Chad Reed's been a popular talking point within the industry recently, as his plans for the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series have remained rather up in the air. The fact that JGR have not been able to finalise their racing strategy for the new season has obviously played a large role in that. Rather than wait around for a development in North Carolina, Reed has now opted to step out of that fold and piece together his own programme.
A CRF450R will be his machine of choice at this weekend's Monster Energy Cup. The privateer programme will be backed by notable sponsors cbdMD, Mountain Motorsports (a dealer in the south) and Arma Energy. There is no word on whether he will run this set-up when the new season begins, as uncertainty is still rife. There are rumours that suggest that he will just ride Anaheim 1 in an attempt to compete in his 250th main event but nothing is confirmed at the time of writing.
Reed last competed at the Monster Energy Cup just last year, in what was his indoor debut for JGR Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing, and landed in eighth overall. A ninth, sixteenth and third formed his scorecard. The next race on his calendar is the Paris event on the first weekend in November.
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