Eli Tomac Wins 5th in a Row at Seattle AMA Supercross

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Lumen Field, Seattle, WA — March 26, 2022

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series returns to the West Coast this week with the 250SX West riders taking to the track at Lumen Field in Seattle. Then the series takes a break for a week before resuming with the East riders on April 9th in St. Louis.

On April 16th both divisions come together for an East/West Showdown at Atlanta Motor Speedway. That should prove to be interesting as the Lawrence brothers (Jett and Hunter) face off against each other. Jett Lawrence earned his third consecutive and fourth overall win of the season in Indianapolis last weekend.

Eli Tomac looks to extend his win streak to five races in the 450SX Class where he currently leads the points standings. Tomac would move into a tie for fourth on the all-time wins list with Chad Reed (44 career wins) with a victory.

The Western Regional 250SX Class points race featuring Michael Mosiman (-28) and Jett’s brother Hunter Lawrence (-29) chasing points leader Christian Craig will be almost over if Craig captures his fifth win of the year at Seattle.

250SX West

Dominique Thury(98) got off to a fast start in Heat One of the 250 SX West motos and fought off Hunter Lawrence(96) on the opening lap. Christian Craig(28) did not start well, but he blasted through the pack and passed both riders in one section of the track.

Lawrence finally got around Thury but could not reel in the leader. Craig kept his season-long Heat win streak alive as he continues to dominate the class.

In Heat Two, Vince Friese(62) earned the holeshot and was able to hold the lead while a number of riders jockeyed for position behind him. Nate Thrasher(49) separated himself from Joe Shimoda(30) and Michael Mosiman(29) to run down the leader. However, Friese held on for his first career heat win, edging Thrasher by 15/100’s of a second at the finish line.

250SX West Main Event

Christian Craig took the holeshot and that translated into an early lead that only Michael Mosiman could hang with. Mosiman put pressure on the West division points leader and the two collided early on one of the track’s sweeping corners. Craig went down and Mosiman took the lead.

Craig was quickly up and back on his bike but he still dropped to sixth place as a result of the crash. Hunter Lawrence, seeing what had happened at the front of the pack, took advantage of the situation and quickly overtook Mosiman for the top spot.

Hunter Lawrence / Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment Inc.

Just past the halfway point of the timed portion of the race, Craig had worked his way back up to the front and passed Mosiman for the second spot. Setting his sights on Lawrence, Craig chipped away at the leader as lapped traffic came into play.

Ultimately, Lawrence was able to hold on for the win putting a small dent in the advantage Craig holds in the points standings.

250SX West Main Event Results

POSITION NUMBER RIDER HOMETOWN BIKE POINTS
 1 96 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL Honda CRF250R 26
 2 28 Christian Craig Temecula, CA Yamaha YZ250F 23
 3 29 Michael Mosiman Minneaola, FL GASGAS MC 250F 21
 4 30 Jo Shimoda Menifee, CA Kawasaki KX250 19
 5 62 Vince Friese Menifee, CA Honda CRF250R 18
 6 35 Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT Yamaha YZ250F 17
 7 66 Chris Blose Phoenix, AZ GASGAS MC 250F 16
 8 31 Jalek Swoll Clermont, FL Husqvarna FC 250 15
 9 69 Robbie Wageman Newhall, CA Yamaha YZ250F 14
 10 74 Derek Kelley Riverside, CA KTM 250 SX-F 13
 11 49 Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN Yamaha YZ250F 12
 12 43 Carson Mumford Simi Valley, CA Suzuki RM-Z250 11
 13 910 Carson Brown Ravensdale, WA KTM 250 SX-F 10
 14 98 Dominique Thury Schneeberg, GER Yamaha YZ250F 9
 15 64 Mitchell Harrison Leesburg, FL GASGAS MC 250F 8
 16 432 Kaeden Amerine Great Bend, KS KTM 250 SX-F 7
 17 914 Geran Stapleton Clyde North, VIC GASGAS MC 250F 6
 18 58 Ryan Surratt Corona, CA Yamaha YZ250F 5
 19 181 Wyatt Lyonsmith Boise, ID Kawasaki KX250 4
 20 167 Jesse Flock Claremore, OK Yamaha YZ250F 3
 21 503 Mcclellan Hile Atascadero, CA Honda CRF250R 2
 22 158 Tre Fierro El Paso, TX Kawasaki KX250 1

 

250SX West Points Standings

POSITION NUMBER RIDER TOTAL POINTS
 1 28 Christian Craig 171
 2 96 Hunter Lawrence 145
 3 29 Michael Mosiman 141
 4 62 Vince Friese 117
 5 30 Jo Shimoda 106
 6 49 Nate Thrasher 94
 7 69 Robbie Wageman 94
 8 35 Garrett Marchbanks 90
 9 910 Carson Brown 83
 10 66 Chris Blose 79
 11 31 Jalek Swoll 68
 12 43 Carson Mumford 66
 13 74 Derek Kelley 66
 14 161 Cole Thompson 50
 15 98 Dominique Thury 49
 16 47 Seth Hammaker 44
 17 101 Dylan Walsh 41
 18 67 Logan Karnow 40
 19 58 Ryan Surratt 40
 20 64 Mitchell Harrison 39

 

450SX

Chase Sexton had a horrible crash in qualifying during the afternoon and will not compete with the 450SX riders tonight.

