Chad Reed Triples at Anaheim
Australia’s Chad Reed has become only the second rider in the history of the AMA Supercross series to take all three Anaheim race wins in a season.
Australia’s Chad Reed has become only the second rider in the history of the AMA Supercross series to take all three Anaheim race wins in a season after his emphatic victory at the fifth round of the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at Angel Stadium.
It was a perfect night for the 25 year old Australian who, in front of a record crowd of 43,785, won his heat race, recorded the fastest lap time for the number one gate pick, and then led the 20 lap Main Event from start to finish. Winning by a comfortable 5 seconds, Reed acknowledged his fitness was at its peak and that he had ridden conservatively in comparison to previous championship rounds this year.
“After last weekend, I set some goals for myself, and winning this race was definitely one of them,” said Reed. “I knew that if I won the holeshot then I’d be able to get the job done so we focused on starts during our testing this week and it paid off. I rode at a steady pace and still had a lot left in the tank after the race. “
“There were two big positives from the weekend, not only did we win but we’ve also learnt a massive amount about the Yamaha YZ 450F. This has been a really satisfying event,” Reed added.
Reed has won four out the five rounds so far and now sits 26 points clear of second placed Kevin Windham. With no time to rest the Championship leader will now head home to prepare for Round 6 of series at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday 9th February.
Chad Reed and San Manuel Racing are proudly sponsored by San Manuel, Yamaha, Fusion Energy, Nike, Parts Unlimited, THOR, Bridgestone, AFAM, D.I.D.,VP Fuels, GYTR, Yamalube, One Industries, Pro Taper, White Brothers, OGIO, Alpinestars, and Scott.