When the going gets tough, the tough get going – Chad Reed has proven that point in the trying conditions of the fifth round of the AMA Supercross Championship. It was a successful night in San Diego for Reed as he endured a three-way battle for most of the race and dug deep to finish fifth place in the main, a season-best. Reed moves into a top-ten position in the points standings.
“San Diego is always a race I really enjoy. I had a great week in California leading up to the race. It was a rain schedule, which is always challenging. There was a lot of sitting around going on. The track was gnarly. My heat race start was okay, but I was splashed with mud and couldn’t get clear vision quickly enough. I had to stop, but I came back to seventh. The main event wasn’t my best mud performance, but I’m really happy to get up into the top five. I’m back in North Carolina this week and looking forward to continue working with the team to get up on that podium.” – Chad Reed JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team
The AMA Supercross Championship now heads to Minneapolis for round six.