2022 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT // 250 WEST IS BACK
2022 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT // 250 WEST IS BACK
We head up North for the 12th round of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season located in Seattle, WA. It has been a minute since we have seen the 250 West Coast class and the chaos that was the Anaheim 3 Supercross. But nonetheless, we’re stoked to see contenders Christian Craig, Hunter Lawrence, and Michael Mosiman duke it out once again and cross our fingers that maybe some of the other injured riders we saw at the beginning of the season make a return (which is also unlikely). In the premier class, Eli Tomac has the point standings in a chokehold, leading with a 50 point advantage on second place’s Jason Anderson. Now the battle in the championship is more exciting between Jason Anderson and Justin Barcia as the two play tag in the Main Events.
Scroll down below to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming 12th round held in the Seattle Seahawks home stadium, Lumen Field.
2022 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS
2022 SEATTLE TRACK MAP // START STRAIGHT DRAG STRIP
Seems like after a break from racing, the 250 West class still can’t a break from whoop sections almost as long as the start straights. There is a 100% chance that these pointy bumps in the track will play a factor in the podium placements.
2022 SEATTLE 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 USA Network.
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.
Seattle: Qualifying show – 1:00 PM (pacific) – Peacock Premium
Seattle: Night show – 7:00 PM (pacific) – Peacock Premium & USA Network
SEATTLE SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE:
PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm PST 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm PST 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm PST 450SX Group A Qualifying
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm PST 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm PST 250SX Group B Qualifying
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm PST 250SX Group A Qualifying
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm PST 450SX Group A Qualifying
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm PST 450SX Group B Qualifying
7:10 pm – 7:18 pm PST 250SX Heat #1
7:24 pm – 7:32 pm PST 250SX Heat #2
7:38 pm – 7:46 pm PST 450SX Heat #1
7:52 pm – 8:00 pm PST 450SX Heat #2
8:13 pm – 8:20 pm PST 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
8:25 pm – 8:32 pm PST 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
8:51 pm – 9:08 pm PST 250SX Main Event
9:29 pm – 9:51 pm PST 450SX Main Event
JUSTIN BRAYTON | CONCUSSION
Justin Brayton will sit out Seattle. He posted: “After a get off last weekend in Indy, resulting in a concussion, I’m gonna sit this weekend in Seattle out. After consulting my doctor, talking with the team and my family about it we think it’s best to wait and get back on the bike next week and be 100% ready for St.Louis in a couple weeks. Good thing is I’m feeling totally fine and have been in the gym and on the bicycle a few times this week, but Supercross is a different beast and at this point in my career it’s best to be smart. See ya in a couple weeks”
SHANE MCELRAH | CONCUSSION
Shane McElrath posted: “Pretty disappointed to say that I won’t be lining up in Seattle this weekend. My knee was fine this week and spent some time on the bicycle and in the gym with no problems. Tried to ride on Wednesday and immediately started getting a headache and could feel the strain on my eyes and head as well as a little bit of nausea. We decided to sit out this weekend and give my body some more rest and will continue to take things day by day. It’s a bummer dealing with these things in our sport but at the same time, it is our sport and it’s the risk we take. I’m excited for what God is doing in our lives and the things we are learning and growing in. James 1:2”
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
Sadly, 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 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 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 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 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 planned to race this season, but a late December crash injured his shoulder and will keep him out of the 2022 season.
SETH HAMMAKER | LACERATED SPLEEN & FRACTURED T7/T8 VERTABRA
Pro Circuit’s Seth Hammaker had finished second in each of the first two rounds, but after a crash at the test track, he will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time.
JUSTIN COOPER | BROKEN FOOT
Sadly, 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. I’ll 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 BOTH ARMS
Colt 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.
Colt Nichols posted via instagram: “It’s been a tough week, but I wanted to share a quick update with everyone. Unfortunately, my season was over before it started with my crash in the heat race last Saturday. I ended up breaking both arms and had surgery as well as a quick little skin graft to help with the burns on my back from when the bike landed on me. I should be heading home any day to begin the recovery process.
Life doesn’t always make sense, but we must get back up and keep going. Just like my championship post said last May — To Hell And Back — because I’ve overcome far too much to stop now. Appreciate all the messages and support more than you can imagine.”
450 SX SERIES POINTS (AFTER 11 OF 17 ROUNDS)
Eli has a massive lead in the 450 class.
Jason Anderson and Justin Barcia are going to be duking it out this weekend.
250 SX SERIES POINTS (AFTER 6 OF 10 ROUNDS)
As the 250 West class returns to Supercross, Christian remains in the points lead.
Only one point separates Michael Mosiman and Hunter Lawrence.