Justin Barcia and Pierce Brown both pick up podiums for the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas Factory racing team at the Triple Crown format Arlington Supercross.
Team riders Justin Barcia and Pierce Brown took on the second ‘Triple Crown’ event of the
AMA Supercross season and despite having mixed overall results, both riders delivered a
main event podium in their respective classes.
For Barcia, it was a strong start to the three-race format as he enjoyed a second-place
podium result in the first 450SX race, while teammate Brown brought it home as runner-up
in the final 250SX Eastern race of the night in Arlington, Texas.
With three Main Events in each class, the Triple Crown format gives race fans a huge
amount of racing to absorb. In 450SX, Barcia grabbed a top-five start for the first gate drop
of the night and he battled inside the top-three early on. With two of the front-runners
going down ahead of him, Barcia inherited the lead late in the race and he held off Cooper
Webb for four intense laps before the defending champ finally got by just before the
In the second race, Barcia got a 10th-place start and he slowly worked his way up to seventh. With another top-10 start in race three, Barcia had his work cut out for him in the last race of the night as he worked his way from as far back as 11th early on. He got up to seventh mid-way through the race and he put on another charge in the final stretch to round out the night in sixth.
Lining up for the second time this season, 250SX rider Pierce Brown had a tough start to the
day after suffering a big get-off during practice. Despite ending his first session early, Brown
was able to salvage ninth in qualifying but he came into the night show a little banged up.
After a slow start, he finished the first lap in 19th, before settling into a 15th-place finish in
race one. With a top-10 start in the second main, Brown suffered another big crash in the whoops, costing him the rest of his race.
The third time proved to be a charm for the resilient young rider as he charged his way to a
top-three start in the last race of the night. He moved into second on lap two and from there, he managed a nearly flawless performance to cruise his way to second-place in race three. With combined scores of 15-19-2, Brown came away with 12th overall on the night.
The next Supercross race coincides with Daytona Bike Week with the Daytona Supercross
on March 5 in Florida.
450SX – Main Event 1 Results
Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) 16 laps; 2. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) +02.749; 3. Chase Sexton
450SX – Main Event 3 Results
Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) 16 laps; 2. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) +02.566; 3. Malcolm Stewart
250SX East – Main Event 1 Results
Austin Forkner (Kawasaki) 13 laps; 2. Cameron Mcadoo (Kawasaki) +01.045; 3. RJ
Hampshire (Husqvarna) +02.800
250SX East – Main Event 2 Results
Jett Lawrence (Honda) 14 laps; 2. Jeremy Martin (Yamaha) +04.571; 3. Cameron Mcadoo
250SX East – Main Event 3 Results
Cameron Mcadoo (Kawasaki) 13 laps; 2. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) +06.450; 3. Jeremy
Martin (Yamaha) +10.918