No one expected rookie Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plain, Minn., to control the first 16 laps of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, but last weekend he officially threw his name in the hat of title contenders to challenge defending champion and last weekend’s winner James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla. Tomorrow night at Phoenix’s Chase Field, the second installment of Monster Energy Supercross will go down in the desert.
In the 2010 Supercross class at the Anaheim 1 season opener, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed saw his night end early after contact with another rider damaged his bike.
Reed’s American debut with the Monster Energy Kawasaki team didn’t end as planned as contact on the first lap broke several spokes and forced him to retire early.
In each session on the track Reed continued to improve the settings on his KX450F and the Australian knew he could have been battling the leaders.
Chad Reed Speaks…
Anaheim 1 Race Results
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Although the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season went down as arguably the greatest season in history, the fact of the matter is that it was the undercard for the 2010 season. AMA Supercross icons James Stewart and Chad Reed took their bitter rivalry down to the final laps of the 2009 season to declare a champion. As Stewart walked away with the title, Reed simply went back to work harder than he’s ever worked before, saying he has a lot more racing left in him.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s newest rider Chad Reed made an impressive debut with his new team by reclaiming the Monster Energy Super X Championship in his native country of Australia.
Competing on a Kawasaki for the first time since 2001, Reed put his KX450F on the top step of the podium four times during the seven race season, including wins at the final three events.
Chad Reed Speaks…
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey celebrated his first AMA Motocross 250 class championship at the final round of the series at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon. Dungey came into the final round leading the championship by 17 points and when the gate dropped, the young Minnesota rider did not disappoint. Dungey rode two impressive motos on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250, finishing second overall after carding two second-place motos finishes.
Chad Reed clinched the 2009 AMA Motocross Championship with two rounds remaining in the season on Saturday afternoon at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The rainy weekend saw the two-time AMA Supercross Champion capture the overall victory at Budds Creek as well, thanks to second- and first-place moto finishes. En route to his first-ever AMA Motocross Championship, Reed has picked up five overall wins so far this season.
Round 8 – AMA Motocross Series – Washougal Motocross Park
Chad Reed continues to dominate AMA Motocross as the twotime AMA Supercross Champion picked up another victory this past weekend. Reed won both 450 class motos to take the overall victory at Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Washington, on Saturday afternoon. With this victory, the Australian extended his lead in the overall championship points standings. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Michael Byrne also had cause to celebrate.
Chad Reed captured his second AMA Motocross 450 class victory at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minnesota, on Saturday afternoon (Round 7 – AMA Motocross Series). The two-time AMA Supercross Champion started the day by getting the holeshot in the first moto and finishing second. Then he completed the day by winning the second moto and taking the overall victory. Currently, Reed leads the overall championship points in AMA Motocross.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Michael Byrne also had a lot to celebrate at the Millville race.
Feld Motor Sports announced today former two-time champion Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., will race at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 9-11.
On the opening night of last year’s race, Reed was forced to withdraw from the competition due to a mechanical problem suffered in a crash on lap one. The second night of racing offered fans one of the greatest races in Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open history between Reed and James Stewart.
Chad Reed extended his AMA Motocross championship points lead after carding another podium finish this year at Red Bud Track ‘N’ Trail in Buchanan, Michigan, on Saturday. The two-time AMA Supercross Champion picked up a second-place overall result after winning the first moto and finishing third in the second one. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Michael Byrne enjoyed a very consistent race weekend.
Mike Alessi celebrated his first career AMA Motocross 450-class victory and took over the points lead at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California, on Saturday afternoon. Alessi rode two impressive motos on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, winning the first and finishing in the runner-up spot in the second.
Although that performance was enough to secure the overall victory, the winner of the second moto was penalized by the AMA, which gave Alessi 1-1 moto victories as well as the overall he’d already earned.
Ryan Dungey celebrated his first race of the 2009 AMA Motocross series with a victory on Saturday afternoon at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The young Minnesota rider carded second- and first-place moto finishes to take the overall victory in the 250 class.
In the 450 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi enjoyed a second-place overall finish, thanks to third- and second-place finishes in the two motos.