Dunlop Continues to Dominate Supercross in 2022

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – May 9, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 49th season of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship came to an end in Salt Lake City and marked yet another milestone in the history of Dunlop’s Supercross racing program: For the thirteenth consecutive season, Dunlop riders swept all three championships. This making a total of 171 SX and MX Championships, a number that no other tire manufacture has ever come close to.

In the 450SX class, the season started with 4 different race winners until Monster Energy Star Yamaha Eli Tomac won 2 races in a row. Then Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jason Anderson matched the Team Dunlop Elite alumni with 2 consecutive wins. The Triple Crown in Arlington was a turning point in the season for Eli Tomac, who went on a mid-season tear winning 5 main events in a row and slowly built a massive 43-point lead over Anderson going into Denver. The slightly injured Tomac did what he needed to do at his hometown race in Colorado to win his 2nd 450SX championship at the penultimate race of the season.

Overall, in the premier 450SX class, Dunlop riders finished in the top 14 positions, once again proving their Dunlop Domination.

In the 250SX East championship, HRC Honda rider Jett Lawrence was the rider to beat and wrapped things up at Foxborough with one race to go. Going into the east/west coast shootout with the championship secured, meant the Aussie could just enjoy the race and take his first SX championship home safely.

The 250SX West title was the one to watch as it all came down to the final round. Long time Dunlop rider, and Monster Energy Star Yamaha rider, Christian Craig could have wrapped up the championship in Denver, but a small mistake pushed the championship decision onto Salt Lake City. The SX veteran went into the east/west coast shootout with an 18-point lead allowing him to just ride smart and take his first championship home.

With Tomac winning his second supercross title, there are now twenty-two championships won by Team Dunlop Elite alumni, including Chase Sexton, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Hill, Justin Bogle, Justin Barcia, Colt Nichols, Blake Baggett and Ashley Fiolek.

“Dunlop would not have a thirteen-year win streak without the leadership and hard work of our professional racing management directed by Broc Glover and Brian Fleck as well as all the dedicated fitters on our team,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Motorcycle’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It is also very gratifying to see the Team Dunlop Elite program managed by Rob Fox continue to grow and include so many alumni who have gone on to win professional championships. Supercross riders have a choice in tires, and we want to thank all the riders who chose to race on Dunlop tires in 2022.”

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Source: Dunlop Motorcycle Tires

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