Reed Takes Points Lead with 2009 Daytona Supercross

. By Jessica Lee
By Jessica Lee

So far this season, AMA Supercross has been stormy as former champion James Stewart still seems to be trying to get comfortable with his new San Manuel Yamaha while last year’s Supercross Champion Chad Reed has been running strong on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki. This past weekend both riders, along with the rest of the superfast Supercross and Lites East riders, put on a great show at the 2009 Daytona Supercross by Honda.

During the first heat of the Supercross class James Stewart qualified first with Kevin Windham and Ryan Villopoto following. Josh Hill was the top man in the second heat, while Chad Reed followed in second along with rookie Jason Lawrence behind him. Surprisingly, Davi Millsaps went to the LCQ but then qualified first to go through to the main event. As time got closer to the main event, the tension grew. As usual, there was a first corner pile up. This time the man on the number 7 machine was the cause. James Stewart grabbed a whole bunch of front brake going into the first corner, causing him to endo pretty hard. His odd move caused a domino affect and sent many bikes flying. Meanwhile Jason Lawrence, who's sometimes known as J-Law for being banned from racing in the AMA last year, made a huge comeback in his first Supercross class race ever by leading most of the race until Chad Reed made a quick pass. Reed continued on to take the win. J-Law took second and Davi Millsaps came in a respectable third. Mike Alessi was also a tough contender during the main.

The Lites are always fun to watch as the class is full of local racers and first timers. Nicco Izzi won the first qualifying heat race, Austin Stroupe won the second heat, and Branden Jesseman took the first spot in the LCQ. Surprisingly Nicco Izzi took third place in the main event while Christopher Porcel took first and Martin Davalos grabbed second.

With only seven races left in the season Chad Reed is the overall points leader, and in the Lites class Christopher Pourcel is the top rider. Catch the next race of in New Orleans, and keep following the season to see who grabs the championship!

Source: Bikeland

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