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The gate drops at 3p ET this Saturday in Denver for Round 16 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season!

450SX Class Recap – Foxborough

Jason Anderson takes the 450SX win in Foxborough

21 gets 12th: Jason Anderson earned his fifth win of the season when he took the checkers in Foxborough. The win was the 12th 450SX Class win of his career which ties him with Ezra Lusk and David Bailey for 18th on the all-time list. He is now tied for eighth on Kawasaki’s all-time win list with five (Mike Kiedrowski).

Chase Sexton

Milestones for Musquin/Sexton: Chase Sexton (runner-up) made his 25th 450SX Class start and earned his 10th podium. Marvin Musquin (third-place) made his 100th 450SX Class start and earned his 49th podium. Musquin nabbed his 60th top-five in the process and looks to become the 14th rider to have 50 450SX Class podiums in Denver.

Malcolm Stewart

Milestones for Stewart/Barcia: Malcolm Stewart (fourth-place) secured his 50th career top-10 finish (53rd all-time). Justin Barcia (fifth-place) became the 14th rider in 450SX Class history to score 100 top-10 finishes.

Alex Martin

Troll to the Top-10: Alex Martin (ninth-place) became the 263rd rider in 450SX Class history to score a top-10 finish. Martin, a 450SX Class rookie, had previously scored a career best 12th in Atlanta the week before.

450SX Class: Denver Historical Notes

History Lesson: The first 450SX Class race in Denver was on May 18th, 1996 in Old Mile High Stadium and was the season finale. Jeremy McGrath won the race on a Honda and had already clinched the title weeks before.

Stadium History: Mile High Stadium was the home of the Denver Broncos from 1960-2000 but was built as a 17,000 seat Minor League Baseball stadium in 1948. The capacity topped out at 76,000 before it was demolished in 2000 and now serves as a parking lot for the newer Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Empower Field. Empower Field hosted its one and only Supercross in 2019, meaning 2022 will be the third 450SX Class race in Denver and second in New Mile High.

Home-State Clinch: Eli Tomac can clinch the 450SX Class title in his home state with a 14th place or better finish. The Championship battle has gone into the last round each of the previous five seasons. Tomac won in Denver 2019 after leading 23 laps.

60th Venue: Since Empower Field at Mile High Stadium became the 60th different venue to host a 450SX class race in 2019, there has only been one new venue since (Atlanta Motor Speedway). The series was scheduled to visit Denver in 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic.

450SX Class: Denver Winners

Manufacturer Wins in Denver (Last Win)

  • Honda: 1 (1996)
  • Kawasaki: 1 (2019)

Top Winners in Denver

  • Jeremy McGrath: 1 (1996)
  • Eli Tomac: 1 (2019)

First Time Winners in Denver

  • None

250SX Class Recap – Foxborough

Austin Forkner

Forkner Fast in Foxboro, Finishes First: Austin Forkner scored his 12th 250SX Class win moving him into fourth on the all-time list. One more win and he will be tied for second on the list. He now has 12 wins and 20 podiums across 37 starts.

Jett Lawrence celebrates his championship victory

Champion Crowned: The first champion of the 2022 Supercross season is Eastern Regional’s Jett Lawrence. His runner-up finish in Foxborough gave him enough points to breathe easily in the Salt Lake City East/West Showdown which will be the last East round.

Kyle Chisholm

Chisholm Heats Up: Kyle Chisholm scored his first career heat race win across either class in Foxborough. His fifth-place finish was just his second career top-five in the 250SX Class with his other one coming in St. Louis a few weeks back.

Racing action during the 250SX East race

Rookie Updates: The 2022 Eastern Regional series has four notable rookies: Cullin Park (six starts, 2 top-10’s, ninth in Foxborough); Hunter Yoder (two starts, 15th in Foxborough); Jack Chambers (three starts, 16th in Foxborough); and Levi Kitchen (two starts, currently injured).

250SX Class: Denver Historical Notes

History Lesson: The first 250SX Class race held in Denver was on May 18th, 1996 in Old Mile High Stadium. It was the 1996 Western Regional finale and won by Kevin Windham on a Yamaha, who had already clinched the Western Regional Championship weeks prior just like 450SX Class counterpart McGrath.

History Lesson #2: The second 250SX Class race held in Denver was on April 13th, 2019 and Adam Cianciarulo won on a Kawasaki. The win gave him an eight-point advantage on Dylan Ferrandis that he squandered in the finale due to a crash. Ferrandis would take the title by 15-points after being down eight after Denver.

Legends of Denver: Famous Australian racer Kim Ashkenazi earned one of his two career AMA podiums in the 250SX Class race in Denver 1996, earning a runner-up finish. Mike Metzger, considered the GOAT and co-creator of FMX, earned his career best Supercross finish in Denver 1996 with a sixth-place finish. It was one of just 15 career starts before he began his FMX dynasty.

Two Mile High Clinches?: Just like Tomac in the 450SX Class, Christian Craig has a path to clinching his 2022 Western Regional title in Denver. With a 23-point advantage over Hunter Lawrence, Craig clinches with a win and/or gains three points on him.

250SX Class: Denver Wins

Manufacturer Wins in Denver (Last Win)

  • Kawasaki: 1 (2019)
  • Yamaha: 1 (1996)

Top Winners in Denver

  • Kevin Windham: 1 (1996)
  • Adam Cianciarulo: 1 (2019)

First Time Winners in Denver

  • None

Past Class Winners in Denver

450SX Class

  • 1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 2019: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki

250SX Class

  • 1996: Kevin Windham, Yamaha
  • 2019: Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki

Denver Track Map