News 18 Jan 2016

Anderson stripped of San Diego podium following penalty

Main event mistake costs Anderson valuable positions.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson has been penalised by AMA officials following his third place 450SX finish in San Diego’s round two of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

The opening round winner was docked two positions following the event after officials ruled Anderson jumped while the red cross flag was out, resulting in a fifth place result for the event.

Putting down a strong ride through the stacked field following an average main event gate pick, the former Western Regional 250SX Champion is remaining positive about his overall performance at Petco park.

“I didn’t have the best gate pick in the main, but I worked with what I had and it actually wasn’t that bad,” said Anderson. “I came out ninth or so and ended up third before getting docked so I’m happy.

“The track was pretty simple, but it was hard to pass on. I had a little double before the finish that I was hitting pretty good so I made up some time there. I made a little contact with Seely. The corners were pretty flat so there wasn’t much grip to go anywhere, which made it hard to make a pass.”

Anderson now sits second overall in the 450SX standings, six points behind Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey with 15 rounds remaining.