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Cooper Webb And Haiden Deegan Win Drama-Filled Arlington Supercross

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Supercross rider Jett Lawrence at the start of the Arlington Supercross
Jett Lawrence (18) led most of the 450 main event until two late-race crashes led to Cooper Webb (2) mounting the podium on the top step. Photo: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Cooper Webb took a thrilling win at Round 7 of the 17-round 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The victory marks Webb’s sixth win in the Dallas region, extending his record as most wins in the area. For the third round in a row, record attendance was welcomed as 67,319 fans brought AT&T Stadium to life.

Eli Tomac recovered from an early fall to reach second place in Arlington, the Military Appreciation Race in the sport’s 50th Anniversary Season. Aaron Plessinger landed the final spot on the podium on the rapidly deteriorating Texas track. In the second round of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, Haiden Deegan took his first Supercross win in his 12th start.

“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,” Webb said of his win. “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.”

Cooper Webb took his second 450 class race win of the season. Photo: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Eli Tomac is happy to moving forward and was happy with second place on the night.

“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.” –

Photo of Supercross riders Aaron Plessinger and Eli Tomac
Aaron Plessinger (7) and Eli Tomac (3) filled the podium places with Tomac second and Plessinger third. Photo: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Aaron Plessinger made a strong start in the Main Event placed him in contention and he was able to greet the checkered flag in third position, which also has him ranked third in the current championship standings.

“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,” Plessinger said. “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.” –

Jett Lawrence led much of the race before two crashes in the closing minutes left him in fourth place for the night.

“The bike was feeling great, I was feeling good, and yeah, just got caught off guard,” Lawrence lamented. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, and I ended up nailing that Tuff Blox… Just a little mistake, almost saved it; but got back up, bars were bent but we still had some fuel in the tank and I tried going after Cooper. And just, silly mistake [for the second crash], I should have seen the lapper was going to stop. I just didn’t think enough far ahead. But the boys were riding great tonight. Congrats to Eli, AP and Cooper, they were riding awesome. Another learning curve for me, and on to Daytona, [I’m] excited to race there.”

The Eastern Regional 250SX Class held its second round of 2024 and Haiden Deegan earned the win after Austin Forkner crashed dramatically out of the race in the final minutes. Cameron McAdoo earned second after a seventh-place start. Tom Vialle battled forward and landed the third-place spot when the checkered flag flew.

Deegan was visibly ecstatic at scoring his first Supercross win.

“I am so amped right now,” Deegan said. “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!”

Haiden Deegan took his first supercross win after early leader Austin Forkner went out in a spectacular crash. Photo: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Cameron McAdoo overcame some soreness and had a little luck along the way to land in second place.

“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 charged to a first-career Supercross podium in third position following a convincing effort.

“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.”

The next round takes place inside Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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