Jason Anderson of Rio Rancho competed at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Jan. 15 in California. He won first place. Courtesy photo.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson of Rio Rancho had an emotional return to the top of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross podium this Saturday after 47 races without a win for the 2018 champ.

Red Bull KTM’s Aaron Plessinger grabbed his best 450SX Class finish with a strong second place result in front of a crowd of 42,918 that encircled the track inside RingCentral Coliseum. Repeating his third-place finish from the opening round, Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia took third on the night and captured the points lead after two rounds of the 17-round series.

In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Christian Craig followed up his opening round win with his first back-to-back Supercross victories.

450SX Class Main Event Results:

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Kawasaki
  2. Aaron Plessinger, Leesburg, Fla., KTM
  3. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha
  5. Malcolm Stewart, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna

Jason Anderson of Rio Rancho and his team celebrate their win. Courtesy photo.