The eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross series took place on February 20 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The 250SX West riders’ debut saw several crashes and injuries, while the 450SX riders’ second race in the Sunshine State saw some different riders in the top 5. Read more about both races in the complete report below.

The Track at Orlando 2 2021
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450SX Report

In the 450SX main event, Justin Barcia led the riders out of the gate and seemed poised to take the early lead of the race. Adam Cianciarulo was on the gas, though, and passed Barcia aggressively in the first turn. Cianciarulo’s pass made room for Marvin Musquin to slip by as well, but Barcia made a block pass on the Frenchman to push him back to 3rd place. Trying to regain his rhythm after that pass, Musquin got slowed down in the whoops and passed by Cooper Webb. Then in 4th place, Musquin had a charging Eli Tomac, who had just passed Malcolm Stewart for 5th, to worry about.

Marvin Musquin at Orlando 2 2021
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Noticeably missing from the front-of-the-race action was points leader Ken Roczen. He had gotten buried in the pack at the start and had a lot of points to salvage before the checkered flag. Just a few minutes into the race and Roczen had already climbed well into the top 10. At the same time, Tomac made a mistake that let Stewart overtake 5th place, so it was Tomac and Roczen running 6-7.

Ken Roczen at Orlando 2 2021
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Back up front, Webb was able to make a pass on Cianciarulo for 1st place. Musquin had climbed back into 3rd place as well and had closed the gap significantly between the top 3 riders. It seemed like the three were gearing up for a fight, but Cianciarulo went down hard in the whoops. He was helped off the track and did not return to finish the race.

450SX Podium at Orlando 2 2021
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Musquin was able to hold down 2nd place to the end, though he never got close enough to pass Webb in 1st. Barcia ended up taking the final podium position after a hard-fought battle with Tomac. It seemed to affect Tomac more, as he slid all the way back to 6th place by the checkered flag, leaving Roczen and Jason Anderson to round out the top 5.

450SX Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
12Cooper WebbKTM26174
225Marvin MusquinKTM23133
351Justin Barcia*GASGAS21136
494Ken RoczenHonda19180
521Jason AndersonHusqvarna18100
61Eli TomacKawasaki17149
727Malcolm StewartYamaha16125
816Zach OsborneHusqvarna15123
97Aaron PlessingerYamaha14113
1019Justin BogleKTM1342
1114Dylan FerrandisYamaha12109
1215Dean WilsonHusqvarna1157
1320Broc TickleHonda1062
1412Shane McElrathHonda915
1540Vince FrieseHonda850
1617Joey SavatgyKTM784
1736Martin DavalosKTM650
1834Max AnstieSuzuki55
1937Benny BlossHonda440
2011Kyle ChisholmYamaha342
219Adam CianciaruloKawasaki2120
2244Tyler BowersKawasaki11

*Holeshot

250SX Report

For Jeremy Martin, Justin Cooper, Hunter Lawrence, Jordon Smith, and Cameron McAdoo, the expectations were high for the first 250SX West event. Each were considered a serious title contender, and each had a lot to prove in the main event. From the first turn, however, things were off to a bumpy start. Martin and Stylez Robertson got involved in a first-lap pileup, resulting in Stylez running directly into Martin’s shoulder. While Martin clutched his shoulder and tried to move off of the track, his brother, Alex Martin, went down hard on the other side of the track. The red flag came out just a few moments later, signifying a complete restart for the already-thinning field.

Justin Cooper at Orlando 2 2021
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On the restart, Cooper nabbed the holeshot and led the pack around the first corner. Smith was not far behind in 2nd place, but he crashed in the whoops section and had to be helped off of the track by a medic. With 2nd place up for grabs, Jace Owen, Jalek Swoll, McAdoo, Seth Hammaker, and Garret Marchbanks were all fighting for position. Owen was currently holding down the position, but Swoll and McAdoo were trying to make a move around him. Hammaker was trying to get in on the action, too, but Marchbanks showed him a rear wheel and even brake-checked him a few times.

250SX Podium at Orlando 2 2021
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With all of this action, Cooper easily pulled away with the lead. Things were hectic in the back of the top 5 until the end of the race with McAdo and Marchbanks eventually taking the final podium positions. It was a close one for Marchbanks, though, as he passed Swoll last minute to take 3rd place at the checkered flag. Rounding out the top 5 was Lawrence who had climbed from the back of the top 10 to the back of the top 5.

250SX West Results

Pos.No.RiderBikePointsOverall
132Justin Cooper*Yamaha2626
231Cameron McAdooKawasaki2323
348Garret MarchbanksYamaha2121
447Jalek SwollHusqvarna1919
541Hunter LawrenceHonda1818
6150Seth HammakerKawasaki1717
756Kyle PeteresHonda1616
860Chris BloseGASGAS1515
969Robbie WagemanYamaha1414
1068Jace OwenYAmaha1313
1191Nate ThrasherYamaha1212
1272Coty SchockHonda1111
1361Joey CrownYamaha1010
14220Ramyller AlvesKTM99
1535Mitchell HarrisonHonda88
16201Cedric SoubeyrasGASGAS77
1790Dilan SchwartzSuzuki66
1867Stilez RobertsonHusqvarna55
1959Jarrett FryeYamaha44
2080Jordon SmithKawasaki33
2126Alex MartinYamaha22
226Jeremy MartinYamaha11

*Holeshot

Ken Roczen still has the 450SX point lead, but Cooper Webb has closed the gap down to just six points. With his 1st-place finish in his season opener, Justin Cooper has the points lead for the 250SX West riders.

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