News 28 Jan 2024

Post-race penalty denies Anderson Anaheim 2 podium result

Race direction docks final race finish to award Plessinger third overall.

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An in-form Jason Anderson was denied a podium result at Anaheim 2, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider penalized after accepting the third-place trophy, which instead later belonged to Aaron Plessinger.

Anderson has been in the headlines all week since his clash with Jett Lawrence (Team Honda HRC) in San Diego, but quickly found the front of the pack in the Triple Crown.

The 2018 450SX champion was fourth in the opening encounter and won the second outing in convincing fashion, before an early crash in race three was costly. He found his way up to seventh, which was enough for P3 overall, before being docked one position and bumped off the podium.

“Race direction deemed number 21 Jason Anderson gained an advantage while off track.He was docked one position in the final race, resulting in a fourth overall, with Aaron Plessinger finishing third overall.”

Anderson is now positioned sixth in the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Championship standings, with three top-five finishes from the opening four rounds. His worst finish to date has been a 12th in the mud of San Francisco.