Ad closing in seconds....

AMA Supercross: Chad Reed pulls away as Ryan Villopoto starts to apply the pressure

Published: 08 April 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Chad Reed consolidated his lead in the AMA Supercross championship with victory in Texas, the Australian doing just exactly as much as he needed to to take the win barely two seconds ahead of the chasing pack.

The pack consisted of Josh Hill, Davi Millsaps and Kevin Windham.

Hill and Millsaps made second and third early on, past the fast-starting Travis Preston, but Kevin Windham gave himself a bit to do, with only an average start.

But Windham was up to the challenge with the championship at stake, and made his way back on to Millsaps’s tail, as Davi battled Hill.

The two youngsters battled, colliding in mid-air at one point, Windham pushed, Windham probed, Windham rode on the edge and went to the limit, but he just could not find a way past Millsaps on the slick dirt.

Reed made seven points on Windham on Saturday and now with four rounds left, Reed has 27 points in hand.

But where Chad Reed cruised home, doing what he had to, for the first time this year Villopoto came out and just mauled the competition.

It took him two laps to get into the lead, but then he dropped the hammer and put a quick ten seconds on the competition.

By contrast, series leader Trey Canard had a horrible night, but put in an awesome performance.

The Torco Fuels Honda rookie had a crash on lap one that saw him cross the line in 20th place, but the youngster refused to give up and staged an excellent fight back to take fourth on a night when the more established stars struggled to make passes stick.

Between the two, Josh Grant had a great night to take second ahead of Martin Davalos.

AMA Supercross championships
Round 13 - Texas
1 22 Chad Reed - Yamaha
2 40 Joshua Hill - Yamaha
3 118 David Millsaps - Honda
4 14 Kevin Windham - Honda
5 15 Timmy Ferry - Kawasaki
6 29 Andrew Short - Honda

AMA Supercross standings
1 Reed - 287
2 Windham - 260
3 Short - 205
4 Millsaps -204
5 Hill - 173
6 Ferry  - 167

AMA Supercross East Coast Lites
Round 5 - Texas
1 Ryan Villopoto - Kawasaki
2 Joshua Grant - Honda
3 Martin Davalos - KTM

AMA Supercross East Coast Lites standings
1 Canard - 111
2 Villopoto - 94
3 Davalos - 73

Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)