Jason Anderson and Eli Tomac traded Moto wins while Chase Sexton continued his podium streak at the second round of the 2022 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship Series. Anderson came out on top by the day with a 1-3 performance, besting Sexton’s 2-2 day by a single point. One point behind Sexton was Eli Tomac with his 4-1 result. It was Anderson’s first-ever 450MX National overall victory.Sexton, who won both Motos at the Fox Raceway 1 season opener at Pala, came close to repeating the feat at Hangtown. Sexton’s hard charge at the end of the first Moto left him less than 0.4 seconds behind winner Anderson. Sexton was nearly as close to the Moto 2 win, arriving at the checkered flag less than 1.3 seconds after Tomac.
Ken Roczen, who went 2-2 in Pala, had a 3-4 day, finishing in P4 overall, ahead of Christian Craig, who went 5-5.In the battle of the legends, Antonio Cairoli and Ryan Dungey swapped P6 and P7 finishes. Cairoli’s P6 in Moto 2 gave him the edge in the day’s standing, though both riders scored 29 points.Sexton extends his points lead over Roczen to 12 points, with Anderson six points back of Roczen. Tomac is hot on Anderson’s heels, just on point back, and three points ahead of Craig. Two rounds in, there have been three Moto winners and five different riders on the podium.Photography by Align Media
2022 Hangtown Motocross Classic Results, Hangtown MX, Rancho Cordova, CA
Jason Anderson, Kawasaki, 1-3; 45 points
Chase Sexton, Honda, 2-2; 44
Eli Tomac, Yamaha, 4-1; 43
Ken Roczen, Honda, 3-4; 38
Christian Craig, Yamaha, 5-5; 32
Antonio Cairoli, KTM, 7-6; 29
Ryan Dungey, KTM, 6-7; 29
Aaron Plessinger, KTM, 9-8; 25
Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 11-9; 22
Justin Barcia, GasGas, 10-11; 21
Garrett Marchbanks, Yamaha, 8-132; 21
Fredrik Norén, KTM, 14-10; 18
Alex Martin, Yamaha, 13-12; 17
Shane McElrath, Husqvarna, 12-14; 16
Marshal Weltin, GasGas, 16-15; 11
Benny Bloss, KTM, 17-16; 9
Brandon Hartranft, Suzuki, 15-18; 9
Ryan Surratt, Yamaha, 18-19; 5
Grant Harlan, Kawasaki, 28-17; 4
Jerry Robin, GasGas, 19-37; 2
Bryson Gardner, Honda, 24-20; 1
Justin Rodbell, Husqvarna, 20-27; 1
2022 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship Series (after 2 of 12 rounds)
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
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In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!