Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing has a chance to pick up two titles this weekend, as Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Denver for round 16 of 17.
Let’s start with the easy one. Eli Tomac heads into his home race with a 43 point lead over second place Jason Anderson in the 450 Class. With only 26 points available after this weekend, Anderson would need to pick up 17 points on Tomac to push the title to Salt Lake City.
What does this all mean? Tomac just needs to finish 14th or higher this weekend and he’s the champion no matter what Anderson does. Yeah, I like his chances.
Christian Craig’s situation is a little more complicated. He enters the 250SX West Region this weekend with a 23 point lead on second place Hunter Lawrence. If Craig WINS this weekend, he’s the champ no matter what as he’d have a 26 point lead over Lawrence and holds the tie-breaker (most wins).
If Craig finishes second, he would need Lawrence to finish fourth or worst. If Craig finishes third, he’d need Lawrence to finish fifth or worst and so on.
So, there you have it. We could have all three titles wrapped up before the season finale in Salt Lake City.
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