Eli Tomac takes Motocross Round 4 at High Point with a tiebreaker, Jett Lawrence wins 250s the same way

Tomac Motocross Round 4
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Eli Tomac had to overcome modest starts in both motos to become the fourth winner of 2022 in Motocross Round 4 at High Point Raceway.

It was a hard-fought victory as he had to rely on the tiebreaker to take the overall win from Chase Sexton. Both riders scored moto wins and second-place finishes. In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence earned his fourth straight overall win in the same manner over his brother, Hunter Lawrence.

Sexton ran away with the first moto, stretching his lead to 15 seconds before shifting into cruise mode in the last few laps. Tomac was charging, but it took too long to get around Jason Anderson in Moto 1 and he ran out of time.

Moto 2 was far more dramatic with last week’s winner Ken Roczen leading Sexton and Tomac as the three combatants battled in a single-framed shot.

Just past the halfway point of the second race, Tomac found more speed and rocketed to the lead. He was not able to completely shake his rival, however. Sexton kept the gap close and on the final lap, he closed to within four seconds and finished second. With 47 points each, Tomac was awarded the overall win on the tiebreaker, which is the rider with the best second moto finish.

Tomac’s Moto 2 win is the fourth time he’s won the second race at High Point.

“Seems like I’ve got to learn my lines in the first one and today, that’s what we did,” Tomac told MavTV’s Jason Thomas. “We made a small adjustment between motos that helped too. My body was clear, and I was able to put power down the whole time.”

This was Tomac’s 28th overall win, which moves him into sole possession of third.

“I just struggled overall with how choppy the track was,” Sexton said. “I didn’t feel as good as the first moto, but Eli was riding awesome. I heard him behind me. I made a couple of mistakes after I passed Kenny; he passed me back. Eli sucked me up and passed me as well.”

Jason Anderson finished 3-5 in the motos and took third overall, but that position also came down to the wire. Trailing Aaron Plessinger for the fifth position and with Ryan Dungey running third in as time ran off the clock in Moto 2, he saw Plessinger land hard and injure his knee.

Meanwhile, Roczen nipped Dungey at the line, denying him his first podium finish in his return to Pro Motocross action.

Roczen’s last turn heroics gave him a 7-3 and fourth-place finish overall.

Dungey finished fourth in Moto 2. Combined with his sixth-place finish in the first race, he scored his second top-five overall finish of 2022 in fifth. Dungey still has something to hang his helmet on: he earned the hole shot in Moto 2 and led the opening laps.

Antonio Cairolli went down in Moto 1 while attempting an aggressive pass on Christian Craig. He hurt his knee and couldn’t complete Moto 2.

450 results (moto finish)

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (2-1)
  2. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (1-2)
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki (3-5)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (7-3)
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., KTM (6-4)
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas, (4-7)
  7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga. Kawasaki (5-8)
  8. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (8-6)
  9. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (10-10)
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Husqvarna, (13-9)

450 points standings

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 180
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha – 167
  3. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 162
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki – 147
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., KTM – 122
  6. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha – 120
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas – 106
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM – 90
  9. Antonio Cairolli, Sicily, KTM – 89
  10. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha – 86

Jett Lawrence will go down as the 250 overall winner and with that continue his perfect record of 2022, but the second moto was one of the best races the series has produced this year.

Hunter Lawrence won Moto 1 to cut slightly into his brother’s lead, and Jett was forced from overcome a 10th-place start in that race. A couple of tip overs by Levi Kitchen and Michael Mosiman in Moto 1 helped Jett move toward the front, but he finished a little more than four seconds back.

So, Jett was highly motivated when the second race came around.

In Moto 2, Seth Hammaker got the hole shot on his home track, but early in the race he tucked his wheel and hit the ground. That handed first and second to the Lawrence brothers and it appeared we would finally see how they raced head-to-head for the win.

Not so fast: Justin Cooper broke up the dual for a few laps until Jett was able to get back around him and challenge Hunter once more. Over the final 20 minutes of Moto 2, Jett and Hunter swapped the lead five times.

With time off the clock and two laps remaining, Jett had a two-second lead, which was the most anyone had all race long. Hunter mounted a determined charge and finished a half-second behind.

“I had to get him because if not he would have gained some points on me, so at least we tied,” Jett said after winning the overall. “It was a sick race. I relaxed for a second and Hunter jumped to the inside. Even though I got past, I have to admit that [move] was pretty sick.”

