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Eli Tomac Wins First-Ever Supercross at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Eli Tomac Gets 3rd Win and Rookie Nate Thrasher Grabs First Win in 250SX Class

Atlanta, Georgia, (April 10, 2021) The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series kicked off a triple header at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a daytime event where Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac used speed and patience to pull off a dramatic win, his third of the season, in front of the limited-capacity, pod-seated fans. In a heartbreaking loss, Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton lead for over four laps before a run-in with a lapped rider cost him the lead with the white flag in sight. Series points leader Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb ran in second early in the race but had to settle for a third place finish when the checkered flag came out. Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted the Western Regional 250SX Class for the first time in 36 250SX regional events in Atlanta, and rookie Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Nate Thrasher dominated the field at Round six of that regional championship’s 2021 nine-round series.

Eli Tomac responded to challenging conditions to earn his third win

Eli Tomac responded to challenging conditions to earn his third win of the season and gain five points on the series leader.

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At the first-ever Monster Energy Supercross at the venue, and with a long 4,591 ft open-air track reminiscent of the Daytona layout, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger grabbed the holeshot and instantly gapped the field. Heavy rains mid-day meant the riders only had one ten-minute session on the track during qualifying before opening ceremonies, but by the Main Event the skies were clear and the red Georgia clay was in good, but rutted, condition. Plessinger looked destined to grab his first 450SX Class win as he stretched out more than a five second lead over second place Cooper Webb. Chase Sexton hovered just out of range of a pass on Webb while Tomac was just as close behind Sexton.

Ten minutes into the abbreviated 18-minute plus one lap event Sexton flew past Webb in the whoops and set after Plessinger. Less than one minute later, Plessinger fell awkwardly due to a tiny front end washout. Sexton inherited the lead as Tomac applied the pressure to Webb and got by with just over six minutes left on the race clock. From there the Kawasaki rider reeled Sexton in, getting the gap to under one second when a lapped rider threw off Sexton’s jump rhythm and Tomac flew into the lead. Sexton didn’t battle back, and Tomac brought it home for a win on the track that many saw as very similar to the Daytona track and therefore favoring Tomac’s style.

Coming so close to his first win, Sexton still earned his first 450SX Class podium finish. Surely more disappointed was his teammate, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, who got off to a bad start outside the top fifteen and was never able to make it further forward than ninth. Eventually finishing in that spot, the Honda rider lost seven championship points on Webb but still remains second in the standings.

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Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc performed a backflip next to the whoops section after the 450SX Last Chance Qualifier.

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Following the 450SX Class Last Chance Qualifier, Supercross fans were treated to some additional high-flying action as Monster Jam driver, Todd LeDuc, showcased a signature Monster Jam truck backflip in the middle of the expansive Supercross track. LeDuc, the driver of the Monster Energy truck will be back at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 along with the rest of the Monster Jam fleet for four action packed events.

Rookie Nate Thrasher

Rookie Nate Thrasher topped his best previous finish by eight spots to capture an impressive win at the first of three races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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The Western Regional 250SX Class delivered its fourth first-time winner this year with Nate Thrasher’s dominating ride. Thrasher nearly grabbed the holeshot even with a poor gate pick due to a trip through the Last Chance Qualifier. Once into the early lead the Yamaha rider looked picture perfect on the slick red dirt. Thrasher held on without any major mistakes through the 13-minute plus one lap event; a two minute abbreviation due to a schedule affected by the mid-day rain and mud.

Thrasher’s teammate, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper, earned a second place finish to stretch his points lead to four over third-place finisher Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo. Cooper was sore from a heat race crash and benefited from a late-race crash from ClubMX / IAMACOMBACK / Yamaha’s Garrett Marchbanks. The podium finish gave Cooper two more points in the championship battle over McAdoo, who had a wild Main Event. After grabbing the holeshot, McAdoo got shuffled back. The Kawasaki rider moved aggressively forward but a crash in the whoops three and a half minutes into the race ended his early charge to get back into the lead. McAdoo recovered to round out the podium.

