Jason Anderson of Rio Rancho was in a must-perform position and delivered with a strong win in Foxborough, Mass., on Monday. Courtesy of Feld Entertainment Inc.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In a clutch performance, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson of Rio Rancho captured the win and held onto his title hopes Monday at Round 15 of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, with only two rounds remaining in the series.

Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb grabbed the 450SX Class Main Event holeshot with Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac right on his rear tire and Jason Anderson close behind Tomac. Tomac needed only to finish ahead of Anderson to wrap up his second championship.

But less than two minutes into the 20-minute plus one lap race, Anderson took advantage of Tomac’s battle with Webb to slice under in a corner. The block pass was not overly aggressive, but in trying to avoid contact, Tomac stalled his bike.

Tomac’s comeback charge never came, as he slowly lost touch with the lead pack and as Anderson and Honda’s Chase Sexton pulled away to a two-rider battle up front. Sexton got close just past the race’s midpoint, while Tomac lost a few more positions late in the race.

Then Anderson pulled back out to a comfortable victory, his fifth of the season. It takes the championship battle to Denver, where Anderson will need another strong ride, and a little luck in Tomac’s home state race, to push his title quest to the final round.