Arlington Rewind: Some of the Biggest Storylines Heading Into Round 7

It seems like forever and a day since we’ve watched racing, right? I know, I’m so dramatic, but today counts as day 13 since we’ve seen a gate drop!

Not only that, but the 250SX East Region had a race and then three weeks off since their chaos in Detroit, leaving us with more questions than answers.

I figured we could all use a refresher into some of the big storylines heading into Arlington, round 7 of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

  • Ken Roczen won his first race of the season in Glendale in convincing fashion. He joined Jett Lawrence, Chase Sexton, Aaron Plessinger, and Cooper Webb as the fifth winner of the year in six rounds.
  • Jett Lawrence holds the points lead by six points over Sexton and is the only two-time winner of the 450 class this season.
  • Only 17 points separate the top seven in the 450SX standings.
  • Adam Cianciarulo, Jeremy Martin, Jett Reynolds, and Enzo Lopes will be sitting Arlington out. Reynolds should will require surgery and he is out for the foreseeable future.
  • Grant Harlan, Ryan Breece, Ty Masterpool will all be making their season debuts in the 450SX class in Arlington. This will be Masterpool’s 450SX debut in Monster Energy Supercross.
  • Robbie Wageman, Carson Mumford, and Mitchell Oldenburg will be moving up to the 450SX class for Arlington. This will be Mumford and Wageman’s 450SX debuts.
  • Austin Forkner holds the red plate in the 250SX East Region.
  • Haiden Deegan, Pierce Brown, Cameron McAdoo, Seth Hammaker, Evan Ferry, Jalek Swoll, Nick Romano, Tom Vialle, and Gage Linville were all collected in the first turn pile up in Detroit.
  • Coty Schock is the lone rider for the Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX Yamaha team this weekend and he’s coming off of a career best fourth place in Detroit.
  • Gizmo Mods/Rock River Yamaha’s Marshal Weltin finished a career best ninth place in Detroit.
  • Ti Lube Honda’s rookie Trevor Colip finished 11th in his first SX in Detroit.
  • Pierce Brown charged from about last to fifth place in Detroit.
  • Jalek Swoll charged from about last to sixth in Detroit.
  • Henry Miller finished seventh in Detroit, one position off of a career best.
  • Aaron Plessinger would be lucky to have T-Dog carry his hat in the Lone Star State this weekend.

The series is incredibly healthy heading into Arlington. We’re seeing the classes get deeper with riders returning from injury. We’re also not sure who is the man to beat in the 450 class. Jett Lawrence currently holds the upper hand as the only two-time winner, but anything can happen. The 250SX East is going to be incredible this weekend as it’s basically a fresh start for everyone. We can’t wait to watch it all unfold!

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Written by Troy Dog

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