2023 TAMPA SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Supercross returned to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida after a two-year absence. It was round five of the 2023 450 Monster Energy Supercross series and round two of the 250 Eastern Regional series, and both main events had the massive crowd standing and screaming. In the 450 class, the main event once again looked like it was  Chase Sexton’s until it unraveled at the end. This time it was Cooper Webb who cracked Sexton, to earn his first supercross win in over a year. In the 250 class, the race between Nate Thrasher and Hunter Lawrence was decided by inches at the finish line. For extended coverage of the 2023 Supercross season click here.

450 HEAT ONE

Jason Anderson outrode his teammate Adam Cianciarulo to win the first heat. Photo by Travis Fant.

Adam Cianciarulo took command in the first turn of heat one with his teammate Jason Anderson tucked into second and Christian Craig third. The track was becoming more and more slippery each lap, and Cianciarulo seemed to be cautious. Anderson soon took the lead and rode somewhat cautiously himself to the win.

1 Jason Anderson
2 Adam Cianciarulo
3 Christian Craig
4 Benny Bloss
5 Dean Wilson
6 Shane McElrath
7 Justin Cooper
8 Justin Hill
9 Kyle Chisholm
10 Cole Thompson
11 Fredrik Noren
12 Theodore Pauli
13 Joan Cros
14 Max Miller
15 Lane Shaw
16 Joshua Cartwright
17 Chase Marquier
18 Scotty Wennerstrom
19 Joshua Greco
20 Tristan Lane

450 HEAT TWO

Chase Sexton dominated the second heat. Photo by Travis Fant.

Chase Sexton took the holeshot with Eli Tomac right behind him. The track was slippery, but both riders rode in perfect control. Aaron Plessinger was willing to hang it out just a little more and he passed Tomac halfway through the race. Sexton pulled away by the end and finished with a 6-second lead.

1 Chase Sexton
2 Aaron Plessinger
3 Eli Tomac
4 Justin Barcia
5 Ken Roczen
6 Cooper Webb
7 Colt Nichols
8 John Short
9 Cade Clason
10 Joey Savatgy
11 Kevin Moranz
12 Grant Harlan
13 Jared Lesher
14 Alex Ray
15 Josh Hill
16 Logan Karnow
17 Hunter Schlosser
18 Mason Kerr
19 Bobby Piazza
20 Justin Starling

450 MAIN

Cooper Webb scored his first Supercross win in over a year. Photo by Travis Fant.

Chase Sexton, Aaron Plessinger and Cooper Webb banged elbows through the first few turns with Sexton emerging on top. Eli Tomac was mid pack. On the first lap, Webb passed Plessinger for second, while Jason Anderson tangled with Justin Barcia, causing both to go down. After a few laps, it was apparent that Sexton, Webb and Plessinger  had more speed than the rest of the pack, and they pulled away from Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Cooper and Ken Roczen. As the race developed, it seemed that Webb was stalking Sexton, who couldn’t manage to open a gap. The two of them eventually got away from Plessinger, who ended up riding a lonely race in third. With four laps to go, the  battle up front got hot. Both riders were making mistakes and struggling with lappers. It all came down to the whoop section, where no one could make a clean pass. First Webb had trouble and nearly crashed. Then Sexton had trouble and did crash. By then, they had opened a sizable gap, so Sexton easily remounted and rode out the race in second place. Tomac finished  fifth behind Ken Roczen, but retained the points lead.

1 Cooper Webb
2 Chase Sexton
3 Aaron Plessinger
4 Ken Roczen
5 Eli Tomac
6 Jason Anderson
7 Justin Cooper
8 Justin Barcia
9 Joey Savatgy
10 Christian Craig
11 Colt Nichols
12 Adam Cianciarulo
13 Justin Hill
14 Josh Hill
15 Dean Wilson
16 Benny Bloss
17 Shane McElrath
18 Kevin Moranz
19 Kyle Chisholm
20 Cade Clason
21 Grant Harlan
22 John Short

250 HEAT ONE

Nate Thrasher was fast all night. Photo by Travis Fant.

Nate Thrasher led heat one from start to finish. Tom Vialle was second early in the race, but eventually gave way to Jordan Smith. Michael Mosiman had to get into the main the hard way by starting terribly and eventually cutting though to finish fifth.

