One of the original tracks in the storied 50-year history of Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, presented by Monster Energy, High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa., played host to yet another thrilling day of American pro motocross racing as Monster Energy-backed racers Eli Tomac (Star Racing/Yamaha), Chase Sexton (Honda), and Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) swept the overall podium in the premier 450cc class on Saturday, going 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Tomac’s race to 1st place was highlighted by a second moto run that saw him set up and pass no less than five of the world’s top professional motocross racers. The decisive Moto 2 win for Tomac would be the fourth second moto win of his career at High Point, giving him his first overall victory of the 2022 MX Nationals season and first win at High Point aboard the Yamaha YZ450F.
“It seems like I have to figure out the lines in the first moto,” said Tomac about his comeback victory at High Point. “We made a small adjustment between motos, my body was clear and I was just able to put the power down the whole time. That was a lot of fun and I had to pass a lot of guys.”
Tomac’s combined 2-1 two-moto finish would best Sexton’s 1-2 finish based on the second moto weighing heavier in the scoring.
Sexton, who flat out dominated the opening 450 class moto, briefly held the lead midway (Lap 7) through the second moto, but was hampered by a couple minor - yet costly - mistakes that cost him the victory.
With the effort Sexton retained the overall 450 class championship point lead, 14 points out front of Tomac (181-167). In the support 250cc class Monster Energy was led by Jo Shimoda (Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) who made the podium with a 3rd place overall finish (3-5).
Here’s a look at what went down at High Point Raceway: