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Chad Reed

Aussie Chad Reed rides for the Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo team in the 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Born in Cessnock, New South Wales, Chad won national supercross titles in his home country before making the move to the USA in 2002, and has since developed into one of the most consistent riders of all time.

In the first stage of his career, he achieved great success as a supercross competitor, becoming one of only a handful of riders to win a title in their very first season, the 125cc East Coast championship. He also won the 2004 and 2008 AMA national titles, before finally breaking through in motocross in 2009, when he was named AMA National Motocross Champion and the AMA Athlete of the Year.

After an injury- and illness-dominated year in 2010 with Monster Energy Kawasaki, Chad started his own team, TwoTwo Motorsports, riding Hondas and competing primarily in the AMA Supercross Series. He quickly achieved success in 2011, but crashed spectacularly at Spring Creek, and he fell away in the overall standings as the season went on.

A serious injury in 2012 forced him to sit out most of the supercross season and the entire motocross season, but he came back once again in 2013, this time with Kawasaki, and quickly returned to the top of the supercross podium. However, a crash in San Diego left him with injuries to his scapula, collarbone and vertebra, and forced him to the sidelines once again.




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