News 27 May 2019

Anderson to defend AUS-X Open crown in Melbourne

Factory Husqvarna ace confirmed for Marvel Stadium event.

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Former Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion and two-time AUS-X Open victor Jason Anderson will defend his crown at the prestigious event, this time at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on 30 November.

Anderson’s 2019 supercross campaign ended early after injury forced him out of the championship following round three, however the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing ace has made a strong return in the opening rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

“This will be my first time in Melbourne,” said Anderson. “I’ve never been there but I heard it’s a super awesome city and I can’t wait to check out a new part of Australia, it’ll be fun.

“My favourite thing about the AUS-X Open event is the number of fans the race attracts, they’re so enthusiastic and you can really hear the fans whenever something happens, or if you’re in a battle, you can really hear the crowd go crazy. Marvel Stadium is gonna be a much more open track so it’ll be fun and for sure I think we’re gonna see a lot more racing action go on.”

Event co-founder and director Adam Bailey says that Anderson’s announcement alongside confirmed attendees Chad Reed, Joey Savatgy and Justin Brayton in the heart of Melbourne, will be massive for the sport of supercross in Australia.

“We’re extremely excited to have Jason Anderson back for the third year in a row, and this time coming to Melbourne to show the fans what a world champion racer can do on Australian soil and a world championship sized track,” Bailey commented.

“Jason is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents we have ever had race at the AUS-X Open and is one of the most hyped Supercross athletes on the planet. To have him confirmed to compete three years in a row, is a true testament to the AUS-X Open as a world-class and staple event on the international calendar.

“These are the best riders in the world and their annual events calendar is incredibly taxing, given they already compete in over 30 weekends a year in the USA. For Jason to make the AUS-X Open a feature element of his world championship preparations, it is a massive coup for the event and for the fans who will enjoy the best racing and entertainment Australia has ever seen, in Melbourne on 30 November.”

Tickets for the event will be available exclusively through Ticketmaster.com.au, starting from $39.95 and are expected to sell out fast.

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