Chad Reed on podium in Daytona
Chad Reed has moved to within one point of second place in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series after scoring a podium finish in Round 9.
Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports Honda greeted the chequered flag second behind the Kawasaki of points leader Ryan Villopoto, marking the Australian’s fifth podium since starting his own team at the beginning of the season.
Despite the strong points night, Reed admitted to being disappointed with his own performance at the Florida venue.
“That wasn’t my best ride,” he said.
“I felt off tonight but I fought through to second and consistency is what wins championships so I’ll take it.
“I was disappointed I didn’t get off the line better and to be honest once I was out there I didn’t get going quick enough.
“I don’t know why – Daytona is one of my favourite races – its always a real racer’s track.
“It changes radically from lap-to-lap so you need to remain alert and not allow yourself to become complacent otherwise it can bite you.”
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series now moves to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on March 13.
Top Ten Daytona Supercross Results
1. Ryan Villopoto KAW
2. Chad Reed HON
3. Ryan Dungey SUZ
4. Andrew Short KTM
5. Davi Millsaps YAM
6. Justin Brayton YAM
7. Kevin Windham HON
8. Ken Roczen KTM
9. James Stewart YAM
10. Mike Alessi KTM
Top Ten Monster Energy AMA Supercross Results after round 9 of 17
1. Ryan Villopoto 196pts
2. James Stewart 173pts
3. Chad Reed 172pts
4. Ryan Dungey 165pts
5. Trey Canard 154pts
6. Andrew Short 128pts
7. Brett Metcalfe 107pts
8. Justin Brayton 105pts
9. Davi Millsaps 104pts
10. Kevin Windham 89pts