News 20 Jun 2022

Anderson ‘back to the drawing board’ in weekend off

KX450 rider lands third overall at High Point amidst mistakes.

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It’s ‘back to the drawing board’ for Jason Anderson through the weekend break in 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross with the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider determined to problem solve and improve on third overall at High Point.

Anderson was on a charge in the opening moto at round three and worked his way up to second before a mistake allowed Eli Tomac and teammate Joey Savatgy to come through.

The number 21 was able to recover and finish third in moto one and made progress in the early stages of the second race to pass Ryan Dungey for P3 before another fall dropped him back to fifth, where he finished the race.

“The practice went good this morning, I was able to qualify first and it is always good to start your day like that,” Anderson recalled. “I went into the first moto and I got into second, and then had a little bit of a tip-over and ended up third behind Eli [Tomac] and Chase [Sexton].

“It was honestly kind of tough, that second moto for me. Just trying to find the flow and everything like that, all in all, I tried my hardest and that is all I can ask for.

“We will live to fight another day, try and problem solve this week and see how it ends up. Yeah, back to the drawing board.”

Anderson is fourth in the 450MX standings, 34 points back from red plate-holder Chase Sexton. His best result of the season came at round two, Hangtown, where he took the overall win. Following a weekend off, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross resumes at RedBud on 3 July.