“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 series after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair injuries sustained in a racing accident in San Diego,” said the press release.
Reed will now turn his focus to the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, but he is excited to announce a new chapter for Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports?Dean Wilson!
Chad 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 outdoor Nationals, however this will be his first attempt at racing in the 450 Supercross class. Dean will not be racing the 450 class at Atlanta.
Reed said, “I’m excited for Dean because it is the team’s long term goal to have multiple riders on the team and Dean’s name has been kicked around the semi for a long time. This is our first chance to see how it goes with another rider in the mix. Not only is Dean a good friend, but is also somebody 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 put a headset on and go to the races as team owner and try to see what we can do and have fun with Deano.”