Chad Reed Claims TwoTwo Motorsports First Ever Podium

Oakland Coliseum was the setting for TwoTwo Motorsports history making inaugural podium with team owner/rider Chad Reed claiming second at the fourth round of the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

While many of his competitors fell foul of the unpredictable track during practice, Reed took his time to master the tricky whoops and slick surface and reaped the rewards in his heat race, finishing second.

The Australian got a sensational start in the 20-lap ‘Main Event’ and enjoyed some great battles on his way to second, including passing defending champion Ryan Dungey on the last corner of the race.

”I am over the moon with tonight’s second place. It was a very close race but we’ve worked for it and we deserve it,” Reed said

“Practice wasn’t so good, it was a bit of a struggle, but my heat race went well and my start in the main was a massive improvement on previous weeks!

“The track and conditions suited both me and the bike, and experience played a huge part in the result. Being calm and patient is the only way to play the game when the track is slick and unpredictable like that.

“Tonight has been hugely rewarding, not only for myself, but also for the guys and girls on the team, and for our sponsors,” he continued

“For me, setting up the team was one of the bigger challenges I have undertaken in my life and tonight was the first podium that I hope will grow into our first win in the not too distant future.

“For my team and sponsors it is somewhat a small return on their hardwork, dedication and commitment. Hopefully they see it as a preview of the success that is to come,” Reed stated.

The next event sees the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship return to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium on Saturday 5th February.

Supercross Class Results: Oakland

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
5. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
6. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
7. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
8. Davi Millsaps, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
10.Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings after Round 4 of 17

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 92
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 90
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 78
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 71
5. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda – 70
6. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 55
7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM – 49
8. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda – 46
9. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C, Yamaha – 39
10.Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha – 39