Nick Wey subs for injured Chad Reed

Monster Energy Kawasaki has named Nick Wey as an interim Supercross 450cc rider while Chad Reed recovers from a broken hand. Wey comes to Kawasaki’s factory Supercross effort after racing the first three events aboard a privateer Kawasaki KX 450F.

"Nick is a really good fit for the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Supercross Team Manager Mike Fisher. "He has been riding with Ryan during the week and he is already familiar with the bike. Nick is a good rider. I’m glad we were able to work with his current team to get him on our Monster Energy Kawasaki team."

Wey, who is originally from Michigan, has scored four supercross class podiums and previously rode for the Kawasaki team in from 1998-2000.

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"This is a great opportunity for me," said Wey. "I want to thank everyone at my team for letting me ride for the Monster Energy Kawasaki Supercross team while Chad gets better. I’m going to get some testing in this week and I’ll be ready for San Francisco."

Nick Wey will join the team beginning at AT&T Park in San Francisco for the fourth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship.