Chad Reed Delivers For Australian Fans

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Chad Reed soared to victory on night one of the AUS-X Open in Sydney on Saturday. (AUS-X Open Photo)

SYDNEY – Australian hero Chad Reed took home top honors on night one of the AUS-X Open at the Qudos Bank Arena Saturday.

Reed won almost everything there was to win Saturday, beating four-time Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto in straight sets. Reed also won the 20-lap main event, however it was America’s Justin Brayton who wrapped up the Australian Supercross Championship.

Third place was returning hero Jay Marmont, who held off American sensation Cooper Webb to claim the final spot on the podium.

The Monster Energy FMX ‘Best Trick’ contest was won by Australia’s Clinton Moore, as he performed his patented ‘Bundy Roll’ body varial for the $20,000 prize.

Second place was Australian Jackson Strong, and third New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood.

The USA vs. AUS feature race ended with Team Australia taking the win, as Reed and Brayton were the final two riders left, with Reed getting the better of Brayton.

In the SX2 Class, it was Penrite Honda rider Gavin Faith who took a lights to flag victory, besting Serco Yamaha’s Jackson Richardson and championship leader Hayden Mellross in the process.