Arlington AMA Supercross Produces New Championship Points Leader

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AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX — March 13, 2021

The AMA Supercross week-long, three events stay, at Jerry Jones’ Cowboys’ football palace provided excitement and a new points leader in the 450 SX Championship chase. The course layout provided a short run to the 1st corner, a 90-degree lefthander, putting a premium on getting a good start out of the gate.

250 SX

Heat 1 saw Seth Hammaker(150) lead from start to finish for the 1st heat win of his career. In Heat 2, Jalek Swoll(47) and Hunter Lawrence(41) battled for the lead early. While the two riders fighting for the points lead, Justin Cooper(32) and Cameron McAdoo(31) ran 3rd and 4th. In the closing laps, the two pairs swapped positions with Cooper taking the win over points leader McAdoo. Lawrence passed Swoll for the 3rd spot.

In the Main Event, Hammaker was again fast out of the gate and into the early lead. His teammate Jordan Smith(80) settled into 2nd. McAdoo and Cooper started in 8th and 9th respectively. Smith hit a tuff block, allowing Lawrence to move into 2nd behind Hammaker who was stretching the advantage out front.

McAdoo and Cooper moved up to 4th and 5th when Smith went down directly in front of McAdoo. Smith exited the event. A late bobble by Hammaker allowed Lawrence to close, but the rookie held off the charge. Hammaker grabbed his first 250 SX Main Event win with Lawrence finishing 2nd.

Cooper made a late pass around McAdoo looking to shave two-points off the leader’s four-point advantage. McAdoo gained the position back. As they came to the final corner, Cooper cut hard trying to get the position back but his rear tire slipped and he laid the bike down. Cooper quickly remounted and finished 4th, just losing the 2 points for the position.

McAdoo now holds a six-point lead over Cooper. He is 12 up on Lawrence, 13 ahead of Garrett Marchbanks(48), and Hammaker trails by 15. The Arlington tripleheader continues Teusday night and concludes next Saturday.

250 SX West Main Event

Position Number Rider Bike Interval
 1 150 Seth Hammaker Kawasaki KX250 21 Laps
 2 41 Hunter Lawrence Honda CRF250R 1.76
 3 31 Cameron McAdoo Kawasaki KX250 7.201
 4 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ250F 17.097
 5 48 Garrett Marchbanks Yamaha YZ250F 24.308
 6 47 Jalek Swoll Husqvarna FC 250 27.756
 7 67 Stilez Robertson Husqvarna FC 250 30.334
 8 35 Mitchell Harrison Honda CRF250R 32.446
 9 60 Chris Blose GASGAS MC 250F 34.362
 10 91 Nate Thrasher Yamaha YZ250F 35.855
 11 72 Coty Schock Honda CRF250R 43.63
 12 56 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 45.661
 13 220 Ramyller Alves Husqvarna FC 250 47.959
 14 26 Alex Martin Yamaha YZ250F 01:00.7
 15 66 Jordan Bailey Yamaha YZ250F 20 Laps
 16 69 Robbie Wageman Yamaha YZ250F 3.971
 17 201 Cedric Soubeyras GASGAS MC 250F 6.97
 18 75 Ty Masterpool GASGAS MC 250F 12.661
 19 68 Jace Owen Yamaha YZ250F 24.376
 20 951 Ryan Surratt Kawasaki KX250 32.938
 21 59 Jarrett Frye Yamaha YZ250F 35.579
 22 80 Jordon Smith Kawasaki KX250 18 Laps

250 SX West Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
 1 31 Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA 70
 2 32 Justin Cooper Menifee, CA 64
 3 41 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 58
 4 48 Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT 57
 5 150 Seth Hammaker Temecula, CA 55
 6 47 Jalek Swoll Belleview, FL 51
 7 67 Stilez Robertson Murrieta, CA 44
 8 60 Chris Blose Phoenix, AZ 37
 9 72 Coty Schock Dover, DE 37
 10 91 Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN 28
 11 56 Kyle Peters Greensboro, NC 27
 12 26 Alex Martin Clermont, FL 26
 13 35 Mitchell Harrison Murrieta, CA 24
 14 45 Pierce Brown Sandy, UT 21
 15 69 Robbie Wageman Newhall, CA 21
 16 201 Cedric Soubeyras Venasque, 20
 17 220 Ramyller Alves Coconut Creek, FL 19
 18 68 Jace Owen Mattoon, IL 17
 19 80 Jordon Smith Ochlocknee, GA 17
 20 59 Jarrett Frye Mechanicsville, MD 17
 21 66 Jordan Bailey Orlando, FL 17
 22 75 Ty Masterpool Paradise, TX 11
 23 93 Hardy Munoz Glendale , AZ 10
 24 61 Joey Crown Metamora, MI 10

 

450 SX

In the 1st Heat of the 450 SX class, points leader Ken Roczen(94) was 4th out of the gate chasing Jason Anderson(21) in the lead. Michigan’s Broc Tickle(20) got a poor start in the 13th position.

