Anderson graces cover of Racer X

When you’re on a heater, you’re on a heater. Dragon’s Jason Anderson, who is currently leading the 2018 Supercross 450 standings, is the latest cover boy of Racer X, an MX industry legendary publication. As the hottest rider on the circuit right now, there’s not reason not to put the Rockstar-Husqvarna rider on the cover.

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Jason is wearing Dragon’s new MXV Max goggle in his signature color and strap. Head here to learn more about the goggle.

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Anderson wins at San Diego; Increases points lead

Under the lights in San Diego, Dragon’s Jason Anderson took home his second consecutive Supercross win. The Rockstar-Husqvarna factory rider stayed under the radar most of the night en route to his win. And with so much drama throughout the 250 and 450 fields, Jason is just fine to escape the last two races on the top step.

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With the win, Jason increases his lead in the Provisional standings to 28 points. The lead is far from safe, but a solid benchmark as he pursues his first 450 Championship title.

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Jason Anderson takes the win at Oakland SX

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For gate drop five of the 2018 Supercross season, Jason Anderson regained his winning ways as he battled Ken Roczen to take the win in a wild, no-holds barred contest in the Bay. Besides winning, Jason increased his overall points lead and the red plate will travel with him to San Diego next weekend.

Jason had a scary moment early in the day as he went down in the first practice. “At the beginning of the day—the first practice—I endo’d so hard… all day my back was a little sore and honestly it kind of scared me,” Jason explained, post-race. “I was very hesitant all day, and even in that heat race I was like a 5th place guy.”

Anderson managed to qualify in his heat race and take the win despite a mediocre hole shot where he found himself in 6th. But in the last lap, there were two lead changes as Jason battled his points trailer, Ken Roczen. “That battle at the end of the race was crazy,” Jason said. “We were both making mistakes and the track was hard to [hit] your marks… it was insane, but it felt great.”

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Jason and his 15 point lead head south for the sixth stop of the season at Petco Park next weekend. Dragon’s 250 rider Mitchell Harrison finished 9th, an improvement over his first few races this year. He’ll have his work cut out for him next week as it’s the first East-West shootout so the field will be stacked with more solid racers including 250 East champion Zach Osborne and fellow Dragon rider Michael Mosiman.

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Julia Marino earns 5th X Games medal in Aspen

The Winter X Games are considered the height of action sports achievement, and Dragon’s Julia Marino just reached the peaks of that height for the 5th time. The Connecticut shredder grabbed the silver medal in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, the 5th medal of her career (and of the past calendar year).

“Hyped to come away with my 5th [X Games] medal here in Aspen, Colorado! Congrats to @jamieanderson for taking the gold and @ennirukajarvi for taking the bronze And thanks @xgamesfor putting together the most fun course as always,” Julia wrote on Instagram about the contest.

Marino, 20, has been on a roll lately. In addition to her X Games silver, she recently locked up her Olympic berth for the US Team and looks to continue her winning ways there. For more about Julia, follow her on Instagram.

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Dragon to celebrate 25th Anniversary at SIA Tradeshow

SAN CLEMENTE, CA, JANUARY 22, 2018 Dragon Alliance, the globally recognized, performance eyewear brand with deep ties to the action sports world, today announced that it will host an event to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary during the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA) tradeshow in Denver, Colorado later this month.

Dragon athletes and industry notables will come together for a memorable event at Punchbowl Social on Friday, January 26th. Some of Dragon’s most revered athletes are expected to be in attendance, including Chris Benchetler, Bryan Iguchi, Jamie Lynn, Blake Paul, and Leanne Pelosi. Guests in attendance will receive Dragon’s 25th Anniversary Limited Edition D1 goggles, which feature a strap replicating Dragon’s first-ever goggle design, designed exclusively for this event.

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“Dragon was founded to create bold products by blending artistry and athleticism for the world’s best athletes, like Mick Fanning and Rob Machado,” said Lauren Makofske, Global Brand Director of Dragon Alliance. “Twenty-five years later, Dragon continues to innovate by growing the brand for a new generation of icons and heroes seeking high-performance and innovative design.”