The second race of Atlanta’s triple header drops the gate on the final SuperTuesday event of the season on April 13th, then wraps up the Atlanta residency on Saturday, April 17th. Tickets for the Atlanta races as well as the final two rounds in Salt Lake City, Utah are available in a limited capacity, pod-seating format. For more information on the race schedule, updates, and to catch the races on Peacock and NBCSN please visit SupercrossLIVE.com.

Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, and Chase Sexton

450SX Class podium (riders left to right) Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, and Chase Sexton.

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450SX Class Results

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Elii Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  2. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  3. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna
  5. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  7. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
  8. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  9. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  10. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
  1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM (296)
  2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (274)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (260)
  4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (227)
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (200)
  6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha (191)
  7. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna (190)
  8. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (171)
  9. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., KTM (153)
  10. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (152)
Cameron McAdoo, Nate Thrasher, and Justin Cooper

250SX Class podium (riders left to right) Cameron McAdoo, Nate Thrasher, and Justin Cooper.

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Western Regional 250SX Class Results

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha
  2. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki
  4. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  5. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
  6. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  7. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  8. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna
  9. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS
  10. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda
  1. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (131)
  2. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (127)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (118)
  4. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (108)
  5. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (107)
  6. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (102)
  7. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (82)
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda (81)
  9. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., GASGAS (78)
  10. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (70)

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Cooper Webb Fights Back with Dramatic 450SX Atlanta Supercross Win

Nate Thrasher Dominates Again in Another Wild 250SX Race

Hampton, Ga., (April 17, 2021) Round 15 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship wrapped up three events at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb grabbing a thrilling 450SX Class win. Previous-round winner Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen led most of the race but settled for second and defending champion Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac fought forward and finally reached as high as third for a podium finish. The penultimate round of the Western Regional 250SX Class saw Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Nate Thrasher take his second career win in front of fans stretched across the grandstands in limited capacity, pod-style seating. 

Cooper Webb delivered again

Cooper Webb delivered again with a brilliant race to earn his seventh win of the season and stretched his points lead to 16 with two rounds remaining.

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Heading into the third consecutive event on the high-speed track stretched out across the infield at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Cooper Webb enjoyed a 13-point lead in the series but hadn’t looked in his best form on the red Georgia soil. When the gate dropped Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger jumped into the early lead with Roczen and fastest-qualifier Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson right on his rear wheel. On the opening lap Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis ran into the back of Anderson on a corner entry, sending both riders to the ground and ending their hopes of a win. Just over a minute and a half into the 20-minute plus one lap race, Ken Roczen passed for the lead and immediately started to distance himself from the pack. Six and a half minutes into the race Webb got around Plessinger but did not have the speed early in the race and Roczen continued to disappear on the track ahead. Webb was staying just out of reach of Plessinger, Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / GASGAS Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia and Tomac behind him. Then with just under five minutes remaining on the race clock, Roczen got wild in the whoops and stepped off the bike. Roczen nearly stayed on his feet and remounted quickly, still with a comfortable lead. But all was not well. Roczen would tell later that his handlebar had gotten bent from the impact. Webb saw the opportunity and he broke away from Plessinger and Tomac and ate into Roczen’s five second lead. With 23 seconds on the clock, effectively two laps remaining, Webb charged through a sand section, dove under Roczen in a bowl turn, and cut down to close off any chance of a retaliation. One bobble late on the last lap added some drama, but Webb held on for the win that meant a six point swing in the points, had he not gotten around Roczen. 

Nate Thrasher

Nate Thrasher proved his victory at Round six was no fluke. He had the other racers handled with a convincing second career win.

