Regardless of a weekend off of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Racer X/PulpMX’s Steve Matthes documented some interesting foolish season information very last night—even although on vacation. Matthes stated in a tweet, “I believe that we’ll see [Christian] Craig to Rockstar Husky for 2023” then clarified the documented deal will be in the leading course.
Sure, today is April Fool’s Working day, but this Craig offer Matthes is reporting is reputable information that he has been equipped to ensure.
Craig was a extensive-time GEICO Honda rider just before switching to the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing crew in 2021. He acquired two primary function wins and 6 complete podiums wins in the initial seven rounds of the championship and sat only eight factors at the rear of his teammate Colt Nichols right before an ankle damage at the 2nd to past spherical sidelined him for the remainder of the championship. He underwent surgical treatment, returned to using 17 days post-operation and then jumped to the 450 Class for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, wherever he concluded sixth in the standings.
2021 250SX East Region Championship Standings
In May well 2021, Craig signed a a single-12 months offer to return to the Star Racing squad for 2022 to race the 250SX Class of supercross and the 450 Class of Pro Motocross, just as he did in 2021. Soon after commencing the 2022 250SX West Location championship off with two straight most important celebration wins, the California native has four full major party wins this season and is the only 250SX West Area rider on the podium at all 7 rounds so far. Craig (171 details) prospects 2nd-place Hunter Lawrence (145 details) by more than a entire race as he eyes his initial professional title.
2022 250SX West Area Championship Standings
With the way the present-day principles are in the Monster Electrical power AMA Supercross rulebook, riders exceeding at minimum the factors shown under for far more than 4 several years, that rider is ineligible to return to the 250SX course and ought to move to the leading course.
5.two 250SX East/West Championship Tips
D. Helpful with the 2007 period factors, riders earning at the very least 135 250SX Championship details in a 9-race period, 120 250SX Championship points in an 8-race time, or 105 250SX Championship factors in a seven-race time, in four seasons of 250SX competitors will be ineligible for the 250SX course.
Craig has still to exceed the 250SX details limit—and the 2022 250SX West Location title would not adjust that as he could return to the division in 2023, but he has mentioned he needs to have a 450 ride. Though Craig’s two specials with Star Racing for 2021 and 2022 had been equally to race the 250SX Class of supercross and the 450 Course of Professional Motocross, ordinarily leading course bargains are strictly entire-time 450cc races.
“No, that does not transform. I’m going to go to 450 either way,” Craig spelled out soon after successful the Oakland Supercross 250SX primary function.