Reed Wins Fourth Consecutive Monster EnergyÂ® Supercross Race of the Season in San Diego Lawrence Moves Into Lites Class Points Lead SAN DIEGO (February 9, 2008) -- Team San Manuel's Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., won his fourth consecutive...
Reed Wins Fourth Consecutive Monster Energy® Supercross Race of the
Season in San Diego
Lawrence Moves Into Lites Class Points Lead
SAN DIEGO (February 9, 2008) -- Team San Manuel's Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., won his fourth consecutive Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race of the season at Qualcomm Stadium before 64,251 fans. Yamaha of Troy's Jason Lawrence, of Carlsbad, Calif., won his third consecutive Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class race and advanced into the championship points lead.
Red Bull Honda's Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., jumped out to an early lead as he won the $1,500 Progressive Holeshot Award. Reed followed Millsaps through turn one in second place and moved into the lead a few turns later. Millsaps struck back and held the lead until lap three when Reed secured the number-one position.
On lap 12, Reed crashed in turn one and Millsaps once again held the number-one position. Reed remounted and chased down Millsaps until lap 16 when he made the pass for the lead and rode off to his fifth win of the season and his fifth win at Qualcomm Stadium.
"I am so happy to get this win," said Reed. "I knew I needed to catch Davi after I fell. I have never won all of the races in California, and with this win tonight, I accomplished a new goal. I get to leave the west coast with a big points lead."
Monster Energy® Kawasaki's Tim Ferry, of Dade City, Fla., staged a late-race comeback and passed Millsaps on lap 13. It was Ferry's first second-place finish of the season. Millsaps finished third.
Lawrence won his first $1,000 Progressive Holeshot Award, leading Motorsport/Xtreme Kawasaki's Tommy Hahn, of Alvord, Texas, through turn one in the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event.
Lawrence led all 15 laps of the main event en route to his first win in San Diego. Hahn finished second and Team Solitaire's Robert Kiniry, of LaFayette, N.Y., finished a season-best third place.
"I came into the first turn and had an open track in front of me," said Lawrence. "I am excited to take over the points lead heading into Houston next weekend.
Coming into tonight's race, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., was the points leader, but a series of crashes set him back. He finished sixth and is second overall to Lawrence.
Tonight's race will air on CBS Sports Sunday, February 10 at Noon EST. The AMA Supercross Lites class will air on SPEED February 15 at Noon EST.
Racing takes place at Houston's Reliant Stadium next Saturday, February 16.