An official announcement has been made stating that Dean Wilson, a winner this season in the 250SX Class West Region, will race in the premier 450SX Class for Chad Reed’s Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports team in select East Region rounds during his midseason break from competition. Reed suffered three broken bones in a last-lap crash in San Diego on February 8 and after attempting to give it a go last weekend in Dallas, was forced to sit out at least for the remainder of the Monster Energy Supercross season.
The Military Appreciation Race set the tone for an incredible night of action in San Diego last Saturday as the entire industry honored the millions of service men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of our country. It was one of the most heartwarming nights in Monster Energy Supercross history and the racing provided a fitting display of the world’s best riders. It was a great way for these men to show their gratitude to the military.
Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.
1. It was a great visual overload in the pits and on the track in San Diego as many bikes and riders were adorned in camouflage and other military-themed designs and colors for the event.
As reported Saturday night, No. 22 Chad Reed went down hard after making contact with Ken Roczen’s bike during the final lap of the San Diego race.
Since the incident, Reed updated the extent of his injuries through his social media accounts.
James Stewart was the class of the field Saturday night at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., leading wire-to-wire to earn his first Monster Energy Supercross victory of the season.
The two-time series Champion worked his way into first on the opening lap and held off reigning Champion Ryan Villopoto to lead all 20 laps and pick up his first win in nearly one year.
Chad Reed backed up his Anaheim 2 victory with a wire-to-wire win Saturday night at the third and final Anaheim race.
The 31-year-old moved into the lead on the first lap and fought off a determined Ken Roczen to score his second win of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.
“It was a tough racetrack tonight,” said Reed. “It was about making smart choices and putting yourself in a good position to ride 20 solid laps. This win means more to me than the last one [on January 18] where I came from behind because it’s tougher to go out there and lead all 20 laps. We had our bike dialed in tonight and it was one of those nights where it felt one with me.”