250 RACE RESULTS | 2021 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS 2
Only three days after Round 10 of the Monster Energy Supercross season happened on Saturday, the stars of Supercross are back inside the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for Round 11 of the AMA Supercross series. This will be the first Tuesday night race for the 250 West division. After a short break, Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper has another opportunity to do battle with Cameron McAdoo for the 250 West regional title. Once Jeremy Martin crashed out with injury at the 250 West series opener in Orlando, Justin Cooper grabbed the win and it looked like Cooper would continue to be successful. Unfortunately for the Yamaha rider, his last two finishes have been right off the podium in fourth place while Cameron McAdoo took his first ever 250 Main Event win at Daytona, and then held off Cooper on the last lap of the race at Arlington on Saturday to finish third and extend his Championship lead to 6-points. To add to the excitement, Cameron McAdoo’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate, Seth Hammaker, grabbed his first-ever win at his third Professional race on Saturday and made it two wins in a row for the Pro Circuit team. Hammaker also qualified second quickest today at Arlington 2, behind Justin Cooper, but ahead of his teammate Cameron McAdoo. So how did the races turn out for the 250 class at the 2021 Arlington Supercross 2? See below for Heat race, LCQ and Main Event results as they are updated throughout the night.
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS (UPDATED WITH PENALTY)
The 250 Main took off and Mitchell Harrison grabbed the holeshot with Jalek Swoll just behind. None of the points leaders were to be found. Justin Cooper went down in the short straight and both Cameron McAdoo and Jordon Smith barely avoided the down rider. Kyle Peters sat in third place with Hunter Lawrence in fourth. Teammates Jordon Smith and Cameron McAdoo piled up behind Hunter Lawrence. The two were practically side by side as they approached the 41. Kyle Peters slipped by Hunter Lawrence and began his approach on Jalek Swoll. Justin Cooper sat all the way behind in 12th place and struggled with the technical sections the Arlington 2 track provided. The top five did not let up as they all sat within a second of each other. With less than 10 minutes remaining, Hunter Lawrence made a double pass on Jalek Swoll and Mitchell Harrison. Cameron McAdoo went down and rejoined the track, skipping a large portion of the course. Justin Cooper sat in front of Cameron McAdoo and what seemed like a huge points gain for Cameron started to fade away. At six minutes, remaining, Kyle Peters made the pass on Mitchell Harrison and Jordon Smith made the pass on Nate Thrasher. His teammate Justin Cooper made the pass for six place as well. Hunter Lawrence was the only one not having to deal with other opponents as his lead extended to more than four seconds. Cameron McAdoo made the pass on Thrasher and set his eyes on Justin Cooper. Garrett Marchbanks continued his smooth riding while he sat in fourth place. Justin Cooper made his way past Jordon Smith and began to make passing attempts on Mitchell Harrison, becoming successful two turns later. Hunter Lawrence would win his first Main Event.
*Cameron McAdoo was penalized 3 positions for cutting the track.
250 HEAT 2 RACE RESULTS
Justin Cooper took the holeshot in the second Heat Race but made a huge mistake letting Cameron McAdoo and Garrett Marchbanks by. Justin Cooper hung onto the rear fender of Garrett Marchbanks and eventually made the pass on the ClubMx rider. Cameron McAdoo ran three seconds ahead of Justin Cooper and with only a minute remaining, Justin started to close the gap. However, it was too late as Cameron would finish the race in first place.
250 HEAT 1 RACE RESULTS
Seth Hammaker grabbed the holeshot in the first Heat Race with Hunter Lawrence chasing in second place. Jalek Swoll would follow in third place with Chris Blose in fourth. Once again, Seth would be almost untouchable except for a mistake causing Hunter Lawrence to make some ground on the rookie. However, Seth’s smooth and fast riding would prevail with another Heat Race win for the second time in his career.
250 LCQ RESULTS
Coty Shock got out front early in the 250 LCQ on his FXR Racing Chaparral Honda. Halfway through the race he had Dominique Thury on the ClubMx Yamaha, Ty Masterpool on the AEO GasGas MC 250F and Cedric Soubeyras on the Husqvarna FC250. Hardy Munoz was up front early, but he struggled in the whoops and dropped backwards. On the last lap of the race Dominique Thury gained some momentum and passed Coty Schock to win the 250 LCQ.