Reed fights back for fourth at Steel City National

TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel Ray Racing's Chad Reed has put the disappointment of Southwick behind him to finish fourth overall at the penultimate round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Steel City today.

The Australian, who retired from both races last weekend with mechanical issues, finished today's races fifth and third but said he was still not happy with some areas of his riding.

Reed has endured some trying times since the spectacular Spring Creek incident but is determined to end 2011 on a high.

"Considering we didn't finish a race at Southwick it was important to record two strong moto finishes today," Reed explained. "Fifth and third for the two races was a definite step forward this week. I am happy with the bike it is some areas of my riding that need work.

"It is important that I get back to where I was before the Spring Creek crash and end the season on a high," he concluded The final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will be held on Saturday, 10 September, at California's Pala Raceway.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Round 11 Results - Steel City Raceway
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki (3-4)
4. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda (5-3) **
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (6-6)
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (8-5)
7. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (7-7)
8. Kyle Regal, Howell, Mich., Suzuki (9-8)
9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha (11-10)
10. Michael Byrne, Rockhampton, Australia, Suzuki (13-9) **Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Standings - after Rd 11 of 12

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki - 481
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki - 467
**3. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda - 402 **
4. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki - 342
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM - 272
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki - 251
7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM - 196
8. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda - 193
9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha - 191
10. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha - 173