250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS | 2021 ATLANTA SUPERCROSS 2
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS | 2021 ATLANTA SUPERCROSS 2
The 250 West Division is back on the Atlanta Motor Speedway infield for the 14th round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season. The massive Supercross track features almost the same layout lanes but with completely different rhythm throughout and now the giant track’s direction has been flipped, heading the opposite direction from Saturday’s race. The track is a lot drier too, in fact, many of the racers are describing the conditions to be very hot for their taste compared to the round prior. But the more controlled weather conditions provides closer racing and we’re looking forward to it. So who do you think will grab the win at Atlanta 2? Will Justin Cooper continue his points lead on the rest of the class or will we see another surprise amongst the rest of the 250 class and the very surprising rookies? Scroll down below as we report LIVE from Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 14th round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season and the second of three rounds held in Hampton, Georgia.
Photos by Brian Converse and Travis Fant
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
The sunset created some epic lighting in Georgia.
The 250 Main Event took off and it was Nate Thrasher who took the holeshot but Justin Cooper who made the pass for the lead. In third place sat Garrett Marchbanks and Hunter Lawrence sat in fourth. Cameron McAdoo had one of the gnarliest crashes we’ve ever seen, rag dolling into the face of the bridge and getting his feet caught in the handlebars. The race was red flagged and Cameron lined back up on the gate. The race took off again and it was Cameron grabbed the lead but was squeezed out by Garrett Marchbanks. Justin Cooper grabbed the lead with Nate Thrasher in second and Marchbanks in third. Cameron ran in fourth place with no number plate and a bent bike but didn’t give up. Justin Cooper looked incredibly smooth as he led the race. Cameron began to make passing attempts on Marchbanks but Garrett wasn’t going to make it easy for Cameron. Cameron got around Marchbanks in the sand section and proceeded to race towards Nate thrasher. In half a lap, Cameron was already side-by-side with Nate Thrasher. 10 minutes remained and Justin Cooper already had a three and a half second lead. Cameron made the pass on Nate through the whoops. Back in fourth place, Hunter Lawrence made the pass on Garrett Marchbanks. With four minutes remaining, Justin Cooper’s lead grew to over seven seconds. Hunter Lawrence closed the gap on Nate Thrasher for third and would be right behind the Star Yamaha rider with two minutes remaining. Hunter got around Nate for third place and started to put the pressure on Cameron McAdoo and eventually took away the position. At this point, you could tell Cameron was running out of energy but still held on in the race. Justin Cooper became victorious and won the Main with Hunter Lawrence getting second and the very banged up Cameron McAdoo finishing in third.
250 HEAT 2 RACE RESULTS
Justin Cooper and Mitchell Harrison crossed the holeshot but it was Mitchell Harrison who made the move for first place. In third sat Hunter Lawrence with Coty Schock in fourth. Justin Cooper made a mistake pushing him back to fifth place and giving Mitchell Harrison the lead. Seth Hammaker made the pass on Coty Schock while Hunter Lawrence made the pass for first. Seth made the pass on Mitchell Harrison and eventually, Justin Cooper began to knock on Mitchell’s door. Seth Hammaker made a mistake and accidentally ran high in a berm, losing almost six positions. In an attempt to catch up, Seth Hammaker crashed through the whoops. Now, Justin Cooper sat in second with Hunter Lawrence continuing to lead the race. Hunter Lawrence had an extremely close call through the whoops but saved it, blocking Justin Cooper. Justin Cooper made the pass on Hunter through the sand section and won the race.
Justin Cooper got a good start but would make a mistake on the first lap sending himself back to fifth.
250 HEAT 1 RACE RESULTS
The fastest qualifiers, Justin Cooper and Cameron McAdoo, were considerably faster than the rest of the competitors, setting lap times almost two second fasters than the rest.
The first Heat in the 250 class took off and it was Ty Masterpool who grabbed the holeshot. A huge pileup occurred and it wasn’t long till Jalek Swoll and Cameron McAdoo both made the pass on Ty. Cameron McAdoo and Jalek Swoll drag raced down the final straight and it was Cameron McAdoo who made the pass for the lead. Chris Blose held onto third place with Jace Owen in fourth. Cameron’s lead grew to two and a half seconds with two minutes and two laps remaining. Cameron McAdoo would win with a massive lead, over 7 and a half seconds ahead of second place.
Nate Thrasher is fairly confident that he’ll win again at Atlanta 2. Do you think the rookie will take another win at Atlanta 2?
250 LCQ RACE RESULTS
Ryan Sipes and Sean Cantrell both had a massive get-off during the LCQ.
Ryan Surratt led the 250 LCQ with Jarrett Frye just behind. In third sat Seth Hammaker after making a few mistakes in his Heat Race. Ryan Surratt fell back letting Jarrett Frye and Seth Hammaker make the pass. In the transfer position sat Sean Cantrell with Jerry Robin and Ryan Sipes battling it out. Ryan Sipes made the pas on Cantrell for the transfer position but the two would go down hard on the long straightaway by the finish. Now in the transfer position sat Jerry Robin who made the pass on Ryan Surratt and Derek Kelley followed. Derek Kelley crashed hard in the whoops, allowing Dilan Schwartz to get into the transfer position.
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