Reigning AMA/World Supercross champion Chad Reed has won the inaugural Australasian SuperX Pro Open Championship.
As expected, the new Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider was the dominant force throughout the series, winning six of the seven rounds including the final round at Brisbane in Australia.
Having surprisingly missed out on the final last week in Townsville, Reed was back to his best in Brisbane, clean-sweeping the event with four race wins in the Quadruple Sprint format to give him a 19-point championship victory over nearest rival Jay Marmont.
"What a way to round out the season!" said Chad, who helped set-up the new championship. "It means so much to win this title in the first year of SuperX in Australia so I am obviously very happy with tonight's performance.
"It just goes to show how good this new Suzuki RM-Z450 is; it was such a terrific bike the entire series and I want to thank everyone at Suzuki for welcoming me back with open arms and this is the perfect way to repay them with a championship.
"To have a championship like SuperX up and running in Australia is very important to developing Australia's talent and I'm thrilled to have won it in its first year. Now I will turn my attention to the American season."
Reed now has a month to prepare for the 2009 AMA Supercross season, when he will take on the likes of former champion James Stewart.
Australasian SuperX Final Standings:
1. Chad Reed 170
2. Jay Marmont 151
3. Chayne Boyd 115
4. Daniel McCoy 112
5. Troy Carroll 103
1. Matt Moss 141
2. Tye Simmons 121
3. Ryan Marmont 119
4. Danny Anderson 100
5. Todd Waters 92