DALLAS 1 SUPERCROSS RESULTS: NEW LEADER!

Hot on the heels of Daytona, the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season resumed in Arlington Texas. It would be the first of three consecutive rounds in AT&T Stadium. Round 10 for the 450 class  saw an intense rivalry between Ken Roczen and Cooper Webb continue, but they would never go wheel to wheel on the track.  In the main event, Cooper Webb took a nearly flawless win while Roczen was mired in the pack. The result was a nine-point swing with Webb now in command of the series. In the 250 class, it was a break-out victory for rookie Seth Hammaker. The early season favorite Justin Cooper struggled to make up ground throughout the main event until a last-ditch attempt at passing Cameron McAdoo for third failed.   For extended coverage of 2021 Supercross, click here.

450 HEAT 1

Jason Anderson battled with teammate Dean Wilson for the first heat. Photo by Brian Converse

It was Husky versus Husky in the first turn as Dean Wilson got there first with Jason Anderson right on his tail. Dylan Ferrandis was right there as well with Kenny Roczen settling into fourth.  Anderson took over fairly quickly, but Wilson stayed right on his rear wheel. Pretty soon Roczen joined them and Justin Barcia made it a very tight battle up front. Roczen made a number of attempts at passing Wilson, but was frustrated every time. In the second half of the race, Roczen came up short trying to clear a triple. He went down, but remounted in seventh. Anderson won with  three seconds over Wilson and Barcia close behind.

1 Jason Anderson
2 Dean Wilson
3 Justin Barcia
4 Dylan Ferrandis
5 Chase Sexton
6 Justin Brayton
7 Ken Roczen
8 Justin Bogle
9 Kyle Chisholm
10 Brandon Hartranft
11 Broc Tickle
12 Henry Miller
13 Nick Schmidt
14 Kevin Moranz
15 Scott Champion
16 Alex Ray
17 Joan Cros
18 Aj Catanzaro
19 Vann Martin
20 Justin Starling

450 HEAT 2

Aaron Plessinger took his career-first 450 heat race. Photo by Brian Converse

Marvin Musquin got the holeshot with Aaron Plessinger second, but Joey Savatgy passed them both in the third turn.  In the ensuing shuffle, Plessinger got right on Savatgy’s tail and Musquin lost ground. Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb were back in seventh and eighth at first, but pretty soon they were pushing Malcolm Stewart for fourth. On the fourth lap,  Plessinger took the lead.  Shortly after that, Musquin also passed Savatgy, but that didn’t last long. Musquin crashed hard on the next lap. In the final minutes, Webb took over third place with Tomac in fourth. Plessinger won with a safe gap over Savatgy. Musquin would not rejoin the night’s racing.

1 Aaron Plessinger
2 Joey Savatgy
3 Cooper Webb
4 Eli Tomac
5 Malcolm Stewart
6 Martin Davalos
7 Vince Friese
8 Benny Bloss
9 Max Anstie
10 Tyler Bowers
11 Cade Clason
12 Fredrik Noren
13 Logan Karnow
14 Carlen Gardner
15 Lane Shaw
16 Hunter Schlosser
17 Ronnie Stewart
18 Jeremy Smith
19 Joshua Cartwright
20 Marvin Musquin

450 MAIN

Cooper Webb went from two points down to seven points ahead. Photo by Brian Converse.

Dean Wilson came into the first turn on top, but in a very short time, Cooper Webb was in front. More importantly, Eli Tomac was nearly last and Ken Roczen was outside the top 10. Dylan Ferrandis had an uncharacteristically good start and found himself in second within a lap. Justin Barcia was on the move, too, and soon passed Wilson. Then he  took the opportunity to move into second when Ferrandis made a mistake. A few places back, Jason Anderson and Malcolm Stewart were getting rough with each other. Stewart got the short end of their final encounter and went down. A few laps later, Anderson also came in hot on Ferrandis, and that resulted in the Frenchman going down. In the middle of the race, Aaron Plessinger was one of the fastest riders on the track. He passed Wilson and started making up ground on Chase Sexton, who was quietly riding in fourth behind Anderson. Roczen, in the meantime, had caught up to sixth and Tomac was ninth. In the closing laps, there was very little change. Webb won with a four second gap over Barcia, who had another four seconds on Anderson. Sexton stopped Plessinger’s charge and Roczen had to settle for sixth, losing his red plate for the time being.

