Reed Wins Seventh AMA Supercross Race in Toronto Skinner Scores his First AMA Supercross Lites Win TORONTO (March 29, 2008) -- Team San Manuel Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., won his seventh Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World ...
Reed Wins Seventh AMA Supercross Race in Toronto
Skinner Scores his First AMA Supercross Lites Win
TORONTO (March 29, 2008) -- Team San Manuel Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., won his seventh Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship race of the season before 36,888 fans at Rogers Centre, marking his second consecutive race win in Toronto. Honda's Shaun Skinner, of Stuart, Fla., won the first AMA Supercross Lites class main event of his career.
Reed won the $1,500 Progressive Holeshot Award with Yamaha's Josh Hill, of Yoncalla, Ore., Honda's Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., following closely in second and third respectively. Hill crashed on the opening lap and allowed Millsaps to move into second place.
Millsaps went down on the second lap and allowed Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., to move into second place. Windham crashed on lap seven and gave the number-two position back to Millsaps. On lap 15 Windham re-passed Millsaps for second place.
"I think this year we have been saying that each race gets tougher and tougher," said Reed. "I did not want to crash in the main like I have in the last few races. The track had a lot of ruts and you had to be smart. We had a great week off, and I flew home to Australia."
After starting the AMA Supercross Lites class main event in third place Skinner moved into the lead by the end of the opening lap and ran away with the next 14 laps en route to victory. He was challenged early by his teammate Kyle Cunningham, of Fort Worth, Texas, but a crash on lap two set Cunningham back several positions.
"That was a long race," said Skinner. "I rode smart and smooth tonight. I tried to find a good line and keep moving forward. Our team swept the podium tonight, so we are really happy.
The AMA Supercross class will be broadcast in HD on CBS Sports tomorrow at Noon and the AMA Supercross Lites class will air on SPEED in HD Saturday April 5 at 6:00 p.m.