2021 SUPERCROSS SEASON POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 9
Round 9 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season is finally over here at Daytona and what was expected to be an intense mudder, shaped up to some awesome racing conditions. Daytona is easily one of the tracks that is most look-forwarded to and combines both Motocross and Supercross for one of the most challenging tracks on the circuit. Ricky Carmichael designed this year’s track and the course features many exciting terrain changes, wall jumps, high-speed straightaways, and fast rhythm sections. Many riders and teams went as far as changing their own practice tracks to incorporate features that are part of the massive Supercross track. In the morning and beginning of qualifying, the riders faced rain drizzling on the track and burnt through many of their tear-offs. In the 250 class, Justin Cooper set the fastest lap time in the 250 class while Ken ran the fastest amongst all of the racers. Scroll down below to see what went down when the gate dropped.
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450 SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 9 OF 17
In the first Heat Race, Cooper Webb grabbed the holeshot and would be untouchable for the entire race. But Aaron Plessinger gave Cooper a run for his money as the Star Yamaha rider made ground on the leader but would finish in second to Cooper Webb. In the second Heat Race, Ken Roczen grabbed the holeshot, led the entirety of the race, and win. Malcolm Stewart got close to Ken but Ken’s smooth speed would pay, garnishing him with the win. Eli Tomac took the holeshot in the Main Event and points leader, Ken Roczen, did not get the best start. Eli held onto the lead while Ken and Cooper battled for third place with Aaron Plessinger sitting in second. Ken would make a few mistakes letting Malcolm Stewart pass. Ken made the pass eventually with a minute and a half remaining and set his eyes on Cooper Webb. Cooper Webb got around Aaron Plessinger and Eli would win Daytona for his fifth time.
250 EAST COAST SUPERCROSS POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 of 9
In the first Heat race, Seth Hammaker led the majority of the race until teammate, Cameron McAdoo snuck by and would inevitably win the race. In the second Heat Race, Hunter Lawrence grabbed the holeshot but his luck wasn’t cut out for him as a pileup at the triple would restart the race. However, Hunter had his starts on lockdown as he grabbed the holeshot again, led the whole race, and win the second Heat Race. The Main Event took off and Stilez Robertson grabbed the holeshot. The red plate holder, Justin Cooper, would get a terrible start, sitting all the way back in 14th. Cameron McAdoo eventually made the pass on Stilez and win the Main Event with Stilez in second and Pierce Brown in third. Justin Cooper made a remarkable comeback, moving all the way up to fourth.