2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results

Cycle News Staff | March 20, 2021

2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results. It’s all aboard the Webb Wagon as Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) swept Monster Energy Supercross’s Arlington three-race residency. The Red Bull KTM rider won an action-packed main event over his title rivals and extended his points lead to 15 over Ken Roczen (Honda HRC) with his sixth win of the 2021 season.

450SX

2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results
(L-R) Ken Roczen, winner Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac filled the Arlington 3 Supercross podium. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

Roczen nabbed the holeshot in the 450SX main event just ahead of his main competitors Justin Barcia (Red Bull/TLD/GasGas), Webb, and Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki). Race fans were certainly in for a treat with these four leading the field during the opening laps.

Roczen looked to take advantage of his holeshot and laid down a fast first lap. His lead over Webb was already 1.3 seconds as the green flag waved.

Tomac closed in on Barcia and made the pass into third place while Roczen and Webb continued to lead.

Five minutes into the race Roczen still maintained a small lead over Webb.

Tomac closed up on Webb, while Webb started to eat away at Roczen’s small lead.

At the eight-minute mark, the top four riders were all within two seconds of one another. The quartet executed some of the best laps all season, making nearly no mistakes despite this track being one of the most treacherous.

After 15 minutes of racing, Webb looked like he had had enough of eating Roczen’s roost and peaked a wheel inside. The pass did not stick and Roczen continued to lead.

Tomac suffered a costly mistake when he ran into a Tuff Block and momentarily lost balance. This allowed a hungry-for-a-win Barcia to close in and make a classic “Bam Bam” pass for the third position.

Meanwhile, Webb was all over Roczen and looking hard to take control of the race lead.

Roczen took Webb high and the two went wheel to wheel for nearly three full sections.

Webb made the cleaner run through the whoops and sealed the deal on the lead spot.

Undeterred, Roczen kept Webb in sight with only a handful of laps remaining.

Tomac was still in a podium position but smelled blood in the water with Roczen just ahead. Roczen made another costly mistake which allowed Webb to open up his lead a little more.

With just two laps to go, Roczen made one last charge and closed the gap to Webb. He would get close but came up just shy as he watched Webb take the third consecutive win at AT&T Stadium.

As the checkers flew it was Webb, Roczen, and Tomac across the finish line in that order, all three separated by less than three and a half seconds.

With the win, Webb extended his points lead to 15 over Roczen.

Barcia rode to a solid fourth.

Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) rebounded from a penalty on Tuesday night and finished fifth tonight.

Chase Sexton (Honda HRC) clocked the fastest qualifying time today and had a great heat race performance. During the main, however, he had a hard get off in the sand section and would fail to finish the race.

Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) returned to action after last Saturday’s crash but logged another DNF in tonight’s main.

2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results
Justin Cooper scored a big win in the 250SX West main event and took back the red plate.

250SX West

With Hunter Lawrence (Honda HRC) leading the points by just one point over Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) and two over Cooper, the Yamaha rider, Cooper, knew a win would be necessary to take control of the series.

Cooper, on the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha), led his championship rivals through the holeshot stripe and proceeded to take charge during the opening lap. McAdoo and Lawrence were right in line as the trio closed out lap one.

Garrett Marchbanks (Club MX Yamaha) focused in on Lawrence and battled for the podium on lap two. Lawrence held him off and Marchbanks eventually hit the deck around the five-minute mark. He would remount to finish sixth.

Coty Schock (FXR / Chaparral/Honda) had a great start and ran inside the top five for the opening few laps. Unfortunately, he tagged Seth Hammaker’s rear wheel and went down. He got up and eventually finished 14th.

At the five-minute mark, Cooper maintained his lead of two seconds over McAdoo and four seconds over Lawrence.

The Honda HRC rider, Lawrence, was not hitting the same rhythm lines as the leaders, which allowed the riders ahead of him to get away. Eventualy, Lawrence went long in the opening rhythm lane and shot off the berm into the safety net. He was unscathed, but this mistake cost him two spots in the running order.

The action up front remained suspenseful, but Cooper kept control of his lead and would go wire-to-wire in the main event for his second win of the season. McAdoo (second) and Hammaker (third) rounded out the podium.

Cooper now takes control of the points lead, two points ahead of McAdoo and six over Lawrence.

