Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 13 at Atlanta


Eli Tomac won the first of three races on the infield at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Monster Energy Supercross Round 13 results show that he has firmly established himself as the speedway king. Tomac won his fifth Daytona International Speedway infield race last month to tie Ricky Carmichael for the most on that course.

Tomac’s third win of the season allowed him to narrow the gap to points’ leader Cooper Webb to 36 markers, but it may be too little, too late unless Webb makes a mistake. Still, after Ken Roczen swept the residency at Indianapolis and Webb swept both Orlando and Arlington, it was an achievement to put himself in a position where he could do the same thing in Atlanta.

It was almost a night for first time winners, however.

Aaron Plessinger jumped out to an early and comfortable lead until he crashed with seven minutes remaining on the clock.

Plessinger’s accident opened the door for Chase Sexton, who had moments earlier passed Webb. Sexton set off to find the checkers, but Tomac was slowly reeling him in. As the riders were rounding the final two corners, Sexton was stalled by a lapped rider and allowed Tomac to take the lead as the white flag was unfurled.

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

Sexton was pleased to score his first career podium in the 450 class even though he lost his chance for victory twice in 2021. Sexton was leading Houston 2 and pulling away when he crashed out of that event.

Webb got a good start, but never really found his rhythm. Once Sexton caught him, it took only a lap to get around.

“To gain points is always good on your bad days,” Webb told NBC’s Will Christian after the race.”

El Hombre, Jason Anderson, got mired in traffic early and had a huge deficit to erase. In the closing laps, he may have been the fastest rider in the field, but he was forced to settle for fourth.

Dylan Ferrandis rounded out the top five.

And Plessinger? He lost his momentum after suffering his crash, which relegated him to sixth on the chart.

Marvin Musquin in seventh and Joey Savatgy in eighth were next in line.

Roczen’s late season slump continues. In this week’s preview, it was noted how rare it is for him to earn back-to-back podiums this late in the season. He was coming off a third and second at Arlington while still losing points to the winning rider Webb. Roczen lost even more ground with his ninth-place finish.

Justin Barcia completed the top 10.

Click here for Round 13 450 Main results | 450 Rider Points | Manufacturer Points

Nate Thrasher might have felt the pressure of winning his first 250 race after previously scoring a best of ninth. If he did, it certainly didn’t show as his smooth trips around the track put the pressure on Garrett Marchbanks instead.

Thrasher became the fifth first-time winner of the season following Jett Lawrence in the Houston 2 race, Cameron Mcadoo on the infield course at Daytona International Speedway, Seth Hammaker in Arlington 1 and Hunter Lawrence in Arlington 2.

“I got a great start,” Thrasher told NBC Sports’ Daniel Blair. “I went through the LCQ unfortunately; I had a crash. I knew I had the speed tonight. The track was technical and I’m good at that stuff.

“It feels amazing. I just want to take it in tonight and come back Tuesday.”

Thrasher’s first win came in his sixth start, which ties him for the sixth-quickest to a 250 victory with 450 winner Tomac and Hunter Lawrence.

Click here for 250 West Main results | 250 Rider Points

Justin Cooper struggled in his heat race. He went down on the opening lap and was forced to battle back through the field, but that may have taught him a lot about setting up the pass in difficult conditions.

Cooper rebounded to finish second, which allowed him to double his points’ lead from two to four markers over third-place Mcadoo.

Mcadoo was set to make up some points on the 250 West leader until he drifted right in one of the rhythm sections and slipped off course in the opening laps. Mcadoo was leading Cooper at the time.

The third points contender in 250 West did not fare as well.

Hunter Lawrence was swallowed up as the field narrowed into a single groove at the end of the starting stretch. One of the points contenders entering Atlanta, Lawrence buried his front tire and fell. Lawrence remounted dead last and was able to climb to only seventh at the checkers.

Seth Hammaker in fourth and Kyle Peters in fifth rounded out the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Mitchell Harrison, Lawrence, Jalek Swoll, Pierce Brown and Coty Schock.

Like the winner Thrasher, Brown was forced to make his way into the big show through the LCQ.

Next Up: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. April 13.

