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Chad Reed Takes First Win Since 2012 At 40th Anniversary SX Event

Cole Seely Seals the Deal with First 250SX Class Win of the Season

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Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports‰Ûª Chad Reed became the third different rider in as many races to win a Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race this season inside Angel Stadium in front of 40,682 fans.

Red Bull KTM‰Ûªs Ryan Dungey set the pace early by winning the Nuclear Cowboyzå¨ Holeshot Award to start the 450SX Class Main Event. Team Mafia Moto Crew Kawasaki‰Ûªs Nick Wey trailed Dungey through turn one in second place.

On the opening lap, three-time defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto put his Monster Energy Kawasaki into third place while Red Bull KTM‰Ûªs Ken Roczen pulled onto Villopoto‰Ûªs back wheel in fourth. Roczen then passed Villopoto to take over third place.

While leading on Lap 6, Dungey crashed and dropped to fifth place, giving the lead to Yoshimura Suzuki‰Ûªs James Stewart. Villopoto bounced back to pass Roczen for the number-two position and set his sights on Stewart. On Lap 14, Villopoto attempted to pass Stewart and crashed, losing several positions.

The crash by Villopoto allowed Roczen to move into second place and Reed to third place. The next lap, Reed passed Roczen for second and two laps later, he passed Stewart for the lead and eventual win. Stewart finished second and Roczen finished third.

‰ÛÏI had 41 of these [wins] before tonight, and they came a hell of a lot easier than this one,‰Û
Cole Seely takes home his first win of 2014 - Credit: Chris Weedon
After finishing second at the first two races of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda‰Ûªs Cole Seely won his first Main Event of the season.

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha‰Ûªs Cooper Webb jumped out to the early lead with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award in the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event with Seely and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki‰Ûªs Dean Wilson following in second and third, respectively.

Seely snuck around Webb shortly after turn one. On Lap 3, Wilson crashed and re-entered the race in 15th place. Wilson‰Ûªs crash allowed Rockstar Energy Racing‰Ûªs Jason Anderson to move into third place.

Anderson passed Webb on Lap 8 to secure second place, 5.7 seconds behind Seely. Seely held on for the win, followed by Anderson and Webb. Tonight was the first career podium finish for Webb, who is a rookie this year.

‰ÛÏIt was an awesome night for our team,‰Û

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