2022 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT // SPEEDWAY SUPERCROSS IS BACK (UPDATED)

2022 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT // SPEEDWAY SUPERCROSS IS BACK

The ninth round of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross has arrived and it brings one of the most exciting rounds of every season — Daytona. Daytona International Speedway hosts one of the most intense rounds of the Supercross season, as the track is typically twice as long as the normal Supercross track with some moto-inspired rhythm sections and fast straight-aways. In the championship, Eli Tomac still reigns supreme in the points lead amongst the 450s, while it is a tie between Cameron McAdoo and Jett Lawrence in the 250 class.

Scroll down below to learn everything you need to know about the upcoming ninth round of the Monster Energy Supercross season.

2022 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE


2022 DAYTONA TRACK MAP // STRAIGHT RHYTHM 2.0?

Designed by Ricky Carmichael, this year’s Daytona track design is fast, features plenty of rhythm, and has it’s classic massive sand section.


2022 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE:

With NBC Sports going away for 2022, American Supercross fans will need to juggle between three channels to watch Supercross—CNBC channel, NBC channel and the USA Network. These channels will host 16 out of 17 races on LIVE TV. This weekend’s race will be aired on both Peacock and CNBC.

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $4.99 per month and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and LIVE coverage of each Supercross race. International Supercross fans can watch using the Supercross Video Pass streaming service which costs $129.95 for a one-year subscription.

Daytona: Qualifying show – 11:00 AM (pacific) – Peacock Premium

Daytona: Night show – 4:30 PM (pacific) –  Peacock Premium & CNBC Channel

TAKE AN ANIMATED LAP OF SAURDAY’S DAYTONA SUPERCROSS TRACK

DAYTONA SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE:

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING

1:35 pm – 1:45 pm EST 250SX Group C Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm EST 250SX Group B Qualifying
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm EST 250SX Group A Qualifying
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm EST 450SX Group A Qualifying
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm EST 450SX Group B Qualifying
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm EST 450SX Group C Qualifying

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm EST 250SX Group C Qualifying
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm EST 250SX Group B Qualifying
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm EST 250SX Group A Qualifying
4:35 pm – 4:45 pm EST 450SX Group A Qualifying
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm EST 450SX Group B Qualifying
5:05 pm – 5:15 pm EST 450SX Group C Qualifying

NIGHT SHOW

7:36 pm – 7:44 pm EST 250SX Heat #1
7:50 pm – 7:58 pm EST 250SX Heat #2
8:04 pm – 8:12 pm EST 450SX Heat #1
8:18 pm – 8:26 pm EST 450SX Heat #2

8:50 pm – 8:57 pm EST 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:02 pm – 9:09 pm EST 450SX Last Chance Qualifier

9:24 pm – 9:41 pm EST 250SX Main Event
9:59 pm – 10:21 pm EST 450SX Main Event


INJURED LIST:

JEREMY MARTIN | INJURED SHOULDER

Jeremy Martin had a practice crash on Wednesday and injured his shoulder and will not be racing at Daytona. With both Martin and Kitchen injured, Star Racing Yamaha will not field a 250 team at the Daytona Supercross.

LEVI KITCHEN | BROKEN TIBIA & KNEE CAP

Levi Kitchen, was injured at Round 2 in Texas and he is healing from a fracture in his tibia and a broken knee cap. Levi Kitchen posted: “Just want to give y’all an update. I’m not going to make the races this weekend. Small fracture on the top of my tibia and a broken knee cap. Not sure when I’ll be back but I’m going to do everything I can to be racing again soon. Pretty bummed considering I feel I didn’t get to show what I was truly capable of but there’s always more racing to look forward to. Thanks everyone for the support.”

AARON PLESSINGER | BROKEN ARM

Minneapolis 2022 Supercross_PlessingerSadly, Aaron Plessinger’s Supercross season has come to a halt after breaking his arm in a practice crash. Read more here.

AUSTIN FORKNER | BROKEN COLLARBONE

What can we say, we’re gutted for Austin Forkner. At Arlington Supercross, both Jett and Austin were racing when Jett snagged the tough block up the face of the finish line, resulting in the two colliding mid-air. The two crashed but Jett would be the only one to walk away. Austin sustained a broken collarbone that he already had plates and screws in. Austin said via Instagram: “Well, collarbone is broken. but after watching how hard I hit I’m lucky it wasn’t worse. Same one from last year just broke around the plate and through a couple screws. I knew it was broken as soon as I got up. I’ve just been dreading making the post about it, but I guess here it is. You know, I really was trying to make changes this year to my riding and my mentality to be ok with not being the fastest guy at every race, or settling for a 3rd or a 5th at times so I would be at every race and make it to the end of the season. And if that left me with a championship then great, but if not then so be it. But that’s why this sport is so damn tough because sometimes none of that matters and things just happen. Anyways, it is what it is. I do really appreciate all the support from everyone, it means a lot. I’ll be back.”

