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Across the 450SX and 250SX classes in 2022, there were many moments that made us jump out of our seats and had huge championship implications. Here are five of the most dramatic moments of the 2022 Supercross Season.

 

No. 1: Lawrence and Forkner Collide

 

Jett Lawrence and Austin Forkner entered Arlington 1-2 in the points, and many were excited to watch them battle bar-to-bar throughout the season for the 250SX East Championship. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be after the pair collided during the third Main Event of the night. Lawrence had gone down in the first turn and was charging his way back up through the field. As he went to pass Forkner he clipped a Tuff Block, shooting him across the track and into Forkner. Both went down, and Forkner would be forced to sit out several rounds due to injury.

 

No. 2: Destruction in Detroit

 

With eight minutes left to go in the Detroit Supercross, Cooper Webb, Chase Sexton, Jason Anderson and Dylan Ferrandis were all riding in the Top 8. Four minutes later, they were all out of the race. The drama started when Webb cased a jump and Sexton landed on top of him. Seconds later, Anderson crashed out from second and was unable to continue, with Ferrandis’ crash following just a couple of moments later.

 

No. 3: Sexton Crashes from the Lead

 

Heading into Minneapolis, Chase Sexton was third in the standings, just 18 points out of the lead. With no time left on the clock in the Main Event, Sexton was holding down a comfortable lead over Jason Anderson as he approached the white flag. However, before he could get there, he lost the front end of his motorcycle and went down hard, handing the victory over to Anderson.

 

No. 4: Down to the Wire in Daytona

 

Eli Tomac’s historic sixth win at the Daytona Supercross came with a late-race pass on leader Cooper Webb. Tomac had been eating into Webb’s lead as the dying minutes of the race ticked off. The lapped traffic of Shane McElrath was the final nail in the coffin. Webb was held up and Tomac seized the opportunity to take the lead and go on to take a historic win.

 

No. 5: San Diego Pile-Up

 

Christian Craig was two-for-two in 250SX wins heading into the third round of the season in San Diego. Unfortunately for Craig, his chances of winning three-in-a-row ended in the first turn of the Main Event as contact between himself and title rival Hunter Lawrence led to no fewer than five bikes going down, including Craig. Craig was able to get back on his bike and went on to finish third.

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