When the sun rose for the final race in Houston for Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross, Bubba Pauli knew what he had to do. He was determined to find his flow quickly and he did exactly that as the bikes hit the track for the first session. Unfortunately, he hit the deck soon after but motored on to make it into the show. Bubba’s luck did not improve throughout the night as he fell just short in the Heat and another mishap in the LCQ would keep him from going to the Main.
Cade Clason was gleaming with determination as the day started in Houston for the final round of the residency. He quickly found his groove and qualified well inside the top 30 for the show. Cade put himself right in the mis as the Heat race started but fell just a few spots short of the Main. When the LCQ began you could see Cade had one thing on his mind. He launched off the gate and held qualifying position all the way down to the last lap. It was all but over with when a rider came inside of Cade on the very last corner and took his Main Event chances away.
Devin Simonson has been riding a wave of rookie season confidence ever since the series began a week ago. Devin continued his consistent ways as he charged through the perfect Texas soil when qualifying began. He put in a time just outside the top 25 and was ready to go racing. When the gate dropped for the Heat, Devin catapulted right into the mix of the pack, he was putting down impressive laps but would finish just two spots outside of qualifying position. Unfortunately a mishap in the LCQ would end his night short.
Joan Cros continued to do Joan Cros things when the day started in Houston. He was launching to the front of the pack in his qualifying sessions and punishing the Texas dirt. Joan got himself into the show and was ready to go racing. When the gate dropped for the Heat, he did his best to continue his usual ways but was pushed back quickly. He would finish up 15th and head to the LCQ with vengeance. When the gate finally dropped for him, he did his best to get it into qualifying position but would fall just short, ending his night.
Josh Greco was feeling much better when the day began for the final round of 2021 Supercross in Houston. The shorter, slower track design seemed to suit him well and he was charging through the Texas clay. He did his best but with a field this stacked, it’s much harder than it looks to secure a qualifying position. He would finish up just one spot short.
Kyle Chisholm was looking to continue his Main Event streak when the day got started in Houston. He was looking especially fast when the bikes hit the track and it showed as he qualified just outside the top twenty. In his Heat race he did as much work as he could but would fall short. When the dreaded LCQ began he knew what he had to do and he executed. He got out front early, pulled a huge gap and took the win with ease. A poor start in the Main would force him to finish up 18th on the night.
Ludovic Macler continues to show flashes of brilliance and when the program began in Houston he did exactly that. His exciting riding style is always a sight to see and he put himself into the position needed to get to the gate. When the gate dropped for the Heat, Ludovic did what he could to stay in the battle and it paid off as he avoided some crazy chaos and continued to charge forward. He didn’t quite get to the position needed and headed to the LCQ. Unfortunately, a bad start would be the end to his night in Houston.
Luke Neese has proved time and time again that when the gate drops, it’s go time for him. This was very evident in Houston on Saturday as Luke struggled to find comfort in qualifying but when the gate dropped for his Heat, a new man emerged. He put himself right into the battle and continued to charge forward. His efforts would be good enough for qualifying position and he would go straight to the Main Event. When this race started, Luke did his best to fight off the angry hive behind him and would finish up a respectable 17th.
Scotty Wennerstrom has shown much promise so far this season and is doing his best to put on a show for his fans. Scotty was looking aggressive when the day began for the final round of Monster Energy Supercross in Houston. He seemed to find his comfort early on the tighter layout and was looking strong. His times were looking well into qualifying position but unfortunately, some last lap efforts would push him just outside the cutoff. On to Indy for Scotty.