AMA Supercross Mid-Week Race Report From Arlington

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AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX — March 17, 2021

Last night’s 2nd of three Monster Energy AMA Supercross events scheduled for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX produced the 4th different winner in four rounds of competition in the 250 SX West rider class.

After surging to the 450 SX points lead Saturday, Cooper Webb(2) is looking unstoppable in his quest to win back the Championship title he grabbed in 2019. Time is running out for defending Champion Eli Tomac(1) to remain relevant in this year’s title hunt.

250 SX

Seth Hammaker(150) picked up right where he left off Saturday night when he won his heat and the main event. In Heat 1 he took the lead early and never surrendered it. Hunter Lawrence(41) and Jalek Swoll(47) chased him across the finish line.

In Heat 2 points leaders Cameron McAdoo(31) and Justin Cooper were the riders everyone was watching. Cooper had trouble the first time through the whoops and almost came off the back of his bike. McAdoo rode off into the lead with Garrett Marchbanks(48) moving into 2nd when Cooper got out of control.

Cooper managed to get back around Marchbanks but trailed McAdoo by 3.5-seconds. Hard riding brought Cooper to within a half-second of McAdoo at the finish, yet never close enough to attempt a pass.

The main event contained all sorts of drama as Cooper goes down on the first lap and falls to the 19th position. Mitchell Harrison(35) leads the pack with Swoll 2nd, Kyle Peters(56) 3rd, and Hunter Lawrence 4th. McAdoo and Hammaker are mired back in 7th and 8th after starting slow out of the gate.

Hammaker falls in the early going and drops to 15th and out of contention for a repeat win in the main. Lawrence moves up to third and in a brilliant move passes two riders in the same corner to take over the lead.

McAdoo also has trouble in the whoops section and goes down. Remounting his bike, McAdoo cuts across the track, eliminating a corner, and re-enters the race 10th behind a surging Cooper just ahead in 9th.

Lawrence stretches his lead and earns the 1st 250 SX Main Event win of his career, Swoll gains his first career podium finishing 2nd, with Peters 3rd. Coopers rides his way from the back of the pack to a 5th place finish, McAdoo takes the 7th spot and Hammaker finishes 11th.

Hunter Lawrence(41) / Photo Credit Feld Entertainment

The results leave McAdoo the 250 SX West Leader by a single point. However, the AMA penalizes McAdoo for his course shortening maneuver after his crash in the whoops. It costs him three positions and Hunter Lawrence becomes the rider with the red plate for Saturday’s final installment of the Arlington residency.

250 SX West Main Event Results

Position Number Rider Bike Interval
 1 41 Hunter Lawrence Honda CRF250R 18 Laps
 2 47 Jalek Swoll Husqvarna FC 250 5.133
 3 56 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 6.317
 4 48 Garrett Marchbanks Yamaha YZ250F 9.775
 5 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ250F 11.125
 6 35 Mitchell Harrison Honda CRF250R 13.714
 7 80 Jordon Smith Kawasaki KX250 17.125
 8 60 Chris Blose GASGAS MC 250F 25.606
 9 91 Nate Thrasher Yamaha YZ250F 27.925
 10 31 Cameron McAdoo Kawasaki KX250 27.925
 11 150 Seth Hammaker Kawasaki KX250 29.627
 12 72 Coty Schock Honda CRF250R 30.526
 13 75 Ty Masterpool GASGAS MC 250F 37.145
 14 69 Robbie Wageman Yamaha YZ250F 44.314
 15 68 Jace Owen Yamaha YZ250F 49.262
 16 50 Enzo Lopes Honda CRF250R 51.449
 17 464 Dominique Thury Yamaha YZ250F 54.607
 18 201 Cedric Soubeyras GASGAS MC 250F 17 Laps
 19 39 Carson Mumford Honda CRF250R 0.503
 20 220 Ramyller Alves Husqvarna FC 250 14 Laps
 21 66 Jordan Bailey Yamaha YZ250F DNF
 22 67 Stilez Robertson Husqvarna FC 250 DNS

 