Roczen moved up to 3rd and was pressing the leaders when he missed a triple and dropped his bike after landing short on the jump. Anderson held on for the Heat win. Roczen dropped to 7th and could not recover after his mishap. Tickle could only climb to 11th and will have to rely on the LCQ to make the Main.

Heat 2 featured its own drama with Joey Savatgy(17) out to the early lead. Aaron Plessinger(7), continuing his strong run from Daytona riding with the leaders. Eli Tomac(1) and Cooper Webb(2) started 7th and 8th.

Just past the halfway point of the moto, Plessinger took the lead. Marvin Musquin(25), the top qualifier, ran 2nd with Tomac and Webb rounding out the Top 4. Musquin crashed hard and left the course, Webb passed Tomac with two laps to go to finish 3rd behind Plessinger and Savatgy.

450 SX Main Event

Roczen’s poor finish in the Heat cost him a quality gate pick in the Main Event. Settling for a badly rutted track just past the gate, he dropped to 11th on the start. Tomac faired worse going out in 16th.

At Daytona, Roczen accused Webb of riding him hard into the tuff blocks and vowed to respond in kind. He never got the chance, Webb shot to the lead and was never challenged. Roczen and Tomac made some progress towards the front, moving to 7th and 9th at the halfway point of the race.

With too many quality riders in the front, points leader Roczen and defending champion Tomac could only manage finishes of 6th and 8th. Justin Barcia(51) and Jason Anderson(21) trailed Webb across the finish line. Chase Sexton(23) finished 4th with Plessinger 5th.

Cooper Webb take the win and the points lead at Arlington / Photo Credit Feld Entertainment

Webb jumped to the points lead and is now 7 up on Roczen. Tomac lost all the ground he gained with his win last week at Daytona, he trails Webb by 33 points. While Tomac is not mathematically eliminated, his hopes of a title repeat are all but dead. Roczen will need to put a stop to his recent slide to prevent Webb from taking his 2nd championship in the last three years. Maybe Tuesday night’s race will provide the drama between the two everyone expected.

450 SX Main Event

Position Number Rider Hometown Interval
1 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE 28 Laps
 2 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 4.013
 3 21 Jason Anderson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 8.248
 4 23 Chase Sexton Honda CRF450R 12.539
 5 7 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha YZ450F 15.590
 6 94 Ken Roczen Honda CRF450R WE 19.840
 7 17 Joey Savatgy KTM 450 SX-F FE 23.862
 8 1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki KX450 30.527
 9 15 Dean Wilson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 34.253
 10 36 Martin Davalos KTM 450 SX-F FE 38.003
 11 40 Vince Friese Honda CRF450R 40.269
 12 19 Justin Bogle KTM 450 SX-F FE 43.219
 13 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450R 27 Laps
 14 27 Malcolm Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 12.337
 15 11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha YZ450F 20.981
 16 34 Max Anstie Suzuki RM-Z450 43.187
 17 83 Alex Ray Kawasaki KX450 26 Laps
 18 85 Kevin Moranz KTM 450 SX-F 9.508
 19 280 Cade Clason Kawasaki KX450 15.499
 20 37 Benny Bloss Honda CRF450R 25 Laps
 21 184 Scott Champion Yamaha YZ450F 24 Laps
 22 14 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha YZ450F 7 Laps

450 SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Points
1 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 223
 2 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 216
 3 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 190
 4 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 176
 5 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 152
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 152
 7 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 137
 8 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 135
 9 16 Zach Osborne Clermont, FL 123
 10 14 Dylan Ferrandis Lake Elsinore, CA 122
 11 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 120
 12 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 111
 13 10 Justin Brayton Charlotte, NC 96
 14 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA 84
 15 40 Vince Friese Menifee, CA 72
 16 36 Martin Davalos Tallahassee, FL 70
 17 19 Justin Bogle Edmond, OK 67
 18 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI 63
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 56
 20 37 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 48
 21 23 Chase Sexton Clermont, FL 44
 22 28 Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ 23
 23 34 Max Anstie Murrieta, CA 21
 24 12 Shane Mcelrath Canyon Lake, CA 15
 25 83 Alex Ray Milan, TN 15