Chad Reed Wins Anaheim II SX
Australian Supercross star Chad Reed has extended his lead in the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, after winning the third round of the series at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium tonight.
Australian Supercross star Chad Reed has extended his lead in the 2008 Monster Energy Drink AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, after winning the third round of the series at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium tonight. Reed, the clear crowd favourite, posted the fastest overall time on the retro 1986 replica track and was awarded the number one gate pick for the Main Event. While many of the top ten were caught out by the challenging characteristics of the retro track, Reed rode his Yamaha YZ450F flawlessly to lead the race from the opening lap.
Finishing seven seconds ahead of his nearest rival, the 2004 Supercross Champion acknowledged the retro track provided some interesting racing. “I feel awesome,” said Reed. “It was great to race on the retro track tonight; I had a ball out there.” “The team has done an amazing job with my bike and it is a lot of fun to race”. “I am looking forward to the next round in San Francisco, it will be a special night for me as it will be held on Australia Day and I’ll be wearing the green and gold with pride.” he added.
With little time to celebrate Reed, who now sits 16 points clear of second placed rider Kevin Windham, will prepare for Round 4 of the Championship which will be held at San Francisco’s AT&T Park next Saturday, January 26.
*Reeds main rival, James Stewart, sat out the event with a knee injury taking its toll. The injury may keep Stewart out of the series for at least the next round, and maybe longer.