2022 HIGH POINT NATIONAL PRE-RACE REPORT: TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & MORE

2022 HIGH POINT NATIONAL PRE-RACE REPORT: TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & MORE

We’re already a quarter of the way there through the 2022 season and next up is High Point! In the 450 class, Chase Sexton still holds onto the red plate with a 5 point gap on his teammate Ken Roczen. In the lites class, Jett Lawrence has once again won an overall extending his points lead on his brother and the rest of the 250 field. So who do you think will outperform the field when the riders head to the East Coast? Will Chase be able to hold onto the red plate or will the other extremely talented 450 riders snatch it away. Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming fourth round at High Point.

2022 HIGHPOINT NATIONAL | FULL COVERAGE


HOW TO WATCH PRO MOTOCROSS 2022

You may have watched Supercross on Peacock in the past, but get ready to pull out your wallet again to watch the 2022 Motocross Nationals. With NBC Sports going away for 2022, the AMA Nationals have moved to MAVTV and MAVTV-Plus. So if you’re TV Provider does not have MAVTV, you will have to purchase MAVTV Plus which you can do so HERE. A list of the network providers can be found HERE.

MAVTV Plus will provide worldwide LIVE streaming coverage for the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events for a subscription fee of $6.99 USD Monthly or $99 USD Annually. For streaming and mobile viewers, subscribers to MAVTV Plus will receive live coverage of the motos that air on MAVTV. MAVTV Plus will also feature exclusive content for subscribers, including qualifying shows every race day to see which rider will emerge with pole position and first gate pick. On demand access to coverage from the entire 2022 season will also be available for fans who want to rewatch the action or wait to watch the drama unfold for the first time at their convenience.

Thunder Valley National: Qualifying – 7:00 AM (pacific) – Only on MAVTV PLUS

Thunder Valley National: 250 Moto 1 – 10:00 AM (pacific) – MAVTV & MAVTV PLUS
Thunder Valley National: 450 Moto 1 – 11:00 AM (pacific) – MAVTV & MAVTV PLUS
Thunder Valley National: 250 Moto 2 – 12:00 PM (pacific) – MAVTV & MAVTV PLUS
Thunder Valley National: 450 Moto 2 – 1:00 PM (pacific) – MAVTV & MAVTV PLUS


50 YEARS OF AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS

“With the landmark 50th anniversary rapidly approaching, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a unique and exciting addition to its historic broadcast package for the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. A collection of American motocross all-stars will join host and lead commentator Jason Weigandt in the announcers booth during the live broadcasts of all 48 motos this summer on MAVTV Motorsports Network and NBC TV Network, with streaming on MAVTV Plus.”

Featured guests commentators include:

  • Ricky Carmichael: 10-time Pro Motocross Champion with 102 career wins
  • Broc Glover: 6-time Pro Motocross Champion with 35 career wins
  • Rick Johnson: 5-time Pro Motocross Champion with 33 career wins
  • Ryan Villopoto: 5-time Pro Motocross Champion with 31 career wins
  • James Stewart: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 48 career wins
  • Jeff Emig: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 29 career wins
  • David Bailey: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 18 career wins
  • Jeremy McGrath: 450cc/250cc Pro Motocross Champion with 17 career wins
  • Adam Cianciarulo: 250 Class Pro Motocross Champion with 9 career wins
  • Damon Bradshaw: 10 career Pro Motocross wins

WHO’S WHO AND WHO’S NEW (PLUS INJURY REPORT)

Below is a list of some of the Factory and Privateer teams with who’s in and who’s out for Thunder Valley. 

450 CLASS

  • HONDA HRC
    • KEN ROCZEN (Won at Thunder Valley)
    • CHASE SEXTON (placed third last weekend)
  • STAR RACING YAMAHA
    • DYLAN FERRANDIS (The defending Champion injured his thumb on Tuesday before Pala, will miss the beginning of the season)
    • ELI TOMAC (Placed second last weekend Current 450 Supercross champ)
    • CHRISTIAN CRAIG (Current 250 West Supercross champ has moved up permanently to the 450 class)
  • MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
    • JASON ANDERSON (Hit his hand on a track barrier, hopefully he is ok)
    • JOEY SAVTAGY (Recovering from injury but has returned to racing)
    • ADAM CIANCIARULO (Injured: taking the summer off to heal from his shoulder injury)
  • REDBULL KTM
    • RYAN DUNGEY (Returning after a 5-year hiatus)
    • AARON PLESSINGER (Recovered from his 2022 Supercross injuries)
    • TONY CAIROLI (Plans on racing the first four rounds before committing to all 12)
    • COOPER WEBB (Out for 2022 Outdoor season to heal multiple injuries)
    • MARVIN MUSQUIN (Not racing this summer, had a Supercross-only contract)
  • ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA
    • SHANE MCELRATH (Currently filling in for Dean Wilson for at least 5 rounds and will continue to ride if Dean does not comeback)
    • MALCOLM STEWART (Plans on missing the first half of the season due to an injury sustained at St. Louis Supercross)
    • DEAN WILSON (For now, Dean will be missing the first five rounds to continue and heal from his injury he sustained in the 2022 Supercross season)
  • TROY LEE DESIGNS / REDBULL / GASGAS
    • JUSTIN BARCIA 
  • MUC-OFF / FXR / CLUBMX YAMAHA
    • GARRETT MARCHBANKS (This will be both Garrett and Alex’s first year in the 450 National class)
    • ALEX MARTIN
    • PHIL NICOLETTI (Sustained an injury in Supercross but will be back on the 450 if he returns this summer)
  • TWISTED TEA / HEP SUZUKI
    • BRANDON HARTRANFT
    • JUSTIN BOGLE
  • TEAM BBMX KTM (Previously known as Rocky Mountain KTM)
    • FREDDIE NOREN (Went from Privateer to the BBMX team.)
    • BENNY BLOSS (Rode for Team Tedder KTM in Supercross, but Team Tedder doesn’t race MX)

