Anderson Overcomes Pile-Up with Impressive Performance

The mild weather of the 2014 season continued for Rockstar Energy Racing as the series traveled to Minnesota and the Spring Creek Motocross National. However; although the temperatures were lower than normal, the humidity was still sneaky as several riders were forced to bow out due to exhaustion. They were also effected by the rough track, many uphills and downhills and more than anything, the two long whoop sections. The team was able to put together a pretty successful day despite those challenges.

Jason Anderson has clearly found his groove and can win a moto at any time. The fire that made him so outstanding in Supercross has returned and is here to stay. He is now qualifying very well and finding himself contending for podiums every weekend. He had a little bit of bad luck in Millville but was able to shine through with very impressive rides in both motos.

Anderson had a very scary moment immediately in moto 1. As the pack left the gate and accelerated down the start straight, suddenly Jason's bike could be seen flipping through the air as he tumbled with several other riders. This took place at the height of speed going into the first corner. Somehow he was unharmed but he was bike was definitely damaged. He remounted with no front brake, nearly a half of a lap behind the field and still motored all the way back to 11th. In moto 2 he started just inside the top ten and pushed forward all the way to 3rd. For much of the race he was the fastest rider on the track, nearly catching all the way up to the leaders who had pulled away early on.

Jason Anderson: "My day was pretty good for the most part. I had a first turn crash and came back to 11th in moto 1, then the 2nd moto I ended up 3rd which was pretty good. I want keep that going and we should be good to go. Headed to Washougal next weekend and I love that track."

Joey Savatgy had a break out day of sorts. Although this type of result is expected of the young rider, he has had some struggles since his return to racing. He has been gradually improving each week but has had some hiccups along the journey. The entire day was much improved for Joey at Spring Creek. Not only did he qualify comfortably inside the top ten, but he was also able to finish both motos in the top ten for the first time this season as well. Savatgy got off the gate well, charged with consistent lap times throughout the day and was rewarded with a solid 7th place overall.

Joey Savatgy: "Today was a lot better. Qualifying went good and I put both motos together finally. I didn't crash in either of them and I got off to good starts both motos as well. 7th overall for the day is definitely good and a step in the right direction. I want to get that momentum going. I'm looking forward to next weekend and I hope we can keep this ball rolling."

Ryan Sipes had a day of mixed results. In his first outing, he rode really well for 90% of the moto en route to a 13th place. It seemed that the entire pack was traveling at a similar rate of speed and nobody was making any passes. Had Ryan started further towards the front, he would have likely stayed up there as the entire race was rolling along like a freight train. In the last 3 laps, his pace clearly slowed. He started feeling extremely fatigued and just pushed himself to the end while maintaining his position. When he got back to the pits, he was struggling to not black out. He rested as much as he could during the brief time in between motos and headed back up to the line still not feeling very well. It was evident that Sipes was off his game right from the get go. He had a really tough moto and was only able to secure 17th on the day.

Next week the series heads all the way back to the west coast and the hills and trees of Washougal, Washington. Anderson is particularly fond of this track and is looking for his first career overall win. Savatgy will be racing for his first time there and trying to creep closer to a top 5. Sipes will be spending the entire week in Washington preparing for the race. After having to take the week before off due to an ankle injury, he will be much more prepared heading into next weekend.

450MX Overall
1. Eli Tomac 1-1
2. Ryan Dungey 3-2
3. Ken Roczen 2-4
4. Trey Canard 4-3
5. Josh Grant 5-5
6. Brett Metcalfe 6-6
7. Andrew Short 9-7
8. Weston Peick 8-8
9. Fredrik Noren 11-10
10. Matthew Goerke 12-11
11. Justin Brayton 10-15
12. Christian Craig 19-9
13. M. Oldenburg 16-12
14. Ben LaMay 15-13
15. Chad Reed 14-14
16. James Stewart 7-40
17. Ryan Sipes 13-34
18. Paul Coates 23-16
19. Heath Harrison 25-17
20. Ronnie Stewart 17-38

450MX Points
1. Ken Roczen 367
2. Ryan Dungey 343
3. Trey Canard 302
4. James Stewart 226
5. Brett Metcalfe 222
6. Josh Grant 218
7. Weston Peick 188
8. Andrew Short 187
9. Eli Tomac 168
10. Chad Reed 146
11. Malcolm Stewart 128
12. Fredrik Noren 109
13. Phil Nicoletti 105
14. Matt Goerke 99
15. Ben LaMay 96
16. Justin Brayton 78
17. Jake Weimer 77
18. Justin Barcia 52
19. Kyle Chisholm 47
20. Christian Craig 41
250MX Overall
1. Jeremy Martin 1-2
2. Marvin Musquin 2-4
3. Cooper Webb 9-1
4. Christophe Pourcel 3-6
5. Dean Wilson 5-5
6. Jason Anderson 11-3
7. Joey Savatgy 8-9
8. Alex Martin 12-7
9. Cole Seely 7-13
10. Jessy Nelson 14-8
11. Zach Bel 10-12
12. Anthony Rodriguez 13-10
13. Blake Baggett 4-33
14. Matt Bisceglia 16-11
15. Justin Bogle 6-32
16. Jace Owen 18-14
17. Shane McElrath 17-15
18. Matt Lemoine 15-31
19. Vann Martin 24-16
20. Dakota Tedder 38-17
250MX Points
1. Jeremy Martin 341
2. Cooper Webb 298
3. Blake Baggett 285
4. Christophe Pourcel 246
5. Marvin Musquin 241
6. Justin Bogle 240
7. Jason Anderson 236
8. Cole Seely 188
9. Jessy Nelson 164
10. Justin Hill 150
11. Alex Martin 136
12. Dean Wilson 115
13. Zach Bell 113
14. Kyle Cunningham 110
15. Matt Bisceglia 103
16. Joey Savatgy 103
17. Anthony Rodgriguez 76
18. Matt Lemoine 75
19. Kyle Peters 56
20. Jackson Richardson 26

Tags: rockstar energy racing, jason anderson, ryan sipes, joey savatgy, mx, motocross, millville motocross national, spring creek motocross national

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