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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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For more from Dragon Motorsports, follow them on Instagram & Twitter. For more on Dragon’s Supercross racers, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Mitchell Harrison // Michael Mosiman

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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For more from Dragon Motorsports, follow them on Instagram & Twitter. For more on Dragon’s Supercross racers, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Mitchell Harrison // Michael Mosiman

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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For more from Dragon Motorsports, follow them on Instagram & Twitter. For more on Dragon’s Supercross racers, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Mitchell Harrison // Michael Mosiman

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.

Visit racerxonline.com for all information on races and points.

For more from Dragon Motorsports, follow them on Instagram & Twitter. For more on Dragon’s Supercross racers, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Mitchell Harrison // Michael Mosiman

Jason Anderson grabs 2nd at Monster Cup Supercross

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It’s been a while since Jason Anderson has raced—he had season ending surgery in August—but he came back and made sure everyone knew he was back. The big story was Marvin Musquin winning the Monster Million, but it was great seeing Jason back so quickly, showing he’s still one of the best in the 450 class. “Last night was fun. Time to look ahead,” Jason succinctly put on Twitter about the night.

More to come as videos come out, but congrats to Jason and the Dragon partnered Rockstar Husky racing machine.

For more on the racing and results, visit RacerX.com. For more from the Dragon motocross riders, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Zach Osborne // Michael Mosiman.

For more from Dragon MX, follow Dragon Motorsports.

Zach Osborne Title Clinching Scenarios

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Dragon motocross rider Zach Osborne is in the midst of an epic season. The veteran 250cc rider already clinched a Supercross East title in May, and he’s on the verge of claiming his first Pro Motocross Outdoor title this weekend. How will it play out though?

Heading into Budds Creek this weekend, the Rockstar-Husqvarna factor rider sits 63 points ahead of second place Jeremy Martin. To clinch this weekend (one race early) the magic number is 51. With two separate races (moto) worth a maximum of 50 points this weekend, Zach has his work cut out for him. Assuming the best case for Jeremy Martin (going 1-1 and gaining the maximum 50), Zach cannot lose more than 12 points, otherwise the title chase would officially continue until the circuit end in Indiana at Ironman MX.

Zach hasn’t gotten to this place by luck. His hard work and tenacity have allowed him to average an Overall finish of 2.3 per stop, meaning he’s a podium threat and not likely to lose much ground if J-Mart goes off. Zach also holds the tie-breaker in that he’s won four overall stops, and Jeremy has two (three with a potential win this weekend). While no one wants to count their chickens before they hatch, but can Zach keep the momentum rolling and the Cinderella season alive? Time will tell, but the odds are in Osborne’s corner.

For more on the title chase, visit the Racer X standings. And for more on Zach, follow him on Instagram.

Zach Osborne named to MXoN Team USA

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Current 250cc Supercross champ and leading 250cc Motocross rider Zach Osborne has been named to Team USA for the Motocross of Nations (MXoN) roster. Zach will race in the MX2 category for USA, along with Cole Seely (MXGP) and Thomas Covington (MX2). Additionally, Zach will be Team Captain for the squad.

“Being chosen to represent Team USA at the FIM Motocross of Nations has been a huge goal and dream of mine for a very long time,” Osborne told RacerX. “I couldn’t be happier to travel to the United Kingdom to race and ride my very best to bring the championship trophy back to the USA.”

This will mark the first time that Osborne has raced under the American flag at MXoN. “With Osborne it was obvious and he has been wanting to go [to Motocross of Nations] for years,” team manager Roger DeCoster said. “Every year he has asked me, I have had to turn him down. This year he has earned it.”

For more on the MX of Nations, visit their site.

Osborne is the reigning 250 East Supercross champion. Read about his championships run here.

Davalos takes first podium, Osborne increases lead

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Another Saturday, another banner weekend for the Dragon Motorsports racing machine, as the AMA Outdoor series moved to Washougal in Washington. In the 250cc class, Zach Osborne managed another overall podium finish (2nd) and increased his overall points lead over an inactive Alex Martin. And in the 450cc class, Martin Davalos grabbed his first overall podium since making the jump up to the big bikes.

