AMA Supercross Titles Go to Nichols 1E, Cooper 1W, and Webb 450 SX

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Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT — May 1, 2021

The 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season wraps up at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. While the riders leading each class have comfortable margins on their closest competitors, this is Supercross and anything can happen. Then there is the ever-exciting 250 SX East-West showdown where riders from those divisions meet for the 1st time this year.

Highlighting the opening ceremonies, Rookie of the year awards were handed out to Seth Hammaker(150) in the 250 class and Dylan Ferrandis(14) in 450.

250 SX East-West Heats

Heat 1 featured the 250 SX West riders and it was good to see Cameron McAdoo(31) back on track after his recent series of vicious crashes. At the start, Hunter Lawrence(41) rode Justin Cooper(32) the points leader high into the 1st corner and off the track. By the time he recovered and rejoined the race, Cooper was in dead last.

McAdoo put on a real battle with Jalek Swoll(47) as they swapped the lead until McAdoo prevailed and rode off to the Heat win, Lawrence took 2nd and Cooper was able to fight his way back into a qualifying position finishing 8th.

In Heat 2 the East riders put on a show with seven riders heading out of the gates ahead of points leader Colt Nichols(64) in the 8th position. Michael Mosiman(42) shot to the early lead followed by last week’s winner Joe Shimoda(30).

Mosiman ran away with the Heat win. Jett Lawrence(18) passed Shimoda for the 2nd spot. While Nichols rode to a solid 4th place, easily qualifying for the Showdown.

250 SX East-West Showdown

Colt Nichols earns the holeshot and looks to wrap up his championship easily by staying out front. Justin Cooper starts in 9th with eight positions between himself and his must finish position to clinch his title.

Nichols is able to pull away as the Lawrence brothers battle with Hammaker for the remaining podium spots. McAdoo moves up 4th as Hunter Lawrence goes down getting his front wheel stuck in a rut.

Just past halfway, McAdoo makes a nice pass around Hammaker using a lapper to block the rookie of the year from making the pass back. Jett Lawrence passes Nichols who chose not to battle for the top spot as a 2nd place will easily give him the championship.

On the final lap, Hunter Lawrence blows past McAdoo to join his brother and Nichols on the podium. Nichols and Cooper get it done and take the titles as expected.

250 SX Showdown Results

Position Number Rider Bike Interval
 1 18 Jett Lawrence Honda CRF250R 22 Laps
 2 64 Colt Nichols Yamaha YZ250F 1.112
 3 41 Hunter Lawrence Honda CRF250R 5.608
 4 31 Cameron Mcadoo Kawasaki KX250 6.744
 5 150 Seth Hammaker Kawasaki KX250 12.171
 6 30 Jo Shimoda Kawasaki KX250 17.972
 7 45 Pierce Brown GASGAS MC 250F 22.745
 8 47 Jalek Swoll Husqvarna FC 250 25.843
 9 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ250F 28.291
 10 56 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 29.344
 11 48 Garrett Marchbanks Yamaha YZ250F 32.630
 12 50 Enzo Lopes Honda CRF250R 38.506
 13 59 Jarrett Frye Yamaha YZ250F 44.130
 14 773 Thomas Do KTM 250 SX-F 46.977
 15 42 Michael Mosiman GASGAS MC 250F 21 Laps
 16 95 Joshua Osby Honda CRF250R 7.227
 17 241 Joshua Varize KTM 250 SX-F 10.493
 18 72 Coty Schock Honda CRF250R 25.838
 19 125 Luke Neese Kawasaki KX250 20 Laps
 20 88 Logan Karnow Kawasaki KX250 18.394
 21 90 Dilan Schwartz Suzuki RM-Z250 19 Laps
 22 914 Geran Stapleton Honda CRF250R 02:06.5

 

250 SX East Final Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Total Points
 1 64 Colt Nichols Murrieta, CA 210
 2 30 Jo Shimoda Menifee, CA 181
 3 18 Jett Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 177
 4 29 Christian Craig Temecula, CA 158
 5 42 Michael Mosiman Minneaola, FL 124
 6 95 Joshua Osby Valparaiso, IN 111
 7 241 Joshua Varize Perris, CA 104
 8 773 Thomas Do Murrieta, CA 101
 9 49 Mitchell Oldenburg Aledo, TX 91
 10 88 Logan Karnow Amherst, OH 80
 11 76 Grant Harlan Justin, TX 71
 12 85 Kevin Moranz Topeka, KS 70
 13 55 John Short Pilot Point, TX 68
 14 125 Luke Neese Jamestown, NC 60
 15 122 Jeremy Hand Mantua 59
 16 170 Devin Simonson Laurinburg, NC 50
 17 115 Max Vohland Granite Bay , CA 46
 18 99 Hunter Sayles Chassell, MI 46
 19 193 Hunter Schlosser El Paso, TX 44
 20 185 Wilson Fleming Jacksonville, FL 41

