TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed has maintained consistency, finishing fourth at the second round of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship at Phoenix’ Chase Field tonight.

Reed, who was sixth and twelfth in the morning practice sessions, produced a solid fourth place finish in his 8-lap  heat race.

The Australian got a good start in the 450SX ’Main Event’ and maintained third for the first half of the race.

Reed was passed by fellow Honda rider Trey Canard on Lap 11 and lost another position to defending Champion Ryan Villopoto on Lap 13 of the 20-lap duel.

A mistake by Canard on the last lap of the race allowed Reed to move into fourth and consolidate some good championship points.

“We have come away with some safe points but we really do need to step it up now,” Reed said.

“Its no secret that I wasn’t happy with how I rode at A1 and while tonight I felt that I rode a bit better there is still work to do with the bike.

“We had a long debrief after the race tonight and will be back at the test track early next week,” Reed added.

The third round of 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, sees the series return to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium on Saturday 19th January.

450SX Class Results

1.     Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
2.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Honda
3.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
4.     Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
5.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
6.     Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
7.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
8.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
9.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
10.  Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha

450SX Class Points

1.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 45
2.     Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 39
3.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 38
4.     Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 36
5.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 33
6.     Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 31
7.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Honda – 27
8.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 27
9.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 27
10.    Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha – 21