250 CLASS

  • HONDA HRC
    • JETT LAWRENCE (Current 250 title holder in both Motocross and Supercross)
    • HUNTER LAWRENCE (Finished second in the 2022 Supercross season)
  • STAR RACING YAMAHA
    • JUSTIN COOPER
    • COLT NICHOLS (Returning from injury, isn’t racing yet)
    • LEVI KITCHEN
    • NATE THRASHER
    • MATT LEBLANC
    • NICK ROMANO

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  • MONSTER ENERGY PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI
    • JO SHIMODA (Jo was the only one on the team to remain healthy during the 2022 Supercross season)
    • CAMERON MCADOO (Injured: broken sternum, bleeding lungs)
    • AUSTIN FORKNER (Injured: Austin raced Pala, but now will undergo shoulder surgery, most likely will miss the summer)
    • SETH HAMMAKER 
    • JETT REYNOLDS (Returning from injury sustained during Supercross, Jett missed Pala/Hangtown and we are unsure if he will lineup at Thunder Valley)
  • REDBULL KTM
    • MAX VOHLAND
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  • ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA
    • RJ HAMPSHIRE (Rj crashed at Hangtown and was skewered by a stake off the side of the track! Yikes! Thankfully Rj has said it won’t be long till he’s back.)
    • STILEZ ROBERTSON 
    • JALEK SWOLL
  • TROY LEE DESINGS / REDBULL / GASGAS
    • MICHAEL MOSIMAN (Michael was third in the 250 third in the 250 West Supercross series)
    • PIERCE BROWN (Pierce was third in the 250 East Supercross series)
  • BARX CHAPARALL SUZUKI
    • DEREK DRAKE
    • DILAN SCHWARTZ (Injured: recovering from broken wrist)
    • CARSON MUMFORD (Injured: recovering from broken foot)
  • MUC-OFF / FXR / CLUBMX YAMAHA
    • JEREMY MARTIN (Jeremy will be joining the ClubMX roster for 2023 alongside his brother Alex, however he plans on sitting out for the remainder of 2022)
    • BRANDON SCHARER (Injured: compression fracture in his back from crashing at Pala)

2022 PRO MOTOCROSS OVERALL POINT STANDINGS 

450 CLASS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 3 OF 12)

The points are ridiculously close with Chase Sexton hanging on to the lead with a 5 point gap.

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 23 Chase Sexton 134
2 94 Ken Roczen 129
3 3 Eli Tomac 120
4 21 Jason Anderson 111
5 28 Christian Craig 92
6 222 Antonio Cairoli 89
7 5 Ryan Dungey 89
8 51 Justin Barcia 74
9 7 Aaron Plessinger 72
10 12 Shane McElrath 65
11 35 Garrett Marchbanks 64
12 17 Joseph Savatgy 47
13 26 Alex Martin 39
14 61 Fredrik Noren 35
15 285 Marshal Weltin 28
16 41 Brandon Hartranft 28
17 73 Benny Bloss 23
18 323 Josh Gilbert 20
19 55 Justin Rodbell 11
20 58 Ryan Surratt 11
21 129 Henry Miller 10
22 577 Felix Lopez 8
23 97 Jerry Robin 6
24 65 Grant Harlan 6
25 837 Bryson Gardner 5
26 711 Tristan Lane 4
27 93 Tyler Stepek 2
28 84 Scott Meshey 2
29 19 Justin Bogle 2

250 CLASS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 3 OF 12)

Jett Lawrence did it once again winning the overall at Thunder Valley. However, the rest of the field isn’t far away with his brother in second and Jo Shimoda in third.

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 1 Jett Lawrence 139
2 96 Hunter Lawrence 127
3 30 Jo Shimoda 101
4 59 Levi Kitchen 100
5 32 Justin Cooper 100
6 29 Michael Mosiman 81
7 47 Seth Hammaker 77
8 50 Stilez Robertson 74
9 36 Maximus Vohland 63
10 44 Pierce Brown 58
11 411 Nicholas Romano 55
12 74 Derek Kelley 46
13 38 Joshua Varize 43
14 49 Nathanael Thrasher 40
15 329 Matthew Leblanc 40
16 24 RJ Hampshire 37
17 33 Austin Forkner 30
18 533 Josiah Natzke 30
19 331 Derek Drake 26
20 31 Jalek Swoll 12
21 101 Dylan Walsh 12
22 194 Lance Kobusch 9
23 243 Hardy Munoz 7
24 444 Romain Pape 4
25 388 Brandon Ray 4
26 995 Christopher Prebula 4
27 192 Jack Chambers 3
28 68 Preston Kilroy 2
29 604 Max Miller 2

2022 HIGHPOINT NATIONAL | FULL COVERAGE

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