News 16 Apr 2022

Atlanta sees Anderson back on top in 450SX main event

Fourth victory of 2022 marks return to form for title challenger.

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Weather in the area didn’t dampen the return of Monster Energy Supercross to the Atlanta Motor Speedway today, as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson ended up back on top in another intriguing 450SX main event.

A return to winning form saw Anderson stand on top of the podium for the first time in seven races, marking his fourth win of the season.

It was Justin Barcia (TLD Red Bull GasGas) who took the holeshot and led the opening lap, until top qualifier Chase Sexton (Team Honda HRC) made his move, almost directly followed by Anderson into position.

Then, Sexton washed the front and went out of the lead, allowing Anderson to slot into P1, while behind him, Barcia was next to fall while in second, which bumped defending champion Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) up on his return until Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) eventually made his move into the runner-up spot.

In the end, Anderson held strong to win, with Tomac second from Sexton, who managed to overcome Webb for the final podium position with a few laps left to run and that’s where they remained.

Fifth came Malcolm Stewart (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), with Barcia recovering to salvage sixth, followed by Justin Brayton (Smartop Bullfrog Spas MCR Honda), Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha), Brandon Hartranft (Twisted Tea Suzuki) and Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM), who crashed early and worked his way forward from the rear of the field.

It’s still Tomac who comfortably leads the championship, 53 points ahead of Anderson with three rounds left to run. Next stop in the series is next Saturday in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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