Eli Tomac Back to Winning Ways at Oakland Supercross

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RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA — February 18, 2022

It’s Round Two of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross segment of the initial SuperMotocross World Championship season. Wait, wasn’t last week at Tampa Round Six? Yes, it is confusing. Blame it on Mother Nature. It never rains in California except when an early-season monsoon postpones a Supercross event. We are now back on numerical track, with next week in Arlington resuming the count at Round Seven.

The storylines? Eli Tomac will try to get his repeat title campaign back on track after a poor showing in Tampa. Will the layoff from the series moving east cause Jett Lawerance to actually loose a 250 SX race?

250 SX West Heats

Max Vohland(34) grabbed the holeshot and held the lead over RJ Hampshire(24) in the 250SX West Heat One. But at the midway point of the moto, Hampshire was at his side. The two raced clean through several corners before Hampshire prevailed and moved away.

Hampshire pulled away, and Vohland held onto second, with Matt Moss(100) taking the third spot.

Robbie Wageman(59) took the holeshot away from Cameron McAdoo(48). But he could not hold onto the lead. Jett Lawrence(18) started in seventh.

Once out front, McAdoo began building a lead. However, the fastest rider on the track was Lawrence, who quickly moved through traffic. The pair came together with a minute and a half left in the timed portion of the moto. As the clock ran out, Lawrence passed and pulled away through the final two laps.

McAdoo finished second, and Pierce Brown(33) worked his way up to the third spot.

450 SX Heats

Ken Roczen(94), Jason Anderson(21), and Justin Barcia(51) ran one-two-three around the first turn. It’s interesting Anderson is on probation for early-season incidents with Barcia. What will happen when the two riders come together on the track?

To get the answer to that question, we will have to wait a bit longer. As the three riders finished in the same order as they started.

Anderson did close on Roczen in the final corner but backed off rather than initiating contact that might have given him the moto win.

Heat Two featured Eli Tomac(1), Chase Sexton(23), Aaron Plessinger(7), and Cooper Webb(2) in a heavyweight fight for the win. Webb took the early lead, with Plessinger, the hottest rider last week at Tampa, holding second. Sexton ran third, with Tomac fifth.

Plessinger faded while Webb, Sexton, and Tomac were set to finish the fight. In the space of two corners, Sexton and Tomac passed Webb. Tomac had the big run and blew past Sexton to take over the lead. It is moves like that double pass that made Tomac last year’s champion. He will look to bounce back from his sub-par performance in Tampa with a feature win tonight.

250 SX West Main Event

Hampshire, McAdoo, and Lawrence all hit the first turn together. However, Lawrence got squeezed out by the other two. Lawrence remained patient and set up first McAdoo and then Hampshire to get to the front by the midpoint of the moto.

Pulling away to the finish, Lawrence stretched his lead in the season-long points standings. With Jett’s brother Hunter leading the 250 SX East Standings, it is the first time in Supercross history that brothers have held the lead in the east and west divisions at the same time.

Jett Lawrence celebrates his win at Oakland / Photo Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports

Hampshire finished second, with McAdoo taking the final podium spot.

250 SX West Results

POS. # RIDER BIKE TEAM/SPONSORS
1 18 Jett Lawrence Honda CRF250R Team Honda HRC
2 24 RJ Hampshire Husqvarna FC 250 RE Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3 48 Cameron Mcadoo Kawasaki KX250 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
4 43 Levi Kitchen Yamaha YZ250F Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing
5 33 Pierce Brown GASGAS MC 250F Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing
6 56 Enzo Lopes Yamaha YZ250F Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha
7 34 Max Vohland KTM 250 SX-F FE Red Bull KTM
8 49 Mitchell Oldenburg Honda CRF250R Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda
9 83 Cole Thompson Yamaha YZ250F Team Solitaire Heartbeat Hot Sauce Yamaha
10 84 Mitchell Harrison GASGAS MC 250F AJE Motorsport Overstock Vehicles.com GAS GAS
11 79 Dylan Walsh Kawasaki KX250 Revo Grindstone Kawaski
12 59 Robbie Wageman Suzuki RM-Z250 BarX Suzuki, R-Jerky, Grindstone
13 85 Dilan Schwartz Suzuki RM-Z250 Progressive Insurance Ecstar Suzuki
14 53 Derek Drake Suzuki RM-Z250 BarX Suzuki
15 508 Hunter Yoder Kawasaki KX250 Partzilla Prmx Racing, SOBMX, OGS, RynoPower, Ogio
16 111 Anthony Rodriguez Honda CRF250R Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda
17 981 Austin Politelli GASGAS MC 250F Aje Motorsports, Overstock Vehicles, GasGas, Ellison Earthworks, HRT, Burk Mechanical, CCP
18 162 Maxwell Sanford Honda CRF250R Concrete Plants Inc
19 500 Julien Benek Kawasaki KX250 Partzilla Prmx Racing, OG Optics, ODI Bars, Luxon, HJC
20 173 Hunter Schlosser Yamaha YZ250F BRS, Next Level, FXR, Hole n One, White Sand Const., Lenco
21 41 Derek Kelley KTM 250 SX-F AEO Powersports KTM Racing
22 100 Matt Moss Suzuki RM-Z250 BarX Suzuki

