UPDATED 2022 SUPERCROSS POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
Round 5 was complete insanity as expected with the Triple Crown format at State Farm Stadium. The Glendale Arizona round proved several things, that there’s really only a couple left in the 250 class that have what it takes to win, and that there’s way too many in the 450 class that have what it takes to win. Obviously, in the 250 class, it’s a Christian Craig, Hunter Lawrence, Michael Mosiman, Jo Shimoda show; while in the 450 class, everyone in the top 10 leapfrogs for the top position. Regardless, we know the 450 field will continue to deliver heading into the upcoming rounds, while the 250 class will be more limited as to what kind of competition we will see. Scroll down below to read more on the action that happened during the wild round 5 and where your favorite riders land in the points.
We encourage you to click on the “RACE RESULTS” to get the full summary of the night. A lot went down during each of the Mains.
2022 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE
Photos by Brian Converse
450 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 5 OF 17) – RACE RESULTS
When’s the last time you saw the number 3 grab a holeshot? Well, we can’t remember either. Round 4 marked a turning point in Eli’s riding as he earned his first win on Yamaha but Round 5 has shown us an even more different Eli, one that is able to get to the front of the pack and almost make it look easy. Eli rode fantastic garnishing a 1-1-3 score in the night. Malcolm Stewart also would have his best ride in recent memory going second overall with a 3-2-4 with Chase Sexton following in third. However, one rider would surprise us with how well they were riding but a huge mistake in the second race would be costly. Jason Anderson went 2-12-2 and if he had not been stuck on the tuff block during the second Main, we expect the Kawi rider to have a spot on the podium.
250 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 5 OF 10) – RACE RESULTS
Hunter Lawrence would walk out with the overall win with a very solid 2-1-2. However, Christian Craig who would win the first and third race, would be hindered by his results in the second race. Heading towards the sand section, Christian Craig was clearly taking the outside and Vince Friese was taking the inside, in a less second decision, Vince elected to jump over sand barrier in between the lanes and punt his competitor over the tuff block, onto the concrete, and into the network wiring. As much of a deterrence it was to Craig, he still smoked the rest of the field making his way up to fourth place, going 1-4-1 and getting second overall. Jo Shimoda rode consistently but thanks to both Christian and Michael Mosiman being ejected from their bikes in the two later races, he would have his second and third race results (3rd in both) easily given. Christian still maintains a healthy lead on the rest of the competition.