Leader Wilson to fill in for injured Chad Reed at Select East Coast Rounds of Monster Power Supercross

Dean Wilson


To get Immediate Release: February 19, 2014


It is with great disappointment that Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed announces that he must sit out for the remaining rounds of the 2014 AMA Monster Energy Supercross collection after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair injuries sustained in a racing accident in San Diego. Reed entered circular 6 of the series after taking a commanding win just seven days previously in Anaheim, his second earn of the 2014 season, and only two points shy of the series championship point standings. Despite breaking 3 or more bones in the San Diego crash, Reed put in a valiant effort within Dallas this past weekend to stay in the particular hunt for series championship, however his injuries were too severe with regard to Reed to complete practice qualifying. While Reed will now turn his focus to the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Series, he is also excited to declare a new chapter for Discount Wheel Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports: Dean Wilson!


Price cut Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports reached an agreement with Mitch Payton of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki to allow Dean Wilson to race Reed’s Kawasaki KX450F at select East coast rounds of 2014 Supercross series. Wilson has prior experience racing the KX450F in the Pro Motocross series; however this will be his first attempt at racing in the 450 Supercross class.


For Reed, choosing Dean as his fill in was an easy fit. “For me I’m ready to heal up and get back into training and focus our time and energy on getting ready for Outside, ” said Reed. “I’m thrilled for Dean because it is the team’s long term goal to have multiple bikers on the team and Dean’s title has been kicked around the semi for a long period. This is our first chance to see how it goes with another rider in the mix. Not only is Dean a great friend, but is also somebody exactly who I respect for his talent. I’m excited for the chance to work with him and not dwell on the fact that I’m out of the championship. I’m excited to place a headset on and go to the races as team owner and try to see what we can do and have fun with Deano. ”


Upon entering his first 450 Supercross race, Wilson looks forward to the opportunity of learning under Reed’s assistance.


“Joining Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports is going to be an awesome experience for me. Obviously I know Chad pretty well and I got the phone call last Saturday right after he decided that he wasn’t going to be racing. It was a pretty awesome phone call to get that he wants me to race his bike! I have wanted to do the 450 rounds around the East coast just to keep race because I feel like I’m using pretty well at the moment. Mitch (Payton) plus Reid (Nordin, Kawasaki race group manager) were really supportive of the move, as well as the other team sponsors. I just want to mix it up with the boys and have fun. There is no stress so it should just be some good race and some good experience for me. ”


Coming off of the West coast talk about of the series, Mitch Payton can be excited for Dean to get seat time on the East coast before the series heads back west.


“We’re very happy that Chad has reached out to Dean to fill in with regard to him while he is recovering, ” said Mitch. “Both Chad plus Pro Circuit are really good friends since Dean and Chad are also. All of us believe Chad’s team is arranged and ready to do battle and we believe this will be good for Dean to get experience in the 450 class. Coming away his West coast it is good to keep him out there racing and getting seat time. ”


Reed intentions of attending most of the remaining Supercross events as team owner and as rider coach as Dean transfers his efforts from the Kawasaki KX250F towards the KX450F.


Chad Reed and the TwoTwo Motorsports team are happily sponsored by: Price cut Tire, America’ s Tire, Monster Energy, Shift, Fox, Kawasaki, Showa, Factory Effex, Renthal, Pro Circuit, Dunlop, Matrix Concepts, Acerbis, DT1 Filters, Hinson Racing, Dubya, D. I. D, Xtrig, Mechanix Wear, Braking, Carrillo, Specialized and Shimano.

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