Slaw’s 5 Mildly Bold Predictions for Monster Energy Supercross

Welcome to a new year for Monster Energy AMA Supercross. 

I, Slaw, humble leader of #slawnation, have decided to put down some of my most epic “mildly” bold predictions for the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season on paper. I will review said predictions at the end of the season and I expect nothing less than a 99 percent accuracy rate. 

Stay tuned later this week for the most popular moto-related article on the web “Slawdictions” where I put my Anaheim 1 thoughts down on paper. 

Eli Tomac Wins Title, Retires

I really think that if Eli Tomac didn’t enjoy the 2022 season as much as he did, he would have hung it up after last year. Alas, he was happy. He won (a lot) and has now re-signed with Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing for 2023. 

Here’s the thing: Tomac is only signed for Supercross and has even said he won’t race the SuperMotocross World Championship.

Reading between the lines, I think Tomac wins a second straight Supercross title and walks off into the sunset. 

Lawrence Bros Win Titles

With Jett and Hunter racing opposite coasts, the possibility is there. Jett will be racing the West Region and is the heavy favorite to win a second 250 regional title. 

Hunter is racing East and will have a tough challenge, but I think he gets it done as well and the brothers become the first pair of bros to win a title in the same season. 

Roczen Puts Suzuki Back on the Map

After an off-season filled with Where will “Ken Roczen go?“ Ken is back on a familiar brand. He started his career with Suzuki and maybe he ends it on yellow?

Less pressure on Ken this year and I think he brings the brand back to relevance. The last time Suzuki won a 450 race in Supercross? East Rutherford Supercross on April 30, 2016. The winner that night? Ken Roczen. Coincidence? I think not. Ken wins at LEAST 2 races this year with HEP Suzuki. 

Anderson Finishes Runner-Up Again

I know Chase Sexton is everyone’s favorite to either win the title or at least finish runner-up. I’m going a different direction. Crazy to think, but remember, Jason Anderson won 7 times in 2022 and finished just 9 points back of Tomac. I think Anderson backs it up again and finishes second behind Tomac.

Tomac Passes Stew for Second All-Time

Know what else is crazy to think? Eli Tomac can pass James Stewart for second all-time on the Supercross wins list. 

Tomac enters the season with 44 career wins and is tied with Chad Reed for fourth on the all-time list. He only needs 7 wins to pass Stewart for second all-time. Guess what? I think he gets it done. 

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Written by Slaw Dog

Just a dog trying to find my special bun.

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