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Dungey wins Pala; Crashes cost Reed podium shot
The second moto of the weekend’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross finale summed up the season for TwoTwo Motorsports’/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed, who led until the first half before crashing and losing vital momentum.
Reed managed a fourth place finish in the final moto of the day and season but was disappointed with the weekend as a whole.
A 12-4 result following a crash in the opening 35-minute moto saw Reed finish 7th overall for the round and hang on to third place in the 450 class championship with a total of 429 points.
Reed was frustrated by the results as he felt the bike had plenty of pace to challenge for an overall win this weekend.
“I wanted to round out the season with a win, I felt like we had it in us and the bike was on the pace,” said Reed.
“Nothing’s gone right for me in the second half of the season and that trend continued – I crashed in the opening moto and could only manage 12th but felt like I was on for a result in the second moto.
“It felt good to lead a bunch of laps again but I crashed and had to settle for fourth.
“It’s not they way we wanted to wrap up what has been a competitive year but we’re a young team and we’ll learn from it.
“My focus is now on the MX des Nations where I’m hoping we can bring home a really good result for the green and gold team.”
The 450 class was won by Ryan Villopoto with Ryan Dungey finishing second.
Reed scored a total of 7 moto wins and 4 overalls across the 12-round season.
450 Class (Moto Finish)
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-1)
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-3)
3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (3-2)
4. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki (5-5)
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (4-7)
6. Kyle Regal, Howell, Mich., Suzuki (6-8)
7. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda (12-4)
8. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (9-6)
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (10-12)
10. Les Smith, York, S.C., Yamaha (14-9)
450 Class Championship Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 526
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 514
3. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda – 429
4. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki – 374
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM – 304
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 271
7. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 218
8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 196
9. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 193
10. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 173