2022 DENVER SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT // TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & TRACK MAP

2022 DENVER SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT

With one more round left after Denver, the championship for all three classes may come to an end before we even step foot at the Season Finale. On the 250 East, we witnessed Jett Lawrence clinch the championship title in Foxborough. Now, it’s all up to Christian Craig and Eli Tomac to make it happen in their respective classes. Both have a massive lead in the points, and while Eli wasn’t able to clinch the title this past weekend, we expect the number 3 to do so in his home state of Colorado. The 16th round of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season may be one not to miss as we may see the wrapping up of the championship fight. Scroll down below to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Denver, CO round.

2022 DENVER SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE

2022 DENVER TRACK MAP // DECEIVING TO THE NAKED EYE

At first glance, the Denver track map doesn’t look too crazy besides its sand rhythm lane. However, the rhythm sections do offer some variety upon further review. Whether it be the small bump after doubling, or tripling, out of the first turn, or the small roller after the finish line that we’re betting our money someone is going to try and clear. The 250 class is rejoicing with the small whoops section so we’re excited to see how the Denver round plays out. 


2022 FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE:

With NBC Sports going away for 2022, American Supercross have been juggling between three channels to watch Supercross—CNBC channel, NBC channel and the USA Network.  This weekend’s race will be aired on both Peacock and NBC. 

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.

Denver: Qualifying show – 6:00 AM (pacific) – Peacock Premium

Denver: Night show – 12:00 PM (pacific) –  Peacock Premium & NBC


DENVER SX FRIDAY/SATURDAY PRACTICE/RACE SCHEDULE 

Eli Tomac_2019 Denver Supercross-6177Last time Supercross visited Denver, Colorado, was April of 2019. It snowed during qualifying, but turned into a great track for the night show. Eli Tomac also received loud cheers from his hometown crowd. 

This year, the Denver Supercross has an ultra-early start time. With that, they are adding the free practice sessions on Friday afternoon to help make things go smoother on Saturday. The PulpMX 450 LCQ Challenge race is also happening on Friday but it’s not included on the AMA’s schedule.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PRACTICE:

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm 250SX Group C Sighting Laps (2 Laps)
1:05 pm – 1:13 pm 250SX Group C Free Practice
1:15 pm – 1:20 pm 250SX Group B Sighting Laps (2 Laps)
1:20 pm – 1:28 pm 250SX Group B Free Practice
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm 250SX Group A Sighting Laps (2 Laps)
1:35 pm – 1:43 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice
1:45 pm – 1:50 pm 450SX Group A Sighting Laps (2 Laps)
1:50 pm – 1:58 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
2:00 pm – 2:05 pm 450SX Group B Sighting Laps (2 Laps)
2:05 pm – 2:13 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice
2:15 pm – 2:20 pm 450SX Group C Sighting Laps (2 Laps) 

 2:40 pm – 2:50 pm 250SX Group C Free Practice
2:55 pm – 3:05 pm 250SX Group B Free Practice
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice
3:25 pm – 3:35 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice
3:55 pm – 4:05 pm 450SX Group C Free Practice 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

7:00 am – 7:10 am 250SX Group C Qualifying
7:15 am – 7:25 am 250SX Group B Qualifying
7:30 am – 7:40 am 250SX Group A Qualifying
7:45 am – 7:55 am 450SX Group A Qualifying
8:00 am – 8:10 am 450SX Group B Qualifying
8:15 am – 8:25 am 450SX Group C Qualifying 

9:20 am – 9:30 am 250SX Group C Qualifying
9:35 am – 9:45 am 250SX Group B Qualifying
9:50 am – 10:00 am 250SX Group A Qualifying
10:05 am – 10:15 am 450SX Group A Qualifying
10:20 am – 10:30 am 450SX Group B Qualifying
10:35 am – 10:45 am 450SX Group C Qualifying 

AFTERNOON PROGRAM:

12:30 pm – 1:07 pm Opening Ceremonies
1:07 pm – 1:15 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
1:21 pm – 1:29 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
1:34 pm – 1:42 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
1:48 pm – 1:56 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main) 

