With a strong 2-2 moto finish on Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross, Jason Anderson won his second overall premier 450 class Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship event of the summer. Anderson’s victory highlighted a wild day for racers as overall 450 point leader Chase Sexton crashed twice in the opening moto, which Eli Tomac won. Sexton then came back and won the second moto – only to have his point lead and coveted red leader race plate reclaimed by Tomac at day’s end with a 2nd place 1-5 finish.
“You don’t win championships on your good days… you win them on your bad days,” said Sexton of his heroic comeback in the second moto, salvaging a 4th place on the day (7-1).
Tomac: “I look at the positive… I’ve got the points lead, and we’re ready to carry on.”
As it stands, with two races remaining, Tomac leads Sexton by a single point, 449-448, in one of the closer Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 class title chases of all time.
In 250 class racing, Jo Shimoda was this close to winning his second-straight overall, but settled for 2nd (3-1) to RJ Hampshire based off one thrilling second moto race finish position. Despite that, Shimoda moved from 3rd place to 2nd place in the overall 250 class point chase, six points ahead of Honda’s Hunter Lawrence (396-390).