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AUS-X Open Sydney 2016 Day 2 Chad Reed

Monster Energy dominates Down Under

Nov 142016

The Monster Energy team have dominated the largest action sports competition in the Southern Hemisphere – the AUS-X Open, this weekend, with an artillery of riders that included four-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion – Ryan Villopoto, and two-time Monster Energy Supercross Champ – Chad Reed.

The entire weekend belonged to the double-deuce of Reed, as ‘The Thunder from Down Under’ was simply untouchable. Reed rode 40 flawless laps, and lit the candles on both nights taking out both main event wins.

“I did a parade lap holding the Aussie flag for the very first time tonight, and it was such an awesome feeling,”

The two-time World Champ entered the event 20-pounds lighter than 2015, and from the first moment the #22 hit the circuit, it was clear he was a man on a mission.


“The AUS-X Open has been such an awesome weekend of racing. Cooper and I brought our race bikes down here, and I’m pumped that we’re pretty damn close on setup and where we need to be heading into Anaheim.


As I grow older, I realize that my time is running out more and more, so having the Aussie fans appreciate and love me, really makes me want to carry this country on my shoulders. I did a parade lap holding the Aussie flag for the very first time tonight, and it was such an awesome feeling,” concluded Reed.


The AUS-X Open really gained mega traction when it was announced back in April that the four-time supercross champ -Ryan Villopoto, was coming out of retirement to race at this event.


‘RV’ clocked up a heat race win and 6-4 finishes across each main, showing that despite being on the couch eating pizza – a racer of his caliber never loses the fundamentals of being a champ on the race track.


“I had so much fun out here at the AUS-X Open. The atmosphere here is just so chilled, and really that was a big factor for me coming down here initially. The Aussie fans really were amazing down here – I think because they had never seen me race before – but they were just so good and this is an event that I am super happy to do and want to come back to”, concluded Villopoto.


The new #2 also rocked up for the AUS-X Open, with Cooper Webb celebrating his 21st birthday in Australia. The week for Cooper was filled with Yacht Cruises and eating seafood, along with racing some of the best the world has to offer. Webb went 4-2 over both main events, and celebrated his birthday with a champagne shower to conclude the weekend.


The Monster Energy Best Trick contest was won by Clinton Moore on Saturday with his signature Bundy Roll, and the flying Frenchman – Tom Pagès, on Sunday, who landed his patented ‘Bike Flip’.


The AUS-X Open once again displayed what Australia is all about – good times, rad motorsport and a hell of an Aussie crowd.


Until next year!