It was a historic and monumental night for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jason Anderson and team at the final round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross championship held in Las Vegas.
Having never captured a 450SX championship since the brand‰Ûªs inception 115 years ago, the most prestigious title in the sport was theirs when the checkered flag fle.w on Saturday for the final round of the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship
The 25-year-old grabbed the red plate at round two with a win and never looked back, outlasting the deeply stacked and talented field.
With a monumental championship on the line, Anderson took on a conservative approach to the final round. Qualifying third, the newly-crowned 450SX Champion got off to a top-three start in his heat, where he settled into second early on.
He maintained his second-place transfer position for the remainder of the heat race, shifting his focus toward the Main Event. Anderson got a top-ten start in the Main Event but he quickly established himself in the fifth-place position early on. He maintained a solid pace for the remainder of the 21-lap Main Event to finish fifth overall on the way to claim his first-ever 450SX title.
‰ÛÏToday was really stressful, but I feel like I handled it really well and came out with the championship,‰Û