Reed shares honors with Webb at Sydney International Supercross

Reed shares honors with Webb at Sydney International Supercross

Reed shares honors with Webb at the Sydney International Supercross spectacular

Sydney International Supercross and Round 5 Australian Championships in Sydney Night 1 winners (L-R) 3rd - Dan Reardon ; 1st - Chad Reed and 2nd - Gavin Faith: Action Plus Sports/Alamy Live News
Chad Reed, pictured here in the US, returned home in November 2015 for the Sydney International Supercross - By Olivier de Vaulx

Photos:  [Left]  Night 1 Sydney International Supercross  final  place-getters on 28 November 2015 [L-R] Dan Reardon (3rd); Chad Reed (1st) and Gavin Faith (2nd) (By Action Plus Sports/Alamy Live News); and [Right] Reed, pictured here in the US, returned home to the delight of his many fans  (By Olivier de Vaulx)


On 28-29 November 2015, Australia’s very own global supercross icon Chad Reed returned home to New South Wales from the United States where he made a surprise appearance at the Sydney round of the Australian Supercross Championships.

Reed, who now resides in Florida, brought with him Americans Cooper Webb, Gavin Faith and all-time great Ricky Carmichael, who was making his first appearance in Australia.

Carmichael came out of retirement for this special promotional event and took part in a three-lap head-to-head duel with arch-rival Reed prior to the mains. Webb, was a late addition following James Stewart’s exit due to an ankle injury sustained at Bercy-Lille in France the previous month.

The Sydney event, which was held at the Olympic Park Stadium, was the highest profile supercross in the history of the country’s national competition.  Attracting almost 10,000 domestic and international overnight visitors, the first night was a sell-out, so the event was extended to two nights.

Much to the crowd’s delight, Reed stormed to victory on his Yamaha in the 20-lap main event on Night 1.  He won the final over Gavin Faith (US, Penrite Honda) with the two-time Australian SX2 class champion maintaining pressure on the hometown hero throughout the duration.

A pivotal third place on the podium saw Dan Reardon (CDR Yamaha) all but clinch the 2015 Australian Supercross title, which was a remarkable feat considering he retired over two years ago. He had one hand on the trophy after arch-rival Matt Moss (Team Motul Suzuki) crashed twice in the final—his second fall forcing him out altogether.

Reigning Western Regional AMA 250SX Champion Cooper Webb (Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha), who hails from Newport in Northern Carolina in the US, suffered from a bad start in the main event, and was at the rear of the field exiting the first turn before working his way through the pack for fourth.

Reed and Webb shared honors over the two nights with Webb winning Night 2 ahead of Reed, with Lawson Bopping being the first Australian National home.

Due to the success of the event, the NSW State Government secured the event for 2016. Reed would return and bring with him four-time AMA Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto.

2015 Sydney Supercross Results

Australian Supercross Legend Chad Reed – Night 1 winner at Olympic Park, Sydney (By Olivier de Vaulx)

Overall results Night 1

1. Chad Reed
2. Gavin Faith (US)
3. Dan Reardon
4. Cooper Webb (US)
5. Daniel McCoy
6. Lawson Bopping
7. Kade Mosig
8. Kale Makeham
9. Cheyne Boyd
10. Luke Styke


Overall results Night 2

1. Cooper Webb (US)
2. Chad Reed
3. Lawson Bopping
4. Daniel McCoy
5. Daniel Reardon
6. Cheyne Boyd
7. Robbie Marshall
8. Aaron Tanti
9. Jono Krusic
10. Josh Spanos


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