“Better late than never, you know?” Davalos said in the post-race of his victory. “There’s a lot for me to learn, [but it’s] a great feeling for me to be here battling the best.”

This being his first season in the 450 class, Martin admits that it’s been a learning process, but he’s steadily been making progress, culminating in 4th and 3rd place at the last two races, respectively. “It’s been a long time in the 250 class and I’ve wanted to hop to the 450, for, I can’t even tell you how long. So Rockstar Energy Husqvarna got a bike together for me. I know I’m capable of riding that bike well. The more I’m getting used to the bike, I’m adjusting a lot better.”

On the 250 side of things, Zach Osborne continues his dominating run to a second straight title. His 2nd place overall, and how he got there Saturday, might not be the most impressive, but they don’t ask how, they just ask how many. After a poor start and an early crash, Zach put the hammer down and finished in 4th place.

“I went deep in that first Moto, I was throwing up after,” Osborne explained of his effort. “It was a big effort; a huge effort. I knew I’d miss a little bit of pep for the second race. Overall after falling in the first Moto and still getting on the podium, I’m happy with it.”

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Osborne overcame another sub-par start to take 3rd place in Moto 1, as he increased his championship lead to 74 points over Jeremy Martin, with three races left on the season. When asked about the idea of him holding back for Championships purposes, “I’m just not that kind of rider,” he said. “Yeah, maybe in two more rounds if it stays the way it is I can do that. But today I just want to keep charging and maximize my points every race. I want to continue to go hard.”

Even with Dragon’s main 450 rider Jason Anderson and 250 rookie Michael Mosiman out due to injury, Dragon has been on a roll, managing an overall podium at every single race this Outdoor National season.

“I’m grateful I have a job and competing with the best in the world,” said Martin. “To come from Ecuador, such a small country, to this is such a blessing. The opportunity the team is giving me, it’s amazing.”

For more on points, results and races, visit RacerX.com. For more from the Dragon riders, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Zach Osborne // Michael Mosiman // Martin Davalos.

For more from Dragon MX, follow Dragon Motorsports.

 

Zach Osborne salvages 3rd place finish at MillVille

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After a weekend off from racing, the AMA Pro Motocross Outdoor Nationals were back, this time in Minnesota at the Spring Valley MX track. After an eventful first Moto, Dragon’s Zach Osborne managed to win Moto 2 and take 3rd overall on the day. After what could have been a disastrous drop in the Championship points, Zach successfully triaged the day only losing two points in the overall race to challenger Alex Martin.

Nearing the end of Moto 1, Zach snagged his what looked to be his radiator hose on a rut with six minutes to go. With some smart racing and a bunch of steam coming off is bike, Zach finished in 8th. “I was pretty nervous,” Osborne told post race. “I thought at first it was a radiator hose, but we found out after the Moto it was a gasket on the valve cover, and it was oil. I was just praying we could make it to the end and salvage some points. I tried not to rev the bike and try to let it stay as cool as possible. When we looked at it after the moto, it actually had more oil left in it so we were actually good.”

Determined to not lose too many points in Moto 2, Zach did what he did all year and dropped the rest of the field 10 laps in. With some creative lines and championship mettle, Zach managed to win the Moto 1, take 3rd overall, and only lose two points to Alex Martin. “A little bit [surprised] yeah,” said Osborne. “I had some good lines, I dropped the hammer and felt good. I found some lines where I could find a little bit of extra speed.”

Zach was the bright stop for Dragon this weekend, as Jason Anderson still is battling injuries and rookie Michael Mosiman is out the rest of the season. Martin Davalos managed a 4th place in Moto 2, for a 7th overall finish, still looking for his first podium of the season.

Next weekend the circuit is in Washington at Washougal MX. Zach will continue his title hunt while Jason Anderson looks to get back on the horse. For more on points, results and races, visit RacerX.com. For more from the Dragon riders, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Zach Osborne // Michael Mosiman // Martin Davalos.

For more from Dragon MX, follow Dragon Motorsports.

Destin Cantrell Wins Gold at Summer X Games Best Whip

The X Games good times kept rolling into Saturday night for Dragon’s FMX riders. Destin Cantrell, who was competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time on Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—The Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, managing 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin later remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

To follow Destin, head over to his Instagram and Twitter. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.