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The Western Regional 250SX Class delivered unbelievable drama and action but the winner of the night was Rookie Nate Thrasher. It was his second-ever career win after his first victory one week prior at the same venue. Making the first place finish even more dramatic, for the second time Thrasher had to qualify for the Main Event through the Last Chance Qualifier. In both cases the Yamaha rider won the LCQ then went on to win the Main Event in convincing fashion. Earning second and significantly stretching out his points lead, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper grabbed the holeshot and looked on his way to the win but a crash and injured rider on the track brought out the red flags for a re-start. Cooper duplicated his incredible start and put his Yamaha up front again on the re-start but lost the lead to his teammate in the early laps. Cooper rode steady and unchallenged in second to stretch his lead in the championship chase to 20 with one round remaining in the division.
Heading into the race, much of the focus was around Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo, whose dramatic crash and courageous ride on Tuesday night had him in intense physical recovery for three days. His final race in Atlanta started out bad; he had a huge crash in qualifying after separating from his bike off the face of a triple jump. He was clearly affected with soreness and pain in his heat race, dropping outside of a transfer position before picking up his pace and reaching seventh place for a spot in the Main Event. When the gate dropped for the Main Event, Cameron came together with another rider in a low rhythm section and while recovering from that got hit in the back of the head by another rider’s rear wheel as he jumped nearly completely over McAdoo. McAdoo remounted but one rider was down on the track, necessitating a full restart for the second time in a 250SX Class Main Event in the past two rounds. In the re-start, McAdoo jumped out with a sixth place start, but less than three minutes into the 15-minute plus one lap Main Event he ran into the back of teammate Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Seth Hammaker when Hammaker made a mistake in the whoops. The crash also collected Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown. That set McAdoo back to eleventh, but his troubles weren’t over. Less than five minutes into the race ClubMX / IAMACOMBACK / Yamaha’s Garrett Marchbanks aggressively rode under McAdoo in a bermed corner and sent both riders down to the ground. Their bikes locked together and McAdoo finally remounted in 17th position. The Kawasaki rider was able to advance four positions to earn a very hard-fought 13th place finish, putting him 22 points down in the title hunt, and dropping him from second to third in the standings. Another 2021 race winner, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence, ran into some troubles of his own when he went off the track and over a Tuff Blox, throwing him to the ground on the opening lap. Lawrence got to work climbing back through the pack from 18th place; he salvaged an impressive fourth place finish on the night. The thrilling event also marked the kick-off to the St. Jude We Won’t Stop campaign online auction which will be held from April 19 until May 3 with incredible items, both race-related and otherwise. For more information please go to SupercrossLIVE.com/stjude. The series next heads to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City for the penultimate 450SX Class event and Round eight of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class on Saturday, April 24. Then one week later, at the same venue, the final round of the season to determine three championships with a 450SX race and the 250SX East/West Showdown. Tickets are on sale in a limited capacity, pod-seating format. Both rounds will be shown live on simultaneous broadcasts on Peacock and NBCSN. Please visit SupercrossLIVE.com for full results, season highlight videos and more racing information.

450 SX Podium

450SX Class podium (riders left to right) Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, and Eli Tomac.

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450SX Class Results

1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM
2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
4. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
7. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
8. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
9. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
10. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda

450SX Class Championship Standings

1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM (339)
2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (323)
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (299)
4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (264)
5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (234)
6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna (223)
7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha (209)
8. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (199)
9. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (182)
10. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., KTM (177)

250SX Class podium (riders left to right) Justin Cooper, Nate Thrasher, and Seth Hammaker.

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Western Regional 250SX Class Results

1. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha
2. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
3. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
4. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
5. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
6. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna
7. Enzo Lopes, Huntersville, N.C., Honda
8. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
9. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki
10. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

1. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (180)
2. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (160)
3. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (158)
4. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (142)
5. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (138)
6. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (127)
7. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (125)
8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda (111)
9. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (99)
10. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (90)

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Marvin Musquin Returns to the Top in Thrilling 450SX Class Supercross Victory

Jo Shimoda Grabs Historic 250SX Class Win and Takes Title to Final Round

Salt Lake City, Utah, (April 24, 2021) The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship made a dramatic return to Rice-Eccles Stadium with a thrilling event at Round 16. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin took the 450SX Class win, his first since 2019, with one round remaining in 2021. Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb crossed the checkers right on Musquin’s rear wheel for a second-place finish and Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Malcolm Stewart earned his career-first 450SX Class podium with a third-place finish in front of the limited-capacity, pod-seated fans inside the open stadium. The Eastern Regional 250SX Class racers returned to racing after a 10-week break and Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda earned his first-ever win with a display of speed and composure under pressure to take the championship battle to the final round.

