Eli Tomac will try to open his 450 title defense with three consecutive victories as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series will resume with Round 4 in Anaheim on Saturday, Jan. 28.
The Monster Energy / Star Yamaha rider has won each of the first two rounds of the season, including the opener in Anaheim. At 250, Jett Lawrence has also been hot out of the gates, winning the first two rounds as well. Racing fans can watch them continue to pursue their perfect starts as the schedule returns to Angel Stadium with the Supercross Anaheim stream on Peacock.
Supercross Round 4 in Anaheim 2
- When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
- Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, California
- Qualifying Start Time: 1:20 p.m. ET / 10:20 a.m. PT
- Evening Program: 7:06 p.m. ET / 4:06 p.m. PT
- Main Event: 8:53 p.m. ET / 5:53 p.m. PT
- Supercross Stream: Peacock
Tomac won the Jan. 7 season opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. After the second round in Oakland was postponed by storms, Tomac won in San Diego, where Cooper Webb finished second as he had in the opener.
The star riders have won the past four Supercross championships (Webb in 2019 and ’21; Tomac in ’20 and ’22).
In the 250 category, Jett Lawrence has led every lap on his way to victories at Anaheim and San Diego.
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 4 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.
Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race.
Event Schedule (all times ET):
Here are the start times for Saturday, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:
3:50 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
4:05 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
4:20 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
4:35 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
4:50 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
5:40 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
5:55 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:10 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
6:25 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:55 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Race 1
10:31 p.m.: 450SX Race 1
11:11 p.m.: 250SX Race 2
11:29 p.m.: 450SX Race 2
12:09 a.m.: 250SX Race 3
12:36 a.m.: 450SX Race 3
2023 Supercross Standings 450 – Top 15
2023 Supercross Standings 250 West – Top 15
Supercross Anaheim 450 Preview
Entering the fourth round of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship season, the action returns to Angel Stadium. When the season kicked off just three weeks ago, Tomac and Lawrence both reached the top of the podium, something they have continued to do. As the organization’s website notes on this second go around, however, the return is a bit more challenging.
“The main difference between Anaheim 1 and Anaheim 2,” racer Scott Roczen is quoted saying, “is the dirt usually gets drier for the second race… And the weather can come into play, too, so it makes it interesting for us.”
Roczen and the other racers won’t have the benefit of the weather keeping the dirt down as rain isn’t expected until Sunday. With the wind not expected to be a factor either, the only thing kicking up dirt will be the bikes. Roczen finished in fifth place in the season opener in Anaheim.
He improved that position last weekend in San Diego with a fourth-place finish, giving him his current spot in the standings. Tomac and Cooper Webb are riding well right now, so Roczen needs a strong weekend to catch them. He took first place on the track in Round 1 just last January, so he knows what it takes.
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