Monster Energy S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross Championship points leader Jason Anderson believes the series is a ‘breath of fresh air’ as it adds motivation to his preparations for the upcoming Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.
This weekend’s AUS-X Open Melbourne will mark Anderson’s third successive appearance in Australia, the popular American coming off a commanding victory at the S-X Open Auckland in New Zealand less than two weeks ago.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider has been a regular at off-season international events over recent years, and in 2019 he’s made the S-X Open series the only two races on his schedule leading up to Anaheim 1.
“This is my sixth year racing the 450 class, and I’m only 26, and I want to keep racing for a lot more years,” Anderson explained. “So coming over here and doing these races, it gives me a little bit of a breath of fresh air with scenery and everything like that.
“I think it’s good for me just to stay positive and motivated for the season. It’s something for me to work towards in the off-season, and at the same time, AME and this whole organisation, they do such a good job. It’s a good time too when we come over here, it’s what it’s all about.”
Anderson holds a three-point advantage over Luke Clout in the Oceania standings, while the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider leads the Australian Supercross Championship SX1 rankings ahead of Melbourne’s finale inside Marvel Stadium.