Round five of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season took place Tuesday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. At this point in the season, the chaos of the early rounds has settled down; confidence and momentum are the key components. That was clear from the performance of last week’s winners. Both Ken Roczen and Colt Nichols came out swinging. They both were fastest in qualifying, they both won their heats and they both were unchallenged in their respective main events. From this point forward, the pecking order is clear. Whoever wants to win has to go through those two riders first. For extended coverage of 2021 Supercross, click here.


Marvin Musquin had a breakthrough performance in the first heat, leading from start to finish. Tomac was second early in the race, but went down, losing two places.  In the early laps, Justin Barcia had a heated battle with Justin Brayton. Barcia broke free and made up time on Musquin in the late laps, but it wasn’t quite enough.

1 Marvin Musquin
2 Justin Barcia
3 Justin Brayton
4 Eli Tomac
5 Martin Davalos
6 Joey Savatgy
7 Aaron Plessinger
8 Justin Bogle
9 Vince Friese
10 Alex Ray
11 Cade Clason
12 Theodore Pauli
13 Jeremy Smith
14 Scotty Wennerstrom
15 Aaron Leininger
16 Nick Schmidt
17 Carter Stephenson
18 Deven Raper
19 Austin Politelli
20 Fredrik Noren


Cooper Webb got a great start with Adam Cianciarulo and Ken Roczen in tow. Notably absent was Jason Anderson, who withdrew after dislocating his finger in practice. Roczen soon took the lead, but then Webb took it right back. Shortly afterward, Webb caught a tuff block and went down, dropping to sixth. From there on, no one could touch Roczen. Cianciarulo, Malcolm Stewart and Dylan Ferrandis had a great battle for second, with Cianciarulo coming out best.

1 Ken Roczen
2 Adam Cianciarulo
3 Malcolm Stewart
4 Dylan Ferrandis
5 Zach Osborne
6 Cooper Webb
7 Benny Bloss
8 Broc Tickle
9 Kyle Chisholm
10 Carlen Gardner
11 Adam Enticknap
12 Justin Starling
13 Joan Cros
14 Ludovic Macler
15 Justin Rodbell
16 Vann Martin
17 Aj Catanzaro
18 Brandon Hartranft
19 Joshua Greco
20 Jason Anderson


Justin Barcia came out of the hole hard and fast with Ken Roczen and Aaron Plessinger following close. Many of the other key players were buried in the pack. Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb and Zach Osborne were outside the top 10 while Marvin Musquin was dead last. Roczen took the lead on the very first lap and then provided a clinic in perfect riding style. He slowly edged away from Barcia and Plessinger. Adam Cianciarulo passed Plessinger, but a few laps later, Plessinger passed him right back.  Through the first half of the race, the best action on the track was always centered around Tomac as he marched to the front. By the time he reached third place, Roczen was out of sight. Barcia was having a great race of his own, and for the rest of the race, they battled hard and surprisingly clean. Cooper Webb also was making steady progress from his crummy start, and he passed Cianciarulo and Plessinger late in the race. In the end, Roczen had an 11-second lead over the Barcia/Tomac battle. Barcia came out on top this time with Webb finishing fourth and Plessinger earning a career best finish in fifth.

1 Ken Roczen
2 Justin Barcia
3 Eli Tomac
4 Cooper Webb
5 Aaron Plessinger
6 Adam Cianciarulo
7 Zach Osborne
8 Joey Savatgy
9 Dylan Ferrandis
10 Malcolm Stewart
11 Marvin Musquin
12 Broc Tickle
13 Benny Bloss
14 Martin Davalos
15 Kyle Chisholm
16 Justin Bogle
17 Brandon Hartranft
18 Carlen Gardner
19 Vince Friese
20 Alex Ray
21 Cade Clason
22 Justin Brayton


Christian Craig won the first 250 heat fairly easily, but the race wasn’t without drama. Jett Lawrence, who crashed hard in practice, hit the ground again on the first lap of heat one, immediately heading back to the pits to prepare for the LCQ. Also suffering early misfortune was Mitchell Oldenburg, whose bike locked up and pitched him over the bars. Craig won with a 20 second lead over Grant Harlan.

1 Christian Craig
2 Grant Harlan
3 Kevin Moranz
4 Joshua Osby
5 Joshua Varize
6 John Short
7 Curren Thurman
8 Luke Neese
9 Devin Harriman
10 Mason Kerr
11 Guillaume St-Cyr
12 Lane Shaw
13 Scott Meshey
14 Rene Garcia
15 Alexander Nagy
16 Mitchell Oldenburg
17 Devin Simonson
18 Jett Lawrence


Colt Nichols and Michael Mosiman got out in front of the second heat early and set sail. Jo Shimoda was involved in a first-lap pile up, so he had his work cut out for him. By the halfway mark in the race, Shimoda was safely in a qualifying position in seventh. Eventually he climbed all the way to third. Mosiman never quite put a wheel under Nichols, but didn’t lose time, either. He finished four seconds behind Nichols, and 30 seconds ahead of Shimoda.