JETT REYNOLDS | FRACTURED HAND

Jett Reynolds said via Instagram: “UPDATE from last weekend…. I was stoked to make my Supercross Debut in Minneapolis, with a unfortunate crash on Press day resulted a fractured hand that required surgery, I’m all fixed and recovering well now. Bummed this is the way it started out but what’s done is done and we’re moving forward not looking back, going to regroup get healed up and bounce back strong”

MAX VOHLAND | COLLARBONE/HEMATOMA

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Max Vohland said via instagram: “Apologize for the late update, I wanted to get all information before posting: Good news is nothing broken; MRI shows a massive hematoma to the right shoulder and a couple of small cracks in my clavicle. At therapy working, but looks we will miss this weekend. I will be back racing ASAP.”

ADAM CIANCIARULO | KNEE

Adam Cianciarulo injured knee out for 2022 Supercross seasonAdam Cianciarulo was already racing with an injured shoulder and has now dropped out with an injured knee, but he  turned out to be a great on-track announcer for the TV coverage. Click here to read more

JOEY SAVATGY | KNEE 

Joey Savatgy 2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross-5645Joey Savatgy tore his ACL in his right knee during practice on Tuesday after Anaheim 1. He raced through the injury at Oakland and finished 11th, but a first turn crash in his Heat race at San Diego ended his night and season early. Joey posted via instagram: “Well. I tried, I love this job so much and sometimes it’s cruel. Trying to race and not being near 100% isn’t ideal, especially in this class. Yesterday was tough, with a track filled with right handers and some tough whoops the knee gave me all it could. But the crash in the heat was the final straw, so I’ve decided to get my knee fixed. Anyone who supports team 17 I appreciate you more than you know, sometimes it feels like you keep getting punched in the face but this will pass. I will keep everyone updated as events happen. I will be back”

BENNY BLOSS | ANKLE/COLLARBONE

Benny Bloss Team Tedder KTMBenny Bloss switched from MotoConcepts Honda to Team Tedder KTM for 2022, but he was injured before the season. Benny has had surgery on his ankle and collarbone and will return as soon as possible. Josh Hill is currently filling in for Benny. 

JOSH HILL | DISLOCATED HIP/BROKEN PELVIS

josh Hill 2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross-7932 Josh Hill posted via instagram: “Yesterday (Anaheim 3) was one of those days. Ended up with a dislocated hip and a fractured pelvis, but knowing I’m going to miss some races is what hurts most. I have been having so much fun being back racing and working with every from Team Tedder, and I felt like I was improving every time I touched the bike.”

JUSTIN HILL | SHOULDER

JUSTIN HILL COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT WITH TEAM PRMX ON A KAWASAKI KX450We don’t know when Justin Hill will be back at the races, hopefully sooner than later. 


450 POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 8 OF 17)

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 3 Eli Tomac 177
2 21 Jason Anderson 171
3 27 Malcolm Stewart 149
4 1 Cooper Webb 147
5 51 Justin Barcia 145
6 23 Chase Sexton 142
7 25 Marvin Musquin 128
8 14 Dylan Ferrandis 118
9 94 Ken Roczen 117
10 7 Aaron Plessinger 97

250 POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 2 OF 9)

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 48 Cameron Mcadoo 47
2 18 Jett Lawrence 47
3 6 Jeremy Martin 42
4 33 Austin Forkner 39
5 80 Enzo Lopes 32
6 50 Stilez Robertson 29
7 90 Jordon Smith 28
8 44 Pierce Brown 28
9 715 Phillip Nicoletti 27
10 24 Rj Hampshire 25

EVERY DAYTONA SUPERCROSS WINNER SINCE TIME IN MEMORIUM

The first Daytona Supercross winner was Dutch emigrant Pierre Karsmakers.

  • 1974: Pierre Karsmakers, Yamaha
  • 1975: Jimmy Ellis, Can-Am
  • 1976: Tony DiStefano, Suzuki
  • 1977: Bob Hannah, Yamaha
  • 1978: Marty Tripes, Honda
  • 1979: Jimmy Weinert, Kawasaki
  • 1980: Rex Staten, Yamaha
  • 1981: Darrell Shultz, Suzuki
  • 1982: Darrell Shultz, Honda
  • 1983: Bob Hannah, Honda
  • 1984: David Bailey, Honda
  • 1985: Bob Hannah, Honda
  • 1986: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1987: Rick Ryan, Honda
  • 1988: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1989: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1990: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1991: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1992: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1993: Mike Kiedrowski, Kawasaki
  • 1994: Mike Kiedrowsk, Kawasaki
  • 1995: Mike Kiedrowski, Kawasaki
  • 1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1997: Jeff Emig, Kawasaki
  • 1998: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha
  • 1999: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha
  • 2000: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
  • 2001: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
  • 2002: Ricky Carmichael, Honda
  • 2003: Ricky Carmichael, Honda
  • 2004: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2005: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2006: Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki
  • 2007: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2008: Kevin Windham, Honda
  • 2009: Chad Reed, Suzuki
  • 2010: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2011: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2012: James Stewart, Yamaha
  • 2013: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2014: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2015: Ryan Dungey, KTM
  • 2016: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2017: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2018: Justin Brayton, Honda
  • 2019: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2020: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2021: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki

2022 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE

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