Chad Reed is a multi-time Supercross champion, winning the U.S. AMA Supercross Championship in 2004 & 2008. In 2009, he won the 2009 AMA 450 National Outdoor Motocross Championship, and the Australian Supercross Series for his fourth time.
After winning the Australian Supercross Championship in 2000, Reed went to Europe in 2001 to ride for Jan DeGroot's factory Kawasaki team. Reed and his KX250 won the MX Grand Prix of Lierop and eventually finishing the year second to multi-time World Champion Mickael Pichon.
Eager to move to America and campaign to world's premiere series, Reed picked up a ride with Yamaha of Troy to ride 125 East Coast Supercross and 125 Nationals aboard the four-stroke YZ250F. Reed won all but two Supercrosses that season and earned the East Coast championship.
Reed moved directly to the 250 class full-time in 2003 with Factory Yamaha. Aboard a YZ250, he won one more race than chief rival Ricky Carmichael, but lost the title at the last round to Carmichael.
This year Chad decided to start his own team, TwoTwo Motorsports, riding Hondas. In June 2011, Chad was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, he is the second youngest person to receive this acknowledgement.
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