ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S JASON ANDERSON 2ND AT GLENDALE SX.
TOP-10 FINISH FOR MOSIMAN IN 250SX WEST.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson earned his first 450 Main Event podium of the season on Saturday at the Glendale Supercross, the second round of the 2019 AMA Supercross series, held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. To add to the team’s success was teammate Michael Mosiman who improved on his results from last week’s opener by grabbing his first top-10 finish of the season in the 250SX West class.
Jason Anderson was looking to redeem himself after finishing outside the top-10 at last week’s Anaheim season opener. He was mid-pack at the start of his 450 heat race and came out of the first lap in eighth. He gained two spots and finished sixth to transfer to the 450 Main Event. He was top-five at the start of the Main and quickly navigated into the top-three before charging into the second-place spot. He was riding strong but was forced to restart the race in a staggered start after the red flag came out due to an injured rider on the track. He came back with a vengeance after the restart and made an impressive charge for the lead. He was patient and observed the leader for a few laps before making a quick inside corner pass to take over the lead. He maintained control but went back to second after getting passed with one minute remaining in the race. He held strong to finish second. He is currently seventh in 450 rider point standings.
„This was a good weekend,“ said Anderson. „I was able to ride the Main better than last week. I had a section that I didn’t think I was great in, so I didn’t want to put myself in a position to go down and lose points. I took the second and I’ll go from there.“
Michael Mosiman was also looking to improve on his results from the season opener. He was second at the start of his 250SX West heat and went to battle in the top-three. He held his position for the majority of the race until the last lap then crossed the finish line in fourth to earn a direct transfer to the 250 Main Event. He was mid-pack at the start of the Main and stayed consistent, then put in work to charge to a 10th place finish. He is currently ninth in 250SX West rider point standings.
„I felt ok today,“ said Mosiman. „Even though I’ve been suffering with a little injury and it’s been hard to ride during the week. I had a good heat, but my injury showed in the Main and I wasn’t able to ride to my full potential. I was a little tense, and I know I’m better than that. As long as I can ride more during the week it will translate into the weekend. I know I have the potential, and it’s only going to get better from here.“
Glendale SX Results
250SX West Main Event
1. Adam Cianciarulo
2. Colt Nichols
3. Shane McElrath
10. Michael Mosiman – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
250SX West Rider Point Standings
1. Colt Nichols – 49 points
2. Adam Cianciarulo – 44 points
3. Shane McElrath – 42 points
9. Michael Mosiman – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 24 points
450 Main Event
1. Blake Baggett
2. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3. Ken Roczen
450 Rider Point Standings
1. Ken Roczen – 44 points
2. Justin Barcia – 43 points
3. Eli Tomac – 40 points
7. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 32 points