Reed to celebrate 150th American 450 Supercross start this weekend //
POSTED: 01 Mar 2013 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed will reach a milestone at this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross as he hits the 150 start mark in his 450SX AMA Supercross career.
The St Louis event will seem him pass Nick Wey for sixth on the all-time start list, a statistic illustrating just how competitive the Australian has been over a number of years at the front of the field.
Reed is hoping to bounce back from an uncharacteristic evening in Atlanta and show the form he is capable of racing with.
“Last weekend was one of those you would like to forget,” said Reed. “I got a shocking start and from there I was stuck back in the pack – a mid-pack race has a very different dynamic to one where you are out in front or close to it.
“There are risks being taken all around you and you have to take risks yourself. Every point counts in this Championship so I was pleased we salvaged something.”
The return to racing at Edward Jones Dome is one Reed is looking forward to after missing last year’s event due to his injury and recovery regime.
“I missed the event last year so I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and seeing all of the fans,” he continued.
“I’m hoping we can make up for last week’s result with a strong showing this weekend.”
Reed retained fifth on the 450 class ladder despite the Atlanta result.