Chad Reed Sweeps California RacesTuesday, February 12, 2008 | 6:48 AM
San Diego, California – February 12, 2008 –Chad Reed continues to make history in the 2008 AMA Supercross season, becoming the first rider to win all five California races in a season after his victory at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.
Reed has now won four consecutive AMA Supercross races and laid claim to the fastest lap of the night. After a good start in the main event, Reed was second to fellow WMG athlete Davi Millsaps into turn one, then moved into the lead on lap three of the 20-lap race. On lap 12, Reed made an uncharacteristic mistake coming off his YZ450F in turn one. With the bike still running, Reed remounted in second place and chased down the leader. Four laps later he regained the lead and pulled away to claim his fifth win of the season and his fifth win at Qualcomm Stadium. “I have never won all of the races in California,” said Reed. “With this win tonight, I have accomplished a new goal and get to leave the West Coast with a big points lead.” Reed is now tied for the most race wins at San Diego, with five wins. What is even more amazing is that Reed has achieved this feat in just six seasons since joining the premier class in 2003. “It is awesome that I have tied for the most wins in San Diego, it’s always been one of my favorite races of the year and I look forward to it every season.” As the series prepares to head to Houston’s Reliant Stadium on Saturday, February 16 Reed now sits 35 points ahead of second placed.
Chad Reed would like to thank his sponsors: Sam Manuel Band of Mission Indians, YAMAHA, Fusion Energy, THOR, Parts Unlimited, Alpinestars, Nike, Scott Goggles and L & M Racing.
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