2024 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: POINTS, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

2024 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: POINTS, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

The 2024 Supercross series continues this weekend in Arlington, Texas, after having a weekend off from racing. At the last event in Glendale, Ken Roczen showed near perfection as he was able to lead the race wire-to-wire. However, behind him was an all-out battle for position. Jett Lawrence started the event further back but showed tremendous speed, even pushing through some mistakes, and ultimately took third as well as took over the points lead. This weekend for the 250 class, we switch back over to the East Coast division, where we will see riders like Haiden Deegan, Max Anstie, Cameron McAdoo, and the rest of the field attempt to close in on the current points leader, Austin Forkner.

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CAN KEN ROCZEN KEEP THE MOMENTUM?

Ken Roczen celebrating his Glendale win.

Ken Roczen stated earlier in the season that although he is getting older, he is feeling better than ever. At the last round in Glendale, he demonstrated this by grabbing the holeshot and pulling away from the rest of the competition. Ken, an experienced veteran of the class, may have an advantage over a rider like Jett Lawrence heading into the East Coast rounds. He has seen these conditions before, tested the bike setup, and knows what conditions may arise in the upcoming races. Now, with momentum on his side and having become a proven winner this season, Ken will attempt to chip away at the points deficit he is currently facing. In Supercross, anything can happen, but expect Roczen to be upfront in the remaining rounds.

POINTS LEAD HEADING INTO ARLINGTON

Jett Lawrence blasting through a sand turn.

Jett Lawrence maintained consistency in Glendale and walked away with the points lead heading into Arlington. Jett currently sits six points ahead of Chase Sexton going into this weekend and seven points above Aaron Plessinger in third. In Glendale, Jett showed maturity in his riding, coming from a mid-pack start and making a few mistakes; he never wavered from the goal of collecting as many points as possible. He was able to capitalize on an injury that Chase Sexton was dealing with and now holds the most points. Undoubtedly fast, Jett has a strong chance this upcoming weekend to extend his lead even further.

RIDING THROUGH INJURY

Chase Sexton riding through injury to save as many points as possible through the long season. 

Chase Sexton had a crash testing leading up to Glendale where he experienced a deep bone bruise on his hand. In Supercross being able to hold on through the challenging sections as well as if a mistake occurs is critical. Chase pushed hard and was able to salvage as many points as possible. At one point battling with another series contender Cooper Webb. Chase has stated that the week off of racing has been good to him and though may not be 100 percent, he is feeling much better coming into Arlington.

NEW YEAR FOR AUSTIN FORKNER

Austin Forkner, now a veteran of the class, looking to keep up the momentum from Detroit into Arlington.

Over the past couple of years, bad luck has struck Austin Forkner. Always one of the fastest riders on the track, he has been one to take risks to grab a win, and he has quite a few. Unfortunately, though, he has struggled to finish a series in the past few years. This year, however, Austin has a new outlook on the season, where he is not taking as many risks and staying consistent throughout the entirety of a race. Last time in Detroit, he showed just this; though he may not have had the fastest lap times all day long, he kept himself away from danger and was able to take the win and the points lead. Now this weekend, he will have the red plate, and I’m sure he will be carrying the momentum from his Detroit win into Arlington.

INJURED LIST:

ADAM CIANCIARULO – HAND

Adam Cianciarulo 2024 San Diego Supercross Qualifying-2600Adam Cianciarulo broke his left hand while battling for the 13th spot in the last turn at Anaheim 1 when Jorge Prado ran into him. Adam said that he was able to ride through the pain in the mud at San Francisco and San Diego, but the Anaheim 2 track was too technical and demanding for him to fight through the pain. He rode practice in Detroit, but decided not to qualify for the night show. 

COLT NICHOLS – SHOULDER

Colt Nichols 2024 Beta Supercross teamColt Nichols is riding for the brand-new Liqui Moly Beta Supercross team. Unfortunately, he broke his shoulder blade before the season started. He is back riding as of this week, but he is easing into it and we don’t expect him to line up for at least a few weeks. 

