The 15th round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series took place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on April 17, 2021. The final race at the speedway saw a lot of crashes and a few key championship passes – read more below.

450SX Start at Atlanta 3 2021
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450SX Report

Whatever Aaron Plessinger has been doing is working, because he continued his hot streak by taking the holeshot of the 450SX main event. He was leading Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson, and Dylan Ferrandis around the first lap. Webb and Anderson were in an aggressive battle for 3rd, one that Webb eventually won after pushing Anderson to the outside corner following the whoops section. Ferrandis then ran into Anderson’s back wheel, sending both riders to the ground. Justin Barcia then slotted up to 4th, teeing up a potential battle between him and Webb. As for Roczen, he made a quick pass on Plessinger early on to distance himself from the drama. This left Plessinger open to Webb who made a pass of his own not long after. Then in 3rd, Plessinger got to breathe a little easier after Barcia went down and lost a few positions.

Ken Roczen at Atlanta 3 2021
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Back in 5th, Barcia was right on the rear wheel of Eli Tomac. This pushed Tomac up to Plessinger who started turning the heat up on Webb. It was a tight group of four, one that Roczen was greatly benefitting from. It seemed like the race was all locked up for him, but then he bobbled in the whoops. His gap was gone, and we all know what Webb does best when he’s only a few seconds behind Roczen. It was as if a switch flipped – Roczen, who had been doing well in the whoops all night, started to make mistakes. Webb, who had been slower around the track, kicked up his speed by more than a few notches. The tried-and-true story of the 2021 championship played out once again – in the final laps of the race, Webb made a pass on Roczen for 1st.

450SX Podium at Atlanta 3 2021
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The final podium was Webb, Roczen, and Tomac. Plessinger held on for 4th place while Barcia finished in 5th.

450SX Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
12Cooper WebbKTM26339
294Ken RoczenHonda23323
31Eli TomacKawasaki21299
47Aaron Plessinger*Yamaha19234
551Justin BarciaGASGAS18264
627Malcolm StewartYamaha17209
714Dylan FerrandisYamaha16199
815Dean WilsonHusqvarna15139
925Marvin MusquinKTM14182
1023Chase SextonHonda13123
1117Joey SavatgyKTM12178
1236Martin DavalosKTM11124
1320Broc TickleHonda10110
1421Jason AndersonHusqvarna9220
1544Tyler BowersKawasaki831
1634Max AnstieSuzuki755
1784Josh HillYamaha613
1883Alex RayKawasaki527
1928Brandon HartranftSuzuki432
20280Cade ClasonKawasaki331
21722Adam EnticknapSuzuki29
2237Benny BlossHonda149

*Holeshot

250SX Report

Following his insane crash at Atlanta 2 and big spill during qualifying for Atlanta 3, Cameron McAdoo just needed to keep it on two wheels in the main event. Unfortunately, that did not quite happen.

Justin Cooper at Atlanta 3 2021
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Justin Cooper ripped the holeshot after the gate drop, but McAdoo hit a tough block in the first turn and got pushed inside and into Chris Blose. Blose went down hard, enough for the race to be red flagged just a few seconds later. There was certainly sympathy for McAdoo being involved in another crash, but the situation also affected Cooper who got another holeshot just to have to restart.

Cameron McAdoo at Atlanta 3 2021
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As it turns out, the restart wasn’t unfair to Cooper. He took the holeshot once again and pulled away from the pack. As the main event unfolded, it appeared that ahead in 1st was the absolute best place for Cooper to be. McAdoo was having a rough night, and it only got worse as he found himself involved in crash after crash after crash. First, McAdoo got squirrely in the sand section and cut in front of Hunter Lawrence, sending Lawrence to the ground. Then, Seth Hammaker went down in the whoops, taking Jalek Swoll and McAdoo, who had nowhere else to go, with him. Although it took him a few seconds to get remounted, McAdoo resumed the race only to be taken out by Garrett Marchbanks a few minutes later! We can only assume that Marchbanks was trying to make an aggressive block pass, but it was a poor effort that left both riders struggling to untangle their bikes.

250SX Podium at Atlanta 3 2021
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After McAdoo re-entered the track, he was well outside of the top 10. He rode virtually crash-free after his encounter with Marchbanks, but didn’t have enough time to finish better than 13th place. As for the top 3, Nate Trasher ended up passing Cooper for 1st, with the points leader finishing in 2nd and Hammaker finishing in 3rd. Lawrence and Kyle Peters rounded out the top 5.

250SX West Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
191Nate ThrasherYamaha26127
232Justin Cooper*Yamaha23180
3150Seth HammakerKawasaki21142
441Hunter LawrenceHonda19160
556Kyle PetersHonda18111
647Jalek SwollHusqvarna17138
750Enzo LopesHonda1640
835Mitchell HarrisonHonda1590
990Dilan SchwartzSuzuki1423
1072Coty SchockHonda1399
1173Derek KelleyGASGAS1217
12201Cedric SoubeyrasGASGAS1156
1331Cameron McAdooKawasaki10158
1445Pierce BrownGASGAS959
1559Jarrett FryeYamaha845
16220Ramyller AlvesHusqvarna738
17137Sean CantrellSuzuki66
1848Garrett MarchbanksYamaha5125
1977Jerry RobinHusqvarna410
2068Jace OwenYamaha351
2167Stilez RobertsonHusqvarna258
2260Chris BloseGASGAS188

*Holeshot

Cooper Webb maintains a healthy 16-point lead over Ken Roczen headed into Salt Lake City. Justin Cooper may have finished in 2nd place at Atlanta 3, but his points lead over Hunter Lawrence, who was taken over 2nd overall, is fairly secure at 20 points.

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