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2021 Atlanta Three Supercross | Kickstart Recap


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Doesn’t matter if it’s one race a season or three, the Atlanta Supercross will always be exciting. The move to Atlanta Motor Speedway for a portion of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series was one of the year’s biggest talking points, as it marked the third venue in six years or so for the popular Southern race and required massive changes in track configuration-logistics-spectating. Five decades of racing on the infield at Daytona International Speedway were proof that the concept has some merit, but we didn’t know how things would go until bikes got on the track.

What’s the general consensus after three races in seven days? Speedway Supercross is good, but it’s not a permanent replacement for stadiums. We had a blast watching rounds thirteen-fourteen-fifteen, and the 2021 Atlanta Three Supercross gave us plenty to talk about.

Let’s hit a few quick things before we get into the photos and captions…

We’re so glad to hear that Chris Blose is okay for the most part after a scary crash in the opening lap of the 250 Main Event. The Motul/AJE Motorsports/GASGAS rider was unconscious for a brief time and had little idea what was happening when he came to, so a medical flight was deemed necessary to get him to a nearby hospital for scans on his head and chest. Blose somehow came away with only a broken thumb and some busted ribs. Feel better, CB.

Garrett Marchbanks has tried to make amends for his 250 Main Event takedown on Cameron McAdoo. The CLUBMX rider went for the kill in a banked turn, an ill-fated move that put both he and McAdoo on the ground and was caught on camera. No, it was not a good idea and Marchbanks caught plenty of heat for it in the days following the race (death threats are a little much for a dirt bike race, but we don’t doubt they’ve been sent his way), but he and the team have acknowledged the situation and will do what they can to put it in the past. Marchbanks has a long-term contract with the team, so despite some reports that he’s fulfilling a vendetta against PC or lost his future in the sport are not entirely accurate.

We’re late in the season, which means some riders are going to go for it a little more in the final rounds while others will coast to the checkered flag. These next two races could bring new talent to the front of the pack and shake up spots further back in the championship standings.

Supercross is doing one last push for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity drive, which includes a number of race-worn jerseys, plastics, and a Dean bass guitar that’s been autographed by the top-four riders in the 450 Class championship. 

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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