Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 5 at Indy


Ken Roczen locked down his second consecutive victory in Supercross Round 5 and the results show a growing lead in the points as he currently has a 13-point margin over the field. This was the first time since 2017 that Roczen was able to score back-to-back wins.

Justin Barcia earned the holeshot. Roczen was able to get around him early, but Barcia held on to the runner-up position despite a determined charge by the defending Supercross 450 champion Eli Tomac. While it was not a victory, Barcia was pleased with second. He won the opening round, but struggled in the next three with just one other top-five.

Tomac settled for third and said after the race it was all he had. Tomac is keeping the points lead in sight at 14 markers behind Roczen and one behind Cooper Webb.

Webb found himself mired in traffic for much of the race, but progressively picked off the competition to finish fourth. This is his fourth consecutive result of fourth or better.

With his best result of the season, Aaron Plessinger rounded out the top five in fifth.

RESULTS: Click here for 450 results; Click here for 250

Adam Cianciarulo spent the first half of the race in the top three, but a bobble midway through the event dropped him several positions. He wound up sixth on the leaderboard.

Zach Osborne in seventh, Joey Savatgy in eighth and the rookie Dylan Ferrandis took the next three positions.

Malcolm Stewart had a top-five in sight when he jumped off course in the closing laps while battling Plessinger. Stewart ended the night 10th.

Click here for Round 5 450 Main results | 450 points standings |  450 Manufacturer points


In 250s, Yamaha teammates Colt Nichols and Christian Craig continued their domination as confusion waved over the final lap. Time ran off the clock and the lap counter should have shown one circuit remaining, but the checkers waved over Nichols with a 5.798 second lead over Craig – handing Nichols his third consecutive win.

Craig finished second, and is now 11 points behind in the points standings with three rounds remaining. Craig won the opening round in Houston and has swept the top five since.

Michael Mosiman had a comfortable lead over Nichols until he almost crashed into a lapped rider who went down in front of him in the whoops. As Mosiman swerved clipped the rider on the ground, Nichols blasted past midway through the event.

Jo Shimoda had the comeback ride of the race. He got off to a slow start out of the gate and was caught up in a multi-bike pileup on the first circuit. He remounted at the back of the pack, but remained on the lead lap and finished fourth.

Injury has decimated the 250 East class. One result of the loss of several contenders is that only four riders finished the Round 5 Main on the lead lap.

Grant Harlan was the first rider one lap off the pace in fifth.

Jeremy Hand in sixth, Joshua Varize in seventh, Joshua Osby in eighth, Logan Karnow in ninth and Kevin Moranz rounded out the top 10.

Jett Lawrence crashed twice in his heat. He won the Last Chance Qualifier, but did not make the gate for the Main with an apparent shoulder injury.

Click here for Round 5 Main results| 250 East points standings | 250 Manufacturer points

The Supercross remains in Indianapolis for Round 6 on Saturday night, Feb. 6.

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 1 AT HOUSTON: Justin Barcia, Christian Craig take early lead

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 2 AT HOUSTON: Eli Tomac close gap, Jett Lawrence wins his first

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 3 AT HOUSTON: Ken Roczen earns one-point margin; Colt Nichols, Christian Craig share 250 lead

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 4 AT INDIANAPOLIS: Ken Roczen wins to extend points margin, Colt Nichols doubles down

Roger Penske discusses flying tire at Indy 500 with Dallara executives: ‘We’ve got to fix that’


INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Penske spoke with Dallara executives Monday morning about the loose tire that went flying over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway catchfence and into a Turn 2 parking lot.

The left-rear wheel from Kyle Kirkwood’s No. 27 Dallara-Honda was sheared off in a collision at speed as Kirkwood tried to avoid the skidding No. 6 Dallara-Chevrolet of Felix Rosenqvist on Lap 183 of the 107th Indianapolis 500.

No one seriously was hurt in the incident (including Kirkwood, whose car went upside down and slid for several hundred feet), though an Indianapolis woman’s Chevy Cruze was struck by the tire. The Indy Star reported a fan was seen and released from the care center after sustaining minor injuries from flying debris in the crash.

During a photo shoot Monday morning with Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden at the IMS Yard of Bricks, Penske met with Dallara founder and owner Gian Paolo Dallara and Dallara USA CEO Stefano dePonti. The Italian company has been the exclusive supplier of the current DW12 chassis to the NTT IndyCar series for 11 years.

“The good news is we didn’t have real trouble with that tire going out (of the track),” Penske, who bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020, told a few reporters shortly afterward. “I saw it hit. When it went out, I saw we were OK. I talked to the Dallara guys today. We’re going to look at that, but I guess the shear (force) from when (Rosenqvist’s) car was sitting, (Kirkwood’s car) went over and just that shear force tore that tether. Because we have tethers on there, and I’ve never seen a wheel come off.

“That to me was probably the scariest thing. We’ve got to fix that. We’ve got to fix that so that doesn’t happen again.”

Asked by NBC Sports if IndyCar would be able to address it before Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix or before the next oval race at Iowa Speedway, Penske said, “The technical guys should look at it. I think the speed here, a couple of hundred (mph) when you hit it vs. 80 or 90 or whatever it might be, but that was a pinch point on the race.”

In a statement released Monday to WTHR and other media outlets, IndyCar said that it was “in possession of the tire in Sunday’s incident and found that the tether did not fail. This is an isolated incident, and the series is reviewing to make sure it does not happen again. IndyCar takes the safety of the drivers and fans very seriously. We are pleased and thankful that no one was hurt.”

IndyCar provided no further explanation for how the wheel was separated from the car without the tether failing.

IndyCar began mandating wheel suspension tethers using high-performance Zylon material after a flying tire killed three fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway during a May 1, 1999 race. Three fans also were struck and killed by a tire at Michigan International Speedway during a July 26, 1998 race.

The IndyCar tethers can withstand a force of more than 22,000 pounds, and the rear wheel tethers were strengthened before the 2023 season.