Round 6 of the AMA Supercross series, in Arlington, Texas, saw Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely secure his best finish of the season with a second-place podium result.

In the main event, Seely launched his CRF450R off the line to a good start, sneaking around the inside of the first turn to come out in second. On the following lap, the race was red flagged, forcing the riders to return to the gate for a restart. When the gate dropped for the second time, Seely was unable to replicate his initial start but still managed to come around the first turn in seventh. He continued his charge forward, moving into fourth on the opening lap. By lap eight, the Californian had made his way into second, which is where he would finish.


  • On Friday prior to the race, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely and Andrew Short, as well as GEICO Honda’s Jimmy Decotis, spent time signing autographs and visiting with fans at DFW Honda.
  • For the second consecutive week, it was an early morning for Team Honda HRC, as the Arlington Supercross marked the second daytime schedule of the season. With track walk at 7:30 a.m., instead of 10:30 a.m., many riders and crew arrived at the stadium before the sun had risen. To help kick off the day, hospitality driver Donnie Keys made the team breakfast before the day’s activates got underway.
  • The Arlington track showcased the fastest lap times seen this season with some riders dropping down into the 47-second mark. During qualifying practice, Seely notched the eighth-quickest lap time with a 48.061.
  • The evening started on a positive note with Seely transferring directly into the main event with a fourth in heat 1. Despite getting a bad jump out of the gate, Seely snuck to the inside, coming out of the first turn in seventh. He made his way into fifth, then with one lap remaining was able to close the gap and make the pass into fourth, scoring the final transfer spot.
  • It was another solid weekend for GEICO Honda’s Jimmy Decotis as he matched his career-best result of fourth, for the second consecutive week. After being sidelined for two weeks due to a concussion, Decotis’ teammate Jeremy Martin returned to action in Texas, finishing sixth for the night.
  • On February 18, Team Honda HRC will campaign round seven of the AMA Supercross championship, at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the evening before the race, Cole Seely and Andrew Short, along with GEICO Honda’s East Cost riders will head to Cities Edge Motorsports for an autograph session beginning at 6 p.m.


THE FOCUS: With Ken Roczen sidelined after his injury at Anaheim 2, mechanic Oscar Wirdeman has spent the past few weekends at home with his family. However, this weekend he rejoined his team in Texas to provide some extra support throughout the day.

“It’s hard not being at the races. We had such a great start to the season so for it to end the way it did is a huge bummer,” explained Wirdeman. “It’s going to be a long road but Ken is young, strong and going to come back better than ever. Right now he is just stoked to be home for a little bit and able to sleep in his own bed. It’s been a long time for him. He’ll have to go back to Colorado for another surgery but from there hopefully it will just be going through the recovery process.”

“My main role today was to help Rich [Simmons] with anything he needed. I just tried to be his right-hand man when it came to getting the bike ready for the night show, prepping any parts he needed, carrying the cart back and forth between the stadium and pits. I’ll also help him rebuild his bike on Sunday.”

AMA Supercross 2017
Race Round 6   Arlington

450SX Main Event Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Musquin Marvin 25 FRA Red Bull KTM KTM
3 Anderson Jason 21 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
4 Dungey Ryan 5 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
5 Wilson Dean 15 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
6 Tickle Broc 20 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
7 Weimer Jacob 12 USA RCH Soaring Eagle Jimmy Johns Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
8 Millsaps David 18 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
9 Bogle Justin 19 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
10 Stewart Malcolm 27 USA Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
11 Canard Trey 41 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
12 Friese Vince 62 USA SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda Honda
13 Alessi Mike 800 USA Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda Honda
14 Webb Cooper 2 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
15 Tomac Eli 3 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
16 Albertson Jimmy 77 USA Jimmy Albertson Racing KTM
17 Baggett Blake 4 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
18 Politelli Austin 981 USA Old Town Construction/ TripTagger/ Yamaha Yamaha
19 Reed Chad 22 AUS Mountain Motorsports/CBDmd/CR22 Racing KTM
20 Ray Alex 87 USA SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
21 Clason Cade 78 USA PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Brayton Justin 10 USA Muc-Off Honda Honda
Location Information

AT&T Stadium, AT&T Way, Arlington, TX, United States - View in Google Maps