Australia’s greatest Supercross rider Chad Reed has charged home to win the opening night of the AUS-X Open in Sydney in front of 15,000 screaming fans at the Allphones Arena.
AUS-X Open’s inaugural night of competition enjoyed huge praise from fans and riders alike, with an epic party atmosphere coupled with a sold out stadium making the Sydney event a massive success.
Competing against Australia’s and the world’s best riders Reed put on a racing clinic, much to the delight of his hometown fans who enjoyed their first taste of indoor Supercross racing in over a decade.
“I’m super pumped to win here in front of the home crowd at the AUS-X Open in Sydney,” said Reed.
“To see all these fans here at Allphones Arena going absolutely nuts all night is massive for Supercross in Australia and I can’t thank everyone enough for getting behind the AUS-X Open.
“We’ve still got plenty left in the tank for Sunday’s finale so get your tickets and get down to the AUS-X Open for some bar banging action.”
The coveted Monster Energy ‘Best Trick’ award went to Australia’s Jackson Strong for his death defying one-handed front flip that earned him the score of a perfect 10, edging out Japan’s Taka Higashino in second and fellow countryman Rob Adelberg in third.
“It was awesome to land the front flip in front of my home crowd and pick up the winner’s cheque on the opening night of AUS-X open.
“I’m working on something new for Sunday’s best trick final and hopefully we I can lay it down for the fans in Sydney.”
Current Australian Supercross Champion Daniel Reardon maintained his lead of the Australian SX series with a third place finish in the SX1 Final.
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