Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 11 at Arlington

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The Supercross Round 11 results will show that Cooper Webb is the dominator of Arlington, Texas as he walked away with back-to-back wins in the first two races of the North Texas residency. Webb also swept Orlando, Fla. in two races on that track.

With races disappearing from the the schedule, every bobble matters. The top three in points all got a great start with Webb winning the holeshot and grabbing the early lead. Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen settled into second and third.

In the middle stage of the race, the three settled into comfortable zones with Webb showing a one-second advantage over Tomac and another second back to Roczen.

Roczen began to fade slightly at that point, but still held a huge advantage over the fourth-place rider.

On Lap 18, Tomac was on the back wheel of Webb but over-rotated on the bowl turn leading into the whoops and almost hit the dirt. He lost two seconds with the bobble. Worse still, Tomac lost his rhythm for the next few laps and watched Webb pull away.

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

Little bobbles have big impacts and Tomac ultimately finished 4.6 seconds behind Webb.

With a little trouble from traffic, Roczen was 3.2 seconds further back, but he snapped a streak of three straight races without a podium.

Justin Barcia and Chase Sexton rounded out the top five.

Jason Anderson crossed under the checker in sixth.

When Vince Friese went down in a the turn leading into the whoops, Jason Anderson ran up on the incident and stopped. Instead of blitzing the whoops, he sped alongside the course and avoid all of those slow bumps. Anderson was back in the pack after falling in the first corner of the first lap.

Aaron Plessinger finished seventh after winning his heat race.

Dylan Ferrandis in eighth, Martin Davalos in ninth and Dean Wilson rounded out the top 10 at the checkers.

Wilson was forced to qualify for the Main by racing through the Last Chance Qualifier after he had a rear wheel seize in his heat race.

Both the 450 and 250 class had on-track incidents that delayed the publication of their results.

Click here for Round 11 450 Main results | 450 Rider Points | 450 Manufacturer Points


The 250 West riders entered Arlington with three different winners in their first three races. Mitchell Harrison grabbed the hole shot and lead for seven laps, but Hunter Lawrence stalked him and Jalek Swoll. Lawrence got a run down the straight, zipped past the two leaders and yarded the field.

Lawrence scored his first podium finish last week in the first race of the Arlington residency. That came in his fifth start. It took only three days to better that runner-up finish. Lawrence won his first 250 West race in his sixth start. His brother Jett Lawrence won his first 250 race in his eighth start.

And with Lawrence’s win, there are now four different winners in the first four races.

Swoll held onto the second position to score his first career podium. Swoll’s previous best was a fourth-place finish in the 250 West opener at Orlando.

Kyle Peters took the final spot on the podium. This was not his first top-three finish, but it has been a while since he last stood on the steps. Peters’ last podium was earned in the 250 East series at Foxborough in 2018.

Garrett Marchbanks finished fourth.

The big story of the race involved the points battle, however. Justin Cooper fell on Lap 1, but was able to remount and rounded out the top five.

After getting the holeshot, Harrison faded to sixth at the checkers.

It seemed like Cameron Mcadoo would be able to make up a lot of points over Cooper, but he proved to be fallible as well. McAdoo fell on Lap 7. He shorted the track by a wide margin as he attempted to reenter the competition. The points as they ran gave Mcadoo a one-point margin over Cooper.

Jordon Smith in eighth, Chris Blose in ninth and Nate Thrasher rounded out the top 10.

Click here for 250 West Main results | 250 points standings | 250 Manufacturer points

Next Up: AT&T Center, Arlington, Texas March 20.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 2 AT HOUSTON: Eli Tomac closes 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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 6 AT INDIANAPOLIS: Ken Roczen continues to roll; Christian Craig stops Colt Nichols

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 7 AT ORLANDO: Cooper Webb gets second win as Jett Lawrence also doubles

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 8 AT ORLANDO: Cooper Webb wins again to close the gap on Ken Roczen

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 9 AT DAYTONA: Eli Tomac gets back in contention with fifth Daytona win

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 10 AT ARLINGTON: The Battle of words between Webb and Roczen ends with Webb win

Lessons learned in three rounds of Extreme E pay huge dividends in the Copper X Prix for Tanner Foust

Foust Copper X Prix
McLaren Racing
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To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, what a long, unique trip it’s been for Tanner Foust in his first season with the Extreme E series as he took his early season lessons to Chile to compete in the Copper X Prix. And he’s learned his lessons well.