The incident between Justin Barcia(51) and Jason Anderson(21) last week at Indy drew the attention of AMA Officials who responded by docking Barcia three points and then they fined him $3,000 dollars for taking out Anderson early in the 450SX Main. Barcia was allowed to keep the podium position, but the penalty knocked him out of sole possession of second-place into a tie with Anderson in the points standings

Barcia responded by taking the holeshot in Heat One and leading wire-to-wire. Defending Champion Cooper Webb(1) also had a crash in qualifying, landing on his back on the concrete off track. He was dead last out of the gate at the start but was able to work his way through the field for a sixth-place finish and a spot in the Main Event.

The start of Heat Two brought the crowd to their feet. Eli Tomac(3) led to the corner but was too fast to make the turn effectively. Jason Anderson(21) stole the holeshot around the turn and then Malcolm Stewart(27) sped past into the lead. The trio stayed that way until Anderson passed for the lead with two laps to go to get the win. Tomac took the second spot away on the final lap relegating Stewart to third. Can’t wait for the feature to see how things shake out with all the contenders in the same moto.

450SX Main Event

This time on the start Eli Tomac did everything right. Fast out of the gate, first to the corner and in control on the turn to speed out with the lead. Three minutes into the feature, Tomac was a second and a half ahead of Justin Barcia. His lead over Anderson was four and a half seconds.

Eli Tomac(3) dominates at Seattle / Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment Inc

The intervals only grew from there as Tomac powered away from his competitors. At the 10 minute mark of the race, Barcia landed out of a jump onto a tuff block and lost control of the bike. He lost four positions by the time he could get back on his GASGAS MC 450F and resume racing.

Out front, Tomac cruised out to a 15-second advantage over Justin Anderson, with Marvin Musquin(25) in third place. They finished in that order with Tomac getting his fifth victory in a row. The victory increased Tomac’s already commanding lead over Anderson to 54 points, the equivalent of a two-race margin.

450SX Main Event Results

POSITION NUMBER RIDER HOMETOWN BIKE POINTS
1 3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO Yamaha YZ450F 26
 2 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM Kawasaki KX450SR 23
 3 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA KTM 450 SX-F FE 21
 4 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL Husqvarna FC 450 RE 19
 5 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL GASGAS MC 450F 18
 6 1 Cooper Webb Newport, NC KTM 450 SX-F FE 17
 7 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA Husqvarna FC 450 RE 16
 8 19 Justin Bogle Wesley Chapel, FL Suzuki RM-Z450 15
 9 54 Mitchell Oldenburg Aledo, TX Honda CRF450R 14
 10 41 Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ Suzuki RM-Z450 13
 11 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL Yamaha YZ450F 12
 12 95 Justin Starling Deland, FL GASGAS MC 450F 11
 13 200 Ryan Breece Athol, ID Yamaha YZ450F 10
 14 26 Alex Martin Clermont, FL Yamaha YZ450F 9
 15 78 Cade Clason Chesterfield, SC Honda CRF450R 8
 16 57 Kevin Moranz Topeka, KS KTM 450 SX-F 7
 17 61 Fredrik Noren Indian Trail, NC KTM 450 SX-F 6
 18 711 Tristan Lane Port Orange, FL KTM 450 SX-F 5
 19 848 Joan Cros Manlleu, BC Kawasaki KX450 4
 20 72 John Short Pilot Point, TX Honda CRF250R 3
 21 87 Alex Ray Milan, TN Honda CRF450R 2
 22 981 Austin Politelli Murrieta, CA Honda CRF450R 1

 

450SX Points Standings

POSITION NUMBER RIDER TOTAL POINTS
1 3 Eli Tomac 281
 2 21 Jason Anderson 227
 3 51 Justin Barcia 222
 4 27 Malcolm Stewart 221
 5 1 Cooper Webb 208
 6 25 Marvin Musquin 206
 7 23 Chase Sexton 183
 8 15 Dean Wilson 151
 9 14 Dylan Ferrandis 141
 10 94 Ken Roczen 133
 11 41 Brandon Hartranft 110
 12 12 Shane McElrath 101
 13 10 Justin Brayton 99
 14 7 Aaron Plessinger 97
 15 19 Justin Bogle 85
 16 11 Kyle Chisholm 69
 17 62 Vince Friese 65
 18 26 Alex Martin 60
 19 95 Justin Starling 55
 20 34 Max Anstie 55