The final race of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, Round 17 at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, had a glowing Monster Energy green hue atop the podiums as Jason Anderson (Monster Energy/Kawasaki) and Nate Thrasher (Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha) swept the top two positions in the 450cc and 250cc classes, respectively.
On an overall championship note, Christian Craig (Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha) overcame a crash and rode to a conservative 8th place finish to secure the 2022 250 Western Supercross (WSX) overall championship – Craig’s first championship and AMA No. 1 plate of his supercross career.
“I don’t even know where to start,” said Craig from the podium. “This feels like a dream right now. The people that surround me have been so important. I wrote down in November, with my wife, a number one plate on a whiteboard – and what it’s going to take to get it. And now it’s real. I got it and I can’t be prouder of my whole team.”
“I hope this isn’t a dream.”
Also scoring a podium finish, in the 450 class, was Monster Energy’s Chase Sexton (Honda), who placed 2nd and gave Monster the 1-2 finish yet again this season.
Wrapping up the Supercross Futures World Championships was a Monster Energy 1-2-3 podium sweep with Chance Hymas (Honda) winning, Kawasaki’s Ryder DiFrancesco in 2nd, and Gavin Towers (Yamaha) in 3rd.
The final round of 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross puts a wrap on the season. Here’s a look at what went down in SLC for the Monster Energy racers.