Max Anstie’s crew chief Clark Jones believes the British rider is making huge strides in the Monster Energy Supercross series, scoring points in his debut races and could surprise people in the third Arlington round tomorrow.

Anstie, who is a sand lover, had a great night on the soft, but slippery Texas soil on Tuesday, and after a mid-pack start in his heat race, he passed into a direct transfer finish.

In the main event he came out of the first corner buried in the pack, but made steady progress forward, including passing two riders in one corner, to match his best stadium 450 class finish. The points on the night moved Anstie up one position in the cham,pionship standings


“Max is improving. He was riding really well; he was one of the fastest guys in the whoops tonight. He’s really learning Supercross. I think this upcoming Saturday he’s going to surprise a lot of competitors,” said Jones.

Anstie added: “I feel like we’ve definitely made progress. I know on paper it looks like we’ve stayed the same, but honestly my crew chief Clark made some positive changes today, and I felt like I was riding better than the results showed.

“We had a lot of positives. I felt good in the whoops, I could jump the jumps, and I’m making progress at Supercross. It’s only my fourth Supercross event and I feel like there’s a lot to learn, but I’m taking it all in my stride, I’m getting my laps in, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier with my guys.”