Rockstar Husqvarna‰Ûªs Jason Anderson has increased his point‰Ûªs lead after a dramatic last lap at fifth round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship held in Oakland.
It was Factory Honda‰Ûªs Cole Seely who grabbed the early race lead and looked in control of the race with team-mate Ken Roczen sitting in second place as the riders behind fought for position.
As the laps unfolded, Monster Energy Kawasaki‰Ûªs Eli Tomca‰Ûªs championship recovery hit another hurdle, as the winner of the last two main events hit the deck with a helping hand from Monster Energy Factory Yamaha‰Ûªs Justin Barcia.
Up front the technical track caught out Seely, allowing Roczen to take the race lead, while championship leader Anderson put a pass on Factory KTM‰Ûªs Marvin Musquin for third place that left the Frenchman on the ground.
Anderson then moved into second place passing Blake Bagget and set his sights on race leader Roczen.
With two laps to go, Anderson locked on to Roczen rear wheel and the two riders battled with Anderson moving into the lead through the whoops before Roczen quick re took the lead.
On the final lap, Roczen held Anderson out through the whoops, but miss timed the jump out of the next corner. Anderson took full advantage, re taking the lead and racing to a narrow victory from Roczen with Bagget in third.
Musquin crossed the line in 4th, while Barcia moved by Seely to finish 5th.
Cooper Webb had his best round of the season in 7th ahead of Broc Tickle in 8th, Justin Brayton in 9th with Josh Grant recovering to 10th after an early race crash.
Eli Tomac after his crash rounded out the night in 13th one position ahead of Australia‰Ûªs Chad Reed who continues to improve weekly and early in the night won the LCQ to progress to nights final.
In the championship standings Anderson now holds a 15 point lead from Ken Roczen with Barcia a further 2 point back in third.