He has led just six laps all season, but Jason Anderson is the winningest rider in Monster Energy Supercross, in either division. Lady luck has surely been on his side, but Anderson has put himself in a position to win every week and it is why he maintains possession of the Power Rankings lead.
Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.
1. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Racing (Last Week: 1 / No Change)
Oakland was the biggest stroke of luck Anderson has had all season and it helped get him back to his biggest points lead of the season. He’s the guy to beat right now and will be until someone goes out at wins consistently or he makes a mistake.
2. Cole Seely – Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda (Last Week: 2 / No Change)
Seely had perhaps his worst outing of the season with a fourth-place finish, which is saying something about how well he’s ridden so far. With Anderson’s win it didn’t help Seely in the points, but now he’s back in Anaheim where he’s been consistently the rider to beat this year.
3. Dean Wilson – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki (Last Week: 6 / +3)
We’ve been waiting for a ride like that from Wilson all season. He proved he’s back in top form and he’s ready to try and make a run at this championship. A good start is crucial to Wilson’s success from here on out, but he appears ready for the challenge.
4. Justin Hill – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki (Last Week: 5 / +1)
Hill is on the rise and enjoyed his career best effort in Oakland. He’s looking more and more comfortable in the lead pack and could play an interesting role as the season wears on.
5. Zach Osborne – GEICO Honda (Last Week: 7 / +2)
Osborne rebounded from a tough Anaheim 2 outing to battle with Seely for fourth in Oakland. He has the ability to challenge for a podium on any given weekend, so he will always be one to watch.
6. Cooper Webb – Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha (Last Week: 3 / -3)
A scary crash in practice left Webb a little banged up for the night show, but he still lined up. Unfortunately, things got worse when he was a little too aggressive early on in the main event. It wasn’t a memorable weekend for the rookie, but he no doubt learned from the experience and is ready to bounce back.
7. Malcolm Stewart – Troy Lee Designs/MAVTV Honda (Last Week: 4 / -3)
Mookie was an innocent victim of Webb’s aggression last week and it resulted in his worst finish of the season. He’s been solid all year long and I’m sure he has the confidence to move on from the misfortune and ride well this weekend.
8. Jessy Nelson – Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda (Last Week: 8 / No Change)
Nelson continues to get the job done, posting another top-10 finish last weekend. He’s quietly amassing his best season to date.
9. Shane McElrath – Troy Lee Designs/MAVTV Honda (Last Week: 10 / +1)
McElrath rounds out the Troy Lee group who has each of its four riders in the rankings for the second week. It’s hard not be impressed with the team’s effort this season and McElrath’s quick adjustment to the pro ranks.
10. Michael Leib – AG Motorsports Honda (Last Week: Not Ranked)
The privateer rider deserves some recognition this week for his sixth-place finish in Oakland. Leib outperformed many of the division’s top guys and is gaining more confidence with each round.
Dropped Out: Dean Ferris (10th in Oakland)
Biggest Mover: Dean Wilson (+3)
Biggest Drops: Cooper Webb and Malcolm Stewart (-3)