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga. Kawasaki (11-9)
  10. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas, (8-9)

450 points standings

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 94
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 82
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki – 76
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha – 75
  5. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha – 72
  6. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., KTM – 61
  7. Antonio Cairolli, Italy, KTM – 55
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM – 51
  9. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas – 46
  10. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha – 42

In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence made it two in a row after finishing third in the first race and winning the second moto.

Riding with an illness, Lawrence got a slow start to the first race before he hooked up with his brother Hunter Lawrence and began moving forward. In Moto 2, he took the lead early, but a determined Jo Shimoda was chasing him down until he cross-rutted and hit the ground. From then on, Jett raced unopposed.

“It’s been a rough one today,” Lawrence said. “Being sick made it really difficult on me and I even threw up before the second moto. In that second moto I was just pushing all the way through. It was a difficult day, but I’m just pumped to be up here (on the podium). Hopefully we can move on from this and continue with the season.”

Justin Cooper earned the holeshot in both motos, but was unable to hold the lead. He swept the podium, and rocketed up the standings to land fourth, but the solid start for the Lawrence brothers in the first two races has him 35 points behind Jett and 24 points behind Hunter.

Hunter’s second-place finish in Moto 2 elevated him to the final spot on the overall podium with a 4-2 finish. His position in the second race was aided by Shimoda’s accident, but he did not allow Jett to simply ride away and finished 2.2 seconds behind.

Hunter was also riding sick.

“Jett and I have both been a bit under the weather so it’s been tough, but not a bad day for a bad day,” Lawrence said. “My starts have been terrible, but we’ll work on them and come back swinging next weekend. I’m happy with my riding and we’ll try to give Jett a challenge.”

Shimoda remounted after his fall in the second race to finish fourth. Coupled with a fifth in Race 1, he was fourth overall.

With a 7-5, Max Vohland rounded out the top five.

The winner of Moto 1 finished a distant eighth in the overall after crashing early in the second race and finishing 39th.

250 results (moto finish)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-1)
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Yamaha (2-3)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (4-2)
  4. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawsaki (5-4)
  5. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM (7-5)
  6. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha (6-6)
  7. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Penn., Kawasaki (8-8)
  8. Michael Mosiman, Sebastapol, Calif. GasGas (1-39)
  9. Stilez Roberston, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna (11-7)
  10. Nick Romano, Bayside, NY, Yamaha (10-9)

250 points standings

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 95
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 84
  3. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawsaki – 72
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, NY – 60
  5. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha – 59
  6. Michael Mosiman, Sebastapol, Calif., GasGas – 55
  7. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Penn., Kawasaki – 55
  8. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 50
  9. Stilez Roberston, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna – 45
  10. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GasGas – 39

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IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix: How to watch, start times, TV, schedules, streaming


The NTT IndyCar Series will return to the Motor City for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix but with start times in a new location for 2023.

After a 30-year run on Belle Isle, the Detroit GP has moved a few miles south to the streets of downtown on a new nine-turn, 1.645-mile circuit that runs along the Detroit River.

It’s the first time single-seater open-cockpit cars have raced on the streets of Detroit since a CART event on a 2.5-mile downtown layout from 1989-91. Formula One also raced in Detroit from 1982-88.

The reimagined Detroit Grand Prix also will play host to nightly concerts and bring in venders from across the region. Roger Penske predicts the new downtown locale will be bigger for Detroit than when the city played host to the 2006 Super Bowl.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend (all times are ET):


TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kevin Lee are the pit reporters. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2023.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying.

POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race’s conclusion, an exclusive postrace show will air on Peacock with driver interviews, postrace analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended postrace show, click over to the special stream on Peacock after Sunday’s race ends.


GREEN FLAG: 3:30 p.m. ET

PRACTICE: Friday, 3 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday, 9:05 a.m. (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 10 a.m. (Peacock Premium)

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Combined

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 1:20 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

STARTING LINEUP: Alex Palou captured the first street course pole of his IndyCar career; click here for where everyone will begin Sunday’s race

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 100 laps (170 miles) on a nine-turn, 1.645-mile temporary street course in downtown Detroit.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate. Rookie drivers are allowed one extra primary set for the first practice.

PUSH TO PASS: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation (Indy NXT: 150 seconds total, 15 seconds per). The push-to-pass is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race. The feature increases the power of the engine by approximately 60 horsepower.

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 80 degrees with a 0% chance of rain.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to view the 27 drivers racing Sunday at Detroit

INDY NXT RACES: Saturday, 12:05 p.m. 45 laps/55 minutes (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 12:50 p.m. 45 laps/55 minutes (Peacock Premium)

INDY NXT ENTRY LISTClick here to view the 19 drivers racing at Detroit


(All times are Eastern)

Friday, June 2

8:30-9:30 a.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

9 a.m.: IndyCar garage opens

9:50-10:20 a.m.: Trans Am Series practice

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

1-1:30 p.m.: Trans Am Series practice

1:50-2:40 p.m.: Indy NXT practice

3-4:30 p.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock

4:50-5:05 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying

5:30-6 p.m.: IndyNXT qualifying (Race 1 and 2)

6-7:15 p.m.: A-Track concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Big Boi concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

Saturday, June 3

6 a.m.: IndyCar garage opens

8:15-8:45 a.m.: Trans Am Series qualifying

9:05-10:05 a.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock

10:35-11:35 a.m.: Trans Am Series, 3-Dimensional Services Group Muscle Car Challenge

12:05-1:00 p.m.: Indy NXT, Race 1 (45 laps or 55 minutes), Peacock

1:15-2:45 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying, Peacock

4:10-5:50 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic (100 minutes), Peacock

5:30-7 p.m.: Z-Trip concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

7-8:30 p.m.: Steve Aoki concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

Sunday, June 4

7 a.m.: IndyCar garage opens

10:00-10:30 a.m.: IndyCar warmup, Peacock

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Trans Am Series, 3-Dimensional Services Group Motor City Showdown

12:50-1:45 p.m.: Indy NXT, Race 2 (45 laps or 55 minutes), Peacock

2:47 p.m.: IndyCar driver introductions

3:23 p.m.: Command to start engines

3:30 p.m.: Green flag for the Chevrolet Detroit Prix, presented by Lear (100 laps/170 miles), NBC


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ROUND 4: Scott McLaughlin outduels Romain Grosjean at Barber

ROUND 5: Alex Palou dominant in GMR Grand Prix

ROUND 6: Josef Newgarden wins first Indy 500 in 12th attempt 


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