SYDNEY – Jason Anderson has been confirmed as the latest rider who will compete in the AUS-X Open Sydney on Nov. 11-12 in Australia.
Anderson joins Australian native Chad Reed as confirmed riders. The pair will take on top riders from round the world and Australia inside Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Nov. 11-12.
There certainly isn’t any love lost between Reed and Anderson, with Anderson controversially slamming Reed off the track for the win in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season finale in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month.
At just 24-years-of age, Anderson has already established himself as a star of supercross, having captured the 2014 AMA 250cc West Coast Supercross Championship and winning his debut 450cc championship race in January last year.
For Anderson, the prospect of heading down under to compete in Sydney’s famed Olympic Park precinct was an opportunity that he couldn’t pass up.
“I’m super psyched to be heading to Australia in November and throwing down at the AUS-X Open,” Anderson said “It’s always been a race that I’ve kept a close eye on – the last two years have seen some intense racing, and I’m excited to be adding to the amazing legacy that the event has already created.”
When questioned about competing against rival and hometown hero Reed, Anderson mentioned that things could get interesting.
“To race Chad in his home country will be awesome. He’s a legend around the world and has had an amazing career. I have a huge amount of respect for him,” Anderson said. “We get along really well off the track, but we’re both competitors, both want to win and will do anything to do so – even if it means a bit of aggressive riding. I actually won’t be racing him again until we line up in Sydney, so who knows what will happen – fans will definitely get their money’s worth.”