250 SX West Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
1 41 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 84
 2 31 Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA 83
 3 32 Justin Cooper Menifee, CA 82
 4 48 Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT 76
 5 47 Jalek Swoll Belleview, FL 74
 6 150 Seth Hammaker Temecula, CA 67
 7 60 Chris Blose Phoenix, AZ 52
 8 56 Kyle Peters Greensboro, NC 48
 9 72 Coty Schock Dover, DE 48
 10 67 Stilez Robertson Murrieta, CA 45
 11 91 Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN 42
 12 35 Mitchell Harrison Murrieta, CA 41
 13 80 Jordon Smith Ochlocknee, GA 33
 14 69 Robbie Wageman Newhall, CA 30
 15 26 Alex Martin Clermont, FL 26
 16 68 Jace Owen Mattoon, IL 25
 17 201 Cedric Soubeyras Venasque, 25
 18 220 Ramyller Alves Coconut Creek, FL 22
 19 45 Pierce Brown Sandy, UT 21
 20 75 Ty Masterpool Paradise, TX 21
 21 66 Jordan Bailey Orlando, FL 19
 22 59 Jarrett Frye Mechanicsville, MD 17
 23 93 Hardy Munoz Glendale, AZ 10
 24 61 Joey Crown Metamora, MI 10
 25 951 Ryan Surratt Corona, CA 8

 

450 SX

Heat 1 of the 450 SX class had Ken Roczen(94) trying to find the early season rhythm that had carried him to the points lead before stumbling and allowing Cooper Webb(2) to overtake him. But, at the start, it’s all Aaron Plessinger(7) as he takes the lead followed by Chase Sexton(23). Then it’s Roczen with Justin Barcia(51) hot on his tail.

Barcia manages to pass Roczen during a run through the whoops and Sexton closes to pressure Plessinger who ultimately holds on for the Heat win.

In Heat 2, Webb continues to dominate charging out of the gate and into the early lead. Tomac starts 7th but quickly moves up through the field and into a battle with Malcolm Stewart(27) for the 2nd position.

Tomac is able to pass Stewart but Webb had checked out on the field, riding to a convincing win. Michigan’s Broc Tickle put up a solid 6th place run to advance to the Main Event.

The story doesn’t change in the 450 SX Main. Webb dominates, followed by Tomac and Roczen. The trio runs 1-2-3 the entire race. Tomac tries to make a bid for the lead but never seriously challenges and ends up fading during the closing laps.

Tickle came around the 1st turn in 15th and rode to the 11th spot in the running order. Unfortunately, he got tangled up with teammate Vince Friese(40) and finished 17th on the night.

450 SX Main Event

Position Number Rider Bike Interval
 1 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE 24 Laps
 2 1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki KX450 4.634
 3 94 Ken Roczen Honda CRF450R WE 7.882
 4 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 19.977
 5 23 Chase Sexton Honda CRF450R 24.745
 6 7 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha YZ450F 28.851
 7 21 Jason Anderson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 28.851
 8 14 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha YZ450F 38.503
 9 36 Martin Davalos KTM 450 SX-F FE 43.812
 10 15 Dean Wilson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 45.657
 11 17 Joey Savatgy KTM 450 SX-F FE 47.312
 12 19 Justin Bogle KTM 450 SX-F FE 23 Laps
 13 27 Malcolm Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 6.669
 14 40 Vince Friese Honda CRF450R 12.166
 15 11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha YZ450F 17.49
 16 34 Max Anstie Suzuki RM-Z450 19.361
 17 20 Broc Tickle Honda CRF450R 27.084
 18 280 Cade Clason Kawasaki KX450 55.343
 19 44 Tyler Bowers Kawasaki KX450 22 Laps
 20 81 Justin Starling KTM 450 SX-F 34.619
 21 85 Kevin Moranz KTM 450 SX-F 15 Laps
 22 848 Joan Cros Kawasaki KX450 14 Laps

 

450 SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
 1 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 249
 2 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 237
 3 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 213
 4 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 195
 5 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 169
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 162
 7 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 153
 8 14 Dylan Ferrandis Lake Elsinore, CA 137
 9 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 135
 10 16 Zach Osborne Clermont, FL 123
 11 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 123
 12 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 120
 13 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA 97
 14 10 Justin Brayton Charlotte, NC 96
 15 36 Martin Davalos Tallahassee, FL 84
 16 40 Vince Friese Menifee, CA 81
 17 19 Justin Bogle Edmond, OK 78
 18 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI 69
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 64
 20 23 Chase Sexton Clermont, FL 62
 21 37 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 48
 22 34 Max Anstie Murrieta, CA 28
 23 28 Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ 23
 24 280 Cade Clason Tucson, AZ 16
 25 12 Shane McElrath Canyon Lake, CA 15