Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 6 at Indy

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Ken Roczen made a perfect sweep of the Indianapolis Supercross residency with his Round 6 win over Cooper Webb. It took four years for Roczen to win back to back races last week in the second race of the residency, but just four days to set a new career mark for his most consecutive wins.

Roczen was under pressure for most of the race by Justin Barcia, who managed to ride alongside the eventual winner midway through the race. While Barcia pressured Roczen, Webb rode through the field and slipped into the runner-up position by 0.888 seconds.

An incident on the final lap altered the top five. Riding third, Barcia got pinched off a jump by Vince Friese. He was helped from the course after getting tagged by Eli Tomac.

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

That incident allowed Marvin Musquin to stand on the podium for the second time this season. His first podium came in Round 1 in Houston.

In fourth, Malcolm Stewart tied his career best finish as Adam Cianciarulo climbed to fifth.

Returning from injury, Jason Anderson finished sixth.

Tomac remounted after his crash with Barcia and finished seventh. His biggest loss was in the points standings, where he now trails Roczen by 24 points. A first place finish in Supercross awards 26 points, so Tomac is almost one full race behind in third.

Dylan Ferrandis in eighth, Joey Savatgy in ninth and Zach Osborne in 10th rounded out the top 10.

Click here for Round 6 450 Main results | 450 points standings | 450 Manufacturer points


Christian Craig ended teammate Colt Nichols three-round winning streak. Or perhaps it was Nichols who ended the streak himself.

In Indy 3, Nichols learned just how fragile a points lead can be. He cross-rutted on the opening lap and dropped from first to last. Nichols might have panicked, but if he did he kept it bottled up inside and climbed to 10th by the halfway mark and fifth by Lap 10.

Nichols’ accident handed the lead to Craig, who set sail and never looked back. At the checkers, he was 7.560 seconds ahead of Jo Shimoda. It was the second win of the season for the Yamaha rider and cut Nichols’ points lead in half. With a perfect string of top-fives, Craig trails Nichols by only six points with two rounds in the 250 East remaining.

Incredibly Nichols battled back to take the final spot on the podium.

Rookie Jett Lawrence did not make it easy on him. After riding all the way up to fifth halfway through the race, Lawrence made his bike wide in front of Nichols. To say Lawrence rode defensively with Nichols on his bumper would be an understatement. At one point Lawrence practically stopped on the course to force Nichols to run into his rear wheel.

Ultimately Lawrence got crossed up with a lapped bike and lost fourth to Mitchell Oldenburg. Lawrence finished fifth.

Joshua Osby in sixth, Hunter Sayles in seventh, Devin Simonson in eighth, Thomas Do in ninth and Luke Neese in 10th rounded out the top 10

Click here for Round 6 Main results | 250 East points standings | 250 Manufacturer points

The Supercross heads to Orlando, Fla for Round 7 on Saturday night, Feb. 13.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 5 AT INDIANAPOLIS: Ken Roczen makes it two in a row; Colt Nichols threepeats

Justin Grant prevails over Kyle Larson in the Turkey Night Grand Prix

Grant Larson Turkey Night
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On the heels of his Hangtown 100 victory, Justin Grant worked his way from 13th in the Turkey Night Grand Prix to beat three-time event winner Kyle Larson by 1.367 seconds. The 81st annual event was run at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway for the sixth time.

“My dad used to take me to Irwindale Speedway, and we’d watch Turkey Night there every year,” Grant said in a series press release. “This is one of the races I fell in love with. I didn’t think I’d ever get a chance to run in it, never thought I’d make a show and certainly never thought I’d be able to win one.”

With its genesis in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium, a quarter-mile dirt track in Los Angeles, the race is steeped in history with winners that include AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Gary Bettenhausen and Johnnie Parsons. Tony Stewart won it in 2000. Kyle Larson won his first of three Turkey Night Grands Prix in 2012. Christopher Bell earned his first of three in 2014, so Grant’s enthusiasm was well deserved.

So was the skepticism that he would win. He failed to crack the top five in three previous attempts, although he came close last year with a sixth-place result. When he lined up for the feature 13th in the crowded 28-car field, winning seemed like a longshot.

Grant watched as serious challengers fell by the wayside. Mitchel Moles flipped on Lap 10 of the feature. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid took a tumble on Lap 68 and World of Outlaws Sprint car driver Carson Macedo flipped on Lap 79. Grant saw the carnage ahead of him and held a steady wheel as he passed Tanner Thorson for the lead with 15 laps remaining and stayed out of trouble for the remainder of the event.

“It’s a dream come true to win the Turkey Night Grand Prix,” Grant said.


Kyle Larson follows Justin Grant to the front on Turkey Night

The 2012, 2016 and 2019 winner, Larson was not scheduled to run the event. His wife Katelyn is expecting their third child shortly, but after a couple of glasses of wine with Thanksgiving dinner and while watching some replays of the event, Larson texted car owner Chad Boat to see if he had a spare car lying around. He did.

“We weren’t great but just hung around and it seemed like anybody who got to the lead crashed and collected some people,” Larson said. “We made some passes throughout; in the mid-portion, we weren’t very good but then we got better at the end.

“I just ran really, really hard there, and knew I was running out of time, so I had to go. I made some pretty crazy and dumb moves, but I got to second and was hoping we could get a caution to get racing with Justin there. He was sliding himself at both ends and thought that maybe we could get a run and just out-angle him into [Turn] 1 and get clear off [Turn] 2 if we got a caution, but it just didn’t work out.”

Larson padded one of the most impressive stats in the history of this race, however. In 10 starts, he’s won three times, finished second four times, was third once and fourth twice.

Bryant Wiedeman took the final spot on the podium.

As Grant and Larson began to pick their way through the field, Kofoid took the lead early from the outside of the front row and led the first 44 laps of the race before handing it over to Cannon McIntosh, who bicycled on Lap 71 before landing on all fours. While Macedo and Thorson tussled for the lead with McIntosh, Grant closed in.

Thorson finished 19th with McIntosh 20th. Macedo recovered from his incident to finish ninth. Kofoid’s hard tumble relegated him to 23rd.

Jake Andreotti in fourth and Kevin Thomas, Jr. rounded out the top five.

1. Justin Grant (started 13)
2. Kyle Larson (22)
3. Bryant Wiedeman (4)
4. Jake Andreotti (9)
5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1)
6. Logan Seavey (8)
7. Alex Bright (27)
8. Emerson Axsom (24)
9. Carson Macedo (7)
10. Jason McDougal (18)
11. Jake Swanson (16)
12. Chase Johnson (6)
13. Jacob Denney (26)
14. Ryan Timms (23)
15. Chance Crum (28)
16. Brenham Crouch (17)
17. Jonathan Beason (19)
18. Cade Lewis (14)
19. Tanner Thorson (11)
20. Cannon McIntosh (3)
21. Thomas Meseraull (15)
22. Tyler Courtney (21)
23. Buddy Kofoid (2)
24. Brody Fuson (5)
25. Mitchel Moles (20)
26. Daniel Whitley (10)
27. Kaylee Bryson (12)
28. Spencer Bayston (25)