2021 Indianapolis Supercross Rnd 4 Results

Cycle News Staff | January 30, 2021

2021 Indianapolis Supercross Rnd 4 Results: The Indiana 1 Supercross is in the books and another new face made its way onto the top step of the 450SX-class podium.

Ken Roczen is the fourth different winner in as many races. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

Ken Roczen, on the HRC Honda, found himself in a similar situation that he was in at the previous round in Houston (3)—leading late in the race and under serious pressure, this time, though, by defending champ, Eli Tomac. But unlike last week where lapped traffic hindered his progress and cost him a seemingly sure win (to Cooper Webb), this time Roczen had a clear track and managed to keep Tomac at bay, crossing the finish line just 1.6 seconds ahead of the Kawasaki rider. As a result, Roczen becomes the fourth different rider in as many races to win a main event this season and stretches out his points lead to six over last week’s winner Webb.

Tomac had two excellent chances to claim his second win of the season but couldn’t capitalize. The first came when he pulled a rare (for him) holeshot, while Roczen struggled to find a way around Tomac’s Monster Energy Kawasaki teammate Adam Cianciarulo, who was running second. This gave Tomac the chance to pull a slight lead over the pack, but then he threw it away when he washed out on the third lap, handing the lead over to Cianciarulo and second to Roczen. Tomac recovered in third. Ten laps later, both Roczen and Tomac got around Cianciarulo in succession.

Tomac then found himself out in front again when Roczen ran off the course, but the Kawasaki rider opened the door for Roczen when Tomac went wide in a turn, allowing Roczen to dive underneath the champ and take back the lead.

From there, the race was all Roczen’s who held off Tomac the last 15 laps to take the win.

Webb snatched the last spot on the podium after getting around Cianciarulo five laps from the end.

Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) had one of the rides of the night. He got a little over-excited at the start, jumped too soon, and got stuck in the starting gate. He rounded the first turn in dead last. On a track that some said was difficult to pass on, Osborne, however, made it look easy by passing 10 riders on the first lap (taking advantage of a few riders that went down) and then another five before it was all over to take fifth on the night.

Dylan Ferrandis, Jason Anderson, Joey Savatgy, Aaron Plessinger, and Marvin Musquin rounded out the top 10.

Justin Barcia (TLD/Red Bull/GasGas) and Malcolm Stewart (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) tangled through the first turn and dropped many positions. Stewart ended up 10th and Barcia 13th. Musquin and Plessinger were also held up in the Barcia/Stewart incident.

Roczen heads into the next round at the same venue next Tuesday leading the championship with a six-point lead over Webb and another three-point over Tomac. Cianciarulo is fourth in the championship and Barcia, the former points leader, is now back in fifth.

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Colt Nichols (center) captured his second 250SX East win in a row and is alone at the top of the championship leaderboard. Michael Mosiman (left) and Jo Shimoda (right) filled out the podium.

In the 250SX East main event, Colt Nichols (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) captured his second consecutive win after leading wire to wire, though he had close company for a while early in the race.

Nichols’ teammate Christian Craig came around in second place but just couldn’t match the pace Nichols was setting and steadily saw the gap between him and Nichols grow slightly with each lap.

Michael Mosiman (TLD/Red Bull/GasGas) lurked behind in third.

Meanwhile, round-two winner Jett Lawrence (Honda HRC) struggled early in the race and found himself buried in the pack, but the young Aussie slowly worked his way to the front, making things interesting late in the race when he caught third-place Mosiman, who was working on Craig.

With four laps to go, Lawrence got around Mosiman and was soon breathing down Craig’s back. On the last lap, Lawrence made a desperate attempt to pass Craig, but the two tangled and ran off the course, with Craig going down. Lawrence got going first but not before both Mosiman and Jo Shimoda (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki), who was running a close fifth, rode past, making it Nichols, Mosiman, Shimoda, Lawrence, and Craig the top five finishers.

For Shimoda, it was his first career podium in Supercross.

Mitchell Oldenburg, Thomas Do, John Short, Josh Osby, and Grant Harlan completed the top 10.

Nichols and Craig came into the race tied at the top of the championship leaderboard but now Nichols heads into the next round with an eight-point lead over Craig, followed by Lawrence, who is another three points back. Shimoda is fourth, one point ahead of Mosiman.

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Nichols is now in sole possession of the 250SX East Championship lead.

