Anderson 4th, Wilson 10th in 450 Class
February 26, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing headed to Atlanta for the eighth round of AMA Supercross, held at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Zach Osborne had an amazing night as he earned an exciting victory in the 250SX East Class, while Anderson and Wilson finished fourth and 10th, respectively in the 450 class.
Zach Osborne got third at the start of his heat, settled into a comfortable lead in lap two, and held on for the win. He got a top-five start in the main and moved into second by the end of the third lap. He made an impressive pass for the lead in the fifth lap and held strong to take the victory. He is currently first overall in 250SX East rider point standings and heads to the next round with the coveted red plate.
“I had a great night,” said Osborne. “I worked hard for that win and I’m ready to keep the momentum going into next week. It feels good to have the red plate.”
Jason Anderson got a decent start in his heat and settled into sixth where he finished. He got the hole shot in his semi and claimed a victory to earn a transfer position to the main. He pulled a mid-pack start in the main and put on a very impressive charge to finish fourth. He is currently fifth overall in 450 rider point standings.
“I had a pretty good night,” said Anderson. “I wasn’t on the podium, but I worked my butt off for that fourth-place finish. I went for it on the last lap and couldn’t quite get it, but I’ll regroup and will come back next week.”
Dean Wilson got a mid-pack start in his heat and moved into fifth where he stayed strong until the finish. He got a third place start in his semi and moved into second by the end of the first lap. He stayed steady until the finish and qualified for the main. He got a mid-pack start in the main and moved steadily through the pack before finishing 10th. He is currently seventh overall in 450 rider point standings.
“I felt pretty good all day,” said Wilson. “This is the loosest I’ve felt riding. The heat race was unfortunate because I was one spot out of qualifying. I was close to winning the semi. I didn’t get a great start in the main – I need to work on that this week. I got into a good rhythm the second half of the race and got into the top-10 where I finished. I’m going to get ready for next weekend and try to get a better result.”
Osborne, Anderson and Wilson will now make their way to the eighth round of the series to be held next Saturday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Atlanta Supercross Results:
250SX East Main Event:
1. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
2. Alex Martin
3. Colt Nichols
250SX East Rider Point Standings:
1. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 45 points
2. Joey Savatgy – 43 points
3. Jordon Smith – 38 points
4. Colt Nichols – 31 points
5. Adam Cianciarulo – 30 points
6. RJ Hampshire – 29 points
7. Luke Renzland – 28 points
8. Kyle Peters – 24 points
9. Alex Martin – 23 points
10. Fredrik Noren – 21 points
450 Main Event:
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Eli Tomac
3. Blake Baggett
4. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
450 Rider Point Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey – 174 points
2. Marvin Musquin – 149 points
3. Eli Tomac – 147 points
4. Cole Seely – 138 points
5. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 121 points
6. Davi Millsaps – 98 points
7. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 84 points
8. Chad Reed – 83 points
9. Blake Baggett – 83 points
10. Broc Tickle – 76 points
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