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.
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.
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
|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
|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|
|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|
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
|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
|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|