The series now takes a 20-day break in the schedule before resuming with a rapid-fire five-race finish. CN

By Ryan Nitzen

2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship

Round 12

AT&T Stadium

Arlington, Texas

March 20, 2021

450SX Results (Top 10)

1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 26 laps
2. Ken Roczen (Hon) 01.351
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 03.434
4. Justin Barcia (GG) 05.586
5. Jason Anderson (Hus) 15.282
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 30.449
7. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 31.399
8. Joey Savatgy (KTM) 33.465
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam) 36.393
10. Dean Wilson (KTM) 25 laps

250SX West Results (Top 10)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 19 laps
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 03.538
3. Seth Hammaker (Kaw) 11.016
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 17.390
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 22.891
6. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 26.258
7. Chris Blose (GG) 32.154
8. Kyle Peters (Hon) 34.700
9. Nate Thrasher (Yam) 36.679
10. Jarrett Frye (Yam) 18 laps

 MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS POINT STANDINGS

450SX Point Standings (After 12 of 17 rounds)

1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 275/6 wins
2. Ken Roczen (Hon) 260/3 wins
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 234/2wins
4. Justin Barcia (GG) 214/1 win
5. Aaron Plessinger (Yam) 183
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 179
7. Jason Anderson (Hus) 171
8. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 153
9. Joey Savatgy (KTM) 138
10. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 136

250SX West Point Standings (After 5 of 10 rounds)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 108/2 wins
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 106/1 win
3. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 102/1 win
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 93
5. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 93
6. Seth Hammaker (Kaw) 88/1 win
7. Chris Blose (GG) 68
8. Kyle Peters (Hon) 63
9. Coty Schock (Hon) 57
10. Nate Thrasher (Yam) 56

Arlington 3 Supercross Qualifying Results

2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results. Qualifying is wrapped up at the final race of three straight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A new name stands at the top of the 450SX class, while a very familiar one claimed top honors in the 250SX West class.

2021 Arlington 3 Supercross Rnd 12 Results
Chase Sexton is the top 450SX qualifier at the Arlington 3 Supercross. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

Chase Sexton (Honda HRC) dished out the quickest lap time of the day by less than a 10th of a second over defending champ Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki).

Overall, lap-times are extremely close. The top nine riders are all within a second. Ken Roczen (Honda HRC), Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and championship leader Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) are the top five qualifiers. Malcolm Stewart, Jason Anderson, Justin Barcia, Dylan Ferrandis and Joey Savatgy round out the top 10.

In the 250SX West division, Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) is the top qualifier. In the five rounds held so far in the 250SX West class, Cooper has topped every single session. Nothing has changed this week.

Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) is three-10ths behind in second, followed by McAdoo’s teammates Seth Hammaker and Jordon Smith, and last Tuesday’s winner Hunter Lawrence (Honda HRC).

Marvin Musquin is back after sitting out Tuesday’s race while recovering from a concussion suffered at Arlington 1, but he’s slightly off the pace, qualifying 11th.

Justin Bogle crashed in qualifying and will not participate in tonight’s program. The KTM rider went down in a rhythm section and took a hard blow to the chest.

2021-Arlington-3-Supercross-Rnd-2-Results-sexton
Justin Cooper is the top qualifier again in 250SX West.

A few notables in the 250SX class are not suiting up. Alex Martin is sidelined with a wrist injury as is Stilez Robertson with a leg injury suffered during Tuesday’s race.

The Arlington 3 track is being praised by many of the riders for the many lane options in the rhythm sections and for many of the huge jumps. The whoop section is long, as well.

“The track is really open and racy, and I like it,” said Roczen after topping the first timed session.

“It feels like a real supercross track today,” said Justin Cooper.

Cooper Webb leads Roczen by 12 points in the 450SX Championship going into tonight’s race. Tomac is third, 24 points behind Roczen.

The 250SX West class is extremely tight. The top three riders in the championship are separated by just two points (Lawrence 84, McAdoo 83, and Cooper 82). And Garrett Marchbanks is just another six points back in fourth, and Jalek Swoll is another two points in back of Marchbanks.

Arlington 3 Supercross Qualifying Results

2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship

Round 12

AT&T Stadium

Arlington, Texas

March 20, 2021

QUALIFYING ARLINGTON 3

 450SX Combined Qualifying (Top 10)

1. Chase Sexton (Hon) 48.143
2. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 48.218
3. Ken Roczen (Hon) 48.328
4. Dean Wilson (Hus) 48.340
5. Cooper Webb (KTM) 48.371
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 48.630
7. Jason Anderson (Hus) 48.632
8. Justin Barcia (GG) 48.971
9. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 49.023
10. Joey Savatgy (KTM) 49.338

250SX West Combined Qualifying (Top 10)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 49.093
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 49.318
3. Seth Hammaker (Yam) 49.560
4. Jordon Smith (Kaw) 49.629
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 49.935
6. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 50.142
7. Kyle Peters (Hon) 50.472
8. Mitchell Harrison (Hon) 50.642
9. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 50.762
10. Jarrett Frye (Yam) 50.838

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/West) NBCSN 10 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 2 Salt Lake City (East/West) NBC** 1:30 p.m. ET

*Same-day delay

**Taped coverage

Click here for all the latest Supercross and motocross news.

Click here for complete 2021 Arlington 3 Rnd 12 Results.