Reed happy to have family on hand Australian Chad Reed has admitted that one of the best things about winning the 2008 Supercross World Championship on the weekend, was having his family on hand to witness it. Reed flew his parents in from...
Reed happy to have family on hand
Australian Chad Reed has admitted that one of the best things about winning the 2008 Supercross World Championship on the weekend, was having his family on hand to witness it.
Reed flew his parents in from Australia to be part of weekend in Las Vegas, and by winning the final round and claiming his second world crown, he didn't certainly didn't leave them disappointed.
Speaking at the official post-event press conference, Reed revealed how he paid for his parents to share the experience with him.
"I flew them over this weekend, flew mum and dad over first class, and they were excited," he said.
"I told them: 'hey you guys, I want you to come over', and didn't tell them what I'd booked them.
"Mum called when she found out and was pretty excited."
Reed explained that coming into the pits after the race and embracing his parents was an emotional moment, and one which he will not soon forget.
"It was a good feeling. Not a lot of things bring tears to my eyes, but it's a good feeling to come in and hug mum and dad and just to know where you've been and where you're going.
"I sacrificed a lot as a kid, and I have a brother and a sister and I pretty much ran the family. When I wanted to go racing we got to go racing and as they say, when Chad was happy the family was happy.
"It's just been one of those things that has been tough.
"My relationship with them has been rocky -- up and down, but they're my mum and dad, they've stood by me, and I'll love them till death.
"I'm glad they're here to experience it."