News 27 Feb 2022

Arlington sees Tomac seal Triple Crown win

Action-packed 250SX East won by McAdoo at AT&T Stadium.

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The second Triple Crown race of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season saw Eli Tomac put his Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha atop the box in an action-packed night of racing in Arlington, as Cameron McAdoo emerged victorious in 250SX East.

Main event number one was packed with drama from start to finish inside AT&T Stadium, with Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin putting himself up front and leading the first two laps.

It wasn’t long before Malcolm Stewart (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) found his way to the front chased by Anderson with the duo breaking away from the pack. Anderson eventually attempted a pass that saw both of them hit the ground late in the race, allowing Justin Barcia (TLD Red Bull GasGas) to assume the lead, with Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) just behind and two minutes left on the clock.

Webb managed to dig deep despite a charge from Barcia, eventually making the pass on the last lap to seal the win. Tomac recovered from deep outside of the top 10 to finish third place, with Chase Sexton (Team Honda HRC) and Stewart rounding out the top five.

In the second main, Sexton grabbed the holeshot with Anderson and Tomac just behind. After the opening six laps, it looked as though Sexton was going to be able to maintain a lead putting a bit of time between himself Anderson and Tomac who began to battle.

Anderson fought off a charge from Tomac and made a break for Sexton out front, eventually passing and taking the win, with Tomac second and Sexton in third. Winner of the first race, Webb came across the line in fourth, setting up a battle for the overall in the final main.

In the final main of the evening Tomac didn’t wait long to grab the lead, with Anderson filing in behind him quickly. The duo gapped the field, with Anderson eventually taking the win, but it was Tomac’s consistency that saw him take the overall win.

Tomac’s win marked his 10th Triple Crown overall, and puts him atop the points standings by six over second-place finisher Anderson.

Third place went to Webb with 1-4-4 finishes on the night, giving him his second podium in succession, following bike changes on the all-new KTM 450.

Sexton managed 4-3-5 scores on the night to take fourth overall, putting him just ahead of Stewart, who found his way onto the podium in the final main to salvage an up and down evening.

Barcia, had a rough go after taking second in the opening main, eventually taking home sixth and seventh place finishes and ending the night in sixth.

Dylan Ferrandis’ 9-5-8 scorecard put him seventh overall, as the Frenchman continues to hammer away in search of his first win in the premier class. Eighth was Brayton who had a consistent night with two finishes inside the top 10.

Ninth went to McElrath who ran up front in the final moto of the night aboard his Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM, with Dean Wilson rounding out the top 10 on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna.

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The first Triple Crown race of the 2022 250SX East coast championship saw Cameron McAdoo emerge victorious after an action-packed night of Monster Energy Supercross in Arlington.

As the day got underway at AT&T Stadium, Jett Lawrence (Team Honda HRC) picked up where he left off in Minneapolis, notching the fastest lap heading into the night show.

In the opening main event of the night, Lawrence grabbed the holeshot and it looked as though he was set to take control of the race. As he entered the second corner he hit the ground, collecting Jeremy Martin (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) dropping the duo to the back of the field.

Out front, Stilez Robertson put his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna in the lead for the opening three laps, until Austin Forkner (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) made his way around and set sail out front eventually taking the win ahead of RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and Lawrence who recovered to fourth.

In the second main event, Robertson grabbed the holeshot and led the opening lap until Lawrence made his way past on lap two. Martin made his way into second with McAdoo and Forkner battling behind them.

McAdoo would get the better of Forkner and settle into third, but it was all Lawrence in the end, taking the win ahead of Martin and McAdoo, setting up a three-way tie for the win in the third main.

As the gate dropped on the final race of the night, Lawrence looked to have the holeshot but would hit the ground in turn one, allowing McAdoo to grab the lead. Forkner found himself in the lower half of the top 10 early, as Martin settled into the top five.

Lawrence charged through the pack, catching Forkner in the final three minutes, making a pass through the whoops. On the exit of the following corner, Lawrence clipped a tough block up the face of a jump, sending him into Forkner in mid-air.

The duo hit the ground hard, ending Forkner’s race with a suspected injury. Lawrence remounted, albeit slowed, while McAdoo cruised to the race and overall win.

Martin ended the night in second with 9-2-3 scores, as Lawrence recovered to 10th in the final moto to round out the overall podium.

Bouncing back from a rough opening round was Mitchell Oldenburg aboard his Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda to take fourth, while Fire Power Honda’s Jordon Smith finished fifth.

Enzo Lopes continued his impressive start to the season taking home sixth place aboard his Muc-Off ClubMX Yamaha with 11-7-6 finishes.

Forkner’s DNF in the final race saw him finish seventh overall, with no reports yet on his injury at the time of publishing.

Finishing behind him was Kyle Peters (Phoenix Racing Honda), with Phil Nicoletti (Muc-Off ClubMX Yamaha) and Robertson rounding out the top 10.

As the series heads to Daytona next week, McAdoo and Lawrence sit tied atop the standings with 47 points.

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