Saturday’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross event will mark the end of a three-race stand at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the 450 championship race has tightened significantly entering Round 15.
After a dominant victory Tuesday in Round 14, Ken Roczen has closed the gap to 13 points behind championship leader Cooper Webb with three races remaining in the season.
Webb, who has a series-high six victories this season, lost nine points off his lead with a sixth place Tuesday, his worst finish since a season-opening ninth at Houston. With defending series champion Eli Tomac 22 points behind Roczen, the title race seems a two-rider battle with one more event at Atlanta and two in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the 250 West division, Cameron McAdoo kept his championship bid alive with a miraculous recovery from a horrific crash Tuesday. He rebounded for a third and trails Justin Cooper, who won Tuesday, by nine points with two races left.
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 15 of the 2021 Supercross season Saturday:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 15 will be shown live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
Live coverage also 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 14 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
Round 10: Cooper Webb takes points lead with victory
Round 11: Cooper Webb holds off other title contenders
Round 12: Cooper Webb complete another clean sweep
Round 13: Eli Tomac takes victory on late stumble by Chase Sexton
Round 14: Ken Roczen rebounds for victory, closing the gap on Webb
ENTRY LISTS: Click here for the 450 riders l click here for 250 West riders
EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):
7:03 p.m: 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (Finishers 1 – 9 advance to Main)
7:18 p.m.: 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:32 p.m.: 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:46 p.m.: 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
8:09 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)
8:49 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 15 course.
COVID-19 CROWD PROTOCOLS: Atlanta 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