Chad Reed

Hometown: Kurri Kurri, Australia

Current Residence: Dade City, Florida

Birth Date: March 15, 1982 (age 35 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing

• Manufacturer – Yamaha

• Team Manager – Jim Perry

• Mechanic – Mike Gosselaar

Turned Pro: 1998 in Australia / Made U.S. debut in 2002

Best Career Season Result: 2-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion (2004 & 2008)

2017 Season Result: 9th

Racing Accolades: • 2-time Monster Energy Supercross FIM World Champion (2004 & 2008) • One of just three international champions in supercross history • The only international rider in supercross history to win 450SX and 250SX titles • Has the most podium finishes in supercross history at 131 (450SX Class) • 44 career 450SX Class wins, placing him fourth all time • Has the most starts of any active rider, 219, and the third most in supercross history • Competed in his 17th season of full-time supercross competition in 2017, tying him for the second-longest career in the history of the sport • 2002 250SX Eastern Regional Champion Lifestyle and General Interest Profile: • The most decorated international rider in the history of the sport • Oldest full-time competitor in the sport at the age of 35 • The only rider in the history of the sport to own his own team and win a Main Event • Second-oldest rider to claim a supercross win at the age of 32 (Atlanta on February 21, 2015) and a supercross podium at the age of 34 (Phoenix on January 28, 2017) • Has competed against five former Monster Energy Supercross Champions, defeating all of them • Father of three • Named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011 for his contributions as an Australian athlete • Longstanding rivalry between he and James Stewart is one of the most storied in history • ESPY Award nominee for Best Male Action Sport Athlete in 2004 • Is an X Games medalist, earning bronze in Supermoto in 2005

2017 Season Recap: Reed, the oldest rider in supercross at the age of 35, proved once again that he will always be a factor in the championship each and every year he lines up. The “crafty veteran” finished second at round 4 in Phoenix and 9th overall for the season. With 19 years of experience racing against the sport’s most legendary and successful competitors, he is the sport’s most successful international rider of all time.