Chad Reed 22

Hometown: Kurri Kurri, Australia

Current Residence: Dade City, Florida

Birth Date March 15, 1982

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Team Name: JGRMX

• Manufacturer – Suzuki

• Team Manager – Jerry Albrecht

• Mechanic - Ben Schiermeyer

 

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

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

2018 Season Result: 13th

 

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 (450SX Class)

• 44 career 450SX Class wins, placing him fourth all time

• Competed in his 18th season of full-time supercross competition in 2018, tying him for the second-longest career in the history of the sport

 

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile: 

• The most decorated international rider in the history of the sport

• Oldest full-time competitor in the sport

• 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

• 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

 

2018 Season Recap:

Looking for a fresh start, Chad managed his own deal to ride a Husqvarna at the start of the 2018 season. Reed finished 13th overall in the series. After taking most of the summer off, Chad raced the Ironman National finale and finished eighth overall with the JGRMX/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team. He also contested the AUS-X Open in Australia and S-X Open in New Zealand. Reed won the very first S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship. He followed that up with earning a podium in one of the three main events at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup. Red scored a factory ride with the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team for the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series.

 

2019 Outlook:

Owner of 44 premier Supercross wins with two 450 Supercross titles and several regional Supercross Championships, Chad Reed is a welcome addition to JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing effort for 2019. Reed is slated to contest the Monster Energy Supercross Championship on the same motorcycle brand (Suzuki) where he had much success earlier in his career.

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