Chad Reed to keep it pinned in SanFran
Chad Reed has confirmed he will not back off at this weekend’s round of the 2008 AMA Supercross, despite the announcement that James Stewart had been ruled out of contention for 2008 with an injury.
It’s business as usual for Chad Reed in San Francisco
AMA Supercross Championship Series leader Chad Reed has confirmed he will not back off at this weekend’s fourth round of the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship at San Francisco’s AT&aT Park, despite the recent announcement that his main rival, James Stewart had been ruled out of contention for 2008 with a knee injury.
Reed, the 2004 AMA Supercross Champion, has led more laps than any other rider this season, won two of the three rounds and now holds a 15 point lead in the championship to second placed Kevin Windham. After he, himself struggled throughout the 2007 season with injuries Reed acknowledged he is back to his best and is disappointed not to have the opportunity to challenge Stewart for the title this year.
“It is very disappointing that James is out but I won’t be backing off at all,” said Reed. “There are still a lot of laps between this weekend and Vegas, so I’m just going to put my head down, stick to my game plan and try to win this thing.” “I honestly know how he (James) feels. I’ve been there and I know it was probably one of the hardest decisions of his life to pull out. I hope he heals up, gets better, and comes back as soon as possible,” Reed commented.
This Saturday’s event will hold special meaning for the proud Australian with January 26 marking Australia Day. Reed’s victory last weekend at Anaheim was his 28th career win in the AMA Supercross class and now sees him tied with Ricky Johnson for third on the all time AMA Supercross class win list.
“I want to keep winning. The most I have won in a row is six so I want to beat that this year,” Reed said.
Round 4 of the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship will be held at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Australia Day, Saturday January 26.