316-316 with one race remaining on schedule this weekend in Las Vegas!
CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 1, 2006) – Unbound Energy-backed Chad Reed, a former Supercross champion (2004), finished 2nd overall this past weekend at Seattle and, in the process, tied rival Ricky Carmichael for the overall point chase for the 2006 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series title at 316-316.
Reed, who put up a relentless battle not only against the best
Supercross racers in the world, but also against a muddy track not
suited to his riding style, now has one race remaining to lay claim
to the overall title of Supercross champion.
“I’ve had a lot of scenarios going through my head and all came
down to the last race in Vegas,” said Reed. “So let the best man
Reed provided one of the early highlights at Seattle with a heat race
pass on both James Stewart and Kevin Windham in which he literally jumped over the heads of the two greats off the finish line jump. Reed would go on to qualify in 2nd place out of the first heat race to make the main event, saving some wear and tear on both his Yamaha YZ 450F and his mechanic, Alan Olson.
Nick Wey, another great in the stable of Unbound Energy Supercross
racers, bounced back from a couple mistakes in his heat race to make main by winning semi No. 2. Wey then carried that momentum right out of the start, pulling the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award and managing to remain upright in the tough conditions to grab 5th place overall and pull within seven points of Ivan Tedesco for fourth place in the overall season standings.
For the Unbound Energy/Moto XXX squad it was Kyle Lewis leading the way, finishing 15th in the Seattle main event. With the effort Lewis moved to within nine points of the top 20 overall in the Supercross class despite having missed four races due to injury.
The Unbound Energy-backed racers return to action this weekend in
Vegas for the 16th and final round of the 2006 Amp’d Mobile AMA
Supercross Series. Action at Sam Boyd Stadium gets underway at 7:30 p.m.