Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 12 at Arlington


The Arlington residency is in the books with three races complete and Supercross Round 12 results show that Cooper Webb is the Arlington master. With three straight wins, he swept the AT&T Stadium residency. Earlier this season, he won both Orlando races.

Webb stalked Roczen for most of the race until traffic bunched the field and allowed Webb to catch the leader with four minutes on the clock. The two rode handlebar-to-handlebar for a lap until Roczen bobbled in the sand and gave up more than a second to the new leader.

Roczen held onto second, but lost valuable points despite scoring his second consecutive podium. He got back among the leaders last week after finishing outside of the top three in three consecutive races from Orlando 2 – a race won by Webb – through Arlington 1 – another Webb winner.

With three victories at Indianapolis for their three-race residency, Roczen gained an early advantage. But Webb swept the two races at Orlando and may have establish himself as a clear favorite with three consecutive wins in Arlington.

Webb holds a 15-point lead over Roczen with five rounds remaining.

Third in the points, but continuing to lose ground in the championship chase, Eli Tomac was embroiled in a fierce battle with Justin Barcia in the closing laps at Arlington.

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Tomac was catching the two leaders and had visions of an upset dancing in his head until he jumped wide with four minutes on the clock and clipped a Tuff Blox. Tomac was lucky to save his bike, but that allowed Barcia to get back around him and cost Tomac value track position.

Tomac regained third with time running off the clock.

The top three in the points finished 1-2-3 in the race.

Fourth in the standings, Justin Barcia was fourth in the race. Of course, that is no way to make up ground.

Jason Anderson rounded out the top five.

Malcolm Stewart finished sixth in the race, but that was a huge reversal of fortune for a rider who struggled in the first two Arlington races with a 14th last Saturday night and a 13th on Tuesday.

Dylan Ferrandis in seventh, Joey Savatgy in eighth, Aaron Plessinger in ninth and Dean Wilson rounded out the top 10.

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Arlington 3 was a tale of two Coopers.

In 250s the championship battle played out at the head of the pack. Hunter Lawrence, Cameron Mcadoo and Justin Cooper entered the final race of the Arlington residency with only two points separating all three.

Cooper grabbed the holeshot and set a comfortable advantage over Mcadoo that was 2.5 seconds by the halfway point. With pressure relieved, Cooper then stretched his advantage before the checkers and won by 3.5 seconds.  It was enough to give Cooper the red plate by two points over Mcadoo.

Mcadoo only lost the red plate on Tuesday when he was credited with a 10th-place finish after cutting the track following a mid-race crash. That snapped a three-race sweep of the podium. Mcadoo wanted redemption. He responded to last week’s trouble with this second-place finish.

Seth Hammaker earned the final podium spot. This is his second podium finish after scoring a career-first win last Saturday in Arlington 1.

Jalek Swoll finished fourth. This is his third top-five in five 250 West races.

Lawrence was attempting to keep the points tight until he jumped off course and got hung up in the net. He remounted quickly and finished fifth, but relinquished the red plate and slipped to third in the standings. Lawrence trails Cooper by six points.

Garrett Marchbanks was forced to qualify for the 250 Main through the Last Chance Qualifier after crashing in his Heat. He won the LCQ before finishing sixth in the Main.

Chris Blose in seventh, Kyle Peters in eighth, Nate Thrasher in ninth and Jarrett Frye rounded out the top 10.

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Next Up: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. April 10.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 11 AT ARLINGTON: Cooper Webb two-for-two in Arlington; Hunter Lawrence wins first 250

Winner Josef Newgarden earns $3.666 million from a record Indy 500 purse of $17 million


INDIANAPOLIS — The first Indy 500 victory for Josef Newgarden also was the richest in race history from a record 2023 purse of just more than $17 million.

The two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, who continued his celebration Monday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earned $3.666 million for winning the 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

The purse and winner’s share both are the largest in the history of the Indianapolis 500.

It’s the second consecutive year that the Indy 500 purse set a record after the 2022 Indy 500 became the first to crack the $16 million mark (nearly doubling the 2021 purse that offered a purse of $8,854,565 after a crowd limited to 135,000 because of the COVID-19 pandemic).

The average payout for IndyCar drivers was $500,600 (exceeding last year’s average of $485,000).

Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske, whose team also fields Newgarden’s No. 2 Dallara-Chevrolet, had made raising purses a priority since buying the track in 2020. But Penske but was unable to post big money purses until the race returned to full capacity grandstands last year.

The largest Indy 500 purse before this year was $14.4 million for the 2008 Indy 500 won by Scott Dixon (whose share was $2,988,065). Ericsson’s haul made him the second Indy 500 winner to top $3 million (2009 winner Helio Castroneves won $3,048,005.

Runner-up Marcus Ericsson won $1.043 million after falling short by 0.0974 seconds in the fourth-closest finish in Indy 500 history.

The 107th Indy 500 drew a crowd of at least 330,000 that was the largest since the sellout for the 100th running in 2016, and the second-largest in more than two decades, according to track officials.

“This is the greatest race in the world, and it was an especially monumental Month of May featuring packed grandstands and intense on-track action,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “Now, we have the best end card possible for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500: a record-breaking purse for the history books.”

Benjamin Pedersen was named the Indy 500 rookie of the year, earning a $50,000 bonus.

The race’s purse is determined through contingency and special awards from IMS and IndyCar. The awards were presented Monday night in the annual Indy 500 Victory Celebration at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

The payouts for the 107th Indy 500:

1. Josef Newgarden, $3,666,000
2. Marcus Ericsson, $1,043,000
3. Santino Ferrucci, $481,800
4. Alex Palou, $801,500
5. Alexander Rossi, $574,000
6. Scott Dixon, $582,000
7. Takuma Sato, $217,300
8. Conor Daly, $512,000
9. Colton Herta, $506,500
10. Rinus VeeKay, $556,500
11. Ryan Hunter‐Reay, $145,500
12. Callum Ilott, $495,500
13. Devlin DeFrancesco, $482,000
14. Scott McLaughlin, $485,000
15. Helio Castroneves, $481,500
16. Tony Kanaan, $105,000
17. Marco Andretti, $102,000
18. Jack Harvey, $472,000
19. Christian Lundgaard, $467,500
20. Ed Carpenter, $102,000
21. Benjamin Pedersen (R), $215,300
22. Graham Rahal, $565,500*
23. Will Power, $488,000
24. Pato O’Ward, $516,500
25. Simon Pagenaud, $465,500
26. Agustín Canapino (R), $156,300
27. Felix Rosenqvist, $278,300
28. Kyle Kirkwood, $465,500
29. David Malukas, $462,000
30. Romain Grosjean, $462,000
31. Sting Ray Robb (R), $463,000
32. RC Enerson (R), $103,000
33.  Katherine Legge, $102,000

*–Broken down between two teams, $460,000 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, $105,500 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports