Monster Energy Supercross Champion Jason Anderson will stick to his plan to be back before the end of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season. In talking to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team manager Bobby Hewitt today, it appears Anderson has been given the green light to head to Budds Creek and give it a try in practice and qualifying on Saturday morning. As long as he feels good, Anderson will race the motos on Saturday.
"Currently, myself and the staff believe Jason will be back on the starting line at the AMA Outdoor Nationals this weekend," Hewitt said in a text to us. "Obviously, my first priority is Jason's safety! It is very important to both Jason and I that we are representing both Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing and all of our sponsors at the highest level possible. Everyone here at Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing is looking forward to his return and believe that Jason will be back on the track, on the starting line and racing at Budds Creek! Racing Budds Creek is 95%, but the final decision will be made after timed qualifying. For racing Indiana [next weekend], we are 100%."
Anderson suffered a foot injury in a practice crash at Glen Helen just before round three of the championship. He originally hoped to be back last weekend at Unadilla, but the team elected to give him another week before his return.