Chad Reed to make return to racing at Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas
Feld Motor Sports has announced that two time Supercross Class Champion Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., will race in the second annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20 on his TwoTwo Motorsports Honda. This will be the first time that Reed will race in the Monster Energy Cup.
Reed’s debut at the Monster Energy Cup will mark his first race back since suffering season ending injuries during the Arlington stop of The Monster Energy, AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
“On race day, it will have been eight-plus months since I have raced,” said Reed. “It’s been a lot of work with rehab, but I’m excited to get back to racing and to have my fitness at 100%. If I win a million bucks in Vegas – I mean – you just add it to the collection; it would be better in my bank account than anyone else’s.”
In the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season, Reed, who came to U.S. from Australia, won the 41st Supercross Class win of his career. In doing so, Reed tied Jeremy McGrath as the only riders to win Supercross Class Main Events in nine seasons. He also picked up four addition podium finishes before suffering injuries that sidelined him for the remainder of season.
Reed has started 148 Supercross Class races and has earned 126 top-five finishes and 119 podium finishes. Following an impressive runner-up finish for the 2011 supercross season, Reed won two races and earned 10 additional podium finishes.
The 2012 Monster Energy Cup features an all-new track design inspired by five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track design will consist of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world. New to this year’s track will be a 200’ banked sweeping turn that will be built in the stands, two 11 rider starting gates split by 220’ before they converge at the apex of the 300’ start straight and the joker lane that riders will have to race through at least once during laps 2-10. After racing through these sections of the track, fans will be treated to equally exciting racing lanes that are built into the Monster Energy Fan Zone, which is located outside of the stadium. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and any rider that wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million.
Chad Reed winning the 2012 Los Angeles Supercross