The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season moved to Indianapolis for round four at Lucas Oil Stadium this week. Ken Roczen came into the event with a small points lead and a little bit of an attitude after losing what seemed like a sure win at Houston three on the final lap. This time, he held on to the lead despite a final-lap onslaught from Eli Tomac. The two of them had already walked away from the field, leaving Cooper Webb to earn a distant third. In the 250 class, it was a flag-to-flag win for Colt Nichols, despite an entertaining and eventful ride from Jett Lawrence.    For extended coverage of 2021 Supercross, click here.


Adam Cianciarulo rode a smooth ,smart race despite constant pressure. Photo by Brian Converse.

Marvin Musquin and Adam Cianciarulo battled for the holeshot with Cianciarulo coming out on top and Cooper Webb close behind. Justin Barcia was back in 10th. Cianciarulo rode smoothly throughout the race, while Musquin pushed very hard  to challenge him. Malcolm Stewart, in the meantime, was pushing  Cooper Webb while Barcia came up through the pack. On the final lap, Barcia was attempting to thread the needle between Joey Savatgy and a track barrier to capture fifth place. He caught his bar on the barrier and went down, but didn’t lose any places. Cianciarulo won  with a narrow gap over Musquin and Webb.

1 Adam Cianciarulo
2 Marvin Musquin
3 Cooper Webb
4 Malcolm Stewart
5 Joey Savatgy
6 Justin Barcia
7 Martin Davalos
8 Benny Bloss
9 Brandon Hartranft
10 Carlen Gardner
11 Justin Starling
12 Cade Clason
13 Justin Rodbell
14 Joan Cros
15 Ludovic Macler
16 Vann Martin
17 Scotty Wennerstrom
18 Vince Friese
19 Alex Ray
20 Dean Wilson


Kenny Roczen dominated heat two. Photo by Brian Converse.

Ken Roczen dominated the second 450 heat. He took the holeshot from Zach Osborne and then pulled away. Justin Brayton went down in the first turn and Eli Tomac  almost went with him. Tomac recovered  and quickly put himself in eighth. Throughout the race, Roczen continued to pull away while Tomac picked off one rider after the other. In the final laps, Tomac caught Dylan Ferrandis who caught Zach Osborne. The three had an epic battle. Tomac was able to pass Ferrandis, but Osborne shut the door hard before the finish line.  Justin Brayton caught up to ninth for the final qualifying spot, sending Jason Anderson to the LCQ.

1 Ken Roczen
2 Zach Osborne
3 Eli Tomac
4 Dylan Ferrandis
5 Broc Tickle
6 Aaron Plessinger
7 Kyle Chisholm
8 Adam Enticknap
9 Justin Brayton
10 Jason Anderson
11 Justin Bogle
12 Austin Politelli
13 Fredrik Noren
14 Nick Schmidt
15 Jeremy Smith
16 Theodore Pauli
17 Carter Stephenson
18 Aj Catanzaro
19 Deven Raper
20 Joshua Greco


Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo  put two Kawasakis in the front of the race with Ken Roczen not bar behind. The start didn’t go well for Zach Osborne, who got stuck in the gate, or for Malcom Stewart and Justin Barcia, who both went down. On lap three, Tomac lost the front wheel and allowed both Cianciarulo and Roczen to go by. That set up an intense three-way battle that saw them  pull away from the rest of the pack. Just before the halfway mark, both Roczen and Tomac managed to pass Cianciarulo, who fell down on the very next lap. That left Roczen and Tomac to battle for the rest of the race. Behind, them,  there was plenty of action between Dylan Ferrandis, Joey Savatgy, Cooper Webb and Osborne, who was having a great ride after his last-place start.  Most of the riders made at least one off-track excursion as the course became more rutty and beat-up. Near the end, even Roczen suffered this fate. He allowed Tomac to take the lead, but only briefly. A determined Roczen took it back on the very same lap. In the end, Roczen was able to hold off Tomac to the flag and increase his lead in the point standings.  Webb was almost 20 seconds behind in third.

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


Christian Craig, Josh Osby and Mitchell Oldenburg battled through the first turn with Craig coming out on top. Colt Nichols was mid pack when they came out of the first turn, but cut through the pack quickly. Oldenburg was looking great early in the moto, keeping pace with Craig. Before long, though, Nichols came up to second, setting up a late lap battle between teammates. Craig barely managed to hold on to the lead.

1 Christian Craig
2 Colt Nichols
3 Mitchell Oldenburg
4 Joshua Osby
5 Kevin Moranz
6 Logan Karnow
7 Maxwell Sanford
8 Jeremy Hand
9 Devin Simonson
10 Max Miller
11 Devin Harriman
12 Scott Meshey
13 Hunter Schlosser
14 Chad Saultz
15 Guillaume St-Cyr
16 Jonah Geistler
17 Rene Garcia
18 Austin Cozadd
19 Carter Gordon
20 Mason Morris

250  HEAT 2

Jett Lawrence was out front early in this heat, but Michael Mosiman was right behind him. Mosiman apparently was still thinking about the previous week when Lawrence cleaned him out in the main event. He returned the favor on the second lap, sending Lawrence into the tuff blocks. From there all the way to the finish, Mosiman was all alone in front while Lawrence had to work his way back  to second. At the flag, Mosiman had a 13-second margin of victory. Jo Shimoda had to fight his way up to third.

