Cooper Webb and Colt Nichols Prevail in Supercross Round 3 From Houston

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NRG Stadium, Houston, TX — January 19, 2021

Monster Energy AMA Supercross wrapped up its season-opening visit to NGR Stadium in Houston, Texas with new winners in each of the first three rounds of the 2021 season.

Cooper Webb in 450 SX and Colt Nichols in 250 SX stood atop the podiums in their respective classes at the end of the evening. Indianapolis is next up on the schedule with three rounds over the next two weeks.

250 SX

Last Tuesday’s main event winner, Jett Lawrence(18), qualified 1st and took Heat 1. Lawrence appeared eager to make it two wins in a row after scoring his first series win. Meanwhile, Christian Craig(29), the 250 SX East points leader looked to extend his advantage in Round 3 from Houston by winning Heat 2.

In the 250 SX Main, Craig took the lead at the start with a strong inside move around the 1st corner. His teammate Colt Nichols(64) settled in behind looking for an opportunity to pass. That opening came in the final quarter of the moto when Nichols made a clean pass for the lead.

The pair swapped the lead twice, but Nichols was not be denied. Taking the top spot and holding off Craig, Nichols won for the 1st time this season and the two are now tied for the points lead.

Lawrence suffered from a poor start and some bumping with Michael Mosiman(42). Still, he managed to recover for a 3rd place finish. Fans will be watching these two riders as they take their battle to Indy in Rounds 4-6.

250 SX Round 3 Main Event Results

Position Number Rider BIKE Points
 1 64 Colt Nichols Yamaha YZ250F 26
 2 29 Christian Craig Yamaha YZ250F 23
 3 18 Jett Lawrence Honda CRF250R 21
 4 30 Jo Shimoda Kawasaki KX250 19
 5 42 Michael Mosiman GASGAS MC 250F 18
 6 115 Max Vohland KTM 250 SX-F 17
 7 95 Joshua Osby Honda CRF250R 16
 8 55 John Short Suzuki RM-Z250 15
 9 85 Kevin Moranz KTM 250 SX-F 14
 10 773 Thomas Do KTM 250 SX-F 13
 11 241 Joshua Varize KTM 250 SX-F 12
 12 88 Logan Karnow Kawasaki KX250 11
 13 116 Tj Albright Kawasaki KX250 10
 14 122 Jeremy Hand Honda CRF250R 9
 15 185 Wilson Fleming Honda CRF250R 8
 16 124 Lane Shaw KTM 250 SX-F 7
 17 125 Luke Neese Kawasaki KX250 6
 18 76 Grant Harlan Honda CRF250R 5
 19 216 Devin Harriman KTM 250 SX-F 4
 20 49 Mitchell Oldenburg Honda CRF250R 3
 21 637 Bobby Piazza Yamaha YZ250F 2
 22 625 Jonah Geistler KTM 250 SX-F TLD 1

 

250 SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Season Points
 1 64 Colt Nichols Murrieta, CA 70
 2 29 Christian Craig Temecula, CA 70
 3 18 Jett Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 64
 4 30 Jo Shimoda Menifee, CA 56
 5 42 Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA 53
 6 115 Max Vohland Granite Bay , CA 46
 7 95 Joshua Osby Valparaiso, IN 42
 8 38 Austin Forkner Richards, MO 40
 9 55 John Short Pilot Point, TX 39
 10 49 Mitchell Oldenburg Aledo, TX 34
 11 24 Rj Hampshire Minneola, FL 32
 12 773 Thomas Do Murrieta, CA 31
 13 241 Joshua Varize Perris, CA 29
 14 85 Kevin Moranz Topeka, KS 24
 15 88 Logan Karnow Amherst, OH 22
 16 122 Jeremy Hand Mantua, OH 21
 17 76 Grant Harlan Justin, TX 21
 18 99 Hunter Sayles Chassell, MI 17
 19 116 Tj Albright Mount Marion, NY 14
 20 125 Luke Neese Jamestown, NC 14

 

450 SX

Cooper Webb(2), the 2019 AMA Supercross Champion and last year’s runner-up to Eli Tomac(1) showed he is ready to contend again in 2021.

Ken Roczen(94) won Heat 1 and Adam Cianciarulo(9) took Heat 2 edging out Tomac. But, in the main event, Webb shot to the lead out of the 1st turn. Roczen worked his way past and appeared in control, he just could not shake the pursuit of Webb.

Back in the pack Justin Barcia(51) and Tomac staged a classic battle as they worked towards the front. It was lapped traffic that played a huge role in the outcome. On the final lap of the race, Roczen got hung up behind Dean Wilson(15) who did not yield the track to track to the leader. The slowdown allowed Webb to pass for the win.

Roczen was furious and let his feeling become know to Wilson. He still retained the 2nd spot. Barcia and Tomac could not work through traffic to gain a podium spot finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Cianciarulo took the final podium spot in 3rd. Michigan’s Broc Tickle(20) finished 17th.

Roczen(94) and Wilson(15) verbally spar after the race. Photo Credit / supercrosslive.com

Despite the runner-up finish, Roczen retained the points lead with Webb closing to just a single point behind tieing with Barcia for 2nd. Tomac sits 4th, six points behind the leader.

450 SX Round 3 Main Event Results

Position Number Rider Bike Points
 1 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE 26
 2 94 Ken Roczen Honda CRF450R WE 23
 3 9 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki KX450 21
 4 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 19
 5 1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki KX450 18
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 17
 7 7 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha YZ450F 16
 8 21 Jason Anderson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 15
 9 16 Zach Osborne Husqvarna FC 450 RE 14
 10 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450R 13
 11 15 Dean Wilson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 12
 12 14 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha YZ250F 11
 13 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 450 SX-F FE 10
 14 17 Joey Savatgy KTM 450 SX-F FE 9
 15 37 Benny Bloss Honda CRF450R 8
 16 36 Martin Davalos KTM 450 SX-F FE 7
 17 20 Broc Tickle Honda CRF450R 6
 18 11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha YZ450F 5
 19 40 Vince Friese Honda CRF450R WE 4
 20 19 Justin Bogle KTM 450 SX-F FE 3
 21 805 Carlen Gardner Honda CRF450R 2
 22 981 Austin Politelli Honda CRF450R 1

 

450 SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
1 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 60
 2 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 59
 3 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 59
 4 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 54
 5 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 51
 6 10 Justin Brayton Charlotte, NC 51
 7 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 51
 8 14 Dylan Ferrandis Lake Elsinore, CA 50
 9 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 48
 10 16 Zach Osborne Clermont, FL 40
 11 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 38
 12 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA 35
 13 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 34
 14 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 23
 15 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI 22
 16 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 18
 17 40 Vince Friese Menifee, CA 15
 18 37 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 12
 19 36 Martin Davalos Tallahassee, FL 12
 20 23 Chase Sexton Clermont, FL 10