Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson and Martin Davalos made their second and final stop at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Saturday for the ninth round of the 2015 Supercross series. Anderson and Davalos both maintain fifth overall in 450SX and 250SX East, respectively.
Martin Davalos pulled a mid-pack start in his heat race and after going down in the sand shortly after, fought back to qualifying position. In the main, Davalos started in the top 10 and steadily advanced his position before making a last corner pass aboard his Husqvarna FC250 to finish sixth. He holds on to fifth overall in rider point standings.
“I didn’t get a great start,” said Davalos. “I got pushed around. I was in the back of the pack and on this tight track, it was hard to get around people. The bike was good, but I rode tight and just have to work on some things. It’s definitely a struggle knowing that last year I was running up front. I look forward to improving on this weekend.”
Similar to Davalos, Jason Anderson started mid-pack in his heat and was forced to fight through the pack after going down in the first lap. He finished third in his semi to transfer to the main. In the main, Anderson started in the middle of the pack and navigated his Husqvarna FC450 up to fifth after a few exciting battles. He continued to charge hard before going off the track and reentering at 11th, but he stayed aggressive and advanced to ninth where he finished. His persistence salvaged valuable championship points as he maintains fifth overall in rider point standings. He continues to impress in his rookie year in the 450 class.
“My weekend went pretty well,” said Anderson. “I feel like my bike setup is better, but I’ve made some big improvements with myself the last couple weeks and it allowed me to ride more like myself. I was feeling really good in the main, but I think I rushed things too much. I ended up on my head, but I came back and ended up ninth. I would rather ride aggressive and like myself and get ninth than ride conservative and get ninth. I just need to fix a few things, but I feel like overall it was a good day. I have a lot of positive things to take away from this weekend.”