Bel-Ray Powersports Lubricants Anaheim 2 Race Report
FARMINGDALE, NJ February 7, 2011 – Bel-Ray Company, Inc. – – Bel-Ray Powersports Lubricants Anaheim 2 Race Report
Round 5 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series took place in Anaheim on Saturday night, February 5th. Dubbed “the Pink Race,” Anaheim 2 was designed to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and both Bel-Ray teams took part, with special gear and bikes for the event.
The Bel-Ray backed, Two Two Motorsports changed from the familiar red on the bikes to a special pink plastic and graphics package that even extended to Chad Reed’s one-off pink and white gear for the event. The Dodge Motorsports Hart and Huntington team took part as well, presenting their familiar black bikes in a pink chrome color that extended to their helmets. They even had a special custom pink Dodge on display in their pit area.
Qualifying went well for the riders, with Two Two Motorsports’ Chad Reed setting the 7th fastest time with a 57.325, followed by Dodge Motorsports / Hart & Huntington teammates Ivan Tedesco in 12th with a 58.244 and Chris Blose in 21st with a 59.735.
In the first heat race, Tedesco finished 6th after tangling with Kevin Windham on the last lap. The second race saw Reed finish 4th and Blose 7th. For the 5th week in a row, all 3 Bel-Ray team racers would be in the main event.
The key to success on the challenging Anaheim track would be a good start. After the first turn, Reed sat in a top 5 spot, while both Blose and Tedesco were a bit further back. Reed was into third on the first lap and he rode a consistent main event, finishing third for the evening and achieved his second consecutive stop on the podium this season. Coming around the track after the first lap, Tedesco was up to 9th, but then dropped back to 13th. With a spirited ride through the pack, Tedesco would rise to 7th by the end of the main event. Blose was 18th after lap 1 and up as high as 15th before going down. He recovered for 17th by the end of the main event.
Reed’s podium finish bumps him to third in the season point’s standings, while Tedesco sits in 10th and Blose in 15th.
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