We're creeping up at the end of the season and the Monster Energy riders are fired up. Round 14 was held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. To sum it up: Anderson, Tomac, and Sexton swept the 450 class podium, and Christain Craig, the 250 class Western Supercross regional point leader placed 2nd. All in all, it was an epic night.
Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson put on a masterful performance on a high-speed quarter-mile track nestled inside the infield of Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. Anderson won his premier 450cc class heat race then took the early lead in Monster Energy AMA Supercross’ main event taking it to the checkers – out front of two other Monster Energy-backed flyers in Eli Tomac (Star Racing/Yamaha) and Chase Sexton (Honda) - who placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, to give Monster Energy the Atlanta SX podium sweep.
With the win, Anderson moved into a solid 2nd place in the standings but is still 53 points back of Tomac. Eli now has the opportunity, with three races remaining on the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross schedule, to clinch the overall championship next weekend when the series hits the home of the New England Patriots - Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Said Anderson of his victory in Atlanta: “I’ve been riding better than I ever have this year. So to struggle and keep getting podiums and top five finishes is crazy. All in all, I still wanted to get another win. And that felt good today.”
In the support 250cc class, Christian Craig (Star Racing/Yamaha), the 250cc Western Supercross regional point leader placed 2nd. "Pretty solid day in Atlanta. Was able to come from mid pack in the main and challenge for the win. Had a little tip over with 3 laps left. P2 on the day and onto Denver in 2 weeks" said Craig post race.