Chad Reed won his second World SX GP/AMA Supercross main event of the season at Anaheim II on Saturday, after a tense battle in front of 43,602 fans.

Suzuki's Nick Wey won the Butterfinger Holeshot Award, leading Ernesto Fonseca and Kevin Windham through the first turn. Honda's Windham, who won last week's race in Phoenix, then moved into the lead by the end of the first lap and many thought K-Dub could take his second in a row.

However Yamaha mounted Reed, who started in fifth position, moved into second place on lap three and followed Windham for the next seven laps. Then - after a series of passes between the pair - Reed held the lead and would take his second win from three AMA starts, ahead of Windham and David Vuillemin.

"This was the cleanest race I have ever been in," said Reed. "I was behind Windham for those laps, looking at the lines he had. He had some great lines, and I was able to take advantage of them."

In the 125cc West Coast race, Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco kept his unbeaten run alive with his third consecutive victory of the season.

Yamaha's Bryan Johnson took the holeshot Award with Travis Preston, Nathan Ramsey, Stephan Roncada and Ivan Tedesco close behind. Tedesco then moved into second place on lap two, and into the lead on lap 12.

On the same lap, Roncada also made his move around Preston and into second, but Preston returned the favour and reclaimed his position. The top three would finish in that order.

"I didn't have the start I needed, but I came through and won," said Tedesco. "Everyone said I couldn't win if I didn't get a good start, but I proved them wrong tonight."

 

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