It’s been two years since we’ve done Supercross in person. Seattle’s dynamic bike life and SX round 12 were the ideal opportunity to return.
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Circus returned to Seattle’s Lumen Field after a two year hiatus. Chilly, drizzly weather provided enthused NorthWest SX fans with perfect traction and good racing.
Remember when only fans started fights?
The 250 LCQ featured unexpected fireworks. Maxwell Sanford attempted an aggressive block pass on Chance Blackburn taking both riders to the ground in a hairpin turn. Enraged, Blackburn pounced on the prone and dazed Sanford choking, shaking and kicking him. As course marshalls intervened they were treated to double middle finger salutes from Blackburn who for good measure then stomped Sanford’s bike as he remounted.
Both riders will undoubtedly hear from the AMA.
The Emerald City event turned red and blue as Honda’s Hunter Lawrence took advantage of a rare Christian Craig crash to squeak out his second 250 class win of the season. Yamaha mounted Eli Tomac dominated the 450 class wire to wire and lapped the field up to sixth place. It was Tomac’s fifth consecutive win extending his Championship points lead to fifty four.
Seattle 450 SX Race Round 12 of 17 - March 26th, 2022
#3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO Yamaha
#21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM Kawasaki
#25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA KTM
Seattle 250 West Series SX Race Round 7 of 10 - March 26th, 2022
#96 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL Honda
#28 Christian Craig Temecula, CA. Yamaha
#29 Michael Mosiman Minneaola, FL Gas Gas
450 SX Championship Point Standings
#3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO Yamaha 281
#21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM Kawasaki 227
#51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL GASGAS 222
250 West Series SX Championship Point Standings
#28 Christian Craig Temecula, CA Yamaha 171
#96 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL Honda 145
#29 Michael Mosiman Minneaola, FL GASGAS 141