2022 Daytona Supercross Recap
Eli Tomac stands alone.
The longest running Supercross venue has its first six-time winner as Tomac broke a tie with Ricky Carmichael on Saturday for Round 9 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season willing his ailing dirt bike to the checkers capturing his fourth win of the year in the 450 class and sixth career victory at Daytona.
The home of the Daytona 500 has hosted a Supercross round every year since 1974 becoming one of the most famed races in Supercross history, along with the prized trophy for the winner. Tomac has six now, more than any other rider, after trailing Cooper Webb for much of the race and for a time seemingly content with a second-place finish as the clock wound down while barely visible white smoke indicated a looming coolant issue. But the points leader figured out a way.
The win broke a tie with Carmichael, widely considered the GOAT, who also has his hand in the creation of the Supercross track built on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL. Tomac's late race surge prevented Webb, the defending Champion, from getting his first win on the season. However, Webb has three straight podiums as he tries to turn around a slow start to his year and get back into contention. Tomac's win also gave him some breathing room in the Championship standings as he now leads Jason Anderson by 18 points because...
Vengeance is mine, I will repay says Malcolm Stewart. It didn't take long, but Stewart took his frustration out on Anderson after last week's takeout of Stewart by Anderson that knocked both to the ground and out of podium contention. This time around, not 30 seconds passed from the gate drop before Stewart drilled Anderson in a turn sending both into the sand. Stewart seemed to shadow Anderson the rest of the race, pushing Anderson off the track during another encounter, but mostly keeping him in check as the two finished with near identical times, Stewart coming out ahead in eighth-place, the victor between the two for the round. Both riders were docked a spot for going fast on the side of the track prior to re-entering.
Elsewhere, Chase Sexton took third while Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Barcia rounded out the Top 5, respectively.
2022 Supercross 450 Class Standings after Round 9
- Eli Tomac
- Jason Anderson
- Cooper Webb
- Malcolm Stewart
- Chase Sexton
In the 250 East class, Jett Lawrence quickly passed Stilez Robertson for the lead after the first turn, checked out and won by 14 seconds. No midair collisions this week as Lawrence rode alone leaving the pack to figure out the podium. Robertson took second, his second career podium, and Cameron Mcadoo followed up his first win of the season the week prior, with third. Lawrence now leads Mcadoo by five in the standings and Robertson moves into third.
2022 Supercross 250 East Class Standings after Round 3
- Jett Lawrence
- Cameron Mcadoo
- Stilez Robertson
- Jeremy Martin
- Enzo Lopes
- Pierce Brown
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In the 450 class, Garrett Marchbanks and Alex Martin finished 15th and 21st, respectively. However, in the 250 East class, Enzo Lopes battled for the podium for much of the race but lost position to Mcadoo and Pierce Brown, who worked their way into third and fourth place with less than five minutes remaining, as Lopes settled on a season high fifth-place. Phil Nicoletti finished eighth and Jace Owen took 11th.
Supercross moves north to Detroit for Round 10 at Ford Field on Saturday.