450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS | 2021 UNADILLA NATIONAL

450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS | 2021 UNADILLA NATIONAL

After a several week hiatus, we are back to the races as the 2021 season kicks off once again at the 2021 Unadilla National. In qualifying, we saw Ken Roczen grab the fastest qualifying time with a surprising performance by Aaron Plessinger, getting the second fastest qualifying time. Points leader Dylan Ferrandis qualified not too far back, sitting in fifth but we do wonder if he will extend his sizable 47 points lead, or if this will be the race Ken Roczen begins to close the gap.

Scroll down below as we report all the action LIVE from New Berlin, New York for the races.

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Photos by Trevor Nelson

450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS

Interestingly, Dylan rode well both motos but would fall off from the leaders.

Chase Sexton was first across the holeshot line with much greater success than the first moto. Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen chased in second and third place. Points leader Dylan Ferrandis wasn’t far behind in fourth place and already started to close the gap. Ken made his way past Cooper Webb for second place and Ferrandis was on Webb’s rear fender by the end of the first lap. Half a lap later, Dylan made the pass for third place while Marvin Musquin who sat in fifth place, started to work towards the back of Webb as well.

With 20 minutes left, Ken Roczen made the pass on Chase Sexton for first place. Ken Roczen would eventually win the race and take the overall while his teammate would land in second place.

POS. # RIDER Moto 1 / Moto 2
1 94 Ken Roczen 1 1
2 14 Dylan Ferrandis 2 3
3 25 Marvin Musquin 4 4
4 3 Eli Tomac 3 7
5 23 Chase Sexton 11 2
6 2 Cooper Webb 5 5
7 29 Christian Craig 7 6
8 34 Max Anstie 8 9
9 19 Justin Bogle 9 12
10 72 Coty Schock 12 10
11 15 Dean Wilson 15 8
12 951 Ryan Surratt 14 11
13 17 Joseph Savatgy 6 20
14 376 Chris Canning 17 13
15 28 Brandon Hartranft 10 37
16 122 Jeremy Hand 16 16
17 800 Jace Kessler 13 22
18 314 Tyler Stepek 21 14
19 57 Justin Rodbell 18 17
20 97 Ben LaMay 22 15
21 270 Jacob Runkles 19 18
22 309 Jeremy Smith 24 19
23 441 Scott Meshey 20 25
24 280 William Clason 23 21
25 489 Ricci Randanella 27 24
26 794 Bryce Backaus 29 23
27 139 Nathen LaPorte 26 26
28 647 Matthew Hubert 28 27
29 315 Cody Groves 25 35
30 144 Nicolas Rolando 34 28
31 148 Bryce Hansen 31 32
32 931 Brandon Gregoire 36 29
33 483 Bryton Carroll 33 36
34 577 Felix Lopez 40 30
35 746 Trevor Schmidt 32 38
36 391 Rody Schroyer 37 40
37 247 Brock Papi 39 39
38 464 Dominique Thury 30
39 281 Cory Carsten 31
40 925 Jonah Geistler 33
41 507 Thomas Lanphear 34
42 637 Robert Piazza 35
43 7 Aaron Plessinger 38

 

Chase Sexton would have a redemption ride in the second moto after having a nasty crash in the first moto. 

450 MOTO 1 RACE RESULTS

Aaron did not let Ken Roczen leave his sight as the number 7 was the only one who managed to keep up until a huge crash.

Ken Roczen grabbed the holeshot but unfortunately for his teammate, Chase Sexton would highside while crossing the holeshot line, being ejected from the bike. Aaron Plessinger got a great start as he chased Ken Roczen in second place while another Star Yamaha crew member, Dylan Ferrandis, ran in third place. In fourth place sat Justin Bogle with recent Supercross champ Cooper Webb in fifth. Interesting though, the pack was spread apart generously as the 450 class is usually seen on each other’s fenders the entire race.

At 23 minutes, Aaron Plessinger closed the gap on Roczen to less than a second. Back in fifth place, Marvin Musquin was making moves, sitting in eighth just a lap before. Another impressive comeback was the 23 of Chase Sexton who started to redeem his crash from the beginning and now sat in 24th. All of this after Chase was quite literally laying on the ground after the first turn.

At the halfway mark, the leaders were actually pulling away from Ferrandis as the lead grew to over 12 seconds on third place. One rider who wasn’t pulling away from the competition was Eli Tomac who now Marvin Musquin breathing down his neck. Unfortunately, Aaron Plessinger had a bizarre crash, looping out after a tabletop. The bike was incredibly mangled with the rear end pointing into the air. Ken Roczen would end up winning the race and Dylan Ferrandis would get second.

POS. # RIDER
1 94 Ken Roczen
2 14 Dylan Ferrandis
3 3 Eli Tomac
4 25 Marvin Musquin
5 2 Cooper Webb
6 17 Joseph Savatgy
7 29 Christian Craig
8 34 Max Anstie
9 19 Justin Bogle
10 28 Brandon Hartranft
11 23 Chase Sexton
12 72 Coty Schock
13 800 Jace Kessler
14 951 Ryan Surratt
15 15 Dean Wilson
16 122 Jeremy Hand
17 376 Chris Canning
18 57 Justin Rodbell
19 270 Jacob Runkles
20 441 Scott Meshey
21 314 Tyler Stepek
22 97 Ben LaMay
23 280 William Clason
24 309 Jeremy Smith
25 315 Cody Groves
26 139 Nathen LaPorte
27 489 Ricci Randanella
28 647 Matthew Hubert
29 794 Bryce Backaus
30 464 Dominique Thury
31 148 Bryce Hansen
32 746 Trevor Schmidt
33 483 Bryton Carroll
34 144 Nicolas Rolando
35 637 Robert Piazza
36 931 Brandon Gregoire
37 391 Rody Schroyer
38 7 Aaron Plessinger
39 247 Brock Papi
40 577 Felix Lopez

Ken Roczen would win the first moto.

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