Dragon has not only become a staple of the industry, but an example of how a brand can organically and successfully grow without compromising its core values. Founded in 1993 – inside of founder Will Howard’s garage in Capo Beach, California – the brand has grown from its humble beginnings as a surf and snowboard sunglass company into a sport-driven lifestyle brand known for its product innovation, out-of-the-box, modern approach and important athlete relationships. Dragon steadily grew as the brand diversified into snow goggles, motocross goggles, and optical frames. Along the way, Dragon has introduced groundbreaking designs like patented frameless goggles, premium floatable sunglasses, and integrated Lumalens® optimized lens technology, and more.

From its inception, Dragon has prided itself on creating for the heroes in sport and culture and the brand’s athlete partnerships, which remains a keystone of the brand today. Dragon’s current day roster reads like a who’s who of action sports legends and present day icons. The brand’s first athletes, surfer Shane Dorian and snowboarder Jamie Lynn, are still associated with Dragon 25 years later, and are finding new ways to utilize the partnership. X Games medalists Danny Davis, Gigi Rüf, and Jossi Wells are amongst the most influential in the sport. Surfing’s ageless wonder Rob Machado and 3-time World Champion Mick Fanning have been collectively associated with the brand for over two decades. Dragon continues to build up the next generation of icons with youth athletes like Brock Crouch, Julia Marino and Griffin Colapinto.

Based in San Clemente, California, Dragon is an internationally recognized, leading performance eyewear brand for those seeking expert craftsmanship, high-level performance and innovative design. Since 1993, our world class collection of athletes and ambassadors helped pioneer and inspire our wide range of products, while our heritage from surf, snow and MX culture illustrates our ongoing celebration of an active, impassioned lifestyle. By focusing on technical breakthroughs and progressively designed products, Dragon has fast become a worldwide leader in premium eyewear offerings. For more information about Dragon, visit www.dragonalliance.com.

For more information on the anniversary, or to cover the event, please contact Shay Williams at shay.williams@dragonalliance.com.

To see the brand’s latest releases at SIA, please visit Dragon Alliance’s booth at SIA (#34145-UL).

 

Julia Marino, Brock Crouch and Teal Harle podium in Mammoth

With the Olympics looking large, the final US qualifier and penultimate World Cup is the last tune up before Winter X Games and The Olympics. The Toyota Grand Prix at Mammoth had Dragon was well represented with Julia Marino, Brock Crouch and Teal Harle taking podium spots in their respective disciplines.

Freeskier Teal Harle took the win in men’s slopestyle Sunday afternoon and likely locked up his spot on the Canadian National Team. Julia Marino continued her podium assault with a 2nd place in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, and locked up her ticket to PyeongChang with the US Team. Brock Crouch took 3rd place in Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and made his case to the US Olympic team, and his fate will be decided Monday.

Jason Anderson grabs 3rd at Anaheim 2 Supercross

Keeping the momentum alive from the first two rounds, Dragon’s Jason Anderson finished 3rd overall at Anaheim 2 Supercross, despite the new Triple Crown format. Anderson came into the weekend with the red plate, and exits SoCal with the red plate still in his possession.

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This marks the third straight podium for Jason who is focused and hungry while his main competition of Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, and Justin Barcia have had uneven starts. He leaves Anaheim with 70 points towards the Championship, and sits in 1st place.

This was the first of three races that will feature the new Triple Crown format. Rather than a Heat Race and a 20-minute main event, the TC format has timed qualifying followed by three shorter main event races, with the overall podium determined by a combination of your results.

“The first race was tough because it was so short,” said Jason of the Triple Crown format. “IT’s all about the start but there’s a lot of racing and it’s kind of crazy and a curveball for us—and for me.”

Next on the docket will be in Arizona for round 4, about 1/4 of the way through the Supercross season. Rockstar-Husqvarna’s Mitchell Harrison raced despite taking a big crash in practice earlier. He finished 13th overall.

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Jason Anderson wins Houston SX

Riding the momentum from the season opener at A1, Dragon’s Supercross rider Jason Anderson never looked back en route to his win at stop 2 of Supercross, Houston. This is Jason’s first win of the season and second consecutive podium finish.

“Excited to come out with the win,” Jason told the post-race press conference. “But at the same time, you know, this is a step in the process and [I’m] excited to do battle the rest of the year with these two [podium finishers Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia].”

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This finish at NRG Stadium gives Anderson 49 points towards the a Championship, a small seven point lead over aforementioned Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia. The Supercross series heads back to Anaheim next weekend for A2. 250 West racer for Dragon, Mitchell Harrison, finished 13th and sits 12th in the points chase.

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