Reed beats RC after Stewart crashes

Originally Published: April 9, 2005
Associated Press

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Chad Reed won his fourth World Supercross Series race at the Silverdome on Saturday night in front of 51,142 fans.

Kevin Windham led Heath Voss, Reed, Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart on the first lap. Carmichael moved into second place on lap 2 and, two laps later, Stewart crashed, removing himself from the heated race.

Reed, of Dade City, Fla., worked his way past Carmichael on lap 12 and passed Windham for the lead on lap 16. Carmichael finished second after passing Windham on lap 17.

"That was a great race tonight,'' said Reed, who rode a Yamaha. "I was a little tight at the start and started to get into the groove as the race progressed. This was seriously one of the best races of my career and I am happy to leave with a big win.''

Grant Langston, of Murrieta, Calif., won his first-ever 125cc Eastern Regional championship. Runner-up Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., won the 125cc main event, earning his second victory of the season. Langston finished fourth in the main event.

Langston and Hansen tied with 143 points, but the championship went to Langston based on three overall wins to Hansen's two.

"This was an amazing season for me,'' said Langston, who rode a Kawasaki. "Winning the 125cc supercross championship is a milestone in my career.''


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