Since making his move to the U.S. from Australia in 2002, Chad Reed has achieved tremendous success. With a total of three AMA Supercross titles to his credit, Reed has become one of the greatest riders in the history of the sport over the last eight years. Despite all of his achievements on the tight confines of the country’s most recognizable stadiums, Reed never quite found those results in the grueling AMA Motocross championship. After a two-year hiatus, the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider has made an admirable return to the outdoor nationals, winning his first career premier 450 Class race at High Point Raceway and following it up with win number two last weekend at Spring Creek MX Park. He currently sits atop the standings, 37 points ahead of second with five races remaining in an effort to round out his dirt-bike racing career by becoming the 12th rider in AMA history to claim championships in each discipline at the pinnacle of the sport.
With the help of Vurb Moto, Thor caught up with Chad prior to his big win last Saturday to discuss his return to the series, how he’s changed as a rider over the past eight seasons and how Thor has been there by his side every step of the way.
About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world's largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.
Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.
About Thor Motocross
Thor is one of the originators of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he inadvertently started to develop Thor riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that understands what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is one of a few companies with over 40 years experience in the motocross marketplace.