Since making the move to America in 2002, Chad Reed has amassed one of the most impressive careers in motocross history. Reed has achieved a majority of his success as a Supercross competitor, including a 2002 Lites Championship and Supercross Championship finishes of second, first, second, third, second, first and second from 2003-2009. Though he’s faced several serious injuries in his career, he remains one of the most celebrated athletes in the game today.
Born in Newcastle, Australia, Reed picked up two Australian National titles before heading to Europe to race the GPs, from there it was onto the States to take on the AMA. Reed pulled off an East Coast SX Lites title in his first attempt and turned it into a Supercross championship in 2004. Riding for Yamaha, Reed proved one of the top-three riders in SX, consistently challenging rivals James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael and eventually bringing home another Supercross crown in 2008. Since coming to America, Reed has never finished a full season outside the top-10, and only twice outside the top-5.
Aside from racing, Reed is an avid Supercross promoter in his home country of Australia. Reed and his wife Ellie welcomed their first child into the world before the 2010 season. The couple lives in Florida where Reed trains in the off-season and regularly hosts fellow riders to get some work in around his compound in the Sunshine State.