ENZO LOPES – FOREARM

Enzo Lopes 2024 YamahaEnzo Lopes underwent “Arm Pump” surgery on his forearms, which is claimed to help improved blood flow to the arms. This type of surgery usually takes a few weeks to recover from but in Enzo’s case, it has been lingering over the last couple of months. He decided to sit out Detroit to continue the healing process and is trying to get back to full strength for the next East Coast round in Arlington, Texas.

Enzo Lopes stated: “Riding for Star Racing comes with a lot of expectations, especially after my momentum from last season. Unfortunately, the cards we were dealt with this off-season were out of our control, and with that, we agreed on missing Round 1 so that I can be back to 100% soon. I am super bummed, but I know in the long run this will be the best decision for me and also the team.”

JEREMY MARTIN – CONCUSSION

Detroit Supercross 2024_Jeremy Martin-3Jeremy Martin was knocked out at the end of his Heat race in Detroit when he crashed in the whoops.

ClubMX stated: “Jeremy had a hard crash in Detroit and while training this week has showed some lingering signs from his concussion. His scans were all clear and being the competitor he is, was trying his best to get back on the track to compete in Arlington. After training concluded today, the determination was made to wait one more week for precautionary measures. Concussions are a serious concern for any of our riders and it just makes sense to make good decisions about how and when to move forward. The new plan is to line up in Daytona.”

JETT REYNOLDS – SHOULDER (OUT FOR SEASON)

Jett Reynolds ClubMxJett Reynolds suffered an AC separation to his shoulder in qualifying at Detroit. Then, while training this week, he crashed again. 

ClubMX stated: “Jett recovered quickly from his AC separation in Detroit and was back on the bike relatively early. He has been active and training consistently all the way through today. Unfortunately, in the last session of the day he crashed pretty hard, reinjuring his shoulder bad enough to require some surgery. This kid cannot catch a break but we will stick with him. He obviously has the skill and desire to perform at the highest level, now we just have to prove it. Wish him well on a speedy recovery.”

CHRISTIAN CRAIG – ELBOW

Christian Craig posted on Instagram that he had been riding with elbow pain throughout the majority of the season. He said that this pain has been progressively increasing and he will sit out the race in Dallas. He will be getting some tests done in the upcoming week to diagnose the injury. 

Christian Craig stated: “Bummed to say I will be missing the race today in Dallas. I’ve been dealing with elbow pain that’s progressively getting worse since the season started. I’ve tried to push through it but unfortunately, it’s to the point where I can’t hang on after a few laps. Going to get some scans done and see what’s going on.”

EVAN FERRY – SHOULDER

Evan Ferry had a crash during press day for the Arlington Supercross causing an injury to his shoulder, and will sit out from racing. It is not clear the extent of the injury or how long before he returns to racing. 

2024 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS: TV SCHEDULE

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he Peacock premium streaming service costs $5.99 per month (or $59.99 for the full year) and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and live coverage of each Supercross race. International Supercross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (Supermotocross.tv) for a one-year subscription.

ARLINGTON Supercross Qualifying Live – 10:30 a.m. (Pacific) 12:30 p.m. (Central) – Peacock

ARLINGTON Supercross RaceDay Live – 4:00 p.m. (Pacific)  6:00 p.m. (Central) – Peacock

2024 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS: RACE DAY SCHEDULE

The track in Arlington this weekend displays only one full-sized triple, three rhythm sections, and a long whoop section. Additionally, a long left-handed start straight which leads directly into the first rhythm section will be a determining factor this weekend once again.

Time Event
11:00 am – 11:08 am 450SX Group C Free Practice
11:10 am – 11:18 am 450SX Group B Free Practice
11:20 am – 11:28 am 450SX Group A Free Practice
11:30 am – 11:38 am 250SX Group A Free Practice
11:40 am – 11:48 am 250SX Group B Free Practice
11:50 am – 11:58 am 250SX Group C Free Practice
11:58 am – 12:05 pm Track Maintenance
12:05 pm – 12:15 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm KTM Junior Racing Practice
1:45 pm – 1:55 pm Promoter Track Walk #1
1:55 pm – 2:20 pm Track Maintenance
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Promoter Track Walk #2
4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Promoter Track Walk #3
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm Track Maintenance
4:20 pm – 5:15 pm Opening Ceremonies

