450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS | 2021 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS 2

450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS | 2021 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS 2

Racing is back in NRG Stadium located in Houston, Texas for round 2 of the Monster Energy Supercross season. To say that there are quite a few fast guys in the 450 class would be a huge understatement. In fact, saying the 450 class is stacked would be an understatement. To put it into perspective, from first to 20th in Group A’s qualifying session during the first round of Houston, only three seconds separated the leader from the dude in last. And already observing the practice sessions in the early morning, we are already seeing similar results to this past weekend. The premier class is one of the most competitive classes we’ve seen in recent memory and the results from the first round are a good example of this. Champs like Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb, and Jason Anderson all performed not as well as we thought they would while Justin Barcia and Ken Roczen were riding on another level. We cannot wait to watch some awesome racing but first, we’ll examine qualifying. So if you’re here to see who your Supercross fantasy picks will be, welcome. And if you’re here to see who’s your fastest 450 qualifiers, scroll down below. Also, be sure to check out the rest of the live updates we’ll be providing live from NRG Stadium as we bring you complete coverage to the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season.

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Photos by Travis Fant

450 OVERALL QUALIFYING

Adam Cianciarulo was the fastest qualifier out of all riders in the day.

Chase Sexton and Adam Cianciarulo both started off extremely strong at the beginning of qualifying and it wasn’t long until the two would be going back and forth for the fastest qualifying time. Ken Roczen would follow in third and Ferrandis in fourth. Malcolm Stewart made a push towards the end of qualifying giving him the third position in the second round just beating Roczen and the 2020 outdoor 450 champion, Zach Osborne, would follow Malcolm’s lead. The 2020 Supercross champ, Eli Tomac qualified in seventh place and Marvin Musquin in eighth place. Both Adam and Chase would fall in the remarkably fast 41 second lap time range while Adam would set the fastest time out of all riders sitting at a 41.79 and Chase at 41.9. Adam Cianciarulo and Chase Sexton are known for their fast lap times but as we all know in Supercross, it all comes down to their racecraft in the heats and main.

POS. # NAME BEST TIME
1 9 Adam Cianciarulo 41.797
2 23 Chase Sexton 41.904
3 16 Zach Osborne 41.989
4 27 Malcolm Stewart 42.125
5 94 Ken Roczen 42.130
6 14 Dylan Ferrandis 42.260
7 1 Eli Tomac 42.415
8 25 Marvin Musquin 42.422
9 51 Justin Barcia 42.441
10 10 Justin Brayton 42.459
11 2 Cooper Webb 42.663
12 21 Jason Anderson 42.712
13 37 Benny Bloss 42.783
14 17 Joey Savatgy 42.852
15 15 Dean Wilson 42.911
16 40 Vince Friese 42.950
17 7 Aaron Plessinger 43.053
18 36 Martin Davalos 43.071
19 20 Broc Tickle 43.361
20 11 Kyle Chisholm 43.545
21 28 Brandon Hartranft 43.675
22 19 Justin Bogle 43.750
23 43 Fredrik Noren 43.950
24 722 Adam Enticknap 44.043
25 83 Alex Ray 44.179
26 280 Cade Clason 44.416
27 81 Justin Starling 44.574
28 330 Aj Catanzaro 44.629
29 981 Austin Politelli 44.634
30 309 Jeremy Smith 44.919
31 805 Carlen Gardner 44.966
32 57 Justin Rodbell 45.082
33 606 Ronnie Stewart 45.232
34 114 Nick Schmidt 45.255
35 952 Ludovic Macler 45.365
36 184 Scott Champion 45.467
37 848 Joan Cros 45.668
38 447 Deven Raper 45.916
39 282 Theodore Pauli 46.020
40 421 Vann Martin 46.101

TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY FOR THE RACES

41 121 Chris Howell 46.295
42 597 Mason Kerr 46.343
43 501 Scotty Wennerstrom 46.469
44 637 Bobby Piazza 46.751
45 976 Joshua Greco 46.771
46 824 Carter Stephenson 46.859
47 795 Aaron Leininger 49.178


The dirt this time around is more hard-packed than the first round of Houston Supercross.

The 2019 champ debuting some of Thor’s new gear.

450 SESSION 1 QUALIFYING GROUP A

Jason Anderson would qualify in 17th in the first round of qualifying for the 450 Group A class.

The MotoConcepts team riders Vince Friese and Benny Bloss took an early lead in the qualifying session. Half of the 450 field in the first few laps were in the 43 second lap time. However, some riders broke into the 42 second lap time very early on being lead by Chase Sexton, Adam Cianciarulo, and Marvin Musquin. We saw Chase qualify first last weekend and this appeared to be the same case for Houston 2. Halfway through their first qualifying session, it appeared Eli Tomac pulled into pit row to get some adjustments to the bike. Christian Craig in the 250 class mentioned that the dirt was harder than the past Saturday so it makes sense for the teams to make adjustments on their bikes during qualifying. Chase’s fastest lap time would soon become the second-fastest lap time as the red plate holder, Justin Barcia, would just barely scrape past with a 42.4. But just one lap later, Chase would reclaim his spot with a 42.2. Dylan Ferrandis would qualify considerably better than Houston 1 as he would sit in fifth place in timed qualifying. With one lap left, Zach Osborne would come out of nowhere and get the fastest lap time out of everyone with a 42.1 followed by Chase Sexton, Ken Roczen, and Justin Barcia.

POS. # RIDER BEST TIME
1 16 Zach Osborne 42.138
2 23 Chase Sexton 42.270
3 94 Ken Roczen 42.369
4 51 Justin Barcia 42.444
5 25 Marvin Musquin 42.543
6 14 Dylan Ferrandis 42.772
7 17 Joey Savatgy 42.852
8 1 Eli Tomac 42.863
9 15 Dean Wilson 42.911
10 9 Adam Cianciarulo 42.925
11 2 Cooper Webb 42.949
12 40 Vince Friese 42.950
13 10 Justin Brayton 42.978
14 27 Malcolm Stewart 43.167
15 36 Martin Davalos 43.255
16 7 Aaron Plessinger 43.329
17 21 Jason Anderson 43.376
18 20 Broc Tickle 43.607
19 37 Benny Bloss 43.999
20 19 Justin Bogle 44.397
21 28 Brandon Hartranft 44.438
22 83 Alex Ray 44.539
23 11 Kyle Chisholm 44.595
24 722 Adam Enticknap 44.660

Zach Osborne would get the fastest laptime of the 450 class in the first round of qualifying. 

Cooper Webb was 11th.

The points leader, Justin Barcia was 4th.

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