The 12th round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross series took place on March 20, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the third and final race of the season in Arlington and the last race before the long break. See how your favorite riders finished and where the points standings are by reading the race report below.

250SX Start at Arlington 3 2021
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450SX Report

Following his wins at Arlington 1 and 2, Cooper Webb was building a serious points lead over Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac. A win at Arlington 3 would cement that, so all eyes were on Webb and Roczen as they rounded the first corner of the 450SX main event. Surprisingly, it was Roczen that got in front first. It was certainly more speed than he had displayed at Arlington 2, and it began to look like Webb didn’t have the title in the bag quite yet.

Ken Roczen at Arlington 3 2021
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As Roczen pulled away in 1st, Webb had mounting pressure from Tomac in 3rd and Justin Barcia in 4th. Tomac had only narrowly passed Barcia for the final podium position, so the three were running very close together. It was the perfect setup for Roczen to gap the other riders, but a few mistakes in the sand section left Webb and Tomac pulling away from Barcia and closing in on him.

Cooper Webb at Arlington 3 2021
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Lap after lap, Roczen got slowed down in the sand section. He was faster around the other parts of the track but lost speed every time through the sand. Webb, who was consistent all the way around the track, used this to slowly reel Roczen in. Tomac, in an attempt to make a pass on Webb, took the finish-line jump wide and landed on a tough block. With that, it was just Webb and Roczen, and an all-too familiar story began to unfold.

450SX Podium at Arlington 3 2021
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Roczen rode defensively for a few laps, but Webb had closed the gap to just a few seconds. Soon, the two were bar-to-bar, and that was enough for Webb to make his pass. Roczen stayed close, but not close enough to ever reclaim the lead. With that, Webb completed his Arlington sweep and stood above Roczen and Tomac on the podium.

450SX Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
12Cooper WebbKTM26275
294Ken Roczen*Honda23260
31Eli TomacKawasaki21234
451Justin BarciaGASGAS19214
521Jason AndersonHusqvarna18171
627Malcolm StewartYamaha17179
714Dylan FerrandisYamaha16153
817Joey SavatgyKTM15138
97Aaron PlessingerYamaha14183
1015Dean WilsonHusqvarna13110
1120Broc TickleHonda1281
1240Vince FrieseHonda1192
1334Max AnstieSuzuki1038
1449Mitchell OldenburgHonda917
1511Kyle ChisholmYamaha872
1636Martin DavalosKTM791
1781Justin StarlingKTM612
1828Brandon HartranftSuzuki528
1983Alex RayKawasaki419
2044Tyler BowersKawasaki38
2123Chase SextonHonda264
2225Marvin MusquinKTM1136

*Holeshot

250SX Report

After Cameron McAdoo’s 10th-place finish at Arlington 2, the points lead for the 250SX West riders was slimmed to just two points separating the top-3 riders. So, Arlington 3 was a race for the points lead, and that intensity showed as the gates dropped on the main event. Out of the top-3 riders, it was Justin Cooper that ripped the holeshot and secured the early lead of the race.

Justin Cooper at Arlington 3 2021
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Hunter Lawrence was close behind Cooper on the start straight but got shuffled into the pack around the first corner. McAdoo stayed close through the first lap, holding onto 2nd place despite some crazy crashes around him. One of the biggest was Coty Schock’s. Coming into a rhythm section, Schock and Seth Hammaker collided, sending Schock and his bike down in the middle of the track. Schock stood helplessly as several bikes whizzed by and then high-tailed it off of the track. After he regrouped, he managed to remount his bike and secure a 14th-place finish. Hammaker, however, did not go down and continued to race in the top 5.

Garret Marchbanks at Arlington 3 2021
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Another crazy crash came courtesy of Garrett Marchbanks. After a tough night of crashing in his heat and having to go to the LCQ, Marchbanks went completely down and off the track, having to pick himself back up in last place. All things considered, he recovered nicely by taking the checkered flag in 6th place.

Hunter Lawrence at Arlington 3 2021
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Lawrence recovered from his insane crash as well. Coming into a corner, Lawrence overjumped the last portion of the rhythm section and went flying into the net. He and his bike slid behind the net and the berm, and it took Lawrence a few seconds to get back onto the track. Miraculously, only two positions were lost, and Lawrence was able to finish in the top 5 in 5th place.

250SX Podium at Arlington 3 2021
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As for Cooper, it was a near flawless race. He made almost no mistakes and stayed in 1st place from start to finish. McAdoo was never able to reel him in from 2nd, but he still joined Cooper on the podium along with Hammaker who took 3rd.

250SX West Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
132Justin Cooper*Yamaha26108
231Cameron McAdooKawasaki23106
3150Seth HammakerKawasaki2188
447Jalek SwollHusqvarna1993
541Hunter LawrenceHonda18102
648Garrett MarchbanksYamaha1793
760Chris BloseGASGAS1668
856Kyle PetersHonda1563
991Nate ThrasherYamaha1456
1059Jarrett FryeYamaha1330
1168Jace OwenYamaha1237
1239Carson MumfordHonda1119
13464Dominique ThuryYamaha1016
1472Coty SchockHonda957
15201Cedric SoubeyrasGASGAS833
1669Robbie WagemanYamaha737
1750Enzo LopesHonda613
18118Cheyenne HarmonYamaha55
19611Calvin FonvieilleKTM44
2093Hardy MunozYamaha313
21460Michael HicksKTM22
2273Derek KelleyGASGAS11

*Holeshot

Cooper Webb now leads the 450SX class by 15 points with Justin Cooper leading the 250SX class by two points. There are still a few rounds to go, so we’ll see how the points look after another three-race stay at Atlanta. We’ll be back then.

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