31-year-old Aussie Chad Reed has been one of the most consistent motocross and supercross riders on the international stage over the last decade. His numerous titles include the 2003 FIM World Supercross Championships, the 2004 AMA Supercross Championships and the 2008 AMA/FIM World Supercross Championships. In 2009, he was named as the AMA National Motocross Champion and the AMA Athlete of the Year. Now based in Tampa, Florida, Chad was born in Cessnock, New South Wales. He is his country’s most successful motocross and supercross rider, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2011. He was taught to compete at a young age, and his amateur career took off in 1997 when, at the age of 15, he took top spot at the Australian Junior Championships. The following year he formally began his professional career, competing in the 250cc class and he was immediately competitive, winning the Australian Supercross Championship in 1999 and 2000. In November 2010, Chad decided to start his own team, which he named TwoTwo Motorsports. Riding Hondas and competing primarily in the AMA Supercross Series in the USA, the team quickly achieved success with a first podium finish in January of the following year at Oakland, California and a first win at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium in February. At the end of the season he was presented with the "2011 Rock Hard - Ride Hard Bret Michaels Supercross Award" for his work starting a new team and still finishing second in the championship.
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