Cooper Webb Sweeps AMA Supercross at Orlando

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Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL — February 20, 2021

Monster Energy AMA Supercross action at Orlando saw the first moto of the year for the 250 SX West riders and the 450 SX points race tightened again after Cooper Webb goes back-to-back.

Heavy rains in Florida this week prevented track crews from making significant changes to the course layout at open-air Camping World Stadium. Giving the 450 SX riders a bit of an advantage on the setup from last Saturday. Everyone was watching the 250 SX to see which of the young riders would step up after last year’s series champs moved up a class.

250 SX

Cameron McAdoo(31) held off Seth Hammaker(150) by less than a second to win Heat 1. In Heat 2, Jeremy Martin(6) easily outdistanced Justin Cooper(32) and Hunter Lawrence(41) for the victory.

Michigan’s Joey Crown(61) finished 9th in the 2nd Heat to avoid the LCQ and go directly to the 250 Main.

A major pileup just after the start of the 250 SX Main brought out the red flag and sent brothers Jeremy Martin and Alex Martin(26) to seek medical attention. Neither would make the restart.

Justin Cooper earned the holeshot but got some early pressure from Jordan Smith(80). However, Smith encountered some difficulty on his 2nd trip through the whoops and crashed, flying headfirst over the handlebars.  Allowing Cooper to pull away from the pack for a convincing start-to-finish win. McAdoo and Garrett Marchbanks(48) earned podium spots finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

250 SX West Main Event Results

Position Number Rider Bike Points
 1 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ250F 26
 2 31 Cameron Mcadoo Kawasaki KX250 23
 3 48 Garrett Marchbanks Yamaha YZ250F 21
 4 47 Jalek Swoll Husqvarna FC 250 19
 5 41 Hunter Lawrence Honda CRF250R 18
 6 150 Seth Hammaker Kawasaki KX250 17
 7 56 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 16
 8 60 Chris Blose GASGAS MC 250F 15
 9 69 Robbie Wageman Yamaha YZ250F 14
 10 68 Jace Owen Yamaha YZ250F 13
 11 91 Nate Thrasher Yamaha YZ250F 12
 12 72 Coty Schock Honda CRF250R 11
 13 61 Joey Crown Yamaha YZ250F 10
 14 220 Ramyller Alves KTM 250 SX-F 9
 15 35 Mitchell Harrison Honda CRF250R 8
 16 201 Cedric Soubeyras GASGAS MC 250F 7
 17 90 Dilan Schwartz Suzuki RM-Z250 6
 18 67 Stilez Robertson Husqvarna FC 250 5
 19 59 Jarrett Frye Yamaha YZ250F 4
 20 80 Jordon Smith Kawasaki KX250 3

 

450 SX

Ken Roczen(94) came out blazing and won the 450 SX Heat 1. He did so over some strong competition as Adam Cianciarulo(9), Martin Davalos(36), Cooper Webb(2), and Justin Barcia(51) finished 2nd thru 5th behind him.

Jason Anderson(21) easily outran the field in Heat 2 that saw Eli Tomac finish a disappointing 7th. Holly, Michigan’s Broc Tickle, who missed the 450 SX Main last week placed 6th to make sure he avoided the LCQ.

Shane McElrath(12) had to rely on the Last Chance Qualifier to make the featured event, just squeezing in with a 4th place finish.

In the 450 SX Main Event, it was Barcia grabbing the holeshot but he could not deny Cianciarulo from blowing past into the early lead. Barcia held onto 2nd ahead of Webb, last week’s feature winner.

Eli Tomac started 7th and the points leader, Ken Roczen, was mid-pack in 12 out of the starting gates. Tomac worked his way up to 5th when a bobble allowed Malcolm Stewart(27) to regain the position and Tomac fell into the clutches of Roczen.

As Webb moved to the front, Tomac and Roczen waged several side-by-side battles with the defending champion holding off this year’s hottest rider. Finally, after encountering lapped traffic and Tomac getting held up by a lapper, Roczen made the pass.

Cianciarulo crashed in the whoops section and limped off the course, out of the race.

Coming to the checkered flag, Webb took the victory with Marvin Musquin(25) putting in a good ride for 2nd. The fight for the final podium spot came down to Barcia and Roczen. With Roczen pushing hard to minimize lost points it was close on the final lap. Barcia was able to hold onto 3rd.

Cooper Webb wins back-to-back in Orlando. / Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Eli Tomac finished 6th, Broc Tickle came in 13th.

For the 2nd week in a row, Webb was able to shave points off Roczen’s lead in the standings. Now, just 6 points back, the contest for the top spot goes to Daytona after a week off to give riders a much-needed rest.

450 SX Round 8 Main Event Results

Position Number Rider Bike Points
1 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE 26
 2 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 450 SX-F FE 23
 3 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 21
 4 94 Ken Roczen Honda CRF450R WE 19
 5 21 Jason Anderson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 18
 6 1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki KX450 17
 7 27 Malcolm Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 16
 8 16 Zach Osborne Husqvarna FC 450 RE 15
 9 7 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha YZ450F 14
 10 19 Justin Bogle KTM 450 SX-F FE 13
 11 14 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha YZ450F 12
 12 15 Dean Wilson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 11
 13 20 Broc Tickle Honda CRF450R 10
 14 12 Shane McElrath Honda CRF450R 9
 15 40 Vince Friese Honda CRF450R 8
 16 17 Joey Savatgy KTM 450 SX-F FE 7
 17 36 Martin Davalos KTM 450 SX-F FE 6
 18 34 Max Anstie Suzuki RM-Z450 5
 19 37 Benny Bloss Honda CRF450R 4
 20 11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha YZ450F 3
 21 9 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki KX450 2
 22 44 Tyler Bowers Kawasaki KX450 1

450 SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
1 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 180
 2 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 174
 3 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 149
 4 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 136
 5 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 133
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 125
 7 16 Zach Osborne Clermont, FL 123
 8 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 120
 9 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 113
 10 14 Dylan Ferrandis Lake Elsinore, CA 109
 11 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 100
 12 10 Justin Brayton Charlotte, NC 86
 13 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 84
 14 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI 62
 15 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA 57
 16 40 Vince Friese Menifee, CA 50
 17 36 Martin Davalos Tallahassee, FL 50
 18 19 Justin Bogle Edmond, OK 42
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 42
 20 37 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 40