ATLANTA (February 21, 2015) – For the first time in the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed won the 450SX Class Main Event at the Georgia Dome in front of 51,023 fans. Reed became the fifth different winner in eight races this season. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin won the second Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event of his career.
Reed earned the first SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award of his 2015 season to begin the 450SX Class Main Event, and ultimately controlled all 20 laps of the race. Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha teammates Phil Nicoletti and Weston Peick held down the second and third positions, respectively, on the opening lap. Dungey moved into third place on Lap 1.
Peick, who is competing in his second race since returning from an injury, moved into second place on Lap 1 but was passed by Dungey on Lap 5 and subsequently Team Honda HRC’s Trey Canard. RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Factory Suzuki’s Ken Roczen, who came into tonight’s race in second place in season standings, crashed on Lap 4, remounting near last place.
“Being on the podium is important,” said Dungey. “Consistency is key, and I say it all of the time. We will keep plugging away and look for the win next week here.”
It has been 11 years since Reed won his last Main Event at the Georgia Dome, and he has gone a record 11 seasons with a win.
“It has been a long year for me,” said Reed. “I always say you have to give yourself a good start to give yourself a shot at the win, and that is what I did tonight. I am excited to come back here next weekend and race for a win.”
Dungey extended his points lead to 25, and Canard moved into second place in season standings past Roczen, who finished 18th tonight.