1 Colt Nichols
2 Michael Mosiman
3 Jo Shimoda
4 Thomas Do
5 Hunter Schlosser
6 Jeremy Hand
7 Max Miller
8 Vincent Luhovey
9 Logan Karnow
10 Lorenzo Camporese
11 Maxwell Sanford
12 Wilson Fleming
13 Jonah Geistler
14 Chad Saultz
15 Bobby Piazza
16 Kyle Dillin
17 Hunter Sayles
18 Austin Cozadd
19 Mason Morris


The 250 main had a number of confusing and offbeat events. The first was Jett Lawrence’s withdrawal. He had won the LCQ, but was in too much pain after his heat race crash. His spot was taken by Mitchell Oldenburg, who didn’t even ride the LCQ because of a questionable call from officials. They didn’t understand that his team had performed a motor change after his heat and wasn’t allowed to start. They made amends by allowing him into the main. Michael Mosiman emerged from all the chaos to take the holeshot with Colt Nichols, Keven Moranz and Christian Craig close behind. Shimoda went down in a pile-up on the way to the first turn. Mosiman actually pulled away from Nichols slightly, but several laps later Max Miller crashed and Mosiman tangled with his tumbling bike. Nichols got by and took the lead. A few laps later, Craig also passed Mosiman. About then, Oldenburg pulled off with more bike trouble, allowing Shimoda into fourth place. By the end, Nichols lapped through fifth place. The confusion continued at the end, as the checkered flag cameout a lap early.

1 Colt Nichols
2 Christian Craig
3 Michael Mosiman
4 Jo Shimoda
5 Grant Harlan
6 Jeremy Hand
7 Joshua Varize
8 Joshua Osby
9 Logan Karnow
10 Kevin Moranz
11 Wilson Fleming
12 Lane Shaw
13 Devin Harriman
14 Lorenzo Camporese
15 Curren Thurman
16 Hunter Schlosser
17 Luke Neese
18 Vincent Luhovey
19 Thomas Do
20 Mitchell Oldenburg
21 Max Miller
22 John Short


Photo by Brian Converse.
  1. Colt Nichols 46.624
  2. Jett Lawrence 46.857
  3. Michael Mosiman 47.038
  4. Christian Craig 47.088
  5. Jo Shimoda 47.506
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg 47.894
  7. Max Miller 48.756
  8. Joshua Osby 48.858
  9. Thomas Do 48.922
  10. Curren Thurman 48.953
  11. Logan Karnow 49.084
  12. Grant Harlan 49.284
  13. Jeremy Hand 49.354
  14. Luke Neese 49.451
  15. Bobby Piazza 49.659
  16. Lane Shaw 49.730
  17. Hunter Sayles 49.803
  18. Mason Kerr 49.872
  19. Maxwell Sanford 49.87
  20. John Short 49.912
  21. Wilson Fleming 50.081
  22. Kevin Moranz 50.132
  23. Lorenzo Camporese 50.175
  24. Devin Harriman 50.209
  25. Vincent Luhovey 50.275
  26. Devin Simonson 50.386
  27. Jonah Geistler 50.420
  28. Joshua Varize 50.617
  29. Hunter Schlosser 50.672
  30. Alexander Nagy 50.780
  31. Chad Saultz 50.823
  32. Scott Meshey 51.003
  33. Austin Cozadd 51.055
  34. Guillaume St-Cyr 51.348
  35. Kyle Dillin 52.112
  36. Rene Garcia 52.208
  37. Mason Morris 58.132


Photo by Brian Converse.
  1. Ken Roczen 46.186
  2. Eli Tomac 46.316
  3. Adam Cianciarulo 46.508
  4. Joey Savatgy 46.777
  5. Malcolm Stewart 46.786
  6. Justin Brayton 46.835
  7. Cooper Webb 46.995
  8. Marvin Musquin 47.141
  9. Zach Osborne 47.196
  10. Martin Davalos 47.242
  11. Dylan Ferrandis 47.268
  12. Justin Barcia 47.311
  13. Broc Tickle 47.504
  14. Aaron Plessinger 47.524
  15. Benny Bloss 47.725
  16. Justin Bogle 47.815
  17. Brandon Hartranft 48.433
  18. Vince Friese 48.968
  19. Justin Starling 48.979
  20. Nick Schmidt 49.400
  21. Kyle Chisholm 49.425
  22. Alex Ray 49.429
  23. Carlen Gardner 50.022
  24. Cade Clason 50.098
  25. Adam Enticknap 50.373
  26. Austin Politelli 50.453
  27. Aj Catanzaro 50.708
  28. Jeremy Smith 50.845
  29. Ludovic Macler 50.881
  30. Carter Stephenson 50.919
  31. Joan Cros 51.079
  32. Fredrik Noren 51.415
  33. Justin Rodbell 51.449
  34. Deven Raper 51.486
  35. Jason Anderson 52.292
  36. Scotty Wennerstrom 52.404
  37. Vann Martin 52.415
  38. Theodore Pauli 52.520
  39. Joshua Greco 52.635
  40. Aaron Leininger 55.426

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