FUN FACTS // 2023 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS

FUN FACTS // 2023 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS

The stage was set for a thrilling round of the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, as the best motocross racers in the world gathered at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The atmosphere was electric as the fans eagerly awaited the start of the main event.

As the gate dropped, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac, who had been seeking a return to his winning ways, quickly took control of the race. He showed his dominance, displaying a masterful performance that left his competitors in his wake.

However, Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton was not going to let Tomac have it all his own way. Sexton put in a determined effort, pushing Tomac to the limit, and had the lead in his sights. But despite his best efforts, he was unable to catch Tomac and had to settle for second place.

Chase Sexton looked like he was going to be the man to beat, until the restart of the 450 Main Event. 

Meanwhile, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson made his way to the front of the pack, taking the final podium position. Anderson’s consistent performance throughout the event earned him valuable points towards both the 17-round Supercross season and the inaugural 31-round SuperMotocross World Championship.

In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence stole the show with a commanding performance that earned him the win in the opening round. With such a dominant display, his competitors should be worried about what lies ahead for the remainder of the season.

Overall, Round 5 of the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross was a dramatic and action-packed event that left fans on the edge of their seats. The racing was fierce and the competition was fierce, making for a truly unforgettable experience.

After the exciting night of racing, Ben Bridges did his math magic and came up with the Fun Facts from Houston.


450 SUPERCROSS FUN FACTS HOUSTON

  • Eli Tomac wins Houston. It was Yamaha’s first win in Houston since 2009.

James Stewart 2009James Stewart was the last Yamaha rider to win in Houston in 2009. 

  • It was Tomac’s 3rd win of the season and his 47th career SX win
  • Yamaha now has 181 SX wins.
  • Tomac now has 87 podiums, tied with Carmichael for 4th on the all-time podium list.

Ricky Carmichael Mike Gosselaar 2003Eli Tomac is tied with Carmichael for all-time podiums in 4th. 

  • Tomac tied Broc Glover with 10 wins on the Yamaha all-time SX win list.
  • Tomac now has 91 career wins, 3rd place all-time.  Can he get 7 more wins to tie James Stewart?

Tomac has tied Broc GLove (4) with 10 wins on a Yamaha in Supercross. 

  • Chase Sexton takes 2nd.  It was his 14th podium in 21 starts.
  • Jason Anderson takes 3rd, his 46th podium in 123 starts.

  • Aaron Plessinger gets Top 5 with a 4th-place finish.  It was his 1st Top 5 since Round 2 of 2022.
  • Cooper Webb takes 5th.  It was his 60th Top 5 in 95 starts.
  • Justin Barcia making his 55th consecutive start took 6th place.

  • Justin Barcia has 137 SX starts

450SX CLASS RESULTS

1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha
2. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
3. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki
4. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM
5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM
6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
7. Justin Cooper, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha
8. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki
9. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., Kawasaki
10. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki

450SX CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (95)
2. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (88)
3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (83)
4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (76)
5. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (73)
6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (65)
7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (64)
8. Dylan Ferrandis, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (56)
9. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (56)
10. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., Kawasaki (53)


250 SUPERCROSS FUN FACTS HOUSTON
Round 1 of the East SX kicked off in Houston.
  • With a host of amateurs stepping up in their professional debut, Hunter Lawrence wins Houston.
  • Hunter Lawrence gets his 6th 250SX win.
  • Honda now has 140 250SX wins.

  • Hunter Lawrence has 22 starts, 6 wins, 14 podiums and 17 Top 5’s.
  • The Lawrence Brothers, Jett and Hunter, have won 3 of 4 SX races this year.
  • Max Anstie got on the podium with 2nd place.

  • Jordan Smith rounded out the podium with 3rd.
  • Haiden Deegan takes 4th in his 1st professional start.

  • Chance Hymas finished 8th in his 1st professional start.

EASTERN REGIONAL 250SX CLASS RESULTS
1. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
2. Max Anstie, Cairo, Ga., Honda
3. Jordon Smith, Ochlocknee, Ga., Yamaha
4. Haiden Deegan, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha
5. Jeremy Martin, Rochester, Minn., Yamaha
6. Michael Mosiman, Minneaola, Fla., GASGAS
7. Tom Vialle, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
8. Chance Hymas, Pocatello, Idaho, Honda
9. Cullin Park, Clermont, Fla., Honda
10. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki

EASTERN REGIONAL 250SX CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (26)
2. Max Anstie, Cairo, Ga., Honda (23)
3. Jordon Smith, Ochlocknee, Ga., Yamaha (21)
4. Haiden Deegan, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (19)
5. Jeremy Martin, Rochester, Minn., Yamaha (18)
6. Michael Mosiman, Minneaola, Fla., GASGAS (17)
7. Tom Vialle, Murrieta, Calif., KTM (16)
8. Chance Hymas, Pocatello, Idaho, Honda (15)
9. Cullin Park, Clermont, Fla., Honda (14)
10. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki (13)

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