Chad Reed Wins Second Monster Energy Supercross Event In Anaheim - Dirt Rider Magazine

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 19, 2008) - On "Throwback Night" at Angel Stadium, Tampa, Florida's Chad Reed won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in front of a sold out crowd of 45,050 in Anaheim, Calif. Ryan Dungey on his Suzuki won the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites main event.Mike Alessi of Victorville, Calif., won the $1,500 Progressive Holeshot Award on his Suzuki with Reed coming through in second aboard his Yamaha on a track layout reminiscent of the 1986 Anaheim race.In capturing his second win of the season, both in Anaheim, Reed took the lead early in Lap 1 and went the distance, beating Yamaha's Josh Hill of Yoncalla, Ore., by 6.911 seconds. It was the first podium finish for Hill, who took second on Lap 3 from Alessi. Kevin Windham of Centreville, Miss., finished third on his Honda."I felt awesome out there," said Reed, who leads the Championship standings with 72 points. "The track was a lot of fun. I had a ball with it. My bike is a lot of fun to ride, and I just need to go out and race and try to get wins."Kawasaki rider James Stewart, the defending Championship title holder and points leader heading into Round Three, did not compete in tonight's race. Stewart injured his left knee last week during his win in Phoenix, and after evaluating the injury following an earlier practice session, Stewart and the team decided to not compete in tonight's event.Kawasaki rider Austin Stroupe of Corona, Calif., won the $1,000 Progressive Holeshot Award but was unable to hold off a hard-charging Dungey, who took the checkered flag 1.279 seconds ahead of Broc Hepler of Kittanning, Pa., on his Yamaha. Stroupe held on for third place.Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., battled Stroupe early before taking the lead for good on Lap 6. Hepler made his move into the second spot on Lap 10 and started closing in on Dungey, who held a 3.6 second lead on Lap 12, before putting the race away. It was Dungey's second win of the season as he took the season-opening race in Anaheim on January 5th. Dungey retained his championship points lead, while Hepler moves into second place."I was just trying to be consistent," Dungey said. "The track was really choppy, and I made a couple of mistakes. I just tried to not make the same mistake twice. We are just doing our program and trying to be as consistent as we can be."AMA Supercross Class Results, Anaheim 2
1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
2. Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki
5. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda
6. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
8. Josh Hansen, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
10. Charles Summey, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha
11. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, CA, Suzuki
12. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, MI, KTM
13. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, NY, Honda
14. Heath Voss, Mico, TX, Honda
15. Manuel Gomez, Ceuti Murcia, Spain, Kawasaki
16. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, OH, Kawasaki
17. Jason Thomas, Melrose, FL, Honda
18. Grant Langston, Clermont, FL, Yamaha
19. David Millsaps, Tallahassee, FL, Honda
20. Eric Sorby, Lake Elsinore, CA, HondaAMA Supercross Class Season Standings
1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 72
2. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 56
3. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 48
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 47
5. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 46
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 43
7. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 38
8. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 38
9. Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 37
10. Josh Hansen, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 27
11. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, CA, 27
12. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, MI, 26
13. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, NY, 25
14. David Millsaps, Tallahassee, FL, 23
15. Charles Summey, Huntersville, NC, 23
16. Grant Langston, Clermong, FL, 22
17. Heath Voss, Mico, TX, 22
18. Eric Sorby, Lake Elsinore, CA, 10
19. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, OH, 8
20. Bryan Johnson, Cairo, GA, 7
21. Manuel Gomez, Ceuti Murcia, Spain, 6
22. Jason Thomas, Melrose, FL, 5
23. Jeff Alessi, Victorville, CA, 4
24. Antonio Balbi, Riverside, CA, 3
25. Troy Adams, Homosassa, FL, 2Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Anaheim 2
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Yamaha
3. Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
4. Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
5. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
6. Robert Kiniry, La Fayette, N.Y., Honda
7. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
8. Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Honda
9. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
10. Thomas Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki
11. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, TX, Honda
12. Jeff Northrop, Murrieta, CA, Honda
13. Tiger Lacey, Wolf Creek, OR, Honda
14. Cedric Soubeyras, Entraigues Sue, France, Yamaha
15. Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID, Honda
16. Wil Hahn, Decatur, TX, Yamaha
17. Andrew Mcfarlane, Menifee, CA, Kawasaki
18. Daniel Blair, Modesto, CA, Yamaha
19. Hugo Dagod, Letoile, France, Yamaha
20. Drew Gosselaar, Juniper Hills, CA, KTM
21. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, CA, Yamaha
22. Justin Keeney, Riverside, CA, HondaWestern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 72
2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Yamaha, 50
3. Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 49
4. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 47
5. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 38
6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 38
7. Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 36
8. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki, 33
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 31
10. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Yamaha, 30
11. Jeff Northrop, Murrieta, CA, 27
12. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, TX, 26
13. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, CA, 25
14. Michael Lapaglia, Murrieta, CA, 18
15. Andrew McFarlane, Menifee, CA, 17
16. Chris Blose, Phoenix, AZ, 16
17. Wil Hahn, Decatur, TX, 16
18. Robert Kiniry, La Fayette, NY, 15
19. Michael Blose, Phoenix, AZ, 12
20. Eric McCrummen, Oakley, CA, 9
21. Tiger Lacey, Worlf Creek, OR, 9
22. Cedric Soubeyras, Entraigues Sue, France, 7
23. Christopher Gosselaar, Spring Valley Lake, CA, 7
24. Adam Chatfield, Cherry Valley, CA, 7
25. Michael Willard, Thornville, OH, 6
26. Daniel Blair, Modesto, CA, 4
27. Bradley Graham, Rio Rancho, NM, 3
28. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, TX, 3
29. Hugo Dagod, Letoile, France, 2KTM Junior Supercross Challenge
1. Miles McDonald, Long Beach, Calif., KTM
2. Derek Cleland, Huntington Beach, Calif., KTM
3. Jake Oltman, Lincoln, Neb., KTM
4. Tyler Dollohan, Glenwood Springs, Colo., KTM
5. Chase Guesman, Las Vegas, Nev., KTM
6. Matthew Blackburn, Poway, Calif., KTM
7. Garret Brown, Ramona, Calif., KTM
8. Zachary Lengner, Dripping Springs, Texas, KTM
9. Mathieu Jolicoeur, St. Georges, Quebec, Canada, KTM
10. Adam Turner, Torrance, Calif., KTM
11. Blake Best, Grand Coolee, Wash., KTM
12. Noah Pennington, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., KTM
13. Trevor Lewis, Scottsdale, Ariz., KTM
14. Jaden Scrimsher, Temecula, Calif., KTM
15. Dallas Dussault, Reno, Nev., KTMRacing resumes next Saturday, January 26, at San Francisco's AT&T; Park. SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross class tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. EST and the AMA Supercross Lites class January 26 at 6:00 p.m.For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig or 630-566-6305.ABOUT LIVE NATION
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