Chad Reed Rocks MGM Grand for Second Straight Year


Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City Fla., captured his second consecutive Maxxis U.S. Open championship in front of a sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Reigning Maxxis U.S. Open champion Reed came out of turn one in fourth place and moved into second behind Ricky Carmichael before crashing at the end of lap one. Reed worked his way back to second until Carmichael slid out in lap 17. This mistake allowed Reed to secure the lead. Carmichael, who placed second in last night’s race, was unable to finish the race due to mechanical problems on the second to last lap of the 25-lap race. Honda rider Nick Wey, of Dewitt, Mich., finished second and Suzuki’s Sebastien Tortelli, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., finished third.

Wey finished second over all on the weekend and Mike LaRocco, of South Bend, Ind., finished third.

“This track was difficult tonight,” said Reed. “I crashed early on, and then I started catching Ricky (Carmichael). When he crashed it gave me an opportunity to race him head-to-head, but he crashed again, so I was given a break.”

In the Pro Circuit 125cc main, Greg Schnell, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., won the championship, placing first in both races. Leading all 20 laps, Schnell beat second place finisher Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., and third place finisher Thomas Hahn, of Belpre, Kan.

“It’s much easier to have good results when you get a start here,” said Schnell. “I actually stalled the bike on lap seven or eight, but luckily I was able to get it re-started and win the race. This gives me a big boost of confidence leading into my supercross season.”

Suzuki’s Dominic Izzi, of St. Clair, Mich., swept all four motos of the 85cc class, winning the overall championship.

Tanner Wineland, of Littleton, Colo., also swept both race over the two days, taking home the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge championship

Saturday Night’s Results

Pro Circuit 125cc
1.Greg Schnell
2.Troy Adams
3.Thomas Hahn
4.Joaquin Rodriguez
5.Josh Demuth
6.Eric Nye
7.Matthieu Lalloz
8.Brett Metcalfe
9.Michael Blose
10.Josh Summey
11.Chris Gossleaar
12.Davi Millsaps

250cc Maxxis U.S. Open
1.Chad Reed
2.Nick Wey
3.Sebastien Tortelli
4.Ernesto Fonseca
5.Heath Voss
6.Mike Larocco
7.Damon Huffman
8.Keith Johnson
9.Joe Oehlhof
10.Ryan Clark
11.Ricky Carmichael
12.Jeff Gibson

Friday Night’s Results

Pro Circuit 125cc
1. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Honda
2. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda
3. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki
4. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
5. Josh Summey, Richardson, Texas, Yamaha
6. Josh Demuth, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha
7. Michael Blose, Richardson, Texas, Yamaha
8. Cole Seibler, Emmett, Idaho, Suzuki
9. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
10. Jash Grant, Yucaipa, Calif., Honda

250cc Maxxis U.S. Open
1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki
3. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda
4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
5. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda
6. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
7. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, Nev., Honda
8. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda
9. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
10. Sébastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki

Overall US Open
1.Chad Reed 50
2.Nick Wey 38
3.Mike Larocco 35
4.Heath Voss 34
5.Ernesto Fonseca 33
6.Ricky Carmichael 32
7.Sébastien Tortelli 31
8.Damon Huffman 26
9.Keith Johnson 22
10.Kyle Lewis 22
11.Jason Thomas 20
12.Ryan Clark 18
13.Joe Oehlhof 16
14.Isiah Johnson 14
15.Josh Hansen 14
16.Jeff Gibson 12
17.Erick Vallejo 9
18.Tommy Hofmaster 7
18.Ted Campbell 7
20.Bobby Bonds 0

Overall 125cc
1.Greg Schnell 50
2.Troy Adams 42
3.Thomas Hahn 42
4.Josh Demuth 31
5.Brett Metcalfe 31
6.Josh Summey 27
7.Michael Blose 26
8.Eric Nye 22
9.Matthieu Lalloz 22
10.Davi Millsaps 21
11.Cole Seibler 21
12.Joaquin Rodriguez 20
13.Josh Grant 16
14.Tiger Lacey 14
15.Chris Gossleaar 13
16.Dayton Beavers 12
17.Kris Keefer 10
18.Branden Jesseman 9
19.Vincent Blair 6
20.Chris Whitcraft 1
21.Kelly Smith 0
22.Michael Craig 0

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