Jason Anderson Finishes 9th in the 450 Class at Anaheim for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing!

Zach Osborne Finishes 4th in the 250 Class

ANAHEIM, CA – February 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Supercross invaded Anaheim for the third and final time on Saturday as round five of the 2015 series entertained a packed crowd at Angel Stadium.

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After finishing fourth, Zach Osborne moved from fourth to third overall
in 250 point standings on Saturday at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium
Photo: Simon Cudby

Three rounds in Anaheim equate to three different track designs at Angel Stadium, and A3’s seven-foot drop immediately off the start was something not seen in this sport since the early 2000’s. Aside from the re-emerged start drop, Zach Osborne had an interesting time during the start of the 250 main. As the gate dropped for the rest of the riders in the class, Osborne’s gate malfunctioned and failed to fall flat. The race was red-flagged after six laps, and it was ruled that a complete restart was in order. Osborne pulled a top five start aboard his Husqvarna FC 250, and battled his way to fourth by the end of the race. The successful ride advanced him from fourth to third overall in 250 point standings.

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Top 10 position puts Anderson at fifth in the 450-class point table
Photo: Simon Cudby

“Today was ok,” said Osborne. “I struggled a little bit in the first two sections but found my flow in the last one. In the heat race I had a little tip over after a really good start. My gate didn’t fall at all in the main during the first start – it didn’t move – and I was really frustrated in the first five laps because I felt like it was blatantly obvious that my gate didn’t drop. They finally red flagged the race in lap six and I felt like I had a second chance. I got a good start after the restart, rode around in third for a while, and ended up finishing fourth.”

Jason Anderson transferred to the 450 main after finishing fifth in the second 450 semi. Anderson started in the top ten in the main and navigated his Husqvarna FC 450 to a ninth place finish. He currently sits fifth overall in 450 point standings.

“My weekend went ok,” said Anderson. “I got a decent start in the main and ended up finishing ninth. I plan on putting in some extra work this week, so hopefully I can improve on my results next Saturday in San Diego.”

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Zach Bell is looking forward to a redeeming ride next week in San Diego, Calif.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Zach Bell pulled an impressive start in his heat race aboard his Husqvarna FC 250 and finished fourth to transfer to the 250 main. After a top-five start in the main, he was forced to line up again after the race was subject to a red flag and a complete restart. The second start, however, was not as favorable to him and a crash during the race pushed him to the back of the pack. After finishing 21st, he moved from 11th to 12th in 250 point standings.

‘Practice and the heat race went well,” said Bell. “I got off to a good start in the main event, but they red flagged it because of Osborne’s gate. I was in a good position after the second gate drop but something got in my front brake and it ended up locking up around lap 10, which made it hard to ride. I’m going to go back and train hard and get ‘em next weekend.”

Anaheim 3 Supercross Results:

250 Main Event

1. Cooper Webb
2. Jessy Nelson
3. Aaron Plessinger
4. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

21. Zach Bell – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

250 West Rider Point Standings:

1. Cooper Webb – 111 points
2. Jessy Nelson – 93 points
3. Zach Osborne – 87 points
4. Tyler Bowers – 84 points
5. Justin Hill – 78 points
6. Aaron Plessinger – 74 points
7. Malcolm Stewart – 68 points
8. Shane McElrath – 64 points
9. Josh Hansen – 61 points
10. Alex Martin – 59 points

21. Zach Bell – 41 points

450 Main Event

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Cole Seely
3. Eli Tomac

9. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450 Rider Point Standings:

1. Ryan Dungey – 107 points
2. Ken Roczen – 96 points
3. Eli Tomac – 84 point
4. Trey Canard – 84 points
5. Jason Anderson – 74 points