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RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN // DETROIT SUPERCROSS

As the saying goes, records are meant to be broken, and that couldn’t be truer in the world of Supercross. Every year, riders push themselves to the limit, striving to be the fastest and most skilled on the track. The standing Supercross records are there for a reason, it was legends that created them and future legends will break them.

After the 2023 Detroit Supercross round our record guru Ben Bridges takes a look at some of the most impressive records that have been broken or are soon to be broken in Supercross history, as well as some fun facts about the sport that you might not know. So get ready to rev your engines and hold on tight, because we’re about to take a wild ride through the world of Supercross history and future stats.

Photos by Brian Converse


450 DETROIT SUPERCROSS STATS 
  • Chase Sexton gets his 2nd win of the season.  His 3rd career SX win.
  • Honda now has 224 SX wins.
  • This is the first Honda win at Ford Field since Tomac did in 2015.

This was Honda’s first 450-win in Detroit since 2015 when Eli Tomac won. 

  • Sexton got his 8th podium of the season.
  • Chase Sexton was penalized 7 points for jumping during a Red Cross flag.
  • Sexton sits 3rd in the points.
  • Cooper Webb took 2nd, making his 101st start.  It was his 53rd podium.
  • Webb is still the only rider to be in the Top 5 all 10 rounds.

Cooper Webb is still the only 450 rider to place top 5 in all the rounds thus far. 

  • Webb holds the red plate by a slim 3 points over Tomac.
  • Eli Tomac rebounds from Indy and takes 3rd.
  • Tomac was making his 157th start and he got his 91st podium.

Tomac placed 3rd in Detroit. 

  • With Honda’s win in the 450 Class and 250 Class, Honda swept Detroit.  The last time Honda swept was in Atlanta in 2020.

2020 Atlanta Supercross_Ken Roczen-8698The last time Honda won both the 250 and 450 class in SX was with Ken Rcozen and Chase Sexton in Atlanta 2020. 

  • Justin Barcia took 4th.  He now has 66 Top 5 finishes.
  • Barcia also currently has a 61 consecutive start streak.
  • Ken Roczen takes 5th.  It was his 83rd Top 5. He now sits 4th in the points.
  • Aaron Plessinger led with 2 laps to go, crashed hard and finished 13th.

  • Jason Anderson finished 9th.  Kawasaki has an 18-season win streak that’s in jeopardy.  The last time Kawasaki went winless in a season was ’04.
  • Kawasaki is winless in both classes. That has never happened before. Can Kawasaki win with 7 rounds to go?

Michael Byrne 2005The last season that Kawasaki went winless in 450 Supercross was in 2004 when Michael Byrne was on the team racing a KX250 smoker.

450SX Class Results
1. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
2. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha
4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
5. Ken Roczen, Mattstedt, Ger., Suzuki
6. Christian Craig, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna
7. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM
8. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
9. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki
10. Josh Hill, Huntersville, NC, KTM

450SX Class Championship Standings
1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (225)
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (222)
3. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (208)
4. Ken Roczen, Mattstedt, Ger., Suzuki (182)
5. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (180)
6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (174)
7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (164)
8. Christian Craig, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (136)
9. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (107)
10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM (103)

 250 DETROIT SUPERCROSS STATS

  • Hunter Lawrence wins Detroit. It was his 5th win of the season and 10th overall.
  • Honda has 17 wins in Detroit. 145 total.
  • Honda has 8 wins this season. 5 more wins and they will tie their record of 13, which happened in 1991.

  • H. Lawrence has led 68 of 88 laps, has been on the podium all 6 rounds and has a 1.3 avg finish.
  • Nate Thrasher gets 2nd.  His 4th podium of the season.
  • Haiden Deegan gets 3rd, his 4th Top of the season.

  • Jordan Smith failed to qualify.  He was 4th in the points and fell to 6th.
  • Max Anstie finished 22nd.  He was 2nd in the points and now is 5th.
  • The East is off until April 15th.  Let’s get ready for the West!

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results
1. Hunter Lawrence, Landsborough, Aus., Honda
2. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha
3. Haiden Deegan, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha
4. Jeremy Martin, Rochester, Minn., Yamaha
5. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki
6. Tom Vialle, Avignon, France, KTM
7. Cullin Park, Clermont, Fla., Honda
8. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda
9. Henry Miller, Rochester, Minn., Honda
10. Michael Hicks, Fenton, Mo., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
1. Hunter Lawrence, Landsborough, Aus., (151)
2. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (116)
3. Haiden Deegan, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (111)
4. Jeremy Martin, Rochester, Minn., Yamaha (109)
5. Max Anstie, Newbury, Eng., Honda (104)
6. Jordon Smith, Ochlocknee, Ga., Yamaha (92)
7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki (88)
8. Tom Vialle, Avignon, France, KTM (85)
9. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (72)
10. Cullin Park, Clermont, Fla., Honda (67)

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