1 Nate Thrasher
2 Jordon Smith
3 Tom Vialle
4 Michael Hicks
5 Michael Mosiman
6 Coty Schock
7 Luca Marsalisi
8 Josiah Natzke
9 Chris Blose
10 Brock Papi
11 Garrett Hoffman
12 Lane Allison
13 Marshal Weltin
14 Gage Linville
15 Ayden Shive
16 Quinn Amyotte
17 Cole Bradford
18 Luke Neese
19 Jack Chambers
20 Cullin Park

250 HEAT TWO

Haiden Deegan ran a flawless race in heat two. Photo by Travis Fant.

Haiden Deegan got the crowd fired up by pulling a holeshot over Jeremy Martin in heat two. Hunter Lawrence was way outside the top 10. As the heat progressed, light rain got heavier and the track started becoming very slippery. Martin made a mistake that allowed Chance Hymas into second and it looked like the two rookies were going to have a duel. Both rode conservatively to stay up in the difficult conditions, and so Haiden Deegan scored his first pro heat win, much to the crowd’s delight.  Lawrence made his way into fourth.

1 Haiden Deegan
2 Chance Hymas
3 Jeremy Martin
4 Hunter Lawrence
5 Max Anstie
6 Jace Owen
7 Henry Miller
8 Talon Hawkins
9 Caden Braswell
10 Hardy Munoz
11 Devin Simonson
12 Jeremy Hand
13 A J Catanzaro
14 Jesse Flock
15 Jace Kessler
16 Zack Williams
17 Matthew Curler
18 Jonah Geistler
19 Jack Rogers
20 Logan Leitzel

250 MAIN

Hunter Lawrence pulled of one of the closest wins ever. Photo by Travis Fant.

Nate Thrasher emerged from several bar-to-bar encounters with the lead  while Hunter Lawrence was mid-pack. Almost immediately, Thrasher built a substantial gap with Haiden Deegan, Jeremy Martin  and Max Ansti going for second. Jordan Smith and Tom Vialle crashed early, making the job a little easier for Lawrence and Josh Mosiman, who were battling just within the top 10.   As the laps ticked by, it looked like Thrasher would take it all the way. But Lawrence was relentless, picking off riding after rider. He finally passed his way into second place and started chewing away at Thrasher’s lead, which was about 5 seconds. On the last lap, the two riders tangled several times. The last of those was in the final turn, where Lawrence pushed Thrasher all the way to the Tuff blocs. It was still one of the closest finishes in years with Lawrence winning by inches.

1 Hunter Lawrence
2 Nate Thrasher
3 Max Anstie
4 Haiden Deegan
5 Jeremy Martin
6 Tom Vialle
7 Michael Mosiman
8 Chance Hymas
9 Jace Owen
10 Hardy Munoz
11 Coty Schock
12 Caden Braswell
13 Chris Blose
14 Henry Miller
15 Jordon Smith
16 Luke Neese
17 Luca Marsalisi
18 Brock Papi
19 Talon Hawkins
20 Devin Simonson
21 Josiah Natzke
22 Michael Hicks

450 POINTS

1 Eli Tomac 113
2 Chase Sexton 111
3 Cooper Webb 109
4 Jason Anderson 93
5 Ken Roczen 92
6 Aaron Plessinger 85
7 Justin Barcia 80
8 Adam Cianciarulo 67
9 Joey Savatgy 67
10 Colt Nichols 61
11 Christian Craig 59
12 Dylan Ferrandis 56
13 Dean Wilson 47
14 Justin Hill 40
15 Justin Cooper 32
16 Shane McElrath 28
17 Kevin Moranz 18
18 Justin Starling 18
19 Kyle Chisholm 16
20 Malcolm Stewart 15

250 EAST POINTS

1 Hunter Lawrence 52
2 Max Anstie 44
3 Haiden Deegan 38
4 Jeremy Martin 36
5 Michael Mosiman 33
6 Tom Vialle 33
7 Nate Thrasher 31
8 Chance Hymas 30
9 Jordon Smith 29
10 Jace Owen 23
11 Chris Blose 23
12 Coty Schock 23
13 Hardy Munoz 20
14 Henry Miller 19
15 Talon Hawkins 16
16 Cullin Park 14
17 Caden Braswell 11
18 Brock Papi 11
19 Luke Neese 10
20 Luca Marsalisi 6

 

Chase Sexton was fastest for the sixth session in a row. Photo by Travis Fant.

