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Reed back on the podium at 2014 Supercross season opener

Reed back on the podium at 2014 Supercross season opener

For immediate release: 5 January 2014

Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed has made a triumphant return to the podium, finishing third at the opening round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium tonight.

The Australian’s third place heat race finish, earned him a direct transfer to the 20-lap ‘Main Event’, bypassing the all-new semi final rounds. 

Reed got away to a good start in the final, moving from sixth to third by the end of the opening lap. He moved into second when defending champion Ryan Villopoto crashed out of the lead on Lap 9 but was passed by long time nemesis James Stewart on Lap 12.  

Reed regained second position when Stewart crashed out of the race while battling Ken Roczen for the lead but relinquished his second place position to Roczen’s teammate Ryan Dungey over the closing laps. 

While admitting he rode a little tight tonight Reed said he was satisfied with third.

“I am satisfied with third,” Reed said. “After the season we had last year the goal was to come out and get back on the box and we have done that.

“The track was slick which made it was a little tough in some places out there. 

“I felt like I had a lot of opportunitiesto go for the win but I rode tight. It just goes to show that even though this  is my 13th season I still rode like a rookie,” he added.

The next round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held at Phoenix Chase Field on Saturday January 11.

Top Ten Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Championship Standings (after Rd 1 of 17)

1. Ken Roczen 25
2. Ryan Dungey 22
3. Chad Reed 20 
4. Ryan Villopoto 18
5. Justin Barcia 16
6. Justin Brayton 15
7. Josh Grant 14
8. Broc Tickle 13
9. Andrew Short 12
10. Jake Weimer 11

Chad Reed finished third at the opening round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Anaheim's Angel Stadium tonight


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