News 15 Jan 2022

250SX West points-leader Craig extends in Oakland

Lawrence and Hammaker once again join Craig on the podium.

Image: Octopi Media.

Red plate-holder Christian Craig extended his advantage in 250SX West at Oakland’s second round of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross, once again controlling the main event.

There was no denying Craig back-to-back wins, delivering another commanding ride to once again finish ahead of Hunter Lawrence (Team Honda HRC) and Seth Hammaker (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki).

It was Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda who led across the line on lap one, before Craig took charge soon afterwards and powered away at the front by 5.698s – Shimoda’s night unravelling when he stalled and then went down in the whoops while in P2 on lap three.

Lawrence was patient in working his way to the podium, eventually passing Hammaker on lap 11 and that’s how they would stay in positions 1-2-3.

Fourth came Michael Mosiman (TLD Red Bull GasGas) after making his way by Nate Thrasher (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) mid-race, with Friese next in line for sixth position. Shimoda finally crossed the line in seventh, as Marchbanks, Blose and Wageman in eighth through 10th places.

Leading into San Diego’s third round of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross next weekend, the unbeaten Craig now has an eight-point lead over Lawrence and Hammaker.

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