In February, McLaren announced they would expand their motorsports program with an Extreme E entry. They signed two talented rally drivers in Foust and Emma Gilmour – and paired them for the opening round in Neom, Saudi Arabia with just a few days of testing under their belts. Baked by the Arabian desert sun, it was trial by fire.

The duo performed well in their debut, advancing into the final round and finishing fifth. As Extreme E headed to another desert halfway across the globe for Round 4, it was a good time to catch up with Foust and ask about McLaren’s progress. The Copper X Prix was held this past weekend in one of the most extreme regions in the world: the Atacama Desert.

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“The shock going into the first race was the speed,” Foust told NBC Sports. “It was much higher than we had tested. We spent a lot of time around 100 miles per hour [in race trim] and our testing speeds were more in the 60 to 70-mile range. Then, once we sort of got around that, the car got updated so you can drive it even faster.”

In rally racing, some incidents are out of a driver’s control. Even peeking around another car can be dangerous because of potholes that have recently been gouged in the ground or large bushes that seem to sprout up between laps. A couple of rollovers brought Foust back to earth – but the pace was there and that was important.

“We had some challenges this season,” Foust said prior to the Copper X Prix. “We had a good start; made the final, which is a difficult thing to do in this series. I had two rolls in the first three events, but I have improved each time. Now we come into Round 4 in Chile in a pretty strong position. We have competitive times as a team. We are communicating really well and have our heads around this Odyssey vehicle.”

Foust’s words proved to be prophetic.

He won the Crazy Race – Extreme E’s version of a Last Chance Qualifier – and did so after passing the field. It was the same manner in which he qualified for Saudi Arabia’s finale, but this time things would be better. There were those hard-earned lessons on which to lean – and Foust had reps under his belt. He was not going to be caught off guard by any random obstacles.

Tanner Foust passed Sebastien Loeb heading to the Switch Zone in the Copper X Prix. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)

In the Copper X Prix finale, he pressured one of the best rally drivers in the history of the sport.

Pitching sideways through a tight left-hander late in his stint, Foust put his McLaren Extreme E Odyssey at the head of the pack in front of Sebastien Loeb as they headed to the Switch Zone. There, he would turn the car over to his co-driver Gilmour.

The Extreme E series pairs male and female drivers with both taking a turn behind the wheel.

After the driver change, Gilmour lost the lead momentarily to Loeb’s teammate Cristina Gutierrez, but as they charged toward the finish line, she surged ahead and crossed under the checkers first.

“What an improvement for the team over this year,” Foust said after the race. “We have struggled through some of the events, being in our first year in competition. We showed true pace this weekend; overtaking Sebastien Loeb was a highlight.

“Emma put in a great run in the Final. I was fortunate to go from last to first in the Crazy Race and then first in the Final but with some flag penalties, we had 20 seconds added to our time, which put us into fifth. It was a great feeling crossing the line first, I love this wide style track and the NEOM McLaren Odyssey was fantastic here.

“Hopefully we can continue that momentum into Uruguay.”

Loeb and Gutierrez were elevated to the top of the podium, but no one can take away the feeling of crossing under the checkers first.


Racing Responsibly

Since cars were first invented, racing has played a socially responsible role by improving safety. As Earth reaches a tipping point with climate change, racing needs to adapt to these new needs and requirements, which is where Extreme E’s unique strategy becomes increasingly important.

The Extreme E experience is more than simple racing. Each race is accompanied by a legacy program designed to offset damage done by climate change and to erase the footprint caused by the events.

Foust, a biology major from the University of Colorado, was given the chance to rekindle his interest and give back to the environment ahead of the Copper X Prix.

The Atacama is the oldest desert in the world at 150 million years. It is the driest place on earth and has the highest degree of ultraviolet light. And yet somehow life perseveres through underground rivers with oases dating back to Incan times. Foust participated in preparing a local habitat for the reintroduction of a critically endangered water frog to Chile’s longest river, the Loa, which snakes its way through the desert.

“I’m loving the experience,” Foust said. “I’m putting on a lot of Chapstick, a lot of sunscreen. What a fascinating part of the world. I never would have come here otherwise.

“I honestly am very honored to be a part of this sport. I am a huge believer in the fact that motorsports has done us good in the last 100 years. I think we benefit every single time we put our seatbelts on and drive down the road to the lessons learned in racing since the turn of the century. And I really hope motorsports continues that tradition.

“I think that motorsports like [Extreme E] does it in a responsible way, a gender-neutral way and a carbon-neutral way.”