With a single point separating Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton going into the final round of the 2022 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship Series, it was winner takes all. Tomac rose to the occasion, going 1-1 in the Fox Raceway II National to win his fourth 450MX National title. Sexton went 2-2, finishing the season seven points behind Tomac.Tomac’s one-point lead at the start of the day put the pressure on Sexton. Sexton had to win both Motos to clinch the title, while Tomac could take the championship home with a win and a P2 finish. Tomac reduced the drama level by winning the first Moto, passing Sexton for the lead on lap 8 (of 13). Sexton kept Tomac honest, but could not retake the lead. The pair dominated, as third place Christian Craig finished over 75 seconds behind Sexton.
For Sexton to win the title, he had to win Moto 2 and Tomac would have to finish in P3 or worse. Both riders had mediocre starts, though Sexton worked his way up to P3 by the end of the first lap while Tomac was in P8. However, on lap 2, Sexton had the first of three falls in Moto 2, putting him behind Tomac for the rest of the race. Tomac worked his way up to the lead on lap 8, when he flew past Jason Anderson. Anderson was passed by Sexton two laps later. At the finish, Tomac was over nine seconds clear of Sexton, and Sexton bested Anderson by over 16 seconds.Anderson rounded out the podium with a 4-3 day, beating Christian Craig (3-4) on the tiebreaker. Justin Barcia’s 5-6 day earned him a P5 overall.Tomac finished the year seven points ahead of Sexton, who was 99 points ahead of Anderson in P3. Ken Roczen and Craig completed the top 5 for 2022. Ryan Dungey, who came out of retirement, finished in P6 for the year and was the only rider in the top 9 to have no podium finishes. Of 48 top 2 slots on offer this year, Tomac and Sexton combined to take 42 of them, taking the top 2 positions 17 times in 24 Motos. Other than Tomac and Sexton, only Anderson and Roczen had a Moto win.Photography by Will Embree / SMX Pictures2022 Fox Raceway II National Results, Fox Raceway, Pala, CA
Eli Tomac, Yamaha, 1-1; 50 points
Chase Sexton, Honda, 2-2; 44
Jason Anderson, Kawasaki, 4-3; 38
Christian Craig, Yamaha, 3-4; 38
Justin Barcia, GasGas, 5-6; 31
Aaron Plessinger, KTM, 7-7; 28
Benny Bloss, KTM, 6-8; 28
Ryan Dungey, KTM, 10-5; 27
Ken Roczen, Honda, 8-13; 21
Dean Wilson, Husqvarna, 13-9; 20
Grant Harlan, Kawasaki, 12-11; 19
Freddie Norén, KTM, 9-14; 19
Shane McElrath, Yamaha, 16-10; 16
Marshall Weltin, Suzuki, 14-12; 16
Bryson Gardner, Honda, 17-15; 10
Garrett Marchbanks, Yamaha, 11-36; 10
Tristan Lane, KTM, 19-16; 7
Malcolm Stewart, Husqvarna, 15-40; 6
Brandon Lessler, KTM, 20-17; 5
Scott Meshey, Husqvarna, 40-18; 3
Justin Rodbell, Suzuki, 18-28; 3
Kyle Greeson, GasGas, 22-19; 2
Justin Jones, Honda, 28-20; 1
2022 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship Series Final Standings
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.