Chad Reed clean sweeps California
Australia’s Chad Reed continues to make history in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, today becoming the first rider to win all five Californian races in a season, after victory in San Diego.
Australia’s Chad Reed continues to make history in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, today becoming the first rider to win all five Californian races in a season, after victory at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.
Reed has now won four AMA Supercross class races in a row and once again laid claim to the fastest lap of the night. After a good start in the Main Event, Reed was second to Davi Millsaps into turn one, then moved into the lead on lap three of the 20-lap race. On lap 12 Reed made an uncharacteristic mistake coming off his YZ450F at turn one. With the bike still running, Reed remounted in second place and chased down the leader. Four laps later he regained the lead and pulled away to claim his fifth win of the season and his fifth win at Qualcomm Stadium.
"I have never won all of the races in California," said Reed. "With this win tonight, I have accomplished a new goal and get to leave the West Coast with a big points lead." Reed has now matched Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath for race wins at San Diego, with both riders winning the iconic event five times. What is even more amazing is that Reed has achieved this feat in just six seasons since joining the premier class in 2003.
"It is awesome that have matched Jeremy (McGrath) on such a record, he is someone I admire greatly and his successes have had a great influence on my own career. "Before I left Australia I spent many hours watching him make history in this sport and studying his riding," Reed continued.
As the championship prepares to head to Houston’s Reliant Stadium on Saturday February 16 Reed now sits 35 points clear of second placed rider Kevin Windham.
Chad Reed and San Manuel Racing are proudly sponsored by San Manuel, Yamaha, Fusion Energy, Nike,Parts Unlimited, THOR, Bridgestone, D.I.D.,VP Fuels, GYTR, Yamalube, One Industries, Pro Taper, OGIO, Alpinestars, and Scott.