2021 Orlando Round 7 Supercross Recap
Orlando hosted a round of Supercross for the first time in 14 years as Cooper Webb grabbed his second win of the year in a strong performance for Round 7 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross series on Saturday at Camping World Stadium.
Initial forecasts for Round 7 indicated a possible mudder but the slop was avoided as Webb held of Ken Roczen for the victory. Webb started fourth, quickly made his way to third, and after three laps methodically passed Roczen and Justin Brayton, together, bumping him from third-place to the lead in one turn of the track. Webb never looked back and faced no real threat from Roczen the rest of the way.
Roczen also got around Brayton and pretty much followed Webb for the remainder of the race while Zach Osborne and Justin Barcia battled for third on the night. A bobble in the whoops from Barcia with about five minutes left on the clock allowed Osborne to get by to grab his first podium of the year.
Webb moves to within 13 points of Roczen's lead in the Championship standings. Defending Champion Eli Tomac started outside the Top 10 and finished in fifth. He retains his hold on third-place in the standings but faces a 29 point deficit to defend his title. Brayton who led for two laps dropped to 11th.
In the 250 East class, Jett Lawrence checked out after grabbing the holeshot for his second win of the year. His Championship hopes were dashed a few rounds ago after a Heat crash prevented him from lining up for the Main Event costing him valuable points. Colt Nichols followed in second-places and extended his points lead to eight over Christian Craig who rounded out the podium.
Nichols has reached the podium every round thus far and with two rounds remaining for the East class similar results to close out his year have him looking good for this first career Championship. Craig's Championship hopes nearly ended after he injured his hand in a Heat race crash resulting in a pretty gnarly get-off. He held his own for the podium position and lucky for Craig he has time to heal before the 250 class resumes in two months at Salt Lake City.
Supercross remains in Orlando for Round 8 on Saturday with the 250 West class beginning their season. Until then, check out the photos below and live Round 7 all again.