San Francisco, California – January 28, 2008 - Supercross star Chad Reed dominated at the fourth round of the 2008 AMA Supercross Series, winning the rain-soaked San Francisco event by over 11 seconds in front of a crowd of 37,322 fans.
A poor start saw Reed caught mid pack on the opening lap, but the 2004 Supercross Champion staged an incredible comeback and was up into third place on Lap 3 of the shortened 15 Lap race. On Lap 5, Reed capitalized on a mistake of another rider to take second place, he then moved into the lead a lap later. Once in front, Reed pulled away from the field, lapping most of the field to win his third round of the season. “I had a lot of fun out there tonight,” said Reed. “It was good to get a win in the mud and it was very cool to win on Australia Day. The track was challenging and I had to work hard to get out in front but I felt good and my YZ450F performed really well in the conditions. I came into this season prepared to lay it down and even though it was extremely muddy out there, the championship didn’t cross my mind. My goals haven’t changed and I want to get these race wins,” Reed acknowledged. With next weekend’s fifth round of the series, the final Anaheim event this year, Reed will aim to be only the second rider ever to sweep all three Anaheim races in a season.
Chad Reed would like to thank his sponsors: Sam Manuel Band of Mission Indians, YAMAHA, Fusion Energy, THOR/Parts Unlimited, Alpinestars, Nike, and Scott Goggles and L & M Racing.