Saturday, April 9, 2005
Reed beats RC after Stewart crashes
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Chad Reed won his fourth World Supercross
Series race at the Silverdome on Saturday night in front of 51,142
Kevin Windham led Heath Voss, Reed, Ricky Carmichael and James
Stewart on the first lap. Carmichael moved into second place on lap
2 and, two laps later, Stewart crashed, removing himself from the
Reed, of Dade City, Fla., worked his way past Carmichael on lap
12 and passed Windham for the lead on lap 16. Carmichael finished
second after passing Windham on lap 17.
"That was a great race tonight,'' said Reed, who rode a Yamaha.
"I was a little tight at the start and started to get into the
groove as the race progressed. This was seriously one of the best
races of my career and I am happy to leave with a big win.''
Grant Langston, of Murrieta, Calif., won his first-ever 125cc
Eastern Regional championship. Runner-up Josh Hansen, of Elbert,
Colo., won the 125cc main event, earning his second victory of the
season. Langston finished fourth in the main event.
Langston and Hansen tied with 143 points, but the championship
went to Langston based on three overall wins to Hansen's two.
"This was an amazing season for me,'' said Langston, who rode a
Kawasaki. "Winning the 125cc supercross championship is a
milestone in my career.''