2021 Arlington 2 Supercross Recap
Now in full control of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross series, Cooper Webb got his fourth win in five rounds on Tuesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX thereby extending his points lead in the standings to 12.
Webb, the 2019 450 class Champion, grabbed the Round 11 holeshot and pretty much made defending Champion Eli Tomac follow him around for 24 laps. Tomac got a decent start and was on Webb’s fender for much of the race looking for the passing opportunity but with less than five minutes remaining, he hit the gas a little too hard just prior to entering the whoops - his best chance to take the lead - and his bike squirreled a bit after the rear tire slid out of the rut. Webb coasted to the checkers from there.
Ken Roczen who lost the points lead after Round 10 finished third but his grip on winning his first premier class Championship seems to be loosening as Webb now has five wins on the season and six straight podiums. Tomac’s runner-up finish was only his second podium in the last six rounds and he falls 36 points from the lead and defending his title looks more and more remote.
In the 250SX West class, Hunter Lawrence became the fourth different winner - and third first-time winner - this season and took over the points lead as a result. The rider from Australia whose brother competes in the East class, took the lead with about nine minutes left in a veteran move in the corner passing Jalek Swoll and Mitchell Harrison for the lead. The win comes after just six career Supercross races.
Swoll meanwhile grabbed his first career podium and Kyle Peters picked up where he left off in the Kicker Arenacross series (sort of) with a third-place getting on the podium for the first time this year. Peters dominated Arenacross, which wrapped up nearly two weeks ago, with an undefeated season. Harrison who led the first five laps fell back to sixth-place.
Cameron McAdoo, points leader entering the round, crashed with just less than nine minutes remaining while hanging on in fourth but then cut the track after regrouping. He finished seventh but got penalized three spots. He sits just a point back of Lawrence and Justin Cooper, the opening round winner finished fourth putting him within one of McAdoo and two points from the lead despite no Top 3 finishes since Round 1.
Riders stay in Texas for Round 12 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Until then, check out the photos below and live Round 11 all again.