 

250SX West Final Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Total Points
 1 32 Justin Cooper Menifee, CA 194
 2 41 Hunter Lawrence Wesley Chapel, FL 181
 3 31 Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA 177
 4 150 Seth Hammaker Temecula, CA 160
 5 47 Jalek Swoll Clermont, FL 153
 6 48 Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT 137
 7 91 Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN 127
 8 56 Kyle Peters Greensboro, NC 124
 9 72 Coty Schock Dover, DE 104
 10 35 Mitchell Harrison Murrieta, CA 90
 11 60 Chris Blose Phoenix, AZ 88
 12 45 Pierce Brown Sandy, UT 75
 13 67 Stilez Robertson Bakersfield, CA 58
 14 201 Cedric Soubeyras Venasque, 56
 15 59 Jarrett Frye Mechanicsville, MD 55
 16 50 Enzo Lopes Huntersville, NC 51
 17 68 Jace Owen Mattoon, IL 51
 18 75 Ty Masterpool Paradise, TX 38
 19 220 Ramyller Alves Coconut Creek, FL 38
 20 69 Robbie Wageman Newhall, CA 37

450 SX

Eli Tomac(1) grabbed the holeshot in the 450 SX Heat 1 and rode to the heat win. Last year’s champion is out of contention for the 2021 title. Ken Roczen(94), the only rider with a chance to catch points leader Cooper Webb(2), placed a solid 2nd. Malcolm Stewart(27) continued his impressive late-season run with another 3rd place finish. Michigan’s Broc Tickle(20) placed 6th.

Webb did not lay back in Heat 2, challenging Jason Anderson(21) for the lead throughout the race. His 2nd place finish gives him a good gate selection for the Main Event where a 19th place finish or better will clinch the 450 SX title for Webb.

In the Main Event, Ken Roczen takes the early lead, but Webb runs 2nd and puts a ton of pressure on the guy trailing him in the points. However, Chase Sexton(23) is the man on the move as he speeds past Webb into 2nd. Sexton then chases down Roczen and moves to the lead.

Webb closes on Roczen and instead of just following him to the finish Webb turns hard inside Roczen, gives him a bump, and takes over the 2nd spot. With something to prove, Webb closes on Sexton and speeds past when the 450 SX rookie bobbles over a jump.

450 SX Champion, Cooper Webb / Photo Credit Feld Entertainment

With the dream of a championship gone, Roczen fades back into the pack finishing in 10th place. Marvin Musquin(25) took 2nd away from Sexton who held onto the final podium spot. Webb gets his 2nd 450 SX title in the past three years.

Broc Tickle finished in 16th to take 13th place in the season-long points standings.

450 SX Main Event Results

Position Number Rider Bike Interval
1 2 Cooper Webb KTM 450 SX-F FE 29 Laps
 2 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 450 SX-F FE 3.556
 3 23 Chase Sexton Honda CRF450R 5.566
 4 14 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha YZ450F 8.300
 5 27 Malcolm Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 10.847
 6 17 Joey Savatgy KTM 450 SX-F FE 12.918
 7 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 16.036
 8 7 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha YZ450F 16.868
 9 1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki KX450 20.916
 10 94 Ken Roczen Honda CRF450R WE 22.258
 11 15 Dean Wilson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 39.562
 12 34 Max Anstie Suzuki RM-Z450 28 Laps
 13 37 Benny Bloss Honda CRF450R 19.573
 14 44 Tyler Bowers Kawasaki KX450 23.933
 15 11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha YZ450F 26.180
 16 20 Broc Tickle Honda CRF450R 27.988
 17 81 Justin Starling KTM 450 SX-F 40.743
 18 83 Alex Ray Kawasaki KX450 27 Laps
 19 280 Cade Clason Kawasaki KX450 11.476
 20 43 Fredrik Noren Kawasaki KX450 13.046
 21 848 Joan Cros Kawasaki KX450 26 Laps
 22 21 Jason Anderson Husqvarna FC 450 RE 9 Laps

450 SX Final Standings

Position Number Rider Hometown Total Points
 1 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 388
 2 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 353
 3 1 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 326
 4 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 289
 5 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 264
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 248
 7 14 Dylan Ferrandis Lake Elsinore, CA 237
 8 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 237
 9 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 231
 10 17 Joey Savatgy Clermont, FL 207
 11 15 Dean Wilson Murrieta, CA 165
 12 23 Chase Sexton Clermont, FL 162
 13 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI 128
 14 36 Martin Davalos Tallahassee, FL 124
 15 16 Zach Osborne Clermont, FL 123
 16 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 120
 17 10 Justin Brayton Charlotte, NC 96
 18 40 Vince Friese Menifee, CA 94
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm Valrico, FL 88
 20 19 Justin Bogle Edmond, OK 78