Chad Reed Moves to Second in AMA Supercross Championship

Australian Supercross star Chad Reed has moved to second in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship after finishing second at Jacksonville’s Everbank Field tonight.

While his championship rivals faltered, the TwoTwo Motorsports rider continued his consistent run, recording the team’s seventh podium.

Reed didn’t get the ideal start in the 20-lap main event but used the track’s controversial right hand turn to his advantage and gained ground.

The multiple world Champion worked his way to second by mid race and then battled with youngster Trey Canard for the lead but was unable to safely execute a pass.

Acknowledging he played the smart card tonight Reed said he probably let the win slip.

“There is a bigger piece of the pie that I want and sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war,” Reed explained.

“With that said I do want to win. I felt we were a lot better tonight than last week but there were still a few things missing here and there.

“I passed Trey but I knew I didn’t have it completed. I would of had to cut him off and have some contact, which could have seen both of us off and I didn’t want to give up any points to Ryan (Dungey).

“I felt like I rode smart and consistent and you have to be consistent to win championships,” he added.

The next instalment of the Monster Energy AMA Supercros sees the series head to Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday 26 March (Sunday 27 March AEST)

**Monster Energy AMA Supercross Class Results: Jacksonville **

1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
7. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM
8. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Yamaha
9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha
10. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Kawasaki

Monster Energy AMA Supercross Season Standings after Round 10 of 17

1.Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 221
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda – 214
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 203
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 198
5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 194
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM – 145
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda - 121
8. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C, Yamaha – 121
9. Davi Millsaps, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha – 118
10.Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 107