Every win in Monster Energy Supercross is special, but there are some that stick out a bit more than others. Here are five of the top feel-good moments from the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season.

No. 1: Craig Finally Gets It Done

Many 250SX riders are in their late teens or early twenties, trying to make a name for themselves for a career in the 450SX class. For Craig, that dream had almost vanished as he retired from racing in 2013 due to his numerous injuries. He returned in 2016 but entered 2022 with only a handful of wins to his name. That all changed this season as the 30-year-old rider won the season opener at Anaheim 1 and went on to take several more. However, Hunter Lawrence kept him honest in the points all season long, and the 250SX West championship was the only one to go all the way down to the final round in Salt Lake City. An eighth-place finish at the finale was all Craig needed and, at the age of 30, he was finally crowned a champion.

No. 2: Champion at 18

On the other side of the age spectrum, Jett Lawrence made history by winning the 250SX East championship at just the age of 18. While young, Lawrence has also had some setbacks, most notably after his 2020 injury when he crashed racing Dylan Ferrandis for the win at Anaheim 2. However, this year it was Jett’s time to shine, and he wrapped up the championship in Foxborough.

No. 3: Superb Tomac

Eli Tomac looked unbeatable during the middle of the 2022 season, scoring seven wins within nine races from Anaheim 2 to Seattle. During his championship year, two moments in particular stick out. The first was when he became the first six-time winner of the Daytona Supercross, breaking the record that he had shared with Ricky Carmichael. The win came in thrilling fashion after Tomac made a late-race pass on Cooper Webb. The second moment came when Tomac clinched his second 450SX championship. What made his championship win particularly memorable is that the Colorado native got to do it in front of his home fans in Denver.

No. 4: First-time winners in San Diego

Everyone loves seeing a rider get their first win and, on January 22 in San Diego, fans got to see it happen twice. A chaotic start to the 250SX Main Event opened the door for a first-time winner, and it was Michael Mosiman who seized the initiative and got it done on his GasGas. Up next came the 450SX Main Event, in which Chase Sexton made up for his crash at Anaheim 1 by bringing home his first career 450SX win.

No. 5: Hampshire wins in St. Louis

26-year-old RJ Hampshire turned pro back in 2014 but entered 2022 without a win. While Hampshire put together a solid season that saw him finish second in the 250SX East points, it wasn’t until St. Louis where he finally got that elusive winner’s trophy. Hampshire raced up front in all three motos of the Triple Crown event and placed 2nd-2nd-1st, earning him the overall win.