AMA MX: Reed wins fourth of season
Chad Reed (Honda) won his 4th race of the 2011 AMA Pro Motorcross Class 450 season on Saturday in front of a large crowd Rockstar Energy RedBud National.
Both Reed and Ryan Dungey (Suzuki) began the day with strong starts in the opening moto. The pair had to content with Davi Millsaps before Reed made the pass for the lead on Lap 7. Dungey soon followed and paced Reed throughout the moto, attempting to take over the lead on the final lap.
However, Reed fended off the challenge to take his sixth moto win of the season.
In Moto 2, Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) took the early lead while Dungey positioned himself in second, and set his sights on trying to claim his second straight overall. Meanwhile, Reed was forced to work his way through Mike Alessi (KTM) for third.
Villopoto gradually pulled away, forcing Dungey to settle for second. Behind them, Reed made the pass on Alessi on Lap 9, and carried it through to the finish to secure the overall win.
Dungey (2-2) posted his second runner-up finish of the season, while despite his misfortune in the first moto, Villopoto rounded out the podium in third (9-1).
Reed's advantage in the standings currently sits at 16 points over Villopoto.
450 Class (Moto Finish)
Pos. Rider Bike
1. Chad Reed Honda (1-3)
2. Ryan Dungey Suzuki (2-2)
3. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki (9-1)
4. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki (4-5)
5. Mike Alessi , KTM (8-4)
6. Justin Brayton Yamaha (5-7)
7. Andrew Short KTM (6-8)
8. Davi Millsaps Yamaha (3-13)
9. Kevin Windham Honda (12-6)
10. Christian Craig Honda (10-10)
450 Class Championship Standings
Pos. Rider Bike Points
1. Chad Reed Honda - 268
2. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki - 252
3. Ryan Dungey Suzuki - 246
4. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki - 178
5. Davi Millsaps Yamaha - 173