CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 22, 2006) – Unbound Energy-backed Chad Reed (Yamaha) nearly won the first moto of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championships at Hangtown, but ran into some traffic and was caught and passed by James Stewart for the first moto win. Reed then raced to a third place finish in the second moto and made the overall podium in 3rd.
“I wasn’t happy about giving up the lead late in the first
moto,” said Reed. “But I thought that overall on the weekend I
raced pretty well. Yamaha did and excellent job preparing my YZ450F
and I’m looking forward to getting back to High Point this weekend
and improving on my finish there from last year.” Note: Reed
finished an uncharacteristic 6th overall at High Point Raceway (Pa.)
Unbound Energy-backed Nick Wey (MDK Motorsports) also had his A-game going at Hangtown, bringing home a 7-6 two moto finish in the rain which was good for 6th overall. Wey, who won the Top Privateer award for his work in the recent supercross season, was the second-highest placing privateer at Hangtown.
Maybe the best surprise of the weekend came when Unbound Energy/Moto XXX’s Josh Summey raced to a 10th place overall finish (12-12) after moving up to the AMA Motocross class for the first time in his career.
“I definitely felt comfortable on the bike,” said Summey, a former
125 class Outdoor Nationals racer. “I think my fitness level is
better than it’s ever been and I was able to put up some fast laps
late in the race to make the top ten. I’m pumped with the effort and
look forward to keeping thing going in the Motocross class though out
Also at Unbound Energy/Moto XXX, last year’s AMA Rookie of the Year, Juss Lansoo, made the top 20 in the 40-racer field, finishing 18th overall (14-36).
All of the Unbound Energy-backed athletes returns to action this
weekend for Round Two of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway (Pa., May 28th).