Great Start to 2022 AMA Supercross Season. If the first four events are any indication, the AMA Supercross season is set to be one of the most competitive ever. Four events have produced four different winners and a tight race in the AMA 450 points standings with 13 races remaining on the schedule.
At the Anaheim 2 Supercross, Eli Tomac joined the winners’ circle for the season along with Chase Sexton, Jason Anderson, and Ken Roczen. Entering the contest with the red plate as the season’s points leader, Tomac had the narrowest of margins in a very tight race.
Ken Roczen was leading the race early, but after he went outside and Jason Anderson went inside, they collided in the sand berm. The collision caused Roczen to go down hard causing him to fall out of the top ten. It was an impressive showing by bikes from Austria, featuring six of the top ten finishers. However, the front four bikes were all from Japan. Reigning AMA Supercross Champion Cooper Webb was inefficient in making passes and barely made the top ten, finishing in 8th position.
Following Tomac to the finish were Jason Anderson, Chase Sexton, Dylan Ferrandis, and Malcolm Stewart who had a great start in his 5th place showing. Tomac’s victory increased his lead to 6 points over Chase Sexton, eight over Jason Anderson, 10 over Cooper Webb, and 11 over Justin Barcia. Up next on the schedule is a race Saturday, February 5 in Phoenix, Arizona.