Supercross 2023: Results and points after Oakland


It took only six races for Eli Tomac to earn the four wins needed to catch Ricky Carmichael at Oakland for third on the Supercross all-time wins list (48) with results that also include a heat win. James Stewart is a mere two victories ahead. If no one figures out how to slow him down, Tomac could have sole possession of second by Indianapolis or Detroit within the month.

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Cooper Webb followed last week’s Tampa win with a second in Oakland. – Feld Motor Sports

Tomac was coming off his worst performance of the season when he finished a distant fifth at Tampa, but he silenced his doubters quickly just as he did in Houston two rounds ago after crashing hard in Anaheim the previous week. Both rebound performances netted victories.

Tomac earned back a few of the points he lost at Tampa, but with Cooper Webb and Chase Sexton finishing on the podium, he wasn’t able to get much separation. Webb’s second-place finish is his fourth podium in the first six rounds. The sly grin on Webb’s face in the post-race news conference suggests he believes he is about to break through and begin challenging Tomac for the most 2023 wins.

RESULTS: Click here for full 450 Main Results; Click here for 250 Main Results

For the second week, Sexton crashed while leading. He said after the race that he did the exact same thing on his previous trip around the circuit, but his Honda jumped sideways on Lap 13 and he hit a scoring pilon. Sexton dropped to third in the final tally, but he is tied with Webb, only seven points behind Tomac, and can make up the difference.

Aaron Plessinger came up one position shy of the podium, but with his fourth-place finish in Oakland, he now has three consecutive top-fives and has not been outside the top 10 this year. Three results of seventh or worse have him 35 points out of the lead.

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Jason Anderson rounded out the top five in the first race of a six-month probation. Notably, he secured the position after withstanding pressure from Justin Barcia, the rider with whom he crashed last week to draw the rough driving penalty.

Barcia wasn’t quiet throughout the race, however. On Lap 5, he cleaned out Adam Cianciarulo as they battled for seventh, denying Cianciarulo an opportunity to rebound from his first finish outside the top 10 at Tampa.

Click here for 450 Main results | Rider Points | Manufacturer Points | Lap Chart

The 250 West riders were back in action for the rescheduled Oakland round that was originally intended to in the second week. Jett Lawrence picked up where he left off to score a third win in his fourth start. He has not been worse than second this year, and with a 20-point lead in the championship standings, he threatens to run away from the field.

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The wall jump at Oakland could not stall Jett Lawrence’s momentum. – Feld Motor Sports

Watching their East compatriots race for a couple of weeks gave RJ Hampshire and Cameron McAdoo time to heal from accidents in Anaheim 2.

Hampshire did not know how seriously he was injured until the day after the 250 West’s third round. Upon wakening, he headed to the emergency room to find he had internal bleeding and an injured shoulder. He wasn’t sure he would make the Oakland round, so winning his heat and finishing second in the main was an impressive feat.

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McAdoo hurt his arm in an Anaheim crash. The swelling during that race was intense and it held him to a sixth-place finish in the overall rankings. Standing on the bottom row of the podium this week, Oakland was the third time he finished third.

Levi Kitchen carried his strength from Anaheim to Oakland. Winning his first event in the Triple Crown format, he continues to show a lot of consistency with a fourth-place finish this week.

Click here for 250 Main results | 250 West Rider Points | Combined Rider Points | Lap Chart

Pierce Brown rounds out the top five. He crashed in preliminaries in the season opener at Anaheim last month and finished fifth the following week in San Diego. In three starts, he has a perfect record of top-10s.

Max Vohland made some noise early in the Supercross 250 West round at Oakland, but the end results were not what he wanted. Vohland finished seventh in the main after posting a runner-up to Hampshire in his heat.

2023 Results

Race 5: Cooper Webb, Hunter Lawrence win
Race 4: Eli Tomac, H Lawrence win
Race 3: Chase Sexton, Levi Kitchen win
Race 2: Tomac, Jett Lawrence win
Round 1: Tomac, J Lawrence win

2023 SuperMotocross Power Rankings

Week 5: Cooper Webb, Chase Sexton close gap
Week 4: Eli Tomac retakes lead
Week 3: Ken Roczen takes the top spot
Week 2: Roczen moves up; Sexton falls
Week 1: Tomac tops 450s; Jett Lawrence 250s

Eli Tomac wins Seattle Supercross, ties Cooper Webb in championship points


In the past two weeks, Eli Tomac lost his momentum and with it the Monster Energy Supercross red plate to Cooper Webb, but a gutsy performance in Seattle gave him a sixth win of the season as he and the series heads into an off week tied. Tomac is currently tied in the points with Webb.

With this win, Tomac also ties James Stewart for second on the all-time wins list at 50 with six rounds remaining in 2023.

