Jason Anderson (motorcyclist)

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Jason Anderson
NationalityAmerican
BornFebruary 17, 1993 (1993-02-17) (age 26)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Motocross career
Years active2011 - 2019
TeamsSuzuki, KTM, Husqvarna
ChampionshipsAMA 250SX West - 2014
AMA 450SX - 2018

Jason Anderson (born February 17, 1993) is an American professional motocross and supercross racer. He competes in the AMA Motocross Championships and supercross championships since 2011.[1][2] Nicknamed "El Hombre", he is the 2018 AMA Supercross and FIM World Champion, the 21st winner of the Supercross title.

Anderson has competed for the same team for his entire professional racing career. In 2015 the team switched from KTM to Husqvarna Motorcycles.[3] He was the 2014 Western Regional 250SX Champion. He trained with 2015, 2016 & 2017 Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey for three seasons.[1] He continues to train alongside Marvin Musquin, Cooper Webb and Zach Osborne under the stewardship of professional motocross trainer Aldon Baker. Anderson has 5 careers 250SX wins and currently, 7 450SX wins along with 16 podium finishes in the 450SX class. He won the 2018 AMA Supercross and FIM World Championship, 9 points ahead of 2nd place Marvin Musquin.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson is known for enjoying bubble baths, long walks on the beach and romantic novels.

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Season results[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Anderson started riding at the age of seven. He has 72 amateur wins and 5 Loretta Lynn's Amateur Championships.[6] He was the 2010 AMA Horizon Award winner for motocross and 450A Class champion at Loretta Lynn's.[7]

2014 season[edit]

Anderson and Cole Seely battled for the championship in the 250 SX-West. Anderson persevered throughout the season often stealing victories on the final lap, and locked down the championship in his final year in the 250 cc class.[8]

2016 season[edit]

Anderson finished 3rd overall in the 450 Supercross Championship, winning both the season opener in Anaheim and the 11th round in Detroit.

As a member of Team USA at the 2016 Motocross des Nations, Anderson was involved in a serious accident. After winning the second race and putting team USA into the lead for the title, he was coasting to a stop at the finish line jump. A rider from back in the pack jumped and landed on him hitting him in the head. As a result, Anderson did not compete in the third moto. France took the team win.[9][10]

2017 season[edit]

Jason Anderson finished the AMA Supercross season with a win at the last race in Las Vegas, securing him 4th overall in the season.

During the outdoor Motocross championship, he had a streak of 5 consecutive podiums. Anderson had a training accident before the Southwick race which kept him out of the races for the remainder of the championship.

2018 season[edit]

During the 2018 Supercross championship, Anderson had the points lead after round 2 in Houston. His points lead eventually grew to 41 aided by injuries sustained by main title contenders Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen. He podiumed 11 times and was 4th or better in 14 of the 17 season races. The once-comfortable lead was drastically cut short during round 16 in Salt Lake City due to a crash which broke several spokes on his front wheel. With the points lead reduced to 14 the championship was decided at the closing round in Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium.[11]

AMA Supercross/Motocross results[edit]

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Year Rnd
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Average
Finish
Podium
Percent
Place
2014 SX-W 1 1 4 1 5 2 - - - - - - - 1 2 - 6 2.56 67% 1st
2018 SX 2 1 3 4 1 1 4 3 1 7 2 4 2 2 3 17 5 3.64 65% 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krammer, Andrew (14 April 2018). "Learning From The Best". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "JASON ANDERSON 21 - CAREER ACCOLADES". supercrosslive.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ Stallo, Chase (9 January 2018). "JASON ANDERSON SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA". Racer X. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  4. ^ Kantowski, Ron (5 May 2018). "Jason Anderson clinches Supercross title at Sam Boyd Stadium". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  5. ^ Christ, Bob (16 April 2016). "Anderson moving up in motocross". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  6. ^ "Jason Anderson Bio". MotoUSA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  7. ^ "Jason Anderson Wins MX Horizon Award". AMA Racing. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  8. ^ http://vault.racerxonline.com/2014/mx/intro
  9. ^ "Jason Anderson hit in head by motorbike while celebrating MXoN win". FOX Sports. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  10. ^ Stallo, Chase (25 September 2016). "JASON ANDERSON UPDATE". Racer X. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  11. ^ Bowyer, Andy (6 May 2018). "Anderson Wins 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship!". SupercrossLIVE. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  12. ^ http://vault.racerxonline.com/rider/jason-anderson/points