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

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 12 AT ARLINGTON: Cooper Webb gets second residency sweep with perfect Arlington effort

Kyle Larson wins third consecutive High Limit Sprint race at Eagle Raceway, Rico Abreu second again

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It took four attempts for Kyle Larson to win his first High Limit Sprint Car Series race in the series he co-owns with brother-in-law Brad Sweet, but once he found victory lane, he has been undefeated with his win at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway. For the second week, Abreu led early only to fall prey to Larson.

The win was Larson’s third straight victory and the fifth consecutive top-five, giving him a perfect sweep of the season after finishing 10th in last year’s inaugural race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana.

Larson started third behind Abreu and Brent Marks but was embroiled in a fierce battle with Anthony Macri for third during the first dozen laps. Larson slipped by Macri in traffic until a red flag waved for a flip by Lachlan McHugh.

Meanwhile at the front of the pack, Marks retook the lead from Abreu on Lap 18. Larson followed one lap later and then caution waved again. Tyler Courtney lost power and fell to 24th after starting eighth.

Marks scooted away on the restart but tragedy struck in Lap 26. Leading the race, Marks hit a pothole in Turn 1, bicycled and then flipped, handing the lead to Larson.

Abreu caught Larson again during the final laps and in a reprise of their battle at Tri-City Speedway, the two threw sliders at one another for several laps until Larson built some separation and ran away to the checkers.

“I didn’t feel like my pace in [Turns] 1 & 2 slowed down a ton,” Larson said from victory lane. “I missed it once there and then I saw his nose in 3 & 4. I didn’t know if he nailed the bottom that well behind me and I think he might have slid me in the next corner, so he was definitely on the top.

“I was nervous to move up there because my car was really pogoing up in the entry of 1. I got up just in time, made a few mistakes and he threw a couple more sliders at me but he was just a little too far back and I was able to squirt around him. Then I really had to commit to hitting my marks – back my effort down a bit to avoid mistakes.”

After leading early, Abreu fell back as far as sixth, but faith in his car kept hope alive.

“I just needed to do a few things a few laps before I did and fix some angles, then my car got a whole lot better,” Abreu said. “I’m thankful for this team; they do an amazing job. They don’t give up on me. I know my car is going to be there right at the end of these races, so it’s just the discipline of being patient.”

For Abreu, it was his third near-miss this season. He was leading at Lakeside in the 2023 opener until a tire went flat in the closing laps and he lost the lead to Larson late in the Tri-City Speedway race. Abreu has finished sixth or better in his last three High Limit races with each result being progressively better until his pair of runner-up results.

Third-place finisher Scelzi was the hard charger, advancing from 17th.

“I had a very specific plan; don’t go near [the hole in Turn 1],” Scelzi said. “It worked out. No one wanted to start on the top. I think I gained a couple of rows there on the choose cone and ran the middle, which seemed to be better than right around the bottom.”

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid in fourth and Macri rounded out the top five.

World of Outlaws star and former NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was one of 41 entrants, but he was not among the 26 starters. He failed to advance to the Main after finishing eighth in the B Main and seventh in his heat.

Feature Results

A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson[4]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi[17]; 4. 71-Michael Kofoid[5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]; 6. 9-Chase Randall[9]; 7. 26-Zeb Wise[14]; 8. 1X-Jake Bubak[15]; 9. 8-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 10. 14D-Corey Day[18]; 11. 11-Cory Eliason[12]; 12. 5T-Ryan Timms[11]; 13. 88-Austin McCarl[13]; 14. 21H-Brady Bacon[22]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 16. 7S-Robbie Price[19]; 17. 21-Brian Brown[23]; 18. 22-Riley Goodno[26]; 19. 52-Blake Hahn[25]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 21. 3J-Dusty Zomer[6]; 22. 14-Cole Macedo[7]; 23. 19-Brent Marks[2]; 24. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[8]; 25. 25-Lachlan McHugh[20]; 26. 53-Jack Dover[24]

2023 High Limit Sprint Car Series

Race 1: Giovanni Scelzi wins at Lakeside Speedway
Race2: Anthony Macri wins at 34 Raceway
Race 3: Kyle Larson wins at Wayne County Speedway
Race 4: Kyle Larson wins at Tri-City Speedway