2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

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2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

The 2022 Supercross season has already started off with a bang. With Anaheim stadium filled with fans, it was a sign that Supercross is back in full-fashion for 2022. It was a flawless weekend for both Ken Roczen and Christian Craig as they would earn the win in their Heat Races as well as go on to win the Main Events. On the other hand, lots of top-tier riders would make costly mistakes that would either end their chances of winning the night or even finishing out the rest of the season. Now we head to RingCentral Stadium located in Oakland, California, for the first time since 2020.

Scroll down below to find out what you need to know heading into the second round of the season.

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2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

Oooh, sand. 

The Oakland Supercross track is feature-rich with plenty of rhythm sections, two whoop sections, multiple track crossings, and even a long sand turn. Plus, the start is longer this weekend than it was at Anaheim, which will make qualifying results and position on the starting gate less of a factor.


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SUPERCROSS FUTURES AMATEUR CLASS TO RACE THIS SATURDAY AT OAKLAND

Ryder DiFrancesco Glen Helen Pro Practice-5Amateur A-class riders like Ryder Difrancesco (shown here) will be attending the Oakland Supercross this weekend to race in the Futures class at 4:50 PM. They won’t be racing during the Night Show, but they will be seen by many fans who are already in the stadium to watch qualifying.

The 2022 Oakland Supercross is the second round of the season for the 450SX and 250SX West classes, but it’s actually the first Round for the  Supercross Futures amateur series. This amateur Supercross series was implemented as a stepping stone for amateur riders to earn their 250 Supercross Pro license and this Saturday, Amateur A-class racers will be competing on the same track as the Pros. The Futures class will race at 4:50 PM on Saturday and the stadium is open for all ticket holders to come early and watch the amateur race after the Pros get done with timed qualifying.

Click here to learn more about the Supercross Futures class.

2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Aaron Plessinger 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-1937See below for the full schedule for Oakland SX.

11:35 am – 11:43 am 250SX Futures Free Practice
11:50 am – 11:58 am 250SX Group B Free Practice
12:05 pm – 12:13 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice
12:20 pm – 12:28 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
12:35 pm – 12:43 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice 

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 250SX Futures Qualifying (Gate Selection)
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying 

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
3:15 pm – 3:25 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:30 pm – 3:40 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:45 pm – 3:55 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying 

4:15 pm – 4:20 pm 250SX Futures Sighting lap
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm 250SX Futures Main Event – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap 

Evening Program:

 6:30 pm – 7:06 pm Opening Ceremonies
7:06 pm – 7:14 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:20 pm – 7:28 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:34 pm – 7:42 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:48 pm – 7:56 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main) 

8:10 pm – 8:17 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
8:22 pm – 8:29 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main) 

8:50 pm – 9:07 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
9:27 pm – 9:49 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 

INJURED LIST:

JUSTIN BRAYTON | COVID

Justin Brayton 2022_Supercross_Oakland_Pits--25Justin Brayton tested positive for Covid on Friday before Oakland and he will not be able to race. Read more here

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. 

JUSTIN COOPER | BROKEN FOOT

Justin Cooper injured out for 2022 Supercross seasonSadly, the defending 250 West Coast Champion is out for the entire Supercross season in 2022. Read his post on instagram below:

Justin Cooper stated: “Hey guys unfortunately i had a crash yesterday at the track. I got a little bit off line in a rhythm and didn’t get the lift for the next triple and cased it pretty hard which was fine. Almost had it saved and when i finally laid it down my foot got pinched under the footpeg. That being said it turns out i have broken and dislocated 4 metatarsals and have some fractures in the center of my foot as well. Will most likely get surgery early next week. Not the way i wanted to start the year off, everything has been going really good until this. This is called a Lisfranc injury and will probably put me off the bike for about 6 months. Tough pill to swallow but this is part of life and you have these obstacles. How you overcome these difficulties is what defines you. Ill keep you guys updated once i know more, it’s all very fresh so just giving a quick update on what i know so far. I will be missing all of SX, hopefully will be good to go for MX”

COLT NICHOLS | INJURED ARMS

Colt Nichols 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-1179Colt 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. 

The Star Racing Yamaha team posted an update on Colt after A1: “Injury Update: @_coltnichols suffered injuries to both arms in his crash while leading the 250 Heat race in Anaheim last night. He will be undergoing surgery today and more info will be shared once available.”

JALEK SWOLL | CONCUSSION

Jalek Swoll 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-1420Jalek Swoll was taken out mid-air off the triple on the opening lap of the 250 Main Event when Hunter Lawrence doubled the triple and Nate Thrasher shot from the right side to the left side of the jump to miss Hunter. Unfortunately, Thrasher collided with Jalek mid-air and took him down. Jalek was knocked out and was taken off on a stretcher. 

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Jalek on the line earlier in the day.


2022 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TV SCHEDULE (CNBC, USA, NBC & PEACOCK)


2022 OAKLAND TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE

ruts 2020 Oakland Supercross

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. However, on February 12th, Anaheim 3 (Round 6) will not be on LIVE TV. It will be available to watch LIVE only on the Peacock Premium streaming service.

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $4.99 per month and it will provide 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 paying $129.95 for a one-year subscription.

Oakland: Qualifying show – 1:00 PM – Peacock Premium 

Oakland: Night show – 7:00 PM – USA Channel & Peacock Premium


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2022 OAKLAND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Chase Sexton 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-3393FanFest is back for 2022! You can scour the pits at Oakland starting at 12:00 PM. 

– FanFest Open – 12:00 PM
– Stadium Open for Qualifying – 12:00 PM
– Opening Ceremonies – 6:30 PM
– Gate Drop – 7:00 PM


450 POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 1 OF 17)

Ken Roczen 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-9012Ken Roczen leads the premier class.

1 94 Ken Roczen 26
2 1 Cooper Webb 23
3 51 Justin Barcia 21
4 25 Marvin Musquin 19
5 23 Chase Sexton 18
6 3 Eli Tomac 17
7 27 Malcolm Stewart 16
8 17 Joey Savatgy 15
9 7 Aaron Plessinger 14
10 21 Jason Anderson 13

250 WEST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 1 OF 10)

Christian Craig leads the 250 West.

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 28 Christian Craig 26
2 47 Seth Hammaker 23
3 96 Hunter Lawrence 21
4 35 Garrett Marchbanks 19
5 62 Vince Friese 18
6 29 Michael Mosiman 17
7 30 Jo Shimoda 16
8 69 Robbie Wageman 15
9 98 Dominique Thury 14
10 43 Carson Mumford 13

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