News 22 Mar 2022

Anderson says ‘still plenty of fight left’ in 450SX bid

Monster Energy Kawasaki contender not giving up yet.

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A challenging run in 2022 Monster Energy Supercross has left Jason Anderson on the back foot in a bid for the 450SX crown, however, saying there’s ‘still plenty of fight left’ as the season enters its closing stages.

Anderson started the first half of the series in convincing form upon joining Monster Energy Kawasaki, scoring three victories and was just six points from red plate-holder Eli Tomac after Arlington’s round eight.

From there, a series of crashes and collisions have severely impacted his points haul, coming together for a second time this season with Malcolm Stewart in Daytona, falling heavily out of second place in Detriot and, most recently, being taken down by Justin Barcia at Indianapolis in the battle for the lead.

Barcia was later penalised for the incident, as Anderson finished sixth and was left with another night of what could have been after showing competitive pace early on in the premier class main event.

“I came into the weekend feeling ready to fight for a win and had a solid day going, especially after the heat race win and first gate pick,” Anderson reflected.

“Come main event time, I had to do some serious defending early to stay in second and have a chance at the win. We lost some points this weekend but there’s still plenty of fight left in me. I’m here to win and that’s going to remain my main goal for the rest of the season.”

Anderson remains second in the 450SX standings following round 11, but now trails Tomac by a sizeable 51 points as the championship moves to Seattle this Saturday, fast-approaching its final third.