Chad Reed dominated the Pontiac Supercross last weekend and took the win over Carmichael, Windham and Bubba. But it was not just handed to him; Chad started back in the pack and got passed by Bubba early on. Bubba crashed soon after and then Chad proceeded to pick off Carmichael and Windham for the win. Chad put himself three points closer to Carmichael in his hunt for the championship and the momentum is back in Reed’s corner. The next round is Saturday night at Qwest Field in Seattle and the weather forecast shows a 100% chance of precipitation on race day, which means the race could be a repeat of the weather conditions from Anaheim1. In that case, it is anyone’s race. Muddy conditions can mean big mistakes and bad results, which is exactly what Reed is banking on for Carmichael to do so he can gain some points.
The last race of the 125 East series was last week in Pontiac, and Grant Langston took the Championship over etnies rider Josh Hansen. Josh dominated the last race and won, Langston got fourth, which put the riders into a tie for points bringing the title down to a tie breaker. Langston’s three race wins got him the championship over Hansen’s two.
The 125 series goes back to the west coast for two rounds before the 125 shoot out in Las Vegas. etnies riders Billy Laninovich, Danny Smith, Tommy Hahn and Brett Metcalfe are all sitting in the top ten and are possible contenders in the west.
If you can’t be in Seattle or just don’t want to sit in the rain at least listen live online to the Supercross LIVE! Audio Webcast Saturday night starting at 7:00 pm PT. Also make sure to tune into the next day Supercross TV broadcast Sunday, April 17 on ESPN2 starting with the 125’s at 10:00 pm ET and the 250’s at 11:00 pm ET.