450 COMBINED QUALIFYING

1 Chase Sexton 48.555
2 Jason Anderson 48.599
3 Eli Tomac 48.711
4 Adam Cianciarulo 49.051
5 Cooper Webb 49.355
6 Justin Cooper 49.405
7 Ken Roczen 49.591
8 Christian Craig 49.880
9 Aaron Plessinger 49.945
10 Benny Bloss 50.436
11 Joey Savatgy 50.503
12 Dean Wilson 50.651
13 Justin Barcia 50.734
14 Justin Hill 50.987
15 Colt Nichols 50.987
16 Shane McElrath 51.293
17 Alex Ray 51.656
18 Kyle Chisholm 51.726
19 Cade Clason 52.262
20 Fredrik Noren 52.379
21 Josh Hill 52.477
22 Joshua Cartwright 53.014
23 John Short 53.174
24 Cole Thompson 53.242
25 Grant Harlan 53.295
26 Chase Marquier 53.509
27 Jared Lesher 53.594
28 Lane Shaw 53.751
29 Kevin Moranz 53.791
30 Max Miller 53.893
31 Hunter Schlosser 53.904
32 Theodore Pauli 54.009
33 Justin Starling 54.133
34 Tristan Lane 54.258
35 Bobby Piazza 54.346
36 Joshua Greco 54.541
37 Logan Karnow 54.834
38 Joan Cros 54.842
39 Mason Kerr 54.923
40 Scotty Wennerstrom 54.954
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Ronnie Stewart 55.301
42 Guillaume St-Cyr 57.007
43 Vincent Luhovey 57.129
44 Carter Stephenson 57.209
45 Austin Cozadd 57.209
46 Chad Saultz 58.940
47 Todd Bannister 59.998

 

Hunter Lawrence had a safe margin in 250 qualifying.
Hunter Lawrence had a safe margin in 250 qualifying.

250 COMBINED QUALIFYING

1 Hunter Lawrence 49.380
2 Jordon Smith 50.081
3 Max Anstie 50.345
4 Nate Thrasher 50.415
5 Chance Hymas 50.470
6 Michael Mosiman 50.537
7 Jeremy Martin 51.237
8 Tom Vialle 51.423
9 Haiden Deegan 51.457
10 Cullin Park 51.781
11 Hardy Munoz 51.981
12 Chris Blose 52.042
13 A J Catanzaro 52.158
14 Jack Chambers 52.377
15 Jace Owen 52.407
16 Marshal Weltin 52.596
17 Henry Miller 52.926
18 Michael Hicks 53.236
19 Jeremy Hand 53.304
20 Coty Schock 53.308
21 Talon Hawkins 53.313
22 Luke Neese 53.780
23 Logan Leitzel 53.960
24 Brock Papi 54.257
25 Caden Braswell 54.294
26 Luca Marsalisi 54.488
27 Devin Simonson 54.824
28 Josiah Natzke 54.918
29 Matthew Curler 55.120
30 Ayden Shive 55.215
31 Jack Rogers 55.328
32 Cole Bradford 55.401
33 Zack Williams 55.462
34 Gage Linville 55.653
35 Jonah Geistler 55.677
36 Lane Allison 55.727
37 Jace Kessler 55.878
38 Garrett Hoffman 56.154
39 Jesse Flock 56.369
40 Quinn Amyotte 56.382
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Robert Hailey 56.594
42 Gerhard Matamoros 56.647
43 Bryton Carroll 56.673
44 Noah Willbrandt 57.357
45 Curren Thurman 57.520
46 Logan Boye 57.815
47 Carter Biese 58.557
48 Tony Usko 59.432
49 David Pulley Jr 59.608
50 Doc Smith 59.796
51 Konnor Visger 59.961
POS. NAME BEST TIME
52 Blaze Cremaldi 1:02.167
53 Rylan Munson 1:03.858
54 Jack Beeland 1:04.067
55 Brian Saunier 1:05.754

Haiden Deegan was ninth fastest in the 250 class. Photo by Travis Fant.

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