Marvin Musquin

Marvin Musquin (#25) grabbed his first win since Round 12 of 2019. He used speed early and composure at the end to nab the win.
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When the gate dropped for the 450SX Class Main Event it was Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen who grabbed the holeshot and immediately took control. Roczen sat second in the title points, down by 16 to Webb, and looked completely in command as Webb struggled to recover from a ninth place start. Musquin sat in second and lost time to Roczen in the early laps as defending champion Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac tried to fight forward from just inside the top ten after a bad start.

Webb moved quickly up to fourth with Malcolm Stewart putting heavy pressure on him, making several near-passes as the two tried to climb forward to reach third place being held by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. Two and a half minutes into the race, Webb sat 5.7 seconds and seven championship points back from Roczen when Tomac had a tip over and dropped back more spots, remounting nearly outside of the top ten.

At the race’s midpoint Musquin began to chip away at Roczen’s lead as Webb contended with the constant pressure from Stewart and inched closer to Anderson. With less than ten minutes left on the clock in the 20-minute plus one lap race Webb got around Anderson and into a podium spot. Then Roczen made a mistake exiting the corner before the whoops and went down, dropping him to fifth and handing the lead over to Musquin. Webb broke clear of other riders as he slowly reeled in KTM teammate, Musquin, who was navigating through the lappers. Musquin held his pace and his position and brought home the win, his first since 2019, with Webb following in second and Stewart completing the podium in third. The finish marks Stewart’s first career 450SX Class podium finish.

Jo Shimoda (#30) took his career-first win after meeting the challenge of heavy pressure from two riders, including Michael Mosiman (#42). The dramatic victory marked the first for a Japanese rider. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Jo Shimoda (#30) took his career-first win after meeting the challenge of heavy pressure from two riders, including Michael Mosiman (#42).
The dramatic victory marked the first for a Japanese rider.
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The Eastern Regional 250SX Class delivered a history-making nail-biter. Jo Shimoda, a late add to the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team this year, grabbed the holeshot and held the top spot despite repeated attacks by two separate riders throughout the 15-minute plus one lap race. First it was Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / GASGAS Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman who tucked a wheel under Shimoda several times, and in fact pulled alongside through one rhythm section, but Shimoda would not be denied the front spot and bumped his way right back into the lead in the next bowl turn.

With under four minutes on the race clock Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence caught and passed Mosiman and set his sights on Shimoda. The Honda rider pressured the Kawasaki rider right down to the checkered flag, but Shimoda had ice water in his veins and never made more than the smallest mistakes as he weaved through lapped riders on the tight Utah track. Shimoda earned his first Monster Energy Supercross win, making him the fourth winner in the division this year and also making history as the first Japanese racer to step atop the podium. Sweeter still, his family was in Utah, visiting from Japan, and able to witness the race thanks to the efforts made to allow fans in the seats in 2021. The win adds Japan to the list now of nine countries to have won a Monster Energy Supercross race.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Colt Nichols, the red plate holder, needed to only gain two points on Shimoda going into the Main Event to wrap up the title one round early. Nichols crossed the holeshot stripe outside the top five and although the fastest rider on the track at several points, was slow to climb through the pack. Nichols managed a third-place finish, taking the title to the final race, the always unpredictable Dave Combs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Christian Craig, who sat eight points out of first at the start of the day, injured his left ankle in qualifying. He lined up for Heat Race two but after one rhythm section it was evident he would not be able to compete and rode off the track and back to the pits. Craig’s departure meant his teammate Colt Nichols would start the Main Event with a 28-point lead over Shimoda and the realistic chance to claim the title at the race.

