Reed wraps up inaugural SuperX title.

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:

Pro Open:
1. Chad Reed 170
2. Jay Marmont 151
3. Chayne Boyd 115
4. Daniel McCoy 112
5. Troy Carroll 103

Pro Lites:
1. Matt Moss 141
2. Tye Simmons 121
3. Ryan Marmont 119
4. Danny Anderson 100
5. Todd Waters 92

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Chad Reed - Suzuki.
Chad Reed Yamaha
Chad Reed in pensive mood at Glen Helen earlier this year
Chad Reed - Monster Energy Kawasaki
Chad Reed - Suzuki.
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Suzuki.
Chad Reed will race for Suzuki during the 2009 AMA season.
Chad Reed celebrates clinching the 2008 AMA Supercross championship.
Chad Reed wins the 2008 AMA Supercross championship.
Kevin Windham, Chad Reed and Andrea Short on the St Louis 2008 Supercross podium (pic: Steve Cox).
Chad Reed immediately after his Detroit accident (pic:
Chad Reed - Yamaha (pic: Fluid PR).
Chad Reed – Yamaha (pic: Fluid PR).
Chad Reed – Yamaha (pic: Fluid PR).

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Dino Zoff

December 07, 2008 12:55 AM

Reed got actively involved in making this aussie SuperX championship revival a total success! Great to see a rider give back to the sport that made him great! New race formats were tested, all the tracks designed were of US standards and specs, Jeremy McGrath even joined the fun in the 2 last rounds. Look forward to next year''s aussie SuperX with more US wild cards coming over to race the aussies!

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