Thursday, January 7, 2010
James Stewart, Chad Reed looking for better start to 2010 AMA Supercross season
The AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim last year didnt go quite as planned for James Stewart and Chad Reed. The two riders entered as favorites to win the race and challenge each other for the AMA Supercross championship.
But the two collided during the main event race, opening the door for Josh Grant, a rider from Riverside, to win the first AMA Supercross race of his career.
Reed returned, missing his front brakes, and finished third in the season opener in Anaheim. Stewart did not finish the race, but rallied to win the Supercross championship, the second of his career.
Along the way, Stewart and Reed had differences of opinions and tactics on the race track and off it. Stewart said, Its a new season. I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.
But Reed isnt so quick to forget the transgressions of last season.
The AMA Supercross season opens Saturday night at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. Stewart spent the off-season battling food poison while racing in Europe and working on a reality show for Fuel TV.
Reed joined a new team and spent most of his off-season impatiently waiting for the new season to start.