A surprise announcement just prior to the event was Martin Davalos’ retirement. A crash on Friday during press day hastened the announcement after Davalos incurred a broken collarbone and concussion. The amiable racer moved to the United States at the age of 15 and competed at the highest level of the sport, professional Supercross, for 16seasons and racked up five 250SX Class Main Event wins.

Tickets are on sale for the season finale on Saturday May 1 in a limited-capacity, podseating format. Fans can also catch the action live on Peacock and NBCSN or watch the re-broadcast on NBC on Sunday May 2. For more race information, video highlights, race stories, and more please visit SupercrossLIVE.com.

For the third year in a row Supercross is excited to be hosting an online auction in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The biggest names in Supercross have once again lent their support to the St. Jude mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children.Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food

—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Just as the “We Won’t Stop” text-to-donate campaign has been saying all season long, we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Auction items include autographed jerseys from Cooper Webb, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, Jason Anderson, Adam Cianciarulo, Aaron Plessinger, Marvin Musquin, Chase Sexton, Dean Wilson and others. Dean Guitars, based in Tampa has donated a bass guitar that has easily become one of the most unique items in the auction – autographed by the 450SX Class top 4 in points – Cooper

Webb, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia. StaCyc has also donated a custom 12eDRIVE bike in metallic Cyan, sporting patient-inspired artwork graphics. The auction includes over 60 unique items for Supercross fans and St. Jude supporters to choose from and runs until Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m. ET – www.stjude.org/supercrossauction.

450SX Class podium (riders left to right) Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, and Malcolm Stewart. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

450SX Class podium (riders left to right) Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, and Malcolm Stewart.
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450SX Class Results

  1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
  2. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM
  3. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  6. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  7. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
  10. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM (362)
  2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (340)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (312)
  4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (273)
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (249)
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna (236)
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha (230)
  8. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (218)
  9. 9. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (208)

250SX Class podium (riders left to right) Jett Lawrence, Jo Shimoda, and Colt Nichols. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

250SX Class podium (riders left to right) Jett Lawrence, Jo Shimoda, and Colt Nichols.
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Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  3. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., GASGAS
  5. Thomas Do, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  6. Joshua Varize, Perris, Calif., KTM
  7. Logan Karnow, Amherst, Ohio, Kawasaki
  8. Geran Stapleton, Cape Schanck, VIC, Honda
  9. Hunter Schlosser, El Paso, Tex., Yamaha
  10. John Short, Pilot Point, Tex., Suzuki
  1. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (187)
  2. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki (164)
  3. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (158)
  4. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (151)
  5. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., GASGAS (116)
  6. Joshua Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Honda (104)
  7. Joshua Varize, Perris, Calif., KTM (98)
  8. Thomas Do, Murrieta, Calif., KTM (92)
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg, Aledo, Tex., Honda (91)
  10. Logan Karnow, Amherst, Ohio, Kawasaki (77)

Assets

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Registration Is Now Open for the Inaugural eSX eSport Championship Presented by Yamaha

Compete Against the Best and Prove You are the Ultimate eSX Champion and Win a Yamaha Wolverine RMAX4 1000 LE*!

Ellenton, FL, (April 26, 2021) This past weekend, during Round 16 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season, the launch of the inaugural eSX eSport Championship Presented by Yamaha was announced. Registration is now open on Battlefy.com/eSX, and racing kicks off on Friday, May 7 with Time Trial Qualifiers.

The eSX eSport Championship will take place in Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 and consists of three stages of competition beginning with the Time Trial Qualifiers on May 7, followed by Head-to-Head Heats and the eSX Finals. Racing will take place across PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC®/STEAM platforms.

All registered players will receive a unique identifier code, which they will then redeem in the game to unlock the eSX Time Trials and a special edition Yamaha eSX in-game bike livery.

Click here to register for the eSX eSport Championship Presented by Yamaha.

The 12 fastest riders from each platform will advance to the Heat Races. The rider’s single fastest time trial will be recorded and reflected on the leaderboard and there is no limit on how many times users can attempt to qualify.