2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship

Round 4 of 17

Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis, Indiana

Results: January 30, 2021

450SX Indy 1 Results (Top 10)

1. Ken Roczen (Hon) 27 laps
2. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 01.511
3. Cooper Webb (KTM) 19.337
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 21.245
5. Zach Osborne (Hus) 22.766
6. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 24.106
7. Jason Anderson (Hus) 25.639
8. Joey Savatgy (KTM) 28.426
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam) 29.493
10. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 31.934

250SX East Indy 1 Results (Top 10)

1. Colt Nichols (Yam) 20 laps
2. Michael Mosiman (GG) 09.852
3. Jo Shimoda (Kaw) 10.657
4. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 12.482
5. Christian Craig (Yam) 13.075
6. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon) 38.985
7. Thomas Do (KTM) 19 laps
8. John Short (Suz) 03.934
9. Josh Osby (Hon) 13.263
10. Grant Harlan (Hon) 14.203

450SX Point Standings (After 4 of 17 rounds)

1. Ken Roczen (Hon) 86/1 win
2. Cooper Webb (KTM) 80/1 win
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 77/1 win
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 70
5. Justin Barcia (GG) 69/1 win
6. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 67
7. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 63
8. Justin Brayton (Hon) 62
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 61
10. Zach Osborne (Hus) 58

250SX East Point Standings (After 4 of 9 rounds)

1. Colt Nichols (Yam) 96/2 wins
2. Christian Craig (Yam) 88/1 win
3. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 83/1 win
4. Jo Shimoda (Kaw) 77
5. Michael Mosiman (GG) 76
6. Josh Osby (Hon) 56
7. John Short (Suz) 54
8. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon) 51
9. Thomas Do (KTM) 47
10. Max Vohland (KTM) 46

QUALIFYING

2021 Indianapolis Supercross Rnd 4 Results: Qualifying is a wrap for round four of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Eli Tomac and Jett Lawrence have laid down the quickest times in their respective classes.

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Eli Tomac heads into tonight’s program at the Indy 1 Supercross as the top qualifier. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) topped both 450SX timed sessions and came away with the best overall time, but not by much, as the top 10 riders are all covered by 47 seconds. Tomac’s 47.194 edged out Marvin Musquin’s (Red Bull KTM) 47.363 and Zach Osborne’s (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) 47.384. Tenth-place Copper Webb (Red Bull KTM), last week’s winner, is within nine-10th of a second of Tomac. So, he might be 10th quickest but Webb’s right there.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson is a scratch after pulling out of the first free practice session. Wilson crashed during the week, injuring his knee, ankle, and toe (broken). Wilson rode a few laps before retiring back to the pits.

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Despite saying he’s not yet 100% from an injury, Jett Lawrence is the top 250SX East qualifier at Indianapolis 1.

In the 250SX East division, Jett Lawrence (Honda HRC) got the job done despite saying he is still feeling the effects of the crash he had last week. He said he’s had therapy on the leg during the week and admitted that he’s still not 100% in the health department, but it didn’t look that way on the track. The young Aussie edged out co-red-plate holder Christian Craig (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) by approximately three-10ths of a second, closely followed by Michael Mosiman (TLD/Red Bull/GasGas). Colt Nichols (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), the other red-plate wearer, is the fourth quickest and Jo Shimoda (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) is the fifth fastest. The top four riders are all within the 47-second bracket.

The class has officially lost a few of its heavy hitters. Austin Forker is out with a broken collarbone that he suffered last week in Houston. He had surgery and his return to the series is not known.

Also out is Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s RJ Hampshire who suffered injuries to both his hands/wrist in his crash during practice last week at Houston. He too had surgery and will be out indefinitely.

And the series a lost rookie Max Vohland. The Red Bull KTM rider crashed in today’s second 250SX qualifying session, which brought out the red flag. He was transported off the track with reportedly a hip injury. Vohland did, however, officially qualify for tonight’s program; he clicked off what would be the seventh-best time before his fall. CN

QUALIFYING RESULTS

450SX Combined Qualifying (Top 10) Indy 1

1. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 47.194
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 47.502
3. Zach Osborne (Hus) 47.384
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 47.388
5. Ken Roczen (Hon) 47.428
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 47.800
7. Justin Brayton (Hon) 47.808
8. Martin Davalos (KTM) 47.830
9. Dylan Ferrandis (KTM) 47.964
10. Cooper Webb (KTM) 47.995

250SX Combined Qualifying (Top 10) Indy 1

1. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 47.278
2. Christian Craig (Yam) 47.705
3. Michael Mosiman (GG) 47.630
4. Colt Nichols (Yam) 47.865
5. Jo Shimoda (Kaw) 48.112
6. Mitch Oldenburg (Hon) 48.473
7. Max Vohland (KTM) 48.712
8. Josh Osby (Hon) 48.897
9. Thomas Do (KTM) 49.147
10. Hunter Schlosser (Yam) 49.629

 

Monster Energy Supercross/Telecast Schedule

Saturday, January 16 Houston (East) NBCSN 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday, January 19 Houston (East) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 23 Houston (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 30 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 31 Indianapolis (East) NBC** 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, February 2 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN* 11 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 6 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 13 Orlando (East) NBCSN 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 20 Orlando (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 6 Daytona (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 13 Arlington (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 16 Arlington (West) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 20 Arlington (West) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 10 Atlanta (West) NBC 3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, April 13 Atlanta (West) NBCSN* 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 17 Atlanta (West) NBCSN* 8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 24 Salt Lake City (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 1 Salt Lake City (East) NBCSN 10 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 2 Salt Lake City (East/West) NBC** 1:30 p.m. ET

*Same-day delay

**Taped coverage

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