Twisted Tea Suzuki rider Max Anstie put in a strong performance in the penultimate Monster Energy Supercross round in Salt Lake City with 450 class rookie matching his career-best finish of thirteenth.
Anstie put in a strong performance acclimating not only to the 4,637-foot elevation, but returning back to the confines of a tight, short, stadium Supercross track.
After rounding the first lap of his heat race outside of a transfer position, the Englishman put his RM-Z450’s power into the soil and quickly passed his way forward to earn a ticket to the main event.
In the main, Anstie got a mid-pack start but wasn’t able to make the same progress he’d delivered in his heat race. He managed to match his season best finish and is ready for the final Supercross round before getting back to the more-familiar outdoor motocross racing of the summer.
“Salt Lake went well. I felt like I was riding strong,’ explained Anstie. “We made progress all day and the team did a great job setting the bike up for the altitude.
“Each time out there I’m getting some good laps in and we’ll continue making progress. I definitely feel like now, going into this last race, we’re ready to go and have a good battle with the guys. I’m looking forward to being back here in seven days.”