Chad Reed has bounced back from an opening lap melee to finish fifth at Round 5 of the AMA Supercross at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium.
It was a case of déjà vu for the Australian, who was solid throughout practice and finished his heat race third. Reed got caught up in a fracas at Turn 3 on the opening lap of the SX 450 Main Event which dropped him back to 19th.
Reed charged through the order, making up 14 positions on his way to finishing fifth. Acknowledging that tonight’s result doesn’t represent the progress made by his TwoTwo Motorsports team Reed said it was the first time this year that he felt he could win.
“I am honestly happy with tonight,” Reed said “Sometimes the result doesn’t always fit the progress you have made.
“I feel like we now have all the pieces of the puzzle and it was the first time this year I felt like I could win.
“Bring on San Diego, I know we are heading in the right direction and I really want to put it all together for a good result,” Reed added.
Reed currently sits fifth in the 450 SX class championship standings on 81 points.
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross will continue next Saturday night, February 9, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
|1||Ryan Dungey||Belle Plaine, Minnesota||KTM|
|2||Davi Millsaps||Murrieta, California||Suzuki|
|3||Justin Barcia||Ochlocknee, Georgia||Honda|
|4||James Stewart||Haines City, Florida||Suzuki|
|5||Chad Reed||Kurri Kurri, Australia||Honda|
|6||Andrew Short||Smithville, Texas||Honda|
|7||Trey Canard||Shawnee, Oklahoma||Honda|
|8||Ryan Villopoto||Poulsbo, Washington||Kawasaki|
|9||Broc Tickle||Holly, Michigan||Suzuki|
|10||Justin Brayton||Fort Dodge, Iowa||Yamaha|
|1||Davi Millsaps||Murrieta, California||Suzuki||107|
|2||Ryan Dungey||Belle Plaine, Minnesota||KTM||93|
|3||Trey Canard||Shawnee, Oklahoma||Honda||92|
|4||Ryan Villopoto||Poulsbo, Washington||Kawasaki||90|
|5||Chad Reed||Kurri Kurri, Australia||Honda||81|
|6||Andrew Short||Smithville, Texas||Honda||71|
|7||Justin Barcia||Ochlocknee, Georgia||Honda||61|
|8||James Stewart||Haines City, Florida||Suzuki||56|
|9||Justin Brayton||Fort Dodge, Iowa||Yamaha||53|
|10||Jake Weimer||Rupert, Idaho||Kawasaki||48|