The Story Of How Jason Anderson Lost His Motocross Championship
In 2016, Jason Anderson endured an injuries throughout the race, which leads to obtaining the black flag in the referee. Inside a Motocross game, obtaining a black flag means the racer has been disqualified.
Jason Anderson was one of the most promising young motocross racing talents in recent years. In 2013, he won the AMA 250 Motocross Championship, and followed that up with a successful 2014 season in which he took 2nd place in the 450 Motocross Championship.
But 2015 was a tough year for Jason. He started off strong, winning the first two races of the season. But then things went downhill. He suffered several injuries, including a broken collarbone, and was never able to regain his form. He ended up finishing the season in 9th place.
It was a disappointing end to what had been a promising career. But Jason Anderson is not giving up. He’s determined to come back stronger than ever in 2016 and win back his motocross championship title.
Who is Jason Anderson?
Jason Anderson is an American professional motocross racer who competed in the Motocross World Championships from 2009 to 2015. He won the AMA Motocross Championship in 2013 and 2014. Anderson lost the 2015 Motocross World Championship to Ken Roczen in a close battle that came down to the final race of the season.
What are Motocross?
Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. The sport evolved from motorcycle trials competitions held in the United Kingdom. Motocross first evolved in Europe from the sport of trial riding. Motorcycle trials were originally devised as a way for manufacturers to test the capabilities of their machines and they became very popular in Great Britain and Scandinavia.
The first known motocross event was held in 1924 at Camberley, Surrey, England. The event was organized by a group of off-road enthusiasts as a way to test the capabilities of their motorcycles in rough terrain. The course was laid out over two miles of rough farmland and included several jumps and water-filled ditches. A total of 18 riders competed in the event, which was won by Alec Rigby on a Norton motorcycle.
The popularity of motocross soon spread to other countries, including the United States, where the first race was held in 1972. Today, motocross is one of the most popular forms of motorcycle racing in the world, with races taking place on every continent except Antarctica.
What was Jason’s Story?
Jason Anderson entered the 2017 Motocross season as the defending champion. He had won the 2016 title in dominating fashion, winning 12 of the 18 races. He was the clear favorite to win again in 2017.
However, things did not go according to plan for Anderson. He got off to a slow start, winning just two of the first six races. His lead in the championship standings quickly evaporated, and by mid-season he was trailing his main rival Eli Tomac by 36 points.
The turning point in the season came at the ninth race of the year, held at Tomac’s home track in Colorado. Anderson was leading the race and looked on course for victory, but then he made a mistake and crashed out. Tomac went on to win the race and extend his lead in the standings.
Anderson did not give up though, and he fought back over the second half of the season. He won four races in a row at one point, but it was not enough to catch Tomac who ultimately won the 2017 Motocross Championship by 19 points.
It was a disappointing end to what had been a promising season for Anderson, but he can take solace in knowing that he gave it everything he had and came up just short against a very worthy opponent.
Jason Anderson’s story is one of grit and determination in the face of adversity. Despite losing his championship, he has remained positive and is already working hard to make a comeback next season. We admire Jason for his passion and commitment to motocross, and we hope to see him back on the track soon. Thanks for reading!