Jason Anderson's Day At Ironman Motocross | MX 2016

Jason Anderson went 5-5 for 5th overall at round 12.

Jason Anderson made his return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series at Ironman Raceway after injuring himself at High Point earlier this summer. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider was also picked for Team USA in the Motocross Of Nations in Italy later this fall. Jason was ready for some gate drops and seat time in race conditions to prepare for his Team USA Debut in Italy. We will take you through Jason's day at Ironman Raceway from the first practice to the last lap of moto 2.

Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason’s return to the track started on Friday afternoon as the Motocross of Nations Team USA press conference was held at the media tent at Ironman Raceway. Jason said he is honored to represent USA at the Motocross of Nations in Italy, he’s ready to put in the work and is excited to race an off season race since he has spent the last few months on the coach.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason went out in the first timed practice and turned a 2:34.434 on his 4th lap of the session for his fast time. This gave Jason the 3rd fastest time of the session. The track was still wet from the rain storm Friday morning and from the rain that took place for the 250 B practice that started the day.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
In the 2nd timed 15-minute practice Jason was able to turn a lap of 2:37.872 on his 5th lap of the session. This gave Jason the 7th fastest time of the session and the 4th gate pick going into moto 1. The 2nd practice was much slower as the track got much deeper and rutted. Here, you can see that Jason is going through the deep soil in the section before the finish line.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason got a mid pack start in moto 1 but was able to move up to the 8th position after the first lap. Jason takes the outside line after the mechanic tents before going over the tunnel jump.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason takes off of the big uphill triple at Ironman. The 450’s were able to take the inside line and had no problem clearing the massive jump. Jason was able to move his way up to 5th place after the 5th lap.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason got by Phil Nicoletti on lap five for 5th place just before the big triple. Jason was able to hold off Phil and the other riders to stay in 5th place and end the moto with a respectable finish for his first race back.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason got a much better start in moto 2 and was in 5th place after the first lap. Here, Jason takes the inside rut into the woods section of the Ironman track. Look how much Jason’s suspension is being used around this corner.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason was able to get by Phil Nicoletti on the 2nd lap and move up to 4th place. Here, Jason takes the corner after the quad jump up by the pits.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason had a battle with Eli Tomac for a couple laps before Eli was able to get by Jason. Jason went back to 5th place and finished moto 2 in that position.Photography by Rob Koy
Jason Anderson's Day at Ironman
Jason Anderson came back to racing on what he called the roughest track he has ever ridden. Jason went 5-5 for 5th overall at Ironman and said he could have done better if he was racing all season. He will take the 5th place and believes he did pretty well on this rough track. Jason will know go out to California and focus on getting ready for the Motocross of Nations.Photography by Rob Koy