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Chad Reed takes out the Monster Energy Super X Round in New Zealand

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Chad Reed takes out the Monster Energy Super X Round in New Zealand

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Chad Reed has demonstrated his great form once again with a clean sweep of the Quad Challenge final at the penultimate round of the Monster Energy Super X Championship at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand tonight.

12,800 fans were treated to a great night of racing for the first ever New Zealand round of the Monster Energy Super X with the Open and 250cc class racing the exciting Quad Challenge final format. The Open class raced against each other in four, six lap sprints with five minutes rest between each race and the 250cc class raced four, five lap sprints.

All riders were desperate to grab maximum points before the series finale in Brisbane on December 5, which led to fast and determined racing by all competitors. The first six lapper saw Chad Reed take the first holeshot and win, which left Motorex KTM's Tye Simmonds in second and Woodstock Honda Thor Racing's Daniel Reardon in third.

Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki's Craig Anderson took the holeshot in the second and CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Jay Marmont and Reardon crashed on the first turn. Simmonds rode out to an early lead but was overtaken by Reed mid way through the final. Shift Motul Suzuki's, Matt Moss, who claimed the 250cc class championship in Sydney last week finished third. Moss decided to test himself in the Open class considering the NZ round did not count toward the championship for his class.

Reed took the holeshot again in the third race and never looked back to take the win. Reardon finished in second and Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy Team's Daniel McCoy took third.

Reardon took the fourth and final holeshot, but Reed once again took the lead early and finished first. Moss took second and Reardon finished third.

Round honours went to Reed with Simmonds second and Reardon third. Marmont who lead the championship going into the round had a very unfortunate night and had a terrible crash in the fourth final which put him out the race. He managed to walk off the track, but was in a lot of pain.

"It's so great that we have been able to bring the Monster Energy Super X to New Zealand and it is really good to get the win tonight. I wasn't on top of my game at the start of the series and these guys really caught me off guard in the first few rounds. I have found my form now and I am pumped to be going into the finale in Brisbane leading the championship," said Reed after the race.

New Zealand rider, Michael Phillips, took out the 250cc class final after banging bars with the only Australian rider in the field, Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy Team's Danny Anderson. Phillips took the overall win after two wins and two second places in the Quad Challenge with Anderson taking out second and local Hamilton rider, Jesse Wiky, pleasing the crowd by finishing third.

Top Ten Results - Monster Energy Super X Survival Final

1 Chad REED, Monster Energy Kawasaki, 20-20-20-20 TOTAL 80
2 Tye SIMMONDS, Motorex KTM, 19-19-17-17 TOTAL 72
3 Dan REARDON, Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 18-10-19-18 TOTAL 65
4 Michael BYRNE, Rockstar Maxima Honda Racing, 15-17-16-15 TOTAL 63
5 Daniel McCOY, Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy, 17-16-18-11 TOTAL 62
6 Todd WATERS, Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 14-15-12-16 TOTAL 57
7 Craig ANDERSON, Kawasaki Racing, 13-14-15-13 TOTAL 55
8 Matt MOSS, Shift Motul Suzuki, 16-18-0-19 TOTAL 53
9 Cody MACKIE, Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 12-13-14-14 TOTAL 53
10 Cameron TAYLOR, SP Motorsports Byrners Suzuki, 8-12-13-8 TOTAL 41

Monster Energy Super X OPEN Championship Standings

1 Chad REED, Monster Energy Kawasaki, 132
2 Dan REARDON, Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 118
3 Jay MARMONT, CDR Rockstar Yamaha, 114
4 Tye SIMMONDS, Motorex KTM, 108
5 Daniel McCOY, Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy Team, 94
6 Cody MACKIE, Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 80
7 Cheyne BOYD, CDR Rockstar Yamaha, 77
8 Craig ANDERSON, Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 69
9 Cameron TAYLOR, SP Motorsports Byrners Suzuki, 67
10 Troy CARROLL, Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 66

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