Chad Reed to contest the Ironman National with the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team

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8/22/2018 1:27 PM

Woo! It's happening!



Brea, CA (August 22, 2018) – The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team announces that multi-time champion Chad Reed will contest the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki RM-Z450 this Saturday at the Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Reed achieved his greatest success outdoors on a Suzuki while capturing the 2009 AMA 450 Pro Motocross Championship. Those powerful memories were recently renewed when the Australian had the chance to ride a stock 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 during a press event in California. Highly impressed by the RM-Z450, Reed reached out to Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht and asked about testing the race bike at JGRMX’s headquarters in North Carolina. The positive testing experience opened an opportunity for Reed to line up for the Ironman National.

“The opportunity came up last week for me to test the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki RM-Z450,” stated Reed. “I immediately felt comfortable with the bike and team. Although I had not planned to be in ‘race shape’ for another six weeks, it’s an opportunity to get out and do what I absolutely love the most, which is race. I haven’t raced a National in three years, but I have those nervous and excited race feelings to be getting back out there. I’m stoked to help their team and sponsors while a few of their riders are out with injuries. I feel like a kid again getting to ride a factory bike and go racing with a highly motivated crew. I hope to see lots of 22 fans this weekend!”
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht is excited to work with one of the sport’s most accomplished and popular riders. “Chad Reed is a welcome addition to the team for this weekend. I am very impressed by his testing abilities and professionalism. Chad was almost immediately comfortable on the Suzuki RM-Z450 and looked great. The last National of the series just got a lot more interesting, to say the least! It should be a fun experience for the whole team.”
Chad Reed will be joined by Justin Hill, who is still nursing a bruised knee, in the 450 class, while Enzo Lopes and Jimmy Decotis will contest the 250 class on their Suzuki RM-Z250’s. Please be sure to stop by the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team pits on Saturday at Ironman Raceway during the final round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com for more team news.

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8/22/2018 1:29 PM

This should be fun

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8/22/2018 1:29 PM

8-12

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8/22/2018 1:30 PM

7-15

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8/22/2018 1:30 PM

Awesome, makes too much sense for both parties to not have happened.

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8/22/2018 1:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/22/2018 1:32 PM

Does one race qualify as enough races for Reed to blame the bike if he doesn't win?

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8/22/2018 1:34 PM

Prepare for lots of underwhelming interviews where bike setup, prep time and the couch will get the blame for his average results.

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8/22/2018 1:37 PM

11- dnf

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8/22/2018 1:38 PM

10-DNS

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8/22/2018 1:40 PM

He looks good, fit, motivated, love the guy? top 10 bout motoswhistling #legend

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8/22/2018 1:56 PM

15-22

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8/22/2018 2:03 PM

The pictures they posted on Facebook with Chad you can tell he's been training hard. He look way more fit than he did even at the end of supercross.

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8/22/2018 2:06 PM

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8/22/2018 2:06 PM

This is good news! Hoping they work out a deal that will keep Chad racing for another season or two.

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8/22/2018 2:11 PM

4-4

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8/22/2018 2:14 PM

I think the biggest question is should I pick him in fantasy at an 8 handicap?

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8/22/2018 2:14 PM

Hope he does well

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8/22/2018 2:14 PM

Steadman wrote:

This is good news! Hoping they work out a deal that will keep Chad racing for another season or two.

+1 !!

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8/22/2018 2:16 PM

I'm still sour about his mxon tantrum but I hope this goes well for the sake of him finding a comfortable ride for his farewell supercross season.

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8/22/2018 2:22 PM

fuck wht ever results he get , im glad speedy reedy is back out there racing the nationals cool cool

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so jerking off will help arm pump issues........ sweet lol

8/22/2018 2:26 PM

Like him or not this definitely makes the final round that much more interesting.

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8/22/2018 2:42 PM

TreeFiddy wrote:

I think the biggest question is should I pick him in fantasy at an 8 handicap?

I’m going to.

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8/22/2018 2:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/22/2018 2:48 PM

7-12. 9th overall.

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8/22/2018 2:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/22/2018 2:50 PM

Great !!! I guess the only thing he wants to see is how the bike performs against others bikes.

I would be very surprised to see 2 top 12. I really think it is a testing day: 2 very decent starts from mid grid and a stable bike would bring more chances to see Reed in yellow next year.

I am all for it !

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8/22/2018 2:57 PM

5-DNS

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8/22/2018 3:04 PM

16-DNF

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8/22/2018 3:09 PM

jenssog wrote:

Prepare for lots of underwhelming interviews where bike setup, prep time and the couch will get the blame for his average ...more

Waiting for you to do better

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8/22/2018 3:09 PM

I'm probably wrong but I'd guess they put a stop watch on Reedy at the test track. I assume they were satisfied with his times. They aren't expecting a miracle...anything mid pack or better would be good for both parties. JMO.

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8/22/2018 3:15 PM

plowboy wrote:

I'm probably wrong but I'd guess they put a stop watch on Reedy at the test track. I assume they were satisfied with his ...more

Same. Bike on the track for sponsor obligations, Reed draws fans to the pits, better for sponsor obligations... its a win win no matter how he places. He will get air time on tv so JGR cant really “lose.”

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8/22/2018 3:19 PM

mister2dt wrote:

Same. Bike on the track for sponsor obligations, Reed draws fans to the pits, better for sponsor obligations... its a win win ...more

Bingo. All the more reason why someone needs to sign him up for Supercross in 2019.

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