News 8 Jan 2010

AMA SX: Reed ready for Anaheim 1 this Saturday night


Chad Reed’s quest for a third premier class AMA Supercross title begins this weekend at the 2010 season opener, Anaheim 1 at Angel Stadium in California.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, fresh from his second Super X championship win, has spent the past few weeks testing the KX450F racebike he will campaign in the 16-round series.

The born and bred Australian will attempt to add further accolade to a glittering international career which sees him sitting on 38 AMA Supercross victories.

Reed is determined to wrestle back the champion’s trophy which he has held twice before in 2004 and most recently in 2008.

“It’s been a hectic few months but I am really enjoying it all, everything from joining up with Monster and Kawasaki last year, to winning another Super X title and then joining the team back here (in the US) for pre-season testing,” said Reed.

“I feel like I’m fitting in really well with the team, there is such a positive attitude here and everyone has been great. To have Ryan (Villopoto) as a teammate is exciting, as a young rider he has lots of potential and as a team we bring a lot to the table.

“The bike feels very good and we’re confident that it will be ready to challenge for wins straight up.

“I’m really enjoying racing at the moment, I feel like my form and fitness is good and importantly I’m having a lot of fun out there which makes a big difference.

“A1 will be a good form guide for the rest of the season and I’m looking to open well by challenging for a win.”

The 27-year-old has won on 7 occasions at Anaheim, including his first AMA Supercross win in 2003.

Anaheim 1 marks the start of an intense four-month schedule which features races on almost every consecutive weekend. The season concludes in Las Vegas on the 8th of May.

To co-incide with the start of the 2010 season, Chad is pleased to launch his all-new website and a number of new features for fans.

Visit for the latest news, event updates, blogs, images and video plus a comprehensive bio and sponsor section, with further interactive features to be added in the coming months.