Chad Reed wins AUS-X Open extravaganza

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.”

Chad Reed wins AUS-X Open extravaganza
Chad Reed wins AUS-X Open extravaganza

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.

In the SX2 Finale, Jimmy Decotis managed to edge Wade Hunter for victory, but the nostalgic three-lap head to head between Reed and Ricky Carmichael stole the show.

After taking the Foxhead holeshot, Reed beat out his legendary idol Carmichael in the adrenalin-charged race that brought the crowd to its feet. 

Both riders received a standing ovation from the crowd, with the showdown continuing into tomorrow for the second day of the AUS X-Open.

AUS-X Open SX1 Saturday Final Results 1. Chad Reed 2. Gavin Faith 3. Daniel Reardon
AUS-X Open SX1
Saturday Final Results
1. Chad Reed
2. Gavin Faith
3. Daniel Reardon
SX1: Final Results

1. Chad Reed

2. Gavin Faith

3. Daniel Reardon

4. Cooper Webb

5. Daniel McCoy

6. Lawson Bopping

7. Kade Mosig

8. Kale Makeham

9. Cheyne Boyd

10. Luke Styke (DNF)

11. Robbie Marshall (DNF)

12. Matt Moss (DNF)

SX1 Championship Standings- One Round Remaining (Unofficial)

1st Daniel Reardon – 167 

2nd Kade Mosig – 136 

3rd Matt Moss – 127

4th Lawson Bopping – 124

5th Daniel McCoy – 118

6th Gavin Faith – 109

7th Adam Monea – 107        

SX2: Final Results

1. Jimmy Decotis

2. Wade Hunter

3. Jackson Richardson

4. Geran Stapleton

5. Lewis Woods

6. Jack Simpson

7. Joel Wightman

8. Luke Wilson

9. Luke Clout

10. Thomas Ravenhors

11. Dylan Wills

12. Kyle Webster