Chad Reed To Race 2018 Monster Energy Cup With JGRMX
The AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Suzuki team has announced that Chad Reed will race the 2018 Monster Energy Cup with support from the team. Reed and the North Carolina-based crew have formed a close bond over the last year or so, which recently resulted in Reed racing the final round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Ironman. In the weeks since then, Reed has stayed aboard the yellow bikes and has shared footage of him riding Supercross tracks at the team’s facility on the East Coast.
Check out this back and forth between @crtwotwo and @alexmartin_26. A-Mart will be racing the Montreal Supercross this weekend, and Reedy will be lining up at the Monster Energy Cup next month for the team. #jgrmx #rmarmy #supercross
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We spoke with Team Manager Jeremy Albrecht at the Ironman Motocross round about the future between Reed and the team. At that time Albrecht was hopeful that something could be worked out that would bring Reed under the factory tent for the 2019 Supercross season, but Albrecht made it clear that it would require additional support from sponsors to pay for the cost.
As of now, the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Suzuki has three confirmed riders for 2019 with Justin Hill and Weston Peick racing the full season in the 450 class and Alex Martin race the full season in the 250 class, but there are three more spots left to be filled in the 250 class.