2015 Monster Energy CupChad Reed is set to compete in the final Supercorss race of 2015 – the Monster Energy Cup, which is set for Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday, October 17.Reed will race the 2015 Monster Energy Cup aboard a Discount Tire/Monster Energy Yamaha YZ450F.
“Chad and I talked a couple of times during the summer, and he expressed interest in riding a Yamaha YZ450F,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “While he was rehabbing from injuries suffered earlier in the 2015 AMA Supercross season, he wanted to try out a Yamaha. So, we got him a YZ450F to train on, and he really liked the bike. He felt that he could be competitive on it. Well, one thing led to another, and he decided that he wanted to give it a go on the Yamaha at the Monster Energy Cup.”“I’m really excited to take this trip down memory lane with Yamaha,” Chad said. “It’s great to be working again with a group of guys that I had so much success with many years ago. I’m looking forward to this weekend, and this special opportunity to race a Yamaha at the Monster Energy Cup.”Chad’s one-off ride is sponsored by his long-time partners Discount Tire and Monster Energy, and he’ll run his trademark “22” competition number on his bike. He’ll be pitted under the Yamaha transporter canopy alongside the Yamaha bLU cRU amateur riders who will be competing this weekend, Yamaha reports.“What a special treat it’ll be for those Yamaha bLU cRU riders, to be pitted under the same canopy as Chad Reed,” McCarty added. “This is a great opportunity for them, for all the Chad Reed fans, and also for us at Yamaha.”