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Photos from the 2022 Seattle Supercross on March 26, 2022
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Supercross Round Twelve: Seattle, WA

Mar 282022

Eli Tomac continues to cover the rest of the field in Monster Energy AMA Supercross racing, this past Saturday night at Seattle’s Lumen Field taking the wire-to-wire win in his most dominant performance of the season thus far. Jason Anderson would put up a great effort as well, placing 2nd to Tomac for the Monster Energy 1-2 finish in the 450cc class main event.

Said Tomac from atop the podium: “My main focus was to just put the hammer down. Justin (Barcia) was close the first few laps and I was able to put the hammer down and ride mistake-free. Thanks to Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha. This was a special one for us.”

Tomac’s Seattle victory was his fifth in a row and 44th overall – which ties him for 4th place on the overall supercross premier 450 class victory list with Chad Reed – and is just four wins away (48) from 3rd place Ricky Carmichael on the all-time wins list.

In 250cc class racing’s return to the Western Supercross Series (WSX), point leader Christian Craig overcame a mid-race collision with Michael Mosiman to rally back from 6th to a 2nd place podium finish at Seattle. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda battled tough all night in Seattle as well, coming this close to the podium with a 4th place effort at the finish.

Jason Anderson Perspective: “That track out there was just brutal. I wasn’t riding the best all day, but man was I able to salvage that. Coming out 2nd was nice.” Anderson continued from the podium with a fun jab at last week’s controversial incident he had with Barcia. “And the AMA didn’t need to charge me three points and three grand to get by Barcia (who was fined that point and dollar amount by the AMA last week for his illegal takeout pass on Anderson). So it was a good night.”

 

Much like his teammate Tomac did in the 450 main, Christian Craig pulled a laser start on his YZ250F and took the early race lead. Shimoda was also on the pipe off the start, grabbing an early 3rd place in the 250 main. Even though he was back at the start of the opening lap, Thrasher made up all kinds of time on lap one to run in 6th place at the beginning of the second lap. Shimoda would give it all he had, battling Mosiman back and forth for the 3rd and final podium spot, before leaving the track in an effort to pass near the checkers – and taking 4th.

 

Christian Craig Perspective: “That’s three times now I’ve been cleaned out. I’m sour, but it is what it is. That’s racing. I look forward to coming back in a couple of weeks.”

 

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