Evening Program

Time Event
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Begin Loading 450SX Heat #1
5:56 pm – 6:04 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
6:04 pm – 6:12 pm Begin Loading 450SX Heat #2
6:08 pm – 6:18 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
6:18 pm – 6:26 pm Begin Loading 250SX Heat #1
6:24 pm – 6:34 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
6:34 pm – 6:42 pm Begin Loading 250SX Heat #2
6:38 pm – 6:48 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
6:48 pm – 6:56 pm Begin Loading KTM Junior Racing Main Event
7:02 pm – 7:08 pm KTM Junior Racing Main Event – 3 Laps – 15 Riders
7:08 pm – 7:20 pm Track Maintenance
7:10 pm – 7:20 pm Begin Loading 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
7:20 pm – 7:27 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
7:22 pm – 7:32 pm Begin Loading 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
7:32 pm – 7:39 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
7:39 pm – 7:50 pm Intermission
7:40 pm – 7:50 pm Begin Loading 250SX Main Event
7:50 pm – 7:53 pm 250SX Sighting Lap
7:55 pm – 8:12 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
8:12 pm – 8:17 pm 250SX Victory Circle
8:13 pm – 8:23 pm Begin Loading 450SX Main Event
8:23 pm – 8:26 pm 450SX Sighting Lap
8:28 pm – 8:50 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
8:50 pm – 9:00 pm 450SX Victory Circle

450 POINTS STANDINGS

Jett Lawrence leads by six points over Chase Sexton.

Jett Lawrence was able to break away just a little bit into the points lead this past weekend in Glendale. Leading by six points over Chase Sexton, Jett his looking to continue this forward momentum. Though behind them the points from third to sixth are very tight and depending on the event riders can easily change position for the positive or negative. Ken Roczen made up some valuable points last weekend by winning the event and he is not out of the series and has potential to make up his deficit in the remaining rounds.

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 18 Jett Lawrence 117
2 1 Chase Sexton 111
3 7 Aaron Plessinger 108
4 2 Cooper Webb 107
5 21 Jason Anderson 106
6 94 Ken Roczen 102
7 3 Eli Tomac 100
8 14 Dylan Ferrandis 93
9 96 Hunter Lawrence 69
10 51 Justin Barcia 63
11 32 Justin Cooper 60
12 27 Malcolm Stewart 51
13 12 Shane McElrath 49
14 111 Jorge Prado 45
15 28 Christian Craig 39
16 15 Dean Wilson 35
17 9 Adam Cianciarulo 33
18 52 Derek Drake 25
19 46 Justin Hill 23
20 11 Kyle Chisholm 18
21 67 Benny Bloss 16
23 22 Freddie Noren 13
24 81 Cade Clason 10
25 981 Austin Politelli 7
26 148 Justin Rodbell 5
27 82 Mitchell Harrison 4
28 97 Tristan Lane 3
29 144 Jason Clermont 1
30 91 Devin Simonson 0
31 636 Luke Kalaitzian 0

250 EAST POINTS STANDINGS 

Max Anstie only trails by three points to Austin Forkner.

Austin Forkner leads the field into the second event of the East Coast series. Following him is Max Anstie who showed great speed throughout the entire day in Detroit. Riders like Haiden Deegan, Cameron McAdoo, Seth Hammaker and many others had an unfortunate first turn pileup which set their results further back. This weekend it will be interesting to see how they can mix it up and change up the current points standings.

POS. # NAME Total Points
1 64 Austin Forkner 25
2 37 Max Anstie 22
3 59 Daxton Bennick 20
4 69 Coty Schock 18
5 39 Pierce Brown 17
6 33 Jalek Swoll 16
7 65 Henry Miller 15
8 83 Guillem Farres 14
9 75 Marshal Weltin 13
10 48 Chance Hymas 12
11 174 Trevor Colip 11
12 86 Luca Marsalisi 10
13 128 Preston Boespflug 9
14 511 Nicholas Romano 8
15 63 Cameron Mcadoo 7
16 38 Haiden Deegan 6
17 602 Gage Linville 5
18 16 Tom Vialle 4
19 483 Bryton Carroll 3
20 58 Cullin Park 2
21 43 Seth Hammaker 1
22 751 Evan Ferry 0

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