Arlington 2024: Highlights, Results & Quotes

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The 2024 AMA Supercross series was back in action this weekend at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the seventh round of the 450SX class and the second round of the 250SX East Coast. Both Main Events delivered good drama with Cooper Webb now tying Jett Lawrence on wins and closing on points. Meanwhile, Haiden Deegan clinched his first-ever SX race.

450SX

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb took a thrilling win. The victory marks Webb’s sixth win in the Dallas region, extending his record as most wins in the area. And in terms of championship hopes, he is now just 3 points behind Lawrence. Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac recovered from an early fall to reach second place in Arlington, the Military Appreciation Race in the sport’s 50th Anniversary Season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger landed the final spot on the podium on the rapidly deteriorating Texas track.

COOPER WEBB | 1ST

“Obviously I got a little bit of a handout [when Jett crashed] but man, I just kept pushing my laps [and] was trying to stay as close as I could to Jett. The track got really tough, especially over where he fell; it was really hard to get that rhythm. And I just saw him down, I’m like, ‘Oh, man.’ What a ride! I’m pumped. I gotta give it up to my team. I had a terrible day, lost a lot of confidence and they came to me and told me, excuse my French, but I’m a bad MoFo and to pull my head out of my [rear], and that’s exactly what I needed… Jett was riding incredible and, man, I just can’t believe it still. I’m in shock. Gotta give it up to this place, it’s always good to me… I might as well just buy a suite here because I love this place.”

ELI TOMAC | 2ND

“I was trying my heart out out there. I made such a frustrating mistake over-jumping the triple there [early in the race]. I just tucked my front end and lost my hand off the grip. I’m sick of people calling me the old guy, so I’m just warming up, I’m getting better, I’m coming, so I’m ready to get going. Yeah, second will do for tonight.”

AARON PLESSINGER | 3RD

“I thought I got off to a good start, and I was like, ‘I’m going to push to the front.’ I knew Jett was up there, I knew Coop was up there, and I knew they were going to take off. Hunter was riding an awesome race and then out of nowhere I see the number 3 come through and I’m like ‘Dang, I gotta latch on or something, because this dude’s going fast.’ And I knew Hunter was right behind me… I just kept on two [wheels] and it was just a really, really good race. My heart rate was through the roof, and I was trying with everything I had to get back by Eli, but he was in ‘beast mode’ as they call it. [laughs] It was a good race, gained some points, and lucky to be back up here on the podium.”

250SX EAST COAST

The Eastern Regional 250SX Class held its second round of 2024 and Haiden Deegan earned the win after Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner crashed dramatically out of the race in the final minutes. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo earned second after a seventh-place start. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle battled forward and landed the third-place spot when the checkered flag flew.

HAIDEN DEEGAN | 1ST

“I am so amped right now. My first career win in Supercross, this is unreal…. Obviously, man, that’s terrible to see Austin, [he was] ripping, and to see that happen is sad, man. I wanted to fight for this with him, man. I wanted to go back and forth and bang bars this season. But it’s racing, and the pressure, you know, it gets to you… This is a very, very technical track. And I watched the heat race back and I saw Austin making several mistakes, and I was like, I mean, I made mistakes myself, but I was like, ‘If I clean up my riding and [can put on the] pressure, it’s any man’s race…’ I just had good flow around the whole track, and yeah, all I can say is: Welcome to the danger zone, baby!”

CAMERON MCADOO | 2ND

“First of all I want to shout out my sister Mackenzie, this one’s for you, I’ve been telling you all day. She’s in the military and I tried getting her off the Navy base but she didn’t think that would go over very well. So shout out to her, all the military members out here and in our country. You guys are why we can do this, so I want to start with that. But yeah, I felt I needed to be patient with this track. With my condition currently – I came into Detroit a little banged up, banged up myself a little bit again in Detroit with my knee, so it was nice to just get out front and just do my laps. I think I had something to prove after last weekend, and I’m hoping this one gives me a little bit better press than last weekend did. But yeah, I’m happy to get the heat win, second place [in the main and] recoup some points. I’m thinking about Austin, too, I’m not sure how he is right now but I know he was on the side of the track for a while, so hopefully the best for him, he’s had a tough road.”

TOM VIALLE | 3RD

“I had a huge crash in the practice, I’m glad to be okay; I’m so happy to be here. It’s my second year in Supercross, I’ve had a lot of crashes and I’ve been through tough times… I mean, racing here in front of so many people in the stadium is amazing and I’m glad to be here… and can’t wait to be at the next race.”

FULL RESULTS

450SX

  1. Cooper Webb (Yamaha)
  2. Eli Tomac (Yamaha)
  3. Aaron Plessinger (KTM)
  4. Jett Lawrence (Honda)
  5. Hunter Lawrence (Honda)
  6. Chase Sexton (KTM)
  7. Justin Cooper (Yamaha)
  8. Ken Roczen (Suzuki)
  9. Malcolm Stewart (Husqvarna)
  10. Jason Anderson (Kawasaki)
  11. Vince Friese (Honda)
  12. Mitchell Oldenburg (Honda)
  13. Dean Wilson (Honda)
  14. Justin Barcia (GasGas)
  15. Shane McElrath (Suzuki)
  16. Justin Hill (KTM)
  17. Benny Bloss (Beta)
  18. Ryan Breece (Yamaha)
  19. Carson Mumford (Honda)
  20. Jerry Robin (Yamaha)
  21. Robbie Wageman (Yamaha)
  22. Dylan Ferrandis (Honda)

250SX East Coast

  1. aiden Deegan (Yamaha)
  2. Cameron McAdoo (Kawasaki)
  3. Tom Vialle (KTM)
  4. Seth Hammaker (Kawasaki)
  5. Pierce Brown (GasGas)
  6. Max Anstie (Honda)
  7. Chance Hymas (Honda)
  8. Coty Shock (Yamaha)
  9. Guillem Farrés (Husqvarna)
  10. Daxton Bennick (Yamaha)
  11. Henry Miller (Honda)
  12. Nick Romano (Yamaha)
  13. Marshal Weltin (Yamaha)
  14. Lorenzo Locurcio (GasGas)
  15. Gage Linville (GasGas)
  16. Ryder Floyd (Honda)
  17. Izahi Clark (Honda)
  18. Michael Hicks (Yamaha)
  19. Brock Papi (Husqvarna)
  20. Austin Forkner (Kawaski)
  21. Hardy Muñoz (Kawasaki)
  22. Jalek Swoll (Triumph)

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