2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross Recap

Arguably, the best rider of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross series in the 450 class works his way around the track better than he did during his 2018 Championship campaign.

Jason Anderson won for the second time this season in a stand-out performance where he grabbed the holeshot, held off Eli Tomac and checked out to take the Round 6 checkers on Saturday in the third and final round held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

Anderson has seemingly found new life in his first year on Kawasaki and if not for some crashes in earlier rounds that dropped him from podium contention, he very well might hold the Red Plate. Instead, he moves into second-place now trailing Tomac by 12 in the Championship standings and appears on course for a coming showdown of two past Champions looking for more.

Tomac, the 2020 Champion who won the previous two races, continued his impressive race starts, something that plagued him in recent years when he rode Kawasaki but seemingly has figured things out in his first year on Yamaha. Tomac now has four straight podiums and continues to lead the field in his quest for another trophy. Justin Barcia got back on the podium since his back to back third-place finishes to start the season. Malcolm Stewart and Marvin Musquin round out the Top 5.

2022 Supercross 450 Class Standings after Round 6

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Chase Sexton
  3. Jason Anderson
  4. Malcolm Stewart
  5. Justin Barcia

In the 250 West class, the two riders at the center of last week's drama finished first and second as the whoops section proved the biggest obstacle for others.

Christian Craig easily won his fourth race of the season, sweeping the Anaheim rounds too, cruising to the checkers by 25 seconds over Vince Friese who grabbed his first podium of the year. In a collision between those two that went Moto viral the week earlier, no one got punted off the track this time around and both survive to ride another day. Craig leads the field by 28 points heading into the extended break for the West thanks to Hunter Lawrence taking a digger in the whoops. Lawrence finished 18th ending his five straight podium streak and dropping him to third in the standings, one point back of Michael Mosiman who finished third despite crashing twice. Jo Shimoda crashed in his Heat race and did not return. Garrett Marchbanks and Carson Brown round out the Top 5.

2022 Supercross 250 West Class Standings after Round 6

  1. Christian Craig
  2. Michael Mosiman
  3. Hunter Lawrence
  4. Vince Friese
  5. Jo Shimoda

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Alex Martin did not line up for the LCQ in the 450 class, but in the 250 class Marchbanks tied his best finish of the season in fourth-place and Dominique Thury took 15th.

Supercross heads east for Round 7 and the first 250 East class round on Saturday in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium.

2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross