Monster Energy Star Yamaha’s Nate Thrasher grabbed the last win of the season in the 250SX Main event, for the final round of the championship series.
The 250SX Class racing in Utah was equally intense. The class’ final race put both regional divisions on the track together in the second of two Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdowns in 2022. With the title on the line, Craig pulled the holeshot but Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence was quickly past and at the front.
Lawrence needed a win and needed Craig to finish fifteenth or worse to take the title. The surprise came when Nate Thrasher began to apply pressure on Craig for second place early in the race. Thrasher took the spot and within about one lap was also past Lawrence and in the lead. The top three held steady until Craig crashed in the corner after the whoops.
Craig was quickly back up and rode a conservative ride to eighth to secure the title. Thrasher took the evening with a strong win ahead of Lawrence and Utah racer Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown. The Salt Lake City event also hosted two unique races.
In the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship, Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas took the title in the series that exposes top amateur racers to stadium events. Also, the KTM Junior Supercross, presented by Wells Fargo hosted a championship round by pitting ten prior event winners throughout the season on identically-prepped electric race bikes.
Nixon Meineke earned the win in that event aboard a KTM SX-E 5. The event also gave more strong promotion to the online auction that benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partnership. The auction marks the race series’ sixth year of partnership; bidding ends on Monday, May 9th.
Items available in the auction can be seen directly at http://est.event.stjude.org/SUPERCROSS or at SupercrossLIVE.com/stjude. The 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season delivered intense race action, thrills, surprises, and ultimately the resurgence of a previous champion and the crowning of two new champions.
The Supercross season runs every year from January to May and will line up the riders again at the start of 2023 to deliver more great racing to motorsports fans. All events were carried live in 2022 and replays can be seen on Peacock. For highlight videos, full race results, and early information on the 2023 season when it becomes available, check in at SupercrossLIVE.com now and as the 2023 season approaches.
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