1 Cooper Webb
2 Justin Barcia
3 Jason Anderson
4 Chase Sexton
5 Aaron Plessinger
6 Ken Roczen
7 Joey Savatgy
8 Eli Tomac
9 Dean Wilson
10 Martin Davalos
11 Vince Friese
12 Justin Bogle
13 Justin Brayton
14 Malcolm Stewart
15 Kyle Chisholm
16 Max Anstie
17 Alex Ray
18 Kevin Moranz
19 Cade Clason
20 Benny Bloss
21 Scott Champion
22 Dylan Ferrandis

250 HEAT 1

Seth Hammaker took his first heat win. Photo by Brian Converse.

The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasakis looked good in the first 250 West heat, with Seth Hammaker and Jordon Smith jumping into the lead.  They battled for most of the race with Hammaker holding an edge while Alex Martin lurked back in third. Jace Owen was fourth for much of the race, with Jordan Bailey, Kyle Peters and Garrett Marchbanks eventually getting past.

1 Seth Hammaker
2 Jordon Smith
3 Alex Martin
4 Jordan Bailey
5 Kyle Peters
6 Garrett Marchbanks
7 Jace Owen
8 Cedric Soubeyras
9 Ramyller Alves
10 Derek Kelley
11 Ryan Surratt
12 Dustin Winter
13 Hardy Munoz
14 Blaine Silveira
15 Corbin Hayes
16 Colton Eigenmann
17 Logan Leitzel
18 Carson Mumford
19 Cheyenne Harmon
20 Jerry Robin

250 HEAT 2

Justin Cooper had to fight for the second heat.

Justin Cooper took the second heat, but it certainly wasn’t easy. Jalek Swoll got the start with Hunter Lawrence and Cooper in second and third. It took half of the race for Cooper to move into second, then he had to force his way past Swol to take the lead. It wasn’t over then, because red plate Holder Cameron McAdoo passed his way into second on the next lap and reeled in Cooper ever so slightly. It wasn’t enough in the end. Cooper took the heat ahead of McAdoo, Lawrence, Swoll, Chris Blose and Robbie Wageman.

1 Justin Cooper
2 Cameron McAdoo
3 Hunter Lawrence
4 Jalek Swoll
5 Chris Blose
6 Robbie Wageman
7 Stilez Robertson
8 Nate Thrasher
9 Jarrett Frye
10 Ty Masterpool
11 Coty Schock
12 Mitchell Harrison
13 Dominique Thury
14 Michael Hicks
15 Bradley Lionnet
16 Jared Lesher
17 Chase Marquier
18 Calvin Fonvieille
19 Casey Keast
20 Chris Howell

250 MAIN

Seth Hammaker and Jordon Smith were up front at the start of the 250 main, just as they had been in their heat race. Hammaker held the edge while Hunter Lawrence and Jalek Swoll followed. The battle for the championship, in the meantime, was taking place further back in the pack. MaAdoo was  fifth and Justin Cooper was eighth. Smith pushed Hammaker in every turn, getting more and more aggressive. Five minutes into the race, it caught up with him. He missed a jump, letting Lawrence into second. Two laps later he would slide out on a jump face trying to stay in front of McAdoo. In the final laps, Cooper finally caught up to McAdoo. He made the pass for third, only to lose it a turn later. On the final lap, he was attempting another pass and went down. Hammaker won with a couple of seconds over Lawrence with McAdoo solidifying his points lead with a third.

1 Seth Hammaker
2 Hunter Lawrence
3 Cameron Mcadoo
4 Justin Cooper
5 Garrett Marchbanks
6 Jalek Swoll
7 Stilez Robertson
8 Mitchell Harrison
9 Chris Blose
10 Nate Thrasher
11 Coty Schock
12 Kyle Peters
13 Ramyller Alves
14 Alex Martin
15 Jordan Bailey
16 Robbie Wageman
17 Cedric Soubeyras
18 Ty Masterpool
19 Jace Owen
20 Ryan Surratt
21 Jarrett Frye
22 Jordon Smith

450 COMBINED QUALIFYING

It was like 2018 all over again with Marvin Musquin and Jason Anderson on top of 450 qualifying. Photos by Brian Converse.

