Chad Reed first in San Francisco
Supercross star Chad Reed has flown the flag for Australia at the fourth round of the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, winning the rain soaked San Francisco event by over 11 seconds.
Patriotic Supercross star Chad Reed has flown the flag for Australia at the fourth round of the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, winning the rain soaked San Francisco event by over 11 seconds.
A poor start saw Reed caught mid pack on the opening lap but the Australian staged an incredible comeback and was up into third place on Lap 3 of the shortened 15 Lap race. On Lap 5, Reed capitalised on a mistake by Kevin Windham to take second place, he then moved into the lead a lap later. Once in front, the 2004 AMA Supercross Champion pulled away from the field, lapping consistently to win his third round of the season.
“I had a lot of fun out there tonight,” said Reed. “It was good to get a win in the mud and it was very cool to win on Australia Day.” “The track was challenging and I had to work hard to get out in front but I felt good and my YZ450F performed really well in the conditions.” “I came into this season prepared to lay it down and even though it was extremely muddy out there the championship didn’t cross my mind.” “My goals haven’t changed and I want to get these race wins,” Reed acknowledged.
With next weekend’s fifth round of the series, the final Anaheim event this year Reed will aim to be only the second rider ever to sweep all three Anaheim races in a season.