News 20 Apr 2021

Post-race penalty demotes Anderson by three positions

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider cited for re-entry point following crash.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson has been docked three positions following Saturday’s Supercross main event in Atlanta, the AMA penalizing him for where he reentered the track following his incident with Dylan Ferrandis on the opening lap of the 450SX main event.

After qualifying fastest and winning his heat race, the 450SX main event got off to a great start for Anderson, running inside the top five in the opening lap. It wasn’t for long though, as Anderson would soon hit the ground in an incident with Ferrandis.

Anderson remounted and entered the track a corner past where he crashed, skipping an obstacle. While he went on to finish 11th as he crossed the finish line, the AMA docked him three positions for his reentry, relegating him to 13th place.

Despite the incident, Anderson found plenty of positives to take away from the final round of the Monster Energy Supercross residency in Atlanta.

“My day was good all the way up to the Main Event,” Anderson explained. “I was P1 in qualifying, won my heat race and in the Main Event I got a good start but someone got into me on the first lap and I ended up getting shuffled back. All in all, it was a positive day and I’m just going to work on it next week.”

The series will continue this weekend in Salt Lake City for the penultimate round of the 2021 championship at Rice-Eccles Stadium.