San Diego has long been one of Chad Reed's better race tracks, as the football field allows for a much longer, faster layout. Lappers helped Reed catch Ryan Villopoto in the main event, but also kept him from getting to the Kawasaki rider sooner than he would have liked. Reed was vocal after his second place finish and claimed that he will ride more with more aggression in the coming weeks.
We caught up with Grant Langston during intermission and discussed the East Coast debut of his newest role as team manager. Langston said that a few small details still need to be finished, but all will be complete by the Dallas opener.
The food trucks that were on hand at San Diego were a nice change of pace for our Saturday diets, which have been filled with hot dogs and pretzels.
The Geico Honda also had color coordinated Shoeis to match their gear, courtesy of Tagger Designs.
Eli Tomac's crash in the whoops section and Dean Wilson's main event win had a signifigant impact on the points standings. Wilson, who was down thirteen markers to Tomac before the main event, now holds a two point advanatge.
Matt Moss' podium performance in San Diego comes after years of injuries and misfortune, which have kept the Australian from delivering the results that many expected.
WADA, the worldwide organization that polices doping in all sports, has made it's presence known in moto by testing Tommy Searle, Chad Reed, and Ryan Villopoto. Just after the race and podium celebration had ended, Matt Moss was pulled aside and tested by a track side agent.
Jason Thomas was another rider that turned in a season best finish at San Diego, as the veteran added an 11th place finish to his stat box.
After last week's DNF, Josh Hansen rallied to make it in the top five.
See you in Dallas...
TAGS: chad reed
, dirt bikes
, james stewart
, Monday Kickstart
, Pro Circuit
, ryan villopoto
, san diego
, triple jump