The Lawrence brothers (Feld Motor Sports, Inc.)

Supercross is making its way through the states. The stadium dirt bike racing sport visited San Diego earlier in round three of the competition, and the attention surrounding the Supercross season continues to grow.
Let’s do a quick recap of where Supercross stands.

Weather Conditions

There is no doubt the weather this year has had a major impact on both the courses and the racers from the very beginning. Round 2 of the season had to be postponed in Oakland due to severe weather conditions. It was rescheduled for a later day once the flooding in the area had cleared.
The New Jersey race had similar weather conditions but was not canceled. After an hour-and-a-half rainstorm delay, and several falls from riders and dirt bikes getting stuck, Justin Barcia took the muddy win for the 450SX Class.


Austin Forkner, 250SX rider, had a rough start to the season. In the first round, he collided with two other riders, sending him to a hard fall. As a result, Forkner sustained a broken bone in his hand along with several knee-related injuries. He confirmed he would be out for the rest of the season.

Adam Cianciarulo is no stranger when it comes to injuries on the track. During the 2022 season, he sat out for the majority of the races after a knee injury in round three at Petco Park., This year he was forced to miss the Daytona and Arlington races to let his wrist heal from an injury that occurred during press day.

Shortly after those races, Cianciarulo had to sit out the remainder of Round 14 in New Jersey after a crash in Q2. He was out on concussion protocol. Cianciarulo was on the opposite end during the Nashville race when he ran into Cooper Webb after Webb had already crashed.

The incident happened in Lap 1 of Heat 1. Webb released a statement where he confirmed he sustained a concussion. He will be out for the remaining two races of the season.


In 250SX class, Rookie rider Haiden Deegan made his Supercross debut this year and has already had three podium wins. He currently sits in third place behind brothers Hunter and Jett Lawrence.

Although there are still two races remaining, Hunter Lawrence has already secured the 2023 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship. Jett Lawrence won the exact same title the previous year but is now looking forward to winning the 2023 Western Regional 250SX Class Championship.

In 450SX battle for first place, fan favorites Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen continue to hold positions in the top five with Eli Tomac in the lead. With the end of the championship nearing, Chase Sexton holds the second-place position giving him an opportunity to take home the championship for the Honda team.

Roczen, who is in fourth place, no longer has to worry about third-place rider Webb, who is out of the championship due to his incident in Nashville. Despite having potential career-ending injuries in the previous years Roczen is still going strong with his fifth podium of the year. The support from his fanbase does not go unnoticed.

“I go to these events to keep my boyfriend company,” Grossmont Student Kristina Laudato said. “All I know is his favorite is Roczen and that he always gets cheered on the most.”

The 2023 Supercross Championship Final will take place in Salt Lake City on May 23. The final can be seen on CNBC or through Peacock.