The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series will head to Arlington, Texas, for a three-race stand that will start Saturday with emotions running hot for Round 10 in the Lone Star State.
Ken Roczen will carry a two-point lead over Cooper Webb and some lingering bitterness about how his fiercest title challenger raced him at the start of Round 9 at Daytona International Speedway.
“I think he’s scared of me,” the championship leader said of Webb, who finished second at Daytona International Speedway after squeezing Roczen to the outside on the second turn.
Meanwhile, defending series champion Eli Tomac is within 24 points of Roczen with eight races remaining in the season after his record-tying fifth 450 victory at Daytona International Speedway. It was the 73rd victory of Tomac’s all-time AMA career, moving into fifth on the career wins list ahead of Ryan Villopoto (72).
The trio of contenders has a good history at Arlington. Tomac won there last season and in 2018, and Webb (’19) and Roczen (’16) also are former winners at the stadium the Dallas Cowboys call home.
Two years ago, Webb entered Arlington with the points lead and nipped Roczen in the final corner to win by 0.028 seconds, a pivotal moment in his first championship.
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 10 of the 2021 Supercross season Saturday:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 10 will be shown at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
Live coverage is available via the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass. That has moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month.
The Supercross and Pro Motocross packages will have live coverage of all Supercross heats, qualifiers and races and Pro Motocross main practice, qualifiers and motos. On-demand replays (including the full 2020 season) are available without commercial interruption.
SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the first nine rounds of the 2021 season:
Round 1: Justin Barcia makes it three consecutive victories in the season opener
Round 2: Eli Tomac improves his start, wins first Supercross event on a Tuesday
Round 3: Cooper Webb makes a last-lap pass to beat Ken Roczen
Round 4: Ken Roczen rebounds for first victory of season
Round 5: Two consecutive in Indy for Ken Roczen
Round 6: Ken Roczen completes the sweep of Indianapolis
Round 7: Cooper Webb dominant in second victory of season
Round 8: Cooper Webb completes Orlando sweep
Round 9: Eli Tomac wins as Cooper Webb, Ken Roczen spar
ENTRY LISTS: Click here for the 450 riders l click here for 250 West riders
EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):
7:06 p.m: 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (Finishers 1 – 9 advance to Main)
7:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
8:11 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (Finishers 1 – 4 to Main)
8:22 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
8:50 p.m.: 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
9:28 p.m.: 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
TRACK LAYOUT: Click here for the Round 10 course.
COVID-19 CROWD PROTOCOLS: Arlington will have limited attendance and “pod”-style seating for the event with face coverings required and social distancing observed.
STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 West points standings
HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2021: Full NBC Sports schedule
COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM:
Aaron Plessinger collects the finish he was due in Daytona
Ken Roczen angry with Cooper Webb: “I think he’s scared of me”
Four-time champion Ryan Dungey has a new passion brewing
Chase Sexton back, Adam Cianciarulo out
Ken Roczen comfortable with a new attitude on bike
Colt Nichols, Christian Craig share the 250 points lead
Chase Sexton will miss at least two rounds in Indianapolis
Eli Tomac overcomes “scary” deficit to re-establish bid for title
Christian Craig motivated by chip on shoulder
Ken Roczen ‘disappointed’ in penalty that costs him points lead
Roczen, Marvin Musquin knock off the rust
Malcolm Stewart hooks a big catch with Yahama ride
Adam Cianciarulo has unfinished business in Year 2
Sexton, Ferrandis, McElrath headline stellar rookie class