By winning the first race, Hunter stayed within 12 points of the lead as the two Lawrence’s slowly pull away from the rest of the field in their quest to make the championship a family affair.

“I’ll get him back another day for sure,” Hunter said. “It was cool, we traded motos today. It’s Father’s Day, so hopefully we gave Dad the best Father’s Day he could have [with a] 1 and 2.

Jo Shimoda finished third overall with a 3-5 in the two motos.

Mosiman with a 5-4 finished fourth overall and Cooper with an 8-3 rounded out the top five.

250 results (moto finish)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (2-1)
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (1-2)
  3. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki (3-5)
  4. Michael Mosiman, Sebastapol, Calif., GasGas (5-4)
  5. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Yamaha (8-3)
  6. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Penn., Kawasaki (4-6)
  7. RJ Hampshire, Hudson , Fla., Husqvarna (7-7)
  8. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM (6-9)
  9. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GasGas (10-10)
  10. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (9-11)

250 points standings

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 186
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 174
  3. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 137
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, NY – 133
  5. Michael Mosiman, Sebastapol, Calif., GasGas – 115
  6. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha – 115
  7. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Penn., Kawasaki – 110
  8. Stilez Roberston, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna – 94
  9. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 90
  10. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GasGas – 80

Round 1, Fox Raceway: Chase Sexton takes early lead in the championship hunt
Round 2, Hangtown: After 12 years of trying, Jason Anderson wins a Motocross race
Round 3, Thunder Valley: Three races, three winners as Ken Roczen takes the top spot

IndyCar results, points after Detroit Grand Prix


DETROIT — Alex Palou topped the results of an NTT IndyCar Series race for the second time this season, extending his championship points lead with his victory in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who also won the GMR Grand Prix (and the Indy 500 pole position) last month, holds a 51-point lead over teammate Marcus Ericsson (ninth at Detroit) through seven of 17 races this season.

Ganassi, which placed all four of its drivers in the top 10 at Detroit, has three of the top four in the championship standings with Scott Dixon ranked fourth after a fourth at Detroit.

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Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden is third in the standings after taking a 10th at Detroit. Pato O’Ward slipped to fifth in the points after crashing and finishing 26th

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:


Click here for the official box score from the 100-lap race on a nine-turn, 1.645-mile street course in downtown Detroit.

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Here is the finishing order in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 100, Running
2. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 100, Running
3. (9) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 100, Running
4. (4) Scott Dixon, Honda, 100, Running
5. (13) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 100, Running
6. (12) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 100, Running
7. (2) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 100, Running
8. (11) Marcus Armstrong, Honda, 100, Running
9. (6) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 100, Running
10. (5) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 100, Running
11. (24) Colton Herta, Honda, 100, Running
12. (17) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 100, Running
13. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 100, Running
14. (20) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 100, Running
15. (15) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 100, Running
16. (18) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 100, Running
17. (25) Jack Harvey, Honda, 100, Running
18. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 100, Running
19. (23) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 100, Running
20. (19) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 97, Running
21. (22) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 97, Running
22. (26) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 97, Running
23. (21) David Malukas, Honda, 85, Contact
24. (3) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 80, Contact
25. (27) Graham Rahal, Honda, 50, Contact
26. (10) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 41, Contact
27. (16) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 1, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 80.922 mph; Time of Race: 02:01:58.1171; Margin of victory: 1.1843 seconds; Cautions: 7 for 32 laps; Lead changes: 10 among seven drivers. Lap Leaders: Palou 1-28; Power 29-33; O’Ward 34; Palou 35-55; Power 56-64; Palou 65; Rossi 66; Newgarden 67-68; Kirkwood 69; Ericsson 70-76; Palou 77-100.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:



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Top 10 in points: Palou 273, Ericsson 222, Newgarden 203, Dixon 194, O’Ward 191, Rossi 176, McLaughlin 175, Power 172, Herta 149, Rosenqvist 148.

Rest of the standings: Grosjean 145, Kirkwood 142, Lundgaard 136, Ilott 116, VeeKay 108, Ferrucci 105, Armstrong 101, Rahal 99, Malukas 91, Daly 88, DeFrancesco 81, Castroneves 80, Harvey 78, Canapino 77, Pagenaud 72, Pedersen 61, Robb 55, Takuma Sato 37, Ed Carpenter 27, Ryan Hunter-Reay 20, Tony Kanaan 18, Marco Andretti 13, RC Enerson 5, Katherine Legge 5.

Next race: IndyCar will head to Road America for the Sonsio Grand Prix, which will take place June 18 with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.