“I needed that bounce back,” Tomac told NBC Sports’ Will Christien. “It was almost like I was in a little bit of a slump in the past couple of weeks; just a little bit off. I’m feeling much better now. That track raced really cool. There were a lot of different lines out there.

“It was obviously very dicey early on. I got passed and then had to make those passes back.”

Tomac suffered with a stiff neck in Indianapolis two weeks ago when he lost the red plate to Webb for the first time in 2023. In that race, he scored his worst finish of the season in eighth. He lost more points in Detroit after finishing a distant third behind Chase Sexton and Webb. This is the fifth time this season that Tomac and Webb finished 1-2 in a race. Tomac has won them all, but Webb has been more consistent.

RESULTS: How they finished for the 450 Main in Seattle

Webb was disappointed to lose the ground to Tomac, but he will enter the Glendale, Arizona race with a red plate and a share of the points’ lead.

“It was overall a great night to get up front and get a second was great,” Webb said after the race. “Those few spots where I would get close to Eli and then make a mistake.

“The track was gnarly. It was no joke. It was cat and mouse as to who could ride the cleanest race and pick the line. I got off to a decent start, but Chase and Eli were ahead of me and I had some catchup to play and got into a good position.”

Early in the race, Sexton was indeed ahead of Webb and the remainder of the field. Another costly mistake sent Sexton to the ground. He battled back to finish fifth but is now 22 points out of the lead and in jeopardy of dropping out of championship contention unless Tomac and Webb have problems.

Rounding out the podium was Justin Barcia, who scored the third-place finish on his birthday

“Awesome ride,” Barcia said. “It was a lot of fun. I’m sure we kept the fans on their feet tonight. The track was gnarly. […] We’re searching; we’re so close to having that speed. We want it so badly. We’ll keep pushing hard and going for that win.”

Sexton’s mistake kept the three top points’ earners of 2023 from sharing the podium for the sixth time in 11 rounds, but the trio finished 1-2-3 in Heat 2 with Webb first, Sexton second and Tomac third.

The 250 West contenders were back in action after giving the last four rounds over to the East riders and Jett Lawrence picked up where he left off in Oakland: In Victory Lane. Lawrence scored his fourth win in five 250 West rounds. Last week his brother Hunter Lawrence tied Jett with 10 wins, but everyone knew it would not take long for Jett to regain the advantage.

Between them, the Lawrence brothers have won all but one race each in their respective divisions.

Lawrence rode a patient race in the Main. He settled in behind Stylez Robertson and concentrated on navigating the ruts mistake-free. He could not afford to be patient any longer when Cameron McAdoo caught up to the leaders. Lawrence found a second gear and gapped the battle for second.

An incident in their main made the battle between Lawrence and McAdoo more dramatic. While racing for second, the pair of riders ran out of room in the rhythm section. Both crashed but had a large enough lead over fourth to maintain their positions.

“It was a very eventful day,” Lawrence told NBC Sports’s Daniel Blair, answering a question about the earlier contact. “[…] It’s good to be back racing. It’s been a while. I feel like I’ve had another offseason. Glad to get out in one piece tonight.”

Lawrence now has a 23-point advantage over the field with four rounds remaining.

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RJ Hampshire finished second in his race and is second in the points after a seesaw affair that produced the final pass for position just before the white flag was displayed.

“I felt like I had a pretty good pace going for a little bit,” Hampshire said. “I closed the gap and then had a couple of big mistakes that almost put me on my head. I backed it off a little bit.

“Cam actually gapped me a little more than I would have wanted. I knew I could get a push there at the end. I thought that was the last lap, which is why my pass was a little more aggressive than it should have been, but I’m stoked to be able to close the gap a little bit.”

McAdoo took the final spot on the podium. This is the fourth time in 2023 these three riders have shared the box and if not for a sixth-place finish in Anaheim 2, he would be mounting a much more formidable challenge for the points’ lead.

“The track was really demanding tonight,” McAdoo said. “It did change a lot and the key thing was to get off the rhythms every time. We were swapping back and forth.”

Enzo Lopes in fourth and Max Vohland rounded out the top five.

Robertson had the early lead but when he lost the top spot to Jett he cross rutted on the next lap, crashed hard and failed to finish.

2023 Race Recaps

Detroit: Chase Sexton inherits win after Aaron Plessinger falls
Indianapolis: Ken Roczen gets first win in more than a year
Daytona: Eli Tomac extends Daytona record with seventh win
Arlington: Cooper Webb wins for second time, closes to two of Tomac
Oakland: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael with 48 wins
Tampa: Webb gets first 2023 win
Houston: Tomac bounces back from A2 crash to win third race of 2023
Anaheim 2: Triple Crown produces new winners Chase Sexton, Levi Kitchen
San Diego: Tomac, Jett Lawrence double down
Anaheim 1: Tomac wins opener for the first time

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