2022 Detroit Supercross Recap

Detroit proved costly for a number of riders as Round 10 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross series held on Saturday at Ford Field in Motor City was highlighted by crashes and freak accidents ending the night early for several in the Championship chase.

Dylan Ferrandis, Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson and Chase Sexton finished in the bottom four of the 450 class, respectively, while Eli Tomac won for the third straight round ballooning his lead to 42 points ahead of Anderson, who managed to hold on to his position in second-place but now tied with Malcom Stewart.

Anderson riding comfortably in second suffered what looked like a routine spillover with about six minutes remaining but after getting back up he rode seemingly a bit dazed before crashing again and his night came to a close. He finished 21st giving him just two points and a crushing loss of 24 points to Tomac who won for the third straight round and fifth time this season. Anderson was three points back of Tomac after Round 7.

A minute earlier, Webb cased a jumped and was landed on by Sexton taking both to the ground and ending their nights. Sexton's bike rolled on top of him and stripped him of his jersey leaving a skin scraping only a dermatologist would love. Webb finished 20th and dropped to fifth in the standing from third and ended the straight rounds on the podium. Sexton finished last and falls to sixth-place in the standings. Webb and Sexton were running fourth and fifth, respectively, prior to the crash. Elsewhere…

Ferrandis left early with an injured wrist and Marvin Musquin went down in a solo crash with about a minute left but resumed unhurt after putting a hurt on his visor which refused to come off. He finished fourth. All the carnage helped Stewart take second, hist first trip to the podium since round 5 and Justin Barcia finished third, getting back on the box for the first time since Round 6.

2022 Supercross 450 Class Standings after Round 10

  1. Eli Tomac - 229
  2. Jason Anderson - 187
  3. Malcolm Stewart - 187
  4. Justin Barcia - 184
  5. Cooper Webb - 173

Things were less hectiv in the In the 250 East class as Jett Lawrence grabbed the holeshot and checked out fore this third win of the season. Cameron Mcadoo rode brilliantly to salvage points as he started in sixth and worked his way to second. He trails Lawrence by eight as the East looks more like a showdown between Lawrence and Mcadoo with Pierce Brown, who finished third for this first podium of the season, trails Mcadoo by 23. With Jeremy Martin and Austin Forkjner sidelined, Lawrence and Mcadoo are the only riders with wins and multiple trips to the box.

2022 Supercross 250 East Class Standings after Round 4

  1. Jett Lawrence - 99
  2. Cameron Mcadoo - 91
  3. Pierce Brown - 68
  4. Stilez Robertson - 67
  5. Enzo Lopes - 64

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In the 450 class, Alex Martin finished a season best 13th and in the 250 class, Phil Nicoletti has started a countdown to start the season finishing 10th, ninth, eighth and now seventh. Interesting. Would he prefer to win a round or, in quite possibly a Supercross first, continue the countdown in order to finish the season with a second-place? He doesn't return my texts so I don't know. Maybe someone can ask him. Enzo Lopes took ninth and Jace Owen finished 14th.

Supercross heads to Indianapolis for Round 11 on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

2022 Detroit Supercross