Chad Reed Closes SX Championship in 2nd

Chad Reed
After enduring a frustrating season hampered by injury, Australia’s World Supercross star Chad Reed has closed the curtains on his 2007 FIM World Supercross Grand Prix and Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross seasons with a strong second placing at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Reed, who secured the runner-up spot in both championships at the penultimate round of the series, was looking to end his troubled season with a solid result. After a convincing win in his heat race Reed and 2007 Champion James Stewart went head-to-head off the start line in the 20-lap Main Event.

The duo quickly pulled away from the field and endured a healthy battle in the opening laps before Stewart gained the advantage. While Stewart won the finale, Reed notched up his 17th podium of the year and said his team would be working hard over the off season to bridge the gap to the current Champion.  “That was good fun out there,” said Reed. “I had a good battle going with James in the first part of the race.

“Despite the hurdles we faced this year we were still able to finish second in both championships and I am not disappointed with second tonight.”

“We will start preparing for X-Games and I will have a couple of weeks back home in Australia before we really get to work over the off season. The whole team is committed to working hard to try and achieve the winning combination and that is what we will do,” Reed added.

After a short break in which Reed will catch up with friends and family in Australia the L&M/San Manuel/Yamaha rider will be back on the bike preparing for the X-Games which will be held August 2-5. 

Chad Reed and L&M Racing are proudly sponsored by San Manuel, Yamaha, Unbound, Nike, Parts Unlimited, THOR, Bridgestone, AFAM, D.I.D.,VP Fuels, GYTR, Yamalube, One Industries, Pro Taper, White Brothers, OGIO, Amp’d Mobile, Alpinestars, and Scott.

2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA SX Series –  Round 16   Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

1 James Stewart25
2 Chad Reed  YAMAHA   YZ450F22
3 Kevin Windham20
4 Ivan Tedesco18
5 Andrew Short16
6 Tim Ferry15
7 David Vuillemin14
8 Josh Summey13
9 Heath Voss12
10 Michael Byrne11

2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA SX Series Standings – After Round 16 of 16

1 James Stewart385
2 Chad Reed – YAMAHA YZ450F334
3 Tim Ferry276
4 Kevin Windham  240
5 Ivan Tedesco  197
6 David Vuillemin196
7 Michael Byrne189
8 Ricky Carmichael160
9 Heath Voss160
10 Paul Carpenter143

2007 FIM World SX GP Series Standings – After Round 17 of 18

1 James Stewart404
2 Chad Reed – YAMAHA YZ450F364
3 Tim Ferry 302
4 David Vuillemin240
5 Michael Byrne211
6 Ivan Tedesco206
7Paul Carpenter       194
8 Heath Voss189
9 Ricky Carmichael185
10 Jeff Gibson171

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