Australia’s highest profile Supercross star Chad Reed has been officially confirmed to contest the inaugural Australian Open of Supercross (AUS-X Open) at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on November 28.
The AUS-X Open event will be the biggest action sports competition in the Southern Hemisphere; combining an international Supercross racing event with a Freestyle Motocross (FMX) ‘Best Trick’ competition, both will feature some of the world’s best riders up against Australia’s best talent.
The addition of Reed, a two-time FIM World Supercross Champion and Australia’s most successful international Supercross star, is a massive boost for the AUS-X Open and is sure to spice up the action for Aussie fans.
“I’m stoked to be riding in the first ever AUS-X Open and showcasing our amazing sport to the home fans in Sydney on November 28,” said Reed.
“The Supercross racing is going to be intense without a doubt and with the FMX guys alongside competing for the ‘Best Trick’ title, this is going to be one of the greatest action sports events to hit Aussie shores.”
“Australia has some of the highest quality riders on the planet so it’s going to be awesome to line up next to our home grown talent at one of the world’s best venues for Supercross in Allphones Arena. I haven’t competed there since I first left for the USA 14 years ago!”
With tickets on sale May 4, and starting from as little as $40, the announcement of Reed’s entry is seen as a massive coup for all sporting fans according to Event Director – Adam Bailey of AME Management.
“Chad is one of the most successful Australians to ever ride a dirt bike and is the fourth most successful Supercross racer in history (globally). He currently sits in the top four of the FIM World Supercross Championship with a win in Atlanta earlier this year.”
“Those who haven’t witnessed his talent in person will be truly amazed,” said Bailey.
“The Freestyle ‘Best Trick’ Competition is the first ever in the Southern Hemisphere and the only one of its kind currently anywhere in the world. Fans will literally witness history in the making as incredible athletes attempt to land stunts previously thought impossible,” stated Bailey.
The AUS-X Open was secured for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. The AUS-X Open will also feature pyrotechnics, light and sound, and all competition indoors in the comfort of Allphones Arena.