1 Michael Mosiman
2 Jett Lawrence
3 Jo Shimoda
4 Joshua Varize
5 Wilson Fleming
6 Hunter Sayles
7 John Short
8 Lane Shaw
9 Thomas Do
10 Grant Harlan
11 Lorenzo Camporese
12 Mason Kerr
13 Vincent Luhovey
14 Luke Neese
15 Bobby Piazza
16 Kyle Dillin
17 Curren Thurman
18 Max Vohland
19 Alexander Nagy
20 Tj Albright


Colt Nichols came to Indy sharing the red plate with teammate Christian Craig. He will return as sole owner. Photo by Brian Converse.

Up front, the 250 main event was fairly uneventful, with Colt Nichols getting the holeshot and gradually pulling away throughout the race. But if you watched Jett Lawrence, it was a wild ride. It started with Jett missing a gear and getting a terrible start while Nichols and his teammate Christian Craig were in front. Lawrence started cutting through the pack and he was already up to seventh when he hit Thomas Do’s rear wheel and went down–briefly. He remounted in 12th and started working on the same riders all over again. In the meantime, Nichols slowly pulled away from Craig with Michael Mosiman and Jo Shimoda in third and fourth. It came down the the last three laps. Lawrence caught up to Shimoda, who was right behind Mosiman and Craig. Lawrence passed Shimoda, then Mosiman. A few turns from the end,  he collided with Craig and both went down. Mosiman went by to finish second ahead of Shimoda. Lawrence was fourth and Craig was fifth.

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

450 LCQ

1 Jason Anderson
2 Vince Friese
3 Justin Bogle
4 Austin Politelli
5 Carlen Gardner
6 Cade Clason
7 Fredrik Noren
8 Justin Rodbell
9 Theodore Pauli
10 Ludovic Macler
11 Vann Martin
12 Aj Catanzaro
13 Jeremy Smith
14 Carter Stephenson
15 Nick Schmidt
16 Deven Raper
17 Alex Ray
18 Scotty Wennerstrom
19 Joan Cros
20 Joshua Greco
21 Justin Starling
22 Dean Wilson

250 LCQ

1 Grant Harlan
2 Hunter Schlosser
3 Max Miller
4 Lorenzo Camporese
5 Scott Meshey
6 Chad Saultz
7 Devin Harriman
8 Mason Kerr
9 Vincent Luhovey
10 Rene Garcia
11 Austin Cozadd
12 Guillaume St-Cyr
13 Jonah Geistler
14 Bobby Piazza
15 Kyle Dillin
16 Alexander Nagy
17 Mason Morris
18 Luke Neese
19 Curren Thurman
20 Carter Gordon
21 Tj Albright
22 Max Vohland


1 Eli Tomac 47.194
2 Marvin Musquin 47.363
3 Zach Osborne 47.384
4 Adam Cianciarulo 47.388
5 Ken Roczen 47.428
6 Malcolm Stewart 47.800
7 Justin Brayton 47.808
8 Martin Davalos 47.830
9 Dylan Ferrandis 47.946
10 Cooper Webb 47.995
11 Jason Anderson 48.045
12 Joey Savatgy 48.049
13 Justin Bogle 48.142
14 Justin Barcia 48.214
15 Aaron Plessinger 48.355
16 Benny Bloss 48.496
17 Broc Tickle 48.714
18 Vince Friese 48.817
19 Kyle Chisholm 49.736
20 Brandon Hartranft 49.742
21 Austin Politelli 50.003
22 Alex Ray 50.202
23 Adam Enticknap 50.223
24 Justin Starling 50.235
25 Nick Schmidt 50.454
26 Cade Clason 50.652
27 Jeremy Smith 50.744
28 Carlen Gardner 50.907
29 Fredrik Noren 51.091
30 Justin  Rodbell 51.177
31 Aj Catanzaro 51.540
32 Joan Cros 51.609
33 Carter Stephenson 51.705
34 Ludovic Macler 51.817
35 Theodore Pauli 52.126
36 Vann Martin 52.487
37 Joshua Greco 53.067
38 Scotty Wennerstrom 53.147
39 Deven Raper 53.979
40 Dean Wilson 58.835

Jett Lawrence edged out Christian Craig for the top spot in 250 qualifying.

1 Jett Lawrence 47.278
2 Christian Craig 47.572
3 Michael Mosiman 47.630
4 Colt Nichols 47.865
5 Jo Shimoda 48.112
6 Mitchell Oldenburg 48.473
7 Max Vohland 48.712
8 Joshua Osby 48.897
9 Thomas Do 49.147
10 Hunter Schlosser 49.629
11 Hunter Sayles 49.666
12 Devin Simonson 49.725
13 John Short 49.795
14 Logan Karnow 49.821
15 Curren Thurman 49.862
16 Jeremy Hand 49.976
17 Grant Harlan 50.067
18 Max Miller 50.210
19 Joshua Varize 50.308
20 Kevin Moranz 50.355
21 Lane Shaw 50.545
22 Devin Harriman 50.558
23 Luke Neese 50.847
24 Maxwell Sanford 50.882
25 Alexander Nagy 50.893
26 Scott Meshey 50.927
27 Bobby Piazza 50.968
28 Rene Garcia 51.033
29 Wilson Fleming 51.204
30 Guillaume St-Cyr 51.255
31 Mason Kerr 51.360
32 Chad Saultz 51.423
33 Lorenzo Camporese 51.624
34 Carter Gordon 51.655
35 Vincent Luhovey 51.666
36 Jonah Geistler 51.808
37 Tj Albright 51.907
38 Austin Cozadd 52.714
39 Kyle Dillin 53.042
40 Mason Morris 55.673


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