2:19 pm – 2:26 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
2:29 pm – 2:36 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main) 

2:53 pm – 3:10 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
3:26 pm – 3:48 pm 450SX Main Event – 20Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 


MISSING FROM THE LIST: ROCKY MOUNTAIN KTM TEAM

St.Louis 2022 Supercross_Shane McElrathThe Rocky Mountain KTM team has fallen apart after title sponsor Rocky Mountain pulled it’s support from the team. Joey Savatgy was already missing after hurting his ACL early in the season, but now Max Anstie and Shane McElrath have missed St. Louis and their future, along with the “BBMX” (Butler Brother’s MX Team) future is uncertain.


INJURED LIST:

DYLAN FERRANDIS | WRIST

Detroit 2022 Supercross_Dylan Ferrandis-2Dylan Ferrandis has decided to skip the rest of the season and prep for the Nationals. Click here for his words.

DEAN WILSON | DEEP LACERATION

St.Louis 2022 Supercross_Dean Wilson injuryDean suffered one of the most horrific accidents we have seen this season. After crashing through the whoops at St. Louis, Dean caught his razor sharp footpeg in the process slicing open his lower area. It is unclear when or if he will be back soon, but our guess is that Dean will be sitting out Atlanta after going through multiple surgeries after St. Louis.

KEN ROCZEN | EPSTEIN-BARR

Ken Roczen is taking a break from the 2022 Supercross until further recovery from an ongoing illness. To read more up on the situation, CLICK HERE.

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.

ADAM CIANCIARULO | KNEE

Adam Cianciarulo injured knee out for 2022 Supercross seasonAdam Cianciarulo was already racing with an injured shoulder and was forced to 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

JOSH HILL | DISLOCATED HIP/BROKEN PELVIS

josh Hill 2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross-7932 Josh Hill ended up with a dislocated hip and a fractured pelvis after crashing at the Anaheim 3 Supercross. 

JUSTIN HILL | SHOULDER

JUSTIN HILL COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT WITH TEAM PRMX ON A KAWASAKI KX450Justin Hill planned to race this season, but a late December crash injured his shoulder and took him out.

SETH HAMMAKER | LACERATED SPLEEN & FRACTURED T7/T8 VERTABRA

Seth Hammaker 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-2592Pro Circuit’s Seth Hammaker had finished second in each of the first two rounds, but after a crash at the test track, he has missed the rest of the season. He is back riding now, but we are unsure if he will lineup this weekend, or wait for the Pro Motocross series too start up in May.

COLT NICHOLS | INJURED BOTH ARMS

Colt Nichols 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-7764Colt Nichols crashed in the whoops while leading the first 250 Heat race of the night at Anaheim. Sadly, it ended his chances of battling for the 250 West Coast title this season. 


450 SUPERCROSS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 15 OF 17)

Eli Tomac may have a massive lead but we’re excited to see how the rest of the podium pans out. 

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 3 Eli Tomac 341
2 21 Jason Anderson 298
3 51 Justin Barcia 275
4 27 Malcolm Stewart 272
5 25 Marvin Musquin 266
6 23 Chase Sexton 250
7 1 Cooper Webb 244
8 15 Dean Wilson 152
9 41 Brandon Hartranft 151
10 10 Justin Brayton 145

Only three points separate Malcolm Stewart and Justin Barcia.


250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 8 OF 10)

Atlanta 2022 Supercross_Christian Craig-10Hunter Lawrence was able to somewhat close the gap in Atlanta after winning the Main Event so now Christian Craig sits just 23 points ahead.

POS. NAME Total
1 Christian Craig 194
2 Hunter Lawrence 171
3 Michael Mosiman 158
4 Vince Friese 127
5 Jo Shimoda 125
6 Nate Thrasher 112
7 Garrett Marchbanks 99
8 Robbie Wageman 94
9 Chris Blose 90
10 Carson Brown 83

Hunter Lawrence is 13 points ahead of Michael Mosiman.

2022 DENVER SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE

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