Supercross Champ Chad Reed Sweeps all 3 Main Events in Auckland
The two-time World Supercross Champion, and winner of the 2015 and 2016 AUS-X Open Chad Reed, ripped the JGR Suzuki RM-Z450 to sweep all three SX1 main events to claim the overall at the inaugural S-X Open in Aukland, New Zealand. Reed has never raced Supercross in Aukland, so he was stoked heading there to compete as an Australian guy for the first time. Back when Reed turned professional, he spent many months in New Zealand and said coming back is always awesome! He loves the place and the people, and said it was an awesome event at Mt. Smart Stadium.
Reed had some epic battles in Sydney just like he did here in Aukland. He explained, “I just rubbed my hands together and everything just came together as planned.” He also said he was really pumped to become the first ever FIM Oceania Supercross Champion. Winning the AUS-X Open Sydney and the S-X Open Auckland is what Reed needed to cement a place in the FIM World Supercross Championship in 2019. With these results I believe Reed can potentially lock in a deal with JGR Mx for a ride next year in the AMA Supercross season. The two-time champion explained he is 100% aiming to line up for A1 to race for podiums and wins, and will be doing everything in his power to get it done.
His passion for riding is at a peak right now. Reed is really enjoying the fight and is pushing hard to be a part of the team in 2019. He says swinging the leg over a Suzuki brought back a lot of fond memories from his days with the Japanese manufacturer in 2009. He believes Joe Gibbs Racing has created the perfect recipe to challenge the world’s best for a championship. Reed says he feels really comfortable on a Suzuki and is enjoying his riding style again. He has been training hard throughout the summer in North Carolina, where the JGR Mx facility is. He explains, “I feel like I am in the best shape I’ve been in years.” With this being said, I feel like Reed is more than ready to start at Anaheim 1 and compete for a 2019 AMA Supercross title. I’m as excited as everyone else is for the season opening Anaheim 1 press conference to see where the veteran ends up. The 2019 Supercross series is gonna be lit.