The 2023 Feld Motorsports/MX Sports Pro Racing/Align Media Monster Energy Supercross Series came to a close in Salt Lake City with mixed results marred by heavy wear and tear and injuries. Chase Sexton, sporting gear in honor of Michael Jordan’s famous 23, won both races leading up to the finale, Cooper Webb in Nashville and Denver. Eli Tomac suffered a season-ending injury, adding drama to the Supercross season, but Sexton’s flawless riding saw him win five races in a row and finish on top of the podium in Salt Lake City.
Aaron Plessinger returned to Supercross action after missing three rounds due to injury but got his revenge by taking his second podium of the season in the main event. Justin Hill and Adam Cianciarulo steadily climbed through the rankings over the past few weeks and finished in the top five in Salt Lake City.
In the 250 East/West Showdowns, Salt Lake City held up well despite wet conditions, offering Jett Lawrence the opportunity to take his 13th career win in the class. He tied Jeremy McGrath as the all-time winningest Honda rider on a small bike. Lawrence caught up to RJ Hampshire during the race and pushed him out to pass him but Hampshire held onto second place. Levi Kitchen rounded out the podium, making the race a perfect sweep for the Western 250 riders.
Joe Shimoda led the 250 East class in 4th place, missing most of the early season due to injury. Jordon Smith rounded out the top five, missing the main event in Detroit. Hunter Lawrence was involved in a lap one crash, preventing a long-awaited battle with Jett Lawrence. Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, and Cooper Webb were among the top riders throughout the season, with Tomac topping the 450s and Jett Lawrence topping the 250s in the final rankings.