Players will also have the option to see how their racing stacks up against other players in real-time by opting to race against “ghost” riders. Players can select “Race against ghost riders” and select top players on the leaderboard, which will pit them against a transparent version of the selected rider. This is an exciting option that allows competitors to race against the best!

Each console will have three separate Heat Races. The first race will determine seeding and position on the gate, and the initial positioning for this race will be based upon overall standing on the leaderboard. The second race will determine who will be the first person to punch their ticket to the Finals with first place receiving an automatic spot in the Finals. For all 11 other riders, there will be a Last Chance Qualifier with the victor securing the second and final spot for their platform to compete in the Finals.

The eSX Finals will bring all platforms together and consist of the top 10 riders who will face off against each other to determine the true eSX Champion. There will be two races in this stage, the first race will determine seeding and position on the gate, and the initial positioning for this race will be based upon overall standing on the leaderboard. The second race is for all the marbles, and the winner will be crowned eSX Champion and receive the grand prize!

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The eSX eSport Champion will take home the grand prize, a brand-new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX4 1000 LE*!

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Cooper Webb Wraps Up Second 450SX Class Championship Title with a Victory

Jett Lawrence wins the 250SX Class Battle, Nichols and Cooper Win Their Wars

SALT LAKE CITY (May 2, 2021) It was a charged night at the final event of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship when two races determined three class championships in front of a limited-capacity, podseated crowd inside Rice-Eccles Stadium. Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb grabbed the final 450SX Class win of the season to wrap up his second Premier Class Championship. Webb’s Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin finished the race in second and early race leader Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton landed in third. The unique combinedclass finale of the 250SX Class divisions, the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown, was won by Team Honda

HRC’s Jett Lawrence; right behind him at the finish, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Colt Nichols took home the Eastern Regional 250SX Class title and Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper brought home the Western Regional 250SX Class championship.

Cooper Victory

It was Cooper Webb’s night and Cooper Webb’s year.
He delivered another strong late race surge to earn his eighth win of the season and grab his second Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Championship.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc. 

2021 was the fifth consecutive season that the 450SX Class title came down to the final race, and when the gate dropped Marvin Musquin, the winner of the previous round, crossed the holeshot stripe first. Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen jumped past Musquin through the first rhythm section, and one section later Cooper Webb darted past Musquin into second. Webb needed only to finish 19th or better even if Roczen retained the lead, but Webb didn’t look interested in anything but a win. Webb and Roczen battled close and fierce in the opening laps, slowing themselves so that the pack stayed right behind them.

A minute and a half into the 20-minute plus one lap race Sexton secured third and pushed up to Webb’s rear wheel. Two minutes later Sexton flew past Webb in the whoops and set his sights on his teammate in the lead. At just past the five minute mark Sexton took over the lead and pulled a comfortable gap. Twelve and a half minutes into the race Webb forced the issue and bumped his way past Roczen on the sweeping first turn to take over second. Musquin took advantage and also got around Roczen at the end of the following straight.

Cooper Webb and KTM team on podium

Cooper Webb brought the Red Bull KTM team its second 450SX Class Championship in his three years with the team.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc. 

Things went from bad to worse for Roczen and he slowly fell back through the pack, eventually finishing in tenth position. Unless something wild happened, Webb was in no risk of losing the title even with a DNF; that’s when the 2019 Champion put in another trademark late race charge and caught the rookie. With less than four minutes left on the race clock Sexton lost traction exiting a corner and Webb pounced, passing him down the next section and holding on for his eighth win of the season and earning his second Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Championship title.

Jett Lawrence 3rd win

Jett Lawrence took his third win of the season, beating riders from both divisions in the unique 250SX Class final event.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc. 

Two titles were on the line when the gate dropped for the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown and the Eastern Regional 250SX Class red plate holder Colt Nichols jumped into the early lead with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Seth Hammaker and Jett Lawrence right behind. Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence sat fourth and Western Regional 250SX Class points leader Justin Cooper sat fifth. Nichols only needed a 20th place finish to secure the title and his teammate Cooper needed to only finish 17th or better. Nichols looked determined to win the race while Cooper appeared to consider his track position and play the points and ride conservatively.

