Chad Reed Oakland
Photo: JGR Suzuki

JGR Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed has had a solid showing at the Oakland stop of the 2019 AMA Supercross Championship. Reed fought to an impressive fourth in the heat, transferring straight to the Main Event. After a mid-pack start, Reed began to make progress against the heavily stacked field.  Unfortunately for Reed, Monster Energy Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger crashed on the backside of a blind jump and the Australian hit his bike. After the incident, Chad recovered for a ninth place finish.

“I really liked the Oakland track layout. There were nice whoops and ruts. Unfortunately, I again struggled with one-lap speed, but I felt like I would be okay for the heat race and main event. I had a decent start in the heat race and finished fourth. I was really enjoying the main event and began to find a rhythm. I was going to try and make some moves forward. Then I landed on Plessinger’s bike when he crashed in a blind spot. I fought back to ninth. I’m entering a new week with confidence. I have the pieces, but I need to start out the day better and carry that into the night show. We’re heading to one of my favorite races of the series this weekend. San Diego has always been a solid hunting ground for me.”

The AMA Supercross now heads to San Diego for the fifth round of the AMA Supercross Championship.