An hour before start of tonight’s start of the Dallas Supercross, Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki team was packing up for the night with Reed having decided that he won’t partake in this evening’s program.

According to the team, Reed said he simply wasn’t ready to ride just a week after suffering a broken collarbone, among other injuries from the San Diego Supercross where he crashed on the final lap while disputing third place with Ken Roczen.

After seeing two different doctors, Reed reported last Sunday that he had suffered a fractured scapula, collarbone and T1 vertebrae in his last-lap crash in San Diego after clipping Roczen’s rear wheel.

During this morning’s first practice session, Reed took it easy getting up to speed on his Discount Tires/TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki, and just generally got the feel of the track. According to the team, Reed said he felt as good as he could expect and said he felt he would be okay for the main event.

Reed skipped the second practice, and according to team manager Dave Osterman, that was the plan all along, keeping track time to a minimum. But now things have changed and Reed has elected not to race.

Tonight’s racing begins at 7:00 PM Central Time.  

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