Eli Tomac claims fifth straight 450SX win, Hunter Lawrence wins 250SX main event
March 28, 2022
By Keaton Maisano
When AMA Supercross finished the West Coast leg to open the season, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Eli Tomac led the 450SX standings by only 12 points.
Six events later, Tomac returned West and put together a dominating Round 12 win in Seattle to claim his fifth consecutive victory and increase his lead to 54 points over Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson, who currently sits in second in the 450SX standings.
Tomac wasted no time seizing control Saturday, claiming the holeshot before his 26-lap, wire-to-wire win. The dominant performance culminated in an 8.615-second buffer between Tomac and Anderson.
Anderson edged Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin, who comfortably rounded out the podium.
Although finishing more than 12 seconds off the podium, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Malcolm Stewart bounced back from his eighth-place finish in Indianapolis with fourth on Saturday.
While Tomac sits comfortably atop the 450SX standings, Anderson (227), Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas’ Justin Barcia (222) and Stewart (221) are separated by just 6 points in the race for second.
In the 250SX class, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence earned the second win of his season in AMA Supercross’ return to the West. Lawrence sits in second in the 250SX West standings with 145 points — 26 points behind Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Christian Craig.
The riders get a week off before returning for Round 13 action in St. Louis on April 9.