News 21 Jan 2014

Anaheim 2 victory "most emotional" of Reed's career

Australian legend reflects on first US supercross win in two years.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Two-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Chad Reed has named his spectacular Anaheim 2 victory as the most emotional of his 13-year career in the US.

The 31-year-old stunned onlookers last Saturday evening at Angel Stadium with a come-from-behind win, putting himself into title contention with his first race victory in two years.

Reed’s last win came 22 races ago at Los Angeles’ third round in 2012 just weeks before suffering season-ending injuries in Dallas. The A2 victory – the 42nd of his career – was Reed’s first major win since that injury.

“I would say this is probably the most emotional win of my career,” Reed commented. “It just took way too long to get [career win] 42. It seemed like the amount of effort and work and time that went into getting this one, the 41 other ones seem like they came a hell of a lot easier.”

The result came as a reward of hard work for Reed and TwoTwo Motorsports during the off-season, which was rebranded Discount Tire Racing upon the team’s switch from Honda to Kawasaki machinery for 2014.

“Just proud, proud of the team for doing what they did in the off-season,” he explained. “And I just worked my butt off. So it was a team effort. It’s nice to work hard and come here and do well and win races.”

Click here for a complete post-race interview with Reed on Racer X Online.