2021 SUPERCROSS SEASON POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 15
The final round of the Atlanta tripleheader has concluded and with it came some exciting racing as there was plenty of close-calls, crashes, and intense battles. The round was considerably more difficult than the previous two Atlanta rounds as the jump count multiplied, the whoops doubled, and the sand section gained a sister on the track. in qualifying for the 250 class, Cameron McAdoo was ejected from his motorcycle for the second time this week while Hunter Lawrence would grab the fastest lap time. In the 450 class, it was Jason Anderson who would be fastest around the Atlanta 3 track with Chase Sexton coming in a close second. When the Heats came around, Justin Cooper and Hunter Lawrence would both win their Heats in the 250 class and Chase Sexton and Jason would win theirs in the 450s. Normally qualifying cannot always predict the race winners but at Atlanta 3, it started to look like it as those who won the race, were putting down considerably faster lap times than those in the rest of the pack. Scroll down below to find out what happened when the Main Event gate dropped and where all the riders stand in the points chase after round 15.
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450 SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 15 OF 17
Aaron Plessinger grabbed the holeshot but eventually, Ken Roczen made the pass for first place. Ken Roczen would lead the race until a mistake through the whoops would cut his lead in half giving the four racers behind him time to catch up. Cooper Webb made the pass on Aaron Plessinger and closed ground on Ken Roczen. Ken Roczen left the door wide open before the first set of whoops, letting Cooper Webb make the pass and eventually the win. Now, Cooper Webb has a 16 points lead over Ken Roczen. After the race was over, the AMA penalized Jason Anderson 3 points for improper track re-entry.
250 WEST COAST SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 8 of 9
It’s hard to describe all the chaos that occurred in the 250 Main Event but we can try. The 250 Main took off with Justin Cooper leading the race. However it wouldn’t last for long as Cameron McAdoo would run out of space on the track and a three-man pileup would occur causing a red flag after Chris Blose, Derek Kelley, and Cameron would crash. The race restarted and Cameron McAdoo and Derek Kelley would restart with the rest of the 250 pack. The race took off again and Justin Cooper would once again lead the pack. Cameron McAdoo and Hunter Lawrence battled it out up front in the pack but Hunter Lawrence would take the inside line over one of the humps in the course and go off the track. Then Seth Hammaker would fumble in the whoops and having it be nearly impossible to slow down, Cameron McAdoo, Pierce Brown, and Coty Schock would go down. Then a few laps later, Nate Thrasher would gain the lead from his teammate. Back in the pack, Garrett Marchbanks pulled one of the lamest moves of the entire year, plowing directly into the side of Cameron McAdoo without ever planning on turning. Hunter Lawrence eventually made his way back up into a very impressive fourth place but it was too late as the leaders crossed the finish line. Now, Justin Cooper has a massive lead over the rest of the competition.