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Chad Reed faces technical issue at Anaheim 2 | News

Two-time 450 Supercross Champion Chad Reed impressed a crowd of 42,434 in scoring a top-five finish in the night’s final race at Anaheim 2 to finish 13th overall.

At 36 years of age, Chad Reed continues to defy the calendar. Racing competition nearly half his age, Reed still has the drive and skill to succeed. The New South Welshman fought to a 10th place finish in the first race. Unfortunately, a part malfunction kept Reed out of the second race of the night. He rebounded by nearly grabbing the holeshot in the third race, running up front, and finishing fifth place. Reed’s 10-22-5 scores earned him 13th overall. He is 12th in the standings.

“It was a good night of racing. I felt race ready, even though my qualifying times were not where I would have liked them to be,” said Reed. “I was a little too kind about making my way forward in the first main. Unfortunately, we had a technical issue in the second race. In race three I felt like I needed to pull one of my customary Suzuki starts out of the old bag. From there I really felt like I rode my best all weekend. Moving forward I want to focus on believing in myself more and getting great starts more often.”

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