 

250 SX West Points Standings

POS. # RIDER HOMETOWN TOTAL POINTS
 1 18 Jett Lawrence Zephyrhills, FL 101
 2 24 RJ Hampshire Minneola, FL 81
 3 48 Cameron Mcadoo Sioux City, IA 80
 4 49 Mitchell Oldenburg Godley, TX 69
 5 43 Levi Kitchen Washougal, WA 63
 6 56 Enzo Lopes Chesterfield, SC 63
 7 96 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 52
 8 40 Stilez Robertson Bakersfield, CA 52
 9 34 Max Vohland Granite Bay, CA 52
 10 33 Pierce Brown Sandy, UT 51
 11 79 Dylan Walsh Wildomar, CA 49
 12 83 Cole Thompson Brigden, ON 46
 13 41 Derek Kelley Riverside, CA 45
 14 63 Max Anstie Cairo, GA 44
 15 69 Phillip Nicoletti Bethel, NY 44
 16 238 Haiden Deegan Tallahassee, FL 38
 17 6 Jeremy Martin Rochester, MN 36
 18 111 Anthony Rodriguez Tallahassee, FL 35
 19 128 Tom Vialle murrieta, CA 33
 20 31 Michael Mosiman Minneaola, FL 33
 21 29 Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN 31
 22 508 Hunter Yoder Menifee, CA 31
 23 832 Chance Hymas Pocatello, ID 30
 24 58 Jordon Smith Ochlocknee, GA 29
 25 59 Robbie Wageman Newhall, CA 29

 

450 SX Main Event

After taking care of business in typical Tomac comeback style during the heat race, Eli came out of the first turn in the Main running second. However, it was Sexton in the lead, and he quickly began to pull away.

Chase Sexton rockets to the lead at Oakland / Photo Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports

A late race bobble caused Sexton to drop his bike, allowing Tomac to take the lead. Webb closed and also passed for the second spot. In non-typical fashion, Tomac missed a corner on the final lap and veered off track. He quickly righted himself remaining upright, but it allowed Webb to make up time. Tomac held on for the win, with Webb making it the closest finish of the year to date.

The victory allowed Tomac to stretch his points lead to seven over both Sexton and Webb.

450 SX Results

POS. # RIDER BIKE TEAM/SPONSORS
 1 1 Eli Tomac Yamaha YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing
 2 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE Red Bull KTM
 3 23 Chase Sexton Honda CRF450R Team Honda HRC
 4 7 Aaron Plessinger KTM 450 SX-F FE Red Bull KTM
 5 21 Jason Anderson Kawasaki KX450SR Monster Energy Kawasaki
 6 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing
 7 28 Christian Craig Husqvarna FC 450 RE Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
 8 17 Joey Savatgy Kawasaki KX450SR Rick Ware Racing
 9 45 Colt Nichols Honda CRF450R Team Honda HRC
 10 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ450F Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
 11 94 Ken Roczen Suzuki RM-Z450 Progressive Insurance Ecstar Suzuki
 12 15 Dean Wilson Honda CRF450R Fire Power Honda
 13 751 Josh Hill KTM 450 SX-F Team Tedder Monster Energy Mountain Motorsports
 14 46 Justin Hill KTM 450 SX-F Team Tedder Monster Energy Mountain Motorsports
 15 9 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki KX450SR Monster Energy Kawasaki
 16 12 Shane McElrath Suzuki RM-Z450 Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance
 17 44 Benny Bloss Yamaha YZ450F Yamaha,Truck Central LLC, FXR, Arai, Alpinestars, Pod
 18 11 Kyle Chisholm Suzuki RM-Z450 Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance
 19 68 Cade Clason Kawasaki KX450 Partzilla Prmx Racing
 20 80 Kevin Moranz KTM 450 SX-F Tank Masters, Red Line Oil, Next Level KTM
 21 519 Joshua Cartwright Kawasaki KX450 Psychic Motorsports/T3 Civil/Ronnie Prado Company, Cardinal
 22 47 Fredrik Noren Kawasaki KX450SR MaddParts.com, Big Buildings Direct, Ronnie Prado Company

 

450 SX Points Standings

POS. # RIDER HOMETOWN TOTAL POINTS
 1 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 139
 2 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 132
 3 23 Chase Sexton Clermont, FL 132
 4 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 111
 5 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 104
 6 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 104
 7 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 97
 8 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 82
 9 45 Colt Nichols Murrieta, CA 75
 10 28 Christian Craig Clermont, FL 75
 11 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 75
 12 15 Dean Wilson Menifee, CA 58
 13 14 Dylan Ferrandis Tallahassee, FL 56
 14 46 Justin Hill Yoncalla, OR 49
 15 32 Justin Cooper Tallahassee, FL 45
 16 12 Shane McElrath Oakland, FL 35
 17 751 Josh Hill Huntersville, NC 24
 18 80 Kevin Moranz Topeka, KS 21
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 21
 20 44 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 19
 21 60 Justin Starling Riverview, FL 18
 22 68 Cade Clason Chesterfield, SC 16
 23 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 15
 24 47 Fredrik Noren Indian Trail, NC 15
 25 519 Joshua Cartwright Fort Worth, TX 13