EAST VS. WEST 250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS // 2023 EAST RUTHERFORD SUPERCROSS

250 RACE RESULTS // 2023 EAST RUTHERFORD SUPERCROSS

The 250 East/West Showdown is upon us and the highly anticipated Jett vs Hunter clash is just a couple of gate drops away. Both brothers have the respected red plates in their divisions and one Hunter has the possibility of clinching the red plate at this very round. But a series of specific events would have to occur for that to happen making it even more interesting that Jett has the power of delaying Hunter’s championship title. Both were the fastest qualifiers for their coasts earlier today as all eyes are on the two Australian brothers. Find out what happens when the East vs the West tonight down below.

Photos by Brian Converse

2023 EAST RUTHERFORD SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE


EAST VERSUS WEST SHOWDOWN RESULTS

Max didn’t look like this when he won the Main Event.

Everything would take a turn but not in the way you would expect as a lighting warning would force all of the fans in MetLife Stadium to shelter indoors and all of the riders to leave the line.

The racing would commence at 10:25PM at night after the lighning moved on. Max Anstie grabbed an impressive holeshot and would practically walk away from the field with Max Vohland in second.

The track was quite literally flooded with pools of water sitting in between the jumps. Jett Lawrence didn’t get the best start but would make his way into third with 8 minutes left.

With four and a half minutes left, Jett initiated the pass on Max Vohland with Rj Hampshire following his lead.

Haiden Deegan either lost traction or was going for the deadliest pass attempt on Hunter Lawrence as the Yamaha flew down the start straight failing to stop and ended up washing the front end out.

Max Anstie’s lead would be challenged as Jett Lawrence showed up. It would be too late for the Aussie as Max would cross the brown checkered flag first

POS. # RIDER
1 63 Max Anstie
2 18 Jett Lawrence
3 96 Hunter Lawrence
4 34 Max Vohland
5 56 Enzo Lopes
6 238 Haiden Deegan
7 52 Carson Mumford
8 67 Cullin Park
9 30 Jo Shimoda
10 57 Chris Blose
11 33 Pierce Brown
12 43 Levi Kitchen
13 24 Rj Hampshire
14 128 Tom Vialle
15 125 Luke Neese
16 85 Dilan Schwartz
17 285 Coty Schock
18 58 Jordon Smith
19 460 Michael Hicks
20 59 Robbie Wageman
21 83 Cole Thompson
22 62 Jace Owen

HEAT 2 RACE RESULTS (EAST)

Jo Shimoda earned his first Heat Race win.

Haiden Deegan grabbed the holeshot with Hunter Lawrence directly next to him. A lap later, Jo Shimoda would be in the lead position after making the pass on the Star Yamaha rider with Hunter Lawrence racing in third. Eventually, Hunter would also make the move on Haiden for second. As the race continued, the humidity would make the track slippery.

Two minutes remained in the race when Hunter Lawrence reached Jo Shimoda’s rear wheel. However, by the time Hunter caught up, the same would happen with Haiden Deegan as the 238 gained ground on the two leaders. A mistake for Haiden would set him back from any chance of winning the Heat race. Jo would walk away with his first Heat Race win.

POS. # RIDER
1 30 Jo Shimoda
2 96 Hunter Lawrence
3 238 Haiden Deegan
4 58 Jordon Smith
5 57 Chris Blose
6 128 Tom Vialle
7 63 Max Anstie
8 62 Jace Owen
9 460 Michael Hicks
10 66 Henry Miller
11 67 Cullin Park
12 50 Marshal Weltin
13 285 Coty Schock
14 243 Caden Braswell
15 116 Tj Albright
16 330 A J Catanzaro
17 125 Luke Neese
18 242 Garrett Hoffman
19 86 Josiah Natzke
20 289 Robert Hailey

Hunter finished second in the second Heat Race.


HEAT 1 RACE RESULTS (WEST)

Rj Hampshire would win the first Heat Race but not without Jett nearly catching him after battling through the pack. 

Rj Hampshire secured the holeshot with Max Vohland in tow. Pierce Brown made his way into third as the points leader Jett Lawrence made his way up to fourth after getting a poor start. With a minute left in the race, Jett started to knock on Pierce’s door as the GasGas rider held off any pass attempts from the Honda rider. All that would change as less than 30 seconds and two laps remained as Jett flew past Pierce and would already be on the rear tire of Max Vohland. With one lap left, Jett made the pass on Max through the whoops and Rj’s lead had grew to over 3.5 seconds.

But on the last lap, Jett threw down a 46 second lap time catching up to Rj just before the finish line.

POS. # RIDER INTERVAL
1 24 Rj Hampshire 9 Laps
2 18 Jett Lawrence +00.452
3 34 Max Vohland +03.598
4 33 Pierce Brown +05.071
5 56 Enzo Lopes +09.557
6 43 Levi Kitchen +13.127
7 52 Carson Mumford +16.764
8 59 Robbie Wageman +18.076
9 83 Cole Thompson +20.626
10 42 Joshua Varize +23.700
11 410 Brandon Scharer +29.286
12 981 Austin Politelli +31.287
13 41 Derek Kelley +32.861
14 84 Mitchell Harrison +33.604
15 53 Derek Drake +34.723
16 508 Hunter Yoder +44.926
17 89 Kaeden Amerine +46.645
18 173 Hunter Schlosser 8 Laps
19 85 Dilan Schwartz +11.966
20 93 Jerry Robin DNF

The first Heat Race would have a nearly perfect track as there’s rain on the forecast.


250 FUTURES RACE RESULTS

A holeshot for Julien Beaumer would nearly guarantee a win for the KTM rider. Ryder DiFrancesco would stay with Julien but it would be Daxton Bennick who would move into the second place position and make gains on Julien. Julien would just barely squeeze out the win as Daxton went full speed into the final turn but was unable to grab the win.

LCQ RACE RESULTS

Rutherford 2023 Supercross_Coty Shock

Coty Schock grabbed an early lead as the remaining riders for both East and West Coast battled for the transfer spots. Unfortunately the race would be red flagged as Josh Varize would seek medical attention. After the riders lined up in a single file line, the race commenced once again with only a minute and two laps on the clock. On the very last turn, a three way collision between Hunter Yoder, Henry Miller, and Dilan Schwartz would results in Miller going down, Schwartz transferring, and Yoder sending his Kawi over the finish line.

2023 EAST RUTHERFORD SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

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