Aussie Reed becomes latest World Champion Australian Supercross sensation Chad Reed has become a motorcycling World Champion for the second time in his distinguished career. Reed managed to win the final round of the 2008 AMA Supercross ...
Aussie Reed becomes latest World Champion
Australian Supercross sensation Chad Reed has become a motorcycling World Champion for the second time in his distinguished career.
Reed managed to win the final round of the 2008 AMA Supercross Series in Las Vegas, which is also recognised as an FIM World Championship.
The 2008 World Supercross Champion has added the title to the one that he claimed back in 2004, after finishing this year's Championship 13 points ahead of American Kevin Windham.
Reed only needed to finish sixth at the final round event in Las Vegas to win the title, but managed to weave his way through the field and pass Kevin Windham with a trademark Reed move, to take the race lead.
It was a lead that Reed never surrendered, and speaking at the press conference after the race, he admitted that it felt amazing to be once again crowned World Champion.
"This is an amazing feeling -- this feels good," he admitted.
"It's what the dreams are about, it's why I packed my bags at 18 years old and headed off to Europe, for this feeling right now.
"Every second of it was worth it when you get this."
Reed admitted that this year's title had a slightly different feel about it to the one that he won in 2004, as he had to fight harder for results this time around.
"2004 was one of those years where I just, I was on the podium every weekend -- my worst finish was third, and it seemed like it as a relatively easy season.
"This one started out like that and then it just seemed like it got a little bit derailed half way and I just think I was making a lot of mistakes.
"It was really tough to concentrate and to find the motivation when James (Stewart) went away, and winning became so easy where the winning wasn't feeling like winning.
"I felt like I was just out there and was becoming a bit of a robot, and wasn't really having a lot of fun to be honest.
"I think that it was great to take a few falls and get a bit of a slap to the back of the head.
"K-Dub (Kevin Windham) stepped it up and started riding strong, and it makes it a sweet feeling here in Vegas."
Reed will take some well earned time off now before heading home for the onset of the 2008 Australian Supercross Championship.