Reed moves closer to Championship Lead Supercross fans at AT & T Park in San Francisco were treated to an epic battle amongst the worlds best riders with Australian sensation Chad Reed back on pace at the fourth round of the Amp'd Mobile AMA ...
Reed moves closer to Championship Lead
Supercross fans at AT & T Park in San Francisco were treated to an epic battle amongst the worlds best riders with Australian sensation Chad Reed back on pace at the fourth round of the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series last night.
With limited opportunity to train mid-week Reed showed he was beginning to regain strength and finished a very comfortable second in his heat race, holding pace for the 20-lap Main Event.
Reed pulled the all-important holeshot before being shuffled back to fourth on the rough and rutted track, he quickly worked his way back to the front of the field taking the lead on Lap 5 of the race.
While the top three riders all made their fair share of mistakes, a collision with a lapped rider whilst trying to pass on lap 9 cost Reed his healthy six second lead.
The San Manuel/L&M/Yamaha rider regained the lead before running off track and rejoining in 3rd place. Reed battled for second over the last laps of the race but ran out of time to mount a final serious challenge. Finishing 3rd overall on the evening Reed showed that the pre-Christmas pace that took him to victory at the opening round of the GP season in Vancouver was back.
Happy with his third place under the circumstances, Reed acknowledged his recovery was a slow process but felt he was getting stronger each week. "I was having a good time out there tonight," Reed said.
"I was super pumped to get the holeshot again........ man I can't believe I threw it down."
"There was a bit of confusion towards the end there, but like I said, I just wanted to run with these guys and week by week we are getting there."
"Not being able train midweek has certainly harmed my results but tonight we proved that we have the speed to run at front and will now work this on keeping the speed consistent for the whole race.
"It's a long championship, I feel I have a great team - the best - and I am going to give it everything I have got." he added.
Reed will next compete at Round 5 of the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series which will be held at Anaheim's Angel Stadium in California on Saturday 3rd February