Reed/Stewart Battle Heats Up

  • Chad Reed (1) throws a shoulder at James Stewart (7) after the two exchange words on the track, both traveling very slowly.
  • Reed and Stewart separate. Tonight could be very tense.
During the second practice session today in Jacksonville, Chad Reed and James Stewart got heated at each other, although the source of the anger isn't yet known. However, about halfway through the session, they began jawing back and forth at one another through one of the track's rhythm sections, and Reed threw a shoulder into Stewart in the ensuing corner - while they were both riding very slowly. Stewart responded by waving his hands to Reed as if to say, "Come get me," but Reed didn't respond.

Expect more things like this over the next few weeks as this championship comes to a head.