Chad Reed’s podium hopes dashed by mid race crash in San Diego

  • Monday 11th February, 2013 1:00am
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
Reed SD air 344x240 Chad Reed’s podium hopes dashed by mid race crash in San Diego

Chad Reed. PIC: Steve Bruhn

TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed was left rueing what could have been, after going down while dicing for the race lead at the Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Main Event at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

The Australian, who was third in his heat race, was quick off the start, moving past Broc Tickle into second on the opening lap of the race.

Over the ensuing laps, Reed closed in on race leader Davi Millsaps, but dropped to seventh after going down on Lap 10.

Reed finished the race fifth and said that while he was disappointed with the end result there were positive gains made over the past week.

“There are definitely some positives to take away from the race tonight,” Reed said.

“I was up there challenging for the race lead but lost the front while trying to find a way around Davi.

“We are making gains, I am up there battling the guys at the front, now I just need a little luck to go my way,” Reed added.

The TwoTwo Motorsports rider will head back to his Florida base to prepare for the first of the East Coast rounds at Texas Cowboys Stadium on Saturday 16th February.

Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Results: San Diego

1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
2. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
6. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
7. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
8. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
10. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki

Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Points

1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 132
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 113
3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 105
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 105
5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 97
6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 83
7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 83
8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 74
9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 67
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 57

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