2018 Supercross World Champion – Jason Anderson has been locked-in to compete at this year’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne, heading to Marvel Stadium for the first time ever on November 30.
The two-time, back-to-back AUS-X Open winner will head down under for the third consecutive year to battle it out against the world’s best for a chance at taking out his third AUS-X Open crown.
Anderson’s 2019 World Supercross season ended early after injury forced him out of the championship following Round 3, however, the former World Champion says he’s keen to make an epic comeback and pumped to check out what Melbourne has to offer.
“This will be my first time in Melbourne. I’ve never been there but I heard it’s a super awesome city and I can’t wait to check out a new part of Australia, it’ll be fun,” Anderson said.
“My favourite thing about the AUS-X Open event is the number of fans the race attracts, they’re so enthusiastic and you can really hear the fans whenever something happens, or if you’re in a battle, you can really hear the crowd go crazy.
“Marvel Stadium is gonna be a much more open track so it’ll be fun and for sure I think we’re gonna see a lot more racing action go on.”
Event Co-Founder and Director Adam Bailey states that Anderson’s announcement to head back down under and take on the likes of Chad Reed, Joey Savatgy and Justin Brayton in the heart of Melbourne, will be massive for the sport of Supercross in Australia.
“We’re extremely excited to have Jason Anderson back for the third year in a row, and this time coming to Melbourne to show the fans what a World Champion racer can do on Australian soil and a world championship sized track,” Bailey said.
“Jason is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents we have ever had race at the AUS-X Open and is one of the most hyped Supercross athletes on the planet. To have him confirmed to compete three years in a row, is a true testament to the AUS-X Open as a world-class and staple event on the international calendar.
“These are the best riders in the world and their annual events calendar is incredibly taxing, given they already compete in over 30 weekends a year in the USA. For Jason to make the AUS-X Open a feature element of his World Championship preparations, it is a massive coup for the event and for the fans who will enjoy the best racing and entertainment Australia has ever seen, in Melbourne on November 30.”
Anderson says racing Supercross events is by far the best training any rider could do and puts AUS-X Open high on his list of races to compete in each year, ahead of his World Championship tilt.
“Coming in and racing there’s no better practice than gate drops so I think it’s the best thing for me, and if it was up to me I’d try and do as many races as I can but I get to only choose a select few and AUS-X Open is definitely one I always try and get out to,” exclaimed Anderson.
“Melbourne you don’t wanna miss this on November 30 at Marvel Stadium, get your tickets at Ticketmaster.”
The Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne promises to be the biggest off-road motorcycle racing and action sports event in Australian history with Supercross, Freestyle Motocross, live music, stunning pyrotechnics and non-stop entertainment for all ages all under one roof on November 30 at Marvel Stadium.
Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au. Tickets start from $39.95*. For more information on tickets, riders, and much more head to www.ausxopen.com
The AUS-X Open Melbourne is supported by the Victorian tourism and major events agency Visit Victoria. The AUS-X Open is the final round of the Australian Supercross Championship and is sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA).
The Monster Energy AUS-X Open doubles as the fifth and final round of the Australian Supercross Championship, and Grand Final of the FIM Oceania Supercross Championship – the most prestigious Supercross Championship, outside of the USA.
Stay tuned to @SXOpenSupercross on social media for some truly amazing upcoming announcements that are sure to blow fans away in 2019 at Marvel Stadium.
*$39.95 Tickets will incur additional transaction charges