250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS | 2021 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS 1
The 250 class is back in Texas for another residency. Arlington will be the home for the riders and the teams as they take up shop for three races, two Saturdays and one Tuesday. Cameron McAdoo walked into AT&T Stadium with the red plate but it was Justin Cooper who was fastest in timed qualifying. However, Justin Cooper has been the fastest qualifier in timed qualifying every single race for the West Coast class so far but has only won one Main Event. The track is tight and technical and provides multiple line choices with exciting passing opportunities. So who do you think will be on top of the podium by the end of the night? Will Justin Cooper take back the red plate or will Cameron McAdoo continue his lead in the points chase? Or will another rider, possibly a rookie grab their first podium? Find out down below as we bring all the action and news covering the first of three Arlington Supercross races.
Photos by Brian Converse
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
The Main Event took off and Seth Hammaker took the holeshot yet again with Jordon Smith just behind. Hunter Lawrence ran in third with Jalk Swoll in fourth. The two points contenders, Justin Cooper and Cameron McAdoo got a terrible start, sitting back in eighth and ninth. Cameron took the opportunity to pass faster moving up several positions. Jordon Smith attempted to make a pass on Hammaker but failed, leaving himself stuck in the tuff blocks and Hunter Lawrence to make the pass. At this point, Cameron McAdoo made huge ground on the leaders and already was right behind Smith in fourth place while Justin Cooper was still in seventh. Hammaker’s lead grew to over three seconds on the rest of the competition. Jordon Smith made another huge mistake and the front of his jersey was torn wide open. Cameron rode around his teammate and the race continued. Hunter Lawrence still sat in second place but four seconds behind the leader. With six minutes remaining, Justin Cooper made his way back up to fourth but would have to make up considerable time to catch up to those in front of him. Alex Martin sat in fifth place with Garrett Marchbanks in sixth. Seth Hammaker made a mistake and nearly went down, however, lost precious time allowing Hunter Lawrence to catch up a little bit. But this small fumble did not faze him as he proceeded to put a second gap in between himself and Hunter again. The leaders ran into lap traffic, slowing down Hunter’s advancement on Seth. With two laps remaining, Justin Cooper made the pass on Cameron McAdoo. But Cameron was a fighter as he cut a turn short and made the pass on Cooper. Justin Cooper tipped over at the base of a turn. Seth Hammaker won his first Main Event with Hunter Lawrence getting second.
250 HEAT 2 RACE RESULTS
The second Heat took off and Jalek Swoll grabbed the holeshot with Hunter Lawrence in second. Justin Cooper raced in third with Chris Blose in fourth. Cameron McAdoo got a poor start but already made quick work of the competition in front of him. Cameron McAdoo was already knocking on Justin Cooper’s door with two minutes remaining. Justin Cooper made the pass on Hunter Lawrence for second and eventually, Cameron followed suit in the turn after the whoops. Justin Cooper also started to make passing attempts on Jalek Swoll and was successful with Cameron making the pass as well. Both Cameron McAdoo and Justin Cooper battled to the finish line but Justin Cooper held onto his first place position.
250 HEAT 1 RACE RESULTS
Seth Hammaker grabbed the holeshot in the first Heat Race with teammate Jordon Smith chasing just behind. Alex Martin chase in third place with Jace Owen in fourth. Seth may have been in first place but his teammate was not letting him leave his sight as Jordon Smith was only half a second behind. Surprisingly though, Seth unlocked a ton of speed and started to spread the gap to two seconds. However, Jordon began to close the gap with two minutes remaining. Seth would cross the checkers first and win the first Heat Race of his career.
250 LCQ RACE RESULTS
The LCQ took off for the 250s and Ryan Surratt led the race with Ty Masterpool in second and Mitchell Harrison in third place. Ryan lost a lot of time through the whoops and Mitchell Harrison gained ground. Coty Schock made the pass on Coty Schock and Mitchell Harrison became successful with the pass on Surratt. Coty made the pass Surratt for second place while Mitchell Harrison led the race with a several second lead. Mitchell Harrison won the 250 LCQ.
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