450 MAIN EVENT RESULTS | 2021 ATLANTA SUPERCROSS 1
The premier class is back for some more racing but this time they’re located in Georgia for the 13th round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season. Cooper Webb had a flawless run in Arlington making it the second time we’ve seen the number 2 claim another flawless residency in the 2021 season. Cooper now sits 15 points ahead of rival Ken Roczen while Eli Tomac sits back in third, 41 points behind the leader. It’s now or never for the number 94 of Ken Roczen as the championship is creeping up on the final rounds of the season, giving the German rider less time to score more points for the championship. The Atlanta Motor Speedway infield was transformed into a Supercross in a matter of days but with rain on the horizon, press day was canceled and the track was covered in tarps. The rain came back in the morning of race day, canceling the second qualifying session, making us wonder if the Georgia clay will turn into a mudder or if we’ll see the same thing happen at several of the other rounds we assumed were going to be swampfest. So who do you think will win at the first round of the Atlanta races? Will Cooper continue his stretch in the points or will Ken Roczen catch up? Or will we see someone else like Jason Anderson, Aaron Plessinger, or Eli Tomac walk home with trophy in hand? Either way, we’re excited for the racing this evening so scroll down below to find out what happens as we report LIVE from Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 13th round in the season.
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450 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
The 450 Main Event took off with Aaron Plessinger leading the race and Cooper Webb in second. Chase Sexton ran in third place with Eli Tomac in fourth. A lap in, a collision between Vince Friese and Max Anstie occurred. With 13 minutes remaining, Ken had moved up to ninth place. Chase Sexton started to turn on the heat on Cooper Webb making progress on the KTM rider. Chase Sexton made the pass on Cooper Webb and quickly put a gap in between himself and Webb. With seven minutes remaining, Aaron Plessinger slipped out over a hump and lost his first place position in the race. Then Eli Tomac made the pass on Cooper Webb and set his eyes on Chase Sexton. The battle became extremely close as Eli made ground on the rookie. Cade Clason got in the way of Chase Sexton not letting the leader make the pass. Eli got around and won the race.
450 HEAT 2 RACE RESULTS
Ken Roczen grabbed the holeshot but nearly went down in one of the rhythm sections, saving it but losing positions. Aaron Plessinger has been anticipating this moment when the track conditions are brutal, leading the race. Dylan Ferrandis ran in second with Max Anstie running in third. Jason Anderson made his way around the Suzuki rider, sitting in third place but a mistake would let the 34 by again. However, Max Anstie would fall through the pack, eventually letting Ken Roczen catch up. Jason Anderson barely squeezing by Aaron Plessinger and winning the second Heat Race.
450 HEAT 1 RACE RESULTS
Marvin Musquin was first to the first turn but tipped over letting Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac getting past. Justin Barcia was quick to build a significant gap on the rest of the competition, jumping all the jumps. Joey Savatgy ran in second place with Eli Tomac running in third. Justin Barcia had a massive getoff after losing traction, sending the GasGas rider flying onto the ground.Joey Savatgy made his way into first place with Eli Tomac now in second. Eli Tomac made his way past Joey Savatgy after Joey made a mistake on the finish line jump. Eli Tomac won the first 450 Heat Race.
450 LCQ RACE RESULTS
Freddie Noren grabbed the holeshot with Kevin Moranz, Martin Davalos, and Tyler Bowers just behind. Dean Wilson found himself in the LCQ but several tip overs would solidify his late-race position. Martin Davalos eventually made his way around Freddie Noren for the first place position. Tyler Bowers squeezed past Kevin Moranz for third place. Martin Davalos would win the LCQ.
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