Chad Reed, still recovering from a broken hand sustained early in the 2010 Supercross Season, flew to California to see his doctor this week. From what we could tell, Reed is still not ready to ride his motorcycle or jump back into the race action quite yet. Reed’s new Kawasaki Team reports that Chad hopes to be riding soon. They also anticipate that Reed will be racing sometime next month.
Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Chad Reed underwent successful surgery to repair his broken left hand in California. Reed is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks recovering from the injury that occurred on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.
"This will be the first time Chad has ever missed a supercross," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Mike Fisher. "I know Chad wants to be racing. His surgery went really well and will start his rehabilitation as soon as he can.
Chad Reed Crash
Click video to watch Chad Reed talk about his crash during the opening round of the 2010 Supercross season at Anaheim 1. Chad talks with Jim Holly trackside prior to the start of the second round in Phoenix. Chad Reed now finds himself way behind in the points chase early in the season.
The 2010 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season is just a few days away and today, Feld Motor Sports welcomed six of the circuit’s top riders that will contend for the premier AMA Supercross class title to Press Day at Angel Stadium. Defending champion and San Manuel/Yamaha/JSE rider James Stewart accepted his world championship ring and spoke to the media along with Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, Muscle Milk/Toyota/Yamaha’s Josh Grant and Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey.
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.
Ryan Villopoto earned his second win in three races, pacing the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium. Villopoto’s victory came on the heels of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel’s victory earlier in the evening during the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Supercross Lites Shootout. In all, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team placed all four of its riders in the top six with Jake Weimer finishing fourth, Austin Stroupe fifth and Ryan Morais sixth.
Villopoto book-ended his rookie season in the supercross class with wins.
Ryan Villopoto has thrown a wrench into the two-man machine that has dominated the 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and with the penultimate round set for this Saturday at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, the story line is expected to take another exciting twist.
On the heels of his first career victory last week in Seattle, the Monster Energy Kawasaki-backed Villopoto has become the wild card in the James Stewart and Chad Reed championship race.
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Stewart Wins Again as Supercross Championship Heats Up.
In hot pursuit of his second career AMA Supercross championship, L&M Racing’s James Stewart pulled off his incredible 10th win of the season in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday night, April 4. But it was by far the hardest victory of the year, as Stewart battled points leader Chad Reed for most of the race, passing for the lead with just five laps remaining and then opening up a slender 3.7-second margin of victory at the flag. The Yamaha star now trails Reed by only five points with three races remaining.