INTERVIEW WITH KTMS JASON ANDERSON
AMA Supercross 250SX West Points leader Jason Anderson talks going into the break.
Jason Anderson has certainly been a man on a mission this year in the 250 Supercross West Championship, and is going into the two-month break with a four-point championship lead for Rockstar Energy Racing KTM. Following the San Diego race last weekend, where the KTM pilot took second place, we caught up with Anderson to give us a general feeling on what’s going on for the 21-year-old racer.
“I feel really good going into the break, because I got the red plate and a four point lead, so it’s definitely the ideal situation to be in; I’m in the points battle, and that’s definitely what I want to keep on doing. It’s now all about damage control, and not making mistakes, but I’m pretty excited for the break and I’ll be working hard to come into it fitter, faster and all round better for Houston,” said Anderson.
“The competition has been interesting. I think I’ve had four podiums including three firsts, one second, a fourth and a fifth, because I had a little run in, but I feel like I’ve been the most consistent guy out there so far. I feel like I’ve been racing different guys every weekend with Cole (Seeley), Dean (Wilson), (Justin) Hill, (Cooper) Webb, and Malcolm (Stewart), so there’s a whole list of them that can be up front on any weekend.”
“When we come back at Houston and Seattle the dirt is going to be a bit softer, which I’m looking forward to, as I think I’m really good in the ruts and the tacky stuff, then Vegas is obviously hardpack in the desert. So I think we have some good tracks that suit my style; for sure I always want to win but I’m only going to take it if it’s there. I just need to ride my own races and if the win is there then I’ll take it. My KTM 250 SX-F is awesome, I’ve ridden KTM’s in the past in and ever since I got on the bike this year it’s been good, I’ve been riding good and it’s definitely the bike to be on,” concluded the KTM ace.
Jason will be back in action on April 5 in Houston, Texas for the final part of the Supercross West Championship.
Standings West 250SX class after 6 of 9 rounds
1. Anderson, 131 points
2. Seely, 127
3. Hill, 107
4. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 98
5. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha, 92
10. Ferris, 63