Supercross 2023: Results and points after Round 1 in Anaheim


In his 10th attempt on a 450 bike, Eli Tomac won the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California as the early results suggest this year may well be just like 2022 for the Yamaha rider who may be in his final season.

It wasn’t an easy ride for Tomac, however; he had to survive a mid-race crash on the tunnel jump and outlast three other leaders along the way. In the post-race press conference afterward, Tomac continued to say he has no plans beyond the 2023 Supercross season since he does not have a contract beyond that.

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As is his habit, Cooper Webb rode a patient and smart race, refusing to get caught up in the mayhem that characterized the race. In 2022, he struggled with a new KTM bike that would not handle the way he needed, but with his best result since last year’s race in Daytona in March, much of his confidence was restored.

Chase Sexton picked up where he left off in the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season and challenged Tomac for much of the 2023 Supercross Anaheim race. His results showed how important it was to battle the champion week in and week out.

Click here for 450 Heat 1 | Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

Dylan Ferrandis missed several Supercross rounds last year to injury and was not quite able to regain his footing in the Motocross season. After having one of his best seasons in 2021, he hoped to reset his season and finished fourth in the standings.

During the offseason, Ken Roczen parted ways with Honda and signed with HEP Progressive Suzuki. It didn’t slow him, and the rejuvenated German-born rider rounded out the top five.

Click here for Round 1 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points

One of the themes of Anaheim 1 was the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Last year’s 250 East champion, Jett Lawrence scored the first of what is destined to be multiple wins as he seeks to become a West champion in 2023.

After struggling in free practice, (he crashed on his opening lap as the track was rapidly changing from wet to dry), and he got a poor start in his heat. But the Main was a typical romp for Lawrence as he rode uncontested to the checkered flag.

Click here for 250 West Heat 1 | Heat 2 | Last Chance Qualifier

The top three were evenly spaced as RJ Hampshire finished five seconds behind Lawrence on a track that became increasingly gnarly when the sun set. In post-race comments, Hampshire admitted that it was important to run his own race and not worry about what Lawrence is doing. The points and results will follow.

Cameron McAdoo and Hampshire survived an early race incident with McAdoo’s teammate Austin Forkner when the three riders ran out of room at the end of the gate straight. He finished another five seconds behind Hampshire in third.

Click here for 250 West Main results | 250 West rider points

Mitchell Oldenburg made a bid for the podium before slipping back to narrowly miss the box. He finished fourth.

Looking mostly for an error-free few races that keeps him safely at arms’ distance from injury, Max Vohland rounded out the top five. His fifth-place finish was the best of his career, besting a sixth scored in the third Houston race of 2021 when Supercross was forced to run the season in residencies.

In his first career Supercross Main appearance, Hunter Cross finished 19th after advancing from the LCQ.

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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Pit stop performance

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.