Unbound Energy’s Chad Reed Hopes To Return To Southwick Podium

June 8, 2006 11:46am

Last year Reed won the first moto over rival Carmichael, held on in 
the second moto for a 1-2 finish and hard-fought 2nd overall on tough
Southwick MX National track

CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 8, 2006) – Unbound Energy’s Chad Reed is looking to put another moto win in the books against rival Ricky 
Carmichael at Southwick – just like he did last year – taking the 
first moto and disrupting Carmichael’s long-running moto win streak.

“Racing in the sand at Southwick is one of the more difficult races 
we’ll run all year, but I’ve managed to do pretty well there in 
the past,” said Reed. “The conditions are always very tough on 
your body and the bike. Yamaha’s done a great job to prepare me the
best race bike possible and it’s definitely helped when the 
conditions get tough – especially late in the motos.”

After two races this year Unbound’ Energys Reed is in 2nd place in 
the overall AMA Motocross class point standings, just nine points 
behind Carmichael (95-86).

Joining Reed in battle for Unbound Energy will be Nick Wey. Wey is 
off to one of his best starts of the Outdoor Nationals season, 
holding down 5th place overall in the AMA Motocross class – just 
nine points off the podium.

Last year at Southwick Wey pulled off a come-from-behind 6th place 
overall finish in the 250 class, battling through out the day with 
local race legend Doug Henry. Wey caught and topped Henry in the 
second moto.

“The ‘Wick’s always tough,” said Wey. “But my MDK/
Motorsports Honda will be up to the task this Sunday.”

Leading the Unbound Energy/Moto XXX team into Southwick will be Juss Lansoo. Last year the rip-roarin’ rookie from Europe made the top ten at Southwick, going 10-12 for 10th overall. Also keep an eye on Lansoo’s teammate Josh Summey, who finished a season-best 8th at High Point in the Motocross class and is looking to improve 
drastically upon his 31st place finish last year in the Lites class 
at Southwick. Summey is currently 9th overall in the AMA Motocross 
class points.