2022 Oakland Supercross Recap
Doubtful many people saw this one coming.
Jason Anderson won a 450 class Main Event for the first time in nearly four years making it look easy in his first year on Kawasaki, leading all 18 laps with little trouble from the field.
The 2018 Supercross Champion looked to start fresh this year on a new bike but finished 10th at the opener in Anaheim after Justin Barcia cleaned him out in a corner fighting for podium position. Anderson's win puts him in second place for the season with raised expectations for the season.
Speaking of Barcia, he placed third for the second straight week which gives him the Red Plate for Round 3 because opening round winner Ken Roczen finished 13th after a crash which drops him to fifth. Defending Champio[gallery]n Cooper Webb whi finished second last week posted a mediocre night in seventh but Eli Tomac, the 2020 Champion took fourth, looking better in his first year on Yamaha. Aaron Plessinger finished second after a ninth-place to start the season.
All this results in an early shakeup of the points standings.
2022 Supercross 450 Class Standings after Round 2
- Justin Barcia
- Jason Anderson
- Cooper Webb
- Aaron Plessinger
- Ken Roczen
In the 250 class, Christian Craig made it two straight for the first time in his career winning again with relative ease after getting around Jo Shimoda who stalled his bike after the first lap. Shimoda would later crash in pretty spectacular fashion, summersaulting with his bike (see photos) but managing to get back on and take seventh. Hunter Lawrence took second and Seth Hammaker tookj third, both swapping finishing positions from their opening round result. Carson Brown rebounded from losing a tooth at the opening round and took third.
2022 Supercross 250 West Class Standings after Round 2
- Christian Craig
- Hunter Lawrence
- Seth Hammaker
- Michael Mosiman
- Vince Friese
The MotoSport Sponsored Muc-Off / FXR / ClubMX Team
The MotoSport sponsored team showed mixed results with Jeremy Martin making the Main after missing it last week as the veteran rider took 17th in the 450 class. Garrett Marchbanks took eighth in the 250 class after finishing fourth in the opening round.
Supercross returns to the Southland for Round 3 on Saturday in San Diego.