2021 SUPERCROSS SEASON POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 6
The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season has now completed Round 6 and the Indianapolis triple header is officially behind us. Coming into Indianapolis, Ken Roczen had the points lead, but he hadn’t won a race. Well, that changed over the last eight days as he won the Saturday, Tuesday and Saturday races inside of the Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The three peat helped extend Ken Roczen’s points lead and although we had the same 450 winner in all three Indy races, the racing was far from boring. Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia each spent time challenging Ken at the front of the pack and they didn’t make it easy for him. The rutted conditions of the Indianapolis soil also added to the complexity of Supercross racing and ultimately led to more crashes. Now, after six of seventeen races in the books, we have the updated Championship point standings in the 450 and 250 East classes here below.
450 SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 6 OF 17
The 450 Main Event was led by Ken Roczen from start to finish, but it wasn’t without controversy. Justin Barcia ran into him earlier in the race and caused them both to stop, but, luckily, they didn’t go down and they kept fighting. Justin Barcia put pressure on Ken, but then Cooper Webb came up and passed Barcia and shortly after Tomac passed him too. But, Justin wasn’t having it. He quickly squared up the defending Champion and took third place back from him. Barcia held that spot until late in the race when lapped rider Vince Friese jumped in front of him and took him down. Unfortunately, Justin’s bike was on the landing of the double and it took out Eli Tomac as well. Eli got up quickly, but Just looked very sore after the wreck. On the final lap, Cooper Webb closed up on Ken Roczen, but he wasn’t able to get close enough to make a pass. Ken Roczen held on to win three in-a-row and Cooper finished a solid second. Now, Ken’s point lead has extended to 16-points over Webb and 24-points over Eli Tomac.
250 EAST COAST SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 6 OF 9
The 250SX Main Event turned out to be an exciting one. Mitchell Oldenburg grabbed the holeshot, but Colt Nichols snuck up the inside on the first straightway and took the lead. Then, three corners later, Nichols swapped off a double and had a big crash. Luckily, he was able to get up and wasn’t injured, but the points leader had his work cut out for him. Christian Craig took the lead and rode smoothly to take the victory with Jo Shimoda finishing a career best second place behind him and Colt Nichols made a hard charge to get through the pack, battle back and forth with Jett Lawrence and then take third place to limit the damage.