Before four minutes had ticked off the clock in the 15-minute plus one lap event Cooper had dropped back to ninth. Up front, Jett Lawrence and Hammaker had a quick battle with Lawrence securing the second spot position. Less than a minute later, Hunter Lawrence was pressuring to get past Hammaker but washed out in a tight right hand corner; he quickly remounted but the mistake dropped him back in fifth place.

In the final minutes, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo put himself into third place while Jett Lawrence erased Nichols’ lead a little further up the track. One lap later Jett Lawrence flew through the whoops and into the front spot, then on the final lap of the race Hunter Lawrence moved past McAdoo and into third.

The finish crowned two champions, the first sweep for the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team, and also saw two brothers both on the podium. Nichols’ 2021 performances also carry the distinction of finishing on the podium at every round, a feat not accomplished since 2015 when Marvin Musquin managed the same consistency at the top of the 250SX Class.

Monster Energy Yamaha Team 250sz team on podium

The Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team captured both 250SX Class titles, a first for the group.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

For the third year in a row, we are excited to be hosting an online auction in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The biggest names in Supercross have once again lent their support to the St. Jude mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children.Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Just as the “We Won’t Stop” text-to-donate campaign has been saying all season long, we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Auction items include autographed jerseys from Cooper Webb, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, Malcolm Stewart, Dylan Ferrandis, Jason Anderson,

Marvin Musquin, Joey Savatgy, Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Ricky Carmichael and others. Dean Guitars has donated a bass guitar that has easily become one of the most unique items in the auction – autographed by the 450SX Class top 4 in points – Cooper Webb, Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia. StaCyc has also donated a custom 12eDRIVE bike in metallic Cyan, sporting patient-inspired artwork graphics. The auction includes over 70 unique items for Supercross fans and St. Jude supporters to choose from – www.stjude.org/supercrossauction.

Authentic, jersey and pants autographed by the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Champion, Cooper Webb

Authentic, jersey and pants autographed by the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Champion, Cooper Webb.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

After making history last year by being the first professional season to finish after the lockdown interruptions, Monster Energy Supercross delivered another full 17-round racing season in 2021 through four triple headers, two double headers, and four Super Tuesday Races. All the thrills of the season can be re-watched on Peacock. To sign up for notifications for 2022 season ticket availability, or to watch highlight videos, read the season’s stories, or view the great photos please go to SupercrossLIVE.com. Feld Entertainment, the race promoter, thanks all the racers, teams, fans, and support and media crews for delivering another incredible racing season.

450SX Podium

450SX Class podium (riders left to right) Chase Sexton, Cooper Webb, and Marvin Musquin.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

450SX Class Results

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM
  2. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
  3. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
  6. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  7. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  10. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  1. Cooper Webb, Newport N.C., KTM (388)
  2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (353)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (326)
  4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (289)
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (264)
  6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha (248)
  7. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (237)
  8. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Husqvarna (237)
  9. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (231) 10. Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., KTM (207)

250 SX Podium

250SX Class podium (riders left to right) Colt Nichols, Jett Lawrence, and Hunter Lawrence.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown Results

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  2. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  4. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki
  5. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
  7. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS
  8. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna
  9. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
  1. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (210)
  2. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki (181)
  3. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (177)
  4. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (158)
  5. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., GASGAS (124)
  6. Joshua Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Honda (111)
  7. Joshua Varize, Perris, Calif., KTM (104)
  8. Thomas Do, Murrieta, Calif., KTM (101)
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg, Aledo, Tex., Honda (91)
  10. Logan Karnow, Amherst, Ohio, Kawasaki (80)
  1. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (194)
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (181)
  3. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (177)
  4. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (160)
  5. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (153)
  6. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (137)
  7. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (127)
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda (124)
  9. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (104)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (90)

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