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Chad Reed to Race in 2009 AMA Motocross

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Chad Reed - Houston
Chad Reed and the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory team announced that Reed will be competing in AMA Motocross after a two-year hiatus.
Two-time AMA Supercross Champion returns to Motocross after a two-year hiatus from the series!

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing announced today that two-time AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed will contest the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship after having opted to sit out the last two MX seasons. Reed will race his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 in the Motocross class in the 12-round series, which kicks off this weekend on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

“I’m really looking forward to racing the outdoors this year,” said Reed. “And I’m excited about it for several reasons. The last few years, I didn’t race Motocross because I really felt like I needed to take a break after the Supercross season. But this year, I feel so comfortable with the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team and everybody has been so supportive that it just makes me want to get out there and race. Also, I’ve been impressed with the changes to the series that MX Sports has done and I think they’re taking it in the right direction. So I really want to be a part of that and support the series and the sport. My team and my sponsors have stepped up to make this happen and I can’t thank them enough.”

In the 2009 AMA Supercross Series, Reed led the points chase for most of the season and finished up in second place overall. The Australian raced his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to three victories and finished on the podium in all 17 races, save one. Reed is a former two-time AMA Supercross Champion, THQ World Supercross Champion, AMA Supercross Lites Champion and a World Motocross Grand Prix winner.
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taz -reed  June 14, 2010 05:34 PM
chad reed is just the best out there end of story
Jimmy Napier -Chad  September 24, 2009 09:04 PM
Chad Reed is the effin best
anonymous --  September 4, 2009 03:57 AM
i think that chad reed should end up in the top ten for the ama motocross and that he should also stop racing indoors and keep doin outdoors and then once he has proved that u can race outdoor and win then do both and thats all i got to say bout reedy
brad -mx  May 21, 2009 12:53 AM
should be a good year now even better now chad's riding shiould be some good competition and battles cant wait to see the season under way
LMI -Chad Reed  May 19, 2009 05:34 PM
The crybaby is racing outdoors in the real men's racing series...wow! I will be impressed if he finishes the outdoor season and does not quit. It takes a true man to race the outdoor nationals and I wonder now if Stewart will up the ante and race the whole series now.