1 Marvin Musquin 44.120
2 Jason Anderson 44.335
3 Cooper Webb 44.389
4 Dylan Ferrandis 44.454
5 Eli Tomac 44.551
6 Ken Roczen 44.618
7 Martin Davalos 44.679
8 Chase Sexton 44.846
9 Malcolm Stewart 44.953
10 Dean Wilson 45.018
11 Joey Savatgy 45.025
12 Justin Barcia 45.185
13 Aaron Plessinger 45.463
14 Justin Bogle 45.649
15 Benny Bloss 45.666
16 Justin Brayton 45.690
17 Vince Friese 45.748
18 Broc Tickle 46.147
19 Max Anstie 46.247
20 Brandon Hartranft 46.460
21 Cade Clason 46.609
22 Kyle Chisholm 46.702
23 Tyler Bowers 46.870
24 Justin Starling 46.921
25 Fredrik Noren 46.967
26 Alex Ray 46.984
27 Carlen Gardner 47.335
28 Nick Schmidt 47.448
29 Joshua Cartwright 47.575
30 Henry Miller 47.649
31 Ronnie Stewart 47.668
32 Aj Catanzaro 47.682
33 Logan Karnow 47.685
34 Kevin Moranz 47.933
35 Jeremy Smith 48.000
36 Scott Champion 48.048
37 Hunter Schlosser 48.161
38 Joan Cros 48.228
39 Lane Shaw 48.277
40 Vann Martin 48.404
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Richard Taylor 48.624
42 Mason Kerr 48.627
43 Curren Thurman 48.632
44 Theodore Pauli 48.692
45 Scotty Wennerstrom 48.754
46 Bobby Piazza 48.817
47 Joshua Greco 48.933
48 Deven Raper 49.481
49 Devin Harriman 49.804
50 Preston Taylor 49.875
51 Austin Cozadd 50.017
52 Aaron Leininger 51.799

250 COMBINED QUALIFYING

 

1 Justin Cooper 45.299
2 Seth Hammaker 45.358
3 Cameron Mcadoo 45.421
4 Jordon Smith 45.635
5 Hunter Lawrence 45.930
6 Alex Martin 46.007
7 Mitchell Harrison 46.026
8 Garrett Marchbanks 46.170
9 Chris Blose 46.234
10 Pierce Brown 46.460
11 Jalek Swoll 46.544
12 Kyle Peters 46.550
13 Stilez Robertson 46.566
14 Jerry Robin 46.775
15 Coty Schock 46.800
16 Jordan Bailey 46.845
17 Nate Thrasher 46.875
18 Jace Owen 46.888
19 Jarrett Frye 46.923
20 Carson Mumford 46.940
21 Michael Hicks 47.005
22 Cedric Soubeyras 47.028
23 Dominique Thury 47.115
24 Dustin Winter 47.281
25 Robbie Wageman 47.313
26 Cheyenne Harmon 47.383
27 Calvin Fonvieille 47.406
28 Ramyller Alves 47.455
29 Ty Masterpool 47.564
30 Ryan Surratt 47.608
31 Chase Marquier 47.654
32 Logan Leitzel 47.740
33 Chris Howell 47.780
34 Derek Kelley 47.866
35 Bradley Lionnet 47.909
36 Blaine Silveira 47.969
37 Casey Keast 48.117
38 Corbin Hayes 48.231
39 Jared Lesher 48.284
40 Hardy Munoz 48.290
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Jake Masterpool 48.500
42 Colton Eigenmann 48.517
43 Matthew Hubert 48.594
44 Mason Wharton 48.763
45 Colby Copp 48.777
46 Garrett Hoffman 48.944
47 Tre Fierro 49.005
48 Nathan Augustin 49.042
49 Chance Blackburn 49.192
50 Hunter Calle 49.273
51 Ezra Lewis 49.732
52 Gerhard Matamoros 49.743
53 Cory Carsten 49.905
54 Kyle Greeson 50.404
55 Todd Bannister 50.577
56 David Pulley 51.069
57 Kameron Barboa 51.091
58 Addison Emory 51.291
59 Izaih Clark 51.605
60 Ryan Peters 51.832
61 Chad Stonier 52.143

2021 Supercross