Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Chad Reed, from Australia, a two-time AMA Supercross Champion, recently crowned AMA Motocross Champion, and defending Australasian Super X Series Champion, proved why he is riding with the number one plate. How? He won three out of a possible four motos in the incredibly exciting Quad Challenge final here at Round 2 of Super X in Geelong’s Skilled Stadium!
Reed took the lead early, and dominated three out of the four, 5-lap finals. A bad start in the second moto of the night left Reed to fight his way through the pack to grab second right at the finish line, behind Woodstock Honda Thor Racing’s Daniel Reardon.
The expansive supercross track that covered the heralded AFL stadium has been dubbed by many in the in the industry as the best ever built in Australia and all riders were enjoying riding on it.
Chad Reed said: It was a great track today and I was really motivated to race this week. We had a lot of work to do last week for the first round in Launceston, but we worked our booty off even harder to get the bike right for this round and I have to say it felt awesome. It was great to go racing today and I’m glad the fans got to enjoy it.
250cc class leader Matt Moss from the Shift Motul Suzuki team showed why he is going to be tough to beat this series -a solid win in the 15 lap final. Moss took the hole-shot, never looked back to finish way ahead of JDR Motorsport MX Rad’s Ryan Marmont, who claimed second with American rider Kyle Cunningham coming in third.
The Monster Energy Super X championship will now head across the country for its first ever indoor race at the Burswood Dome, in Perth.
Monster Energy Super X Quad Challenge final
- Chad REED, Kawasaki, 20-19-20-20 TOTAL 79
- Daniel REARDON, Honda, 19-20-19-19 TOTAL 77
- Tye SIMMONDS, KTM, 16-18-9-15, TOTAL 58
- Jay MARMONT, Yamaha, 18-15-7-17 TOTAL 57
- Michael BYRNE, Honda 17-17-17-0, TOTAL 51
- Cody MACKIE, Kawasaki, 12-12-10-16 TOTAL 50
- Cameron TAYLOR, Suzuki, 11-10-15-13 TOTAL 49
- Craig ANDERSON, Kawasaki, 15-16-12-14 TOTAL 47
- Cheyne BOYD, Yamaha, 8-0-18-18 TOTAL 44
- Daniel McCOY, KTM, 13-6-13-12 TOTAL 44
Lites Double Header Final
- Matt MOSS, Suzuki, 25
- Ryan MARMONT, Yamaha, 22
- Kyle CUNNINGHAM, Yamaha, 20
- Lawson BOPPING, Suzuki, 18
- Dean FERRIS, Honda, 16
- Kirk GIBBS, Yamaha, 15
- Brendan HARRISON, 14
- Adam MONEA, Suzuki, 13
- Mitch AUSTIN, KTM, 12
- Lewis WOODS, Kawasaki, 11
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Chad Reed – number 1 on the green Monster Energy Kawasaki
Matt Moss – winner 250 Lites!