TwoTwo Motorsports Closes The Doors
Dasa Racing was saddened to hear the unfortunate news that TwoTwo Motorsports is ceasing operations. Chad and the team had an awesome five year run but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. We were able to get to know these guys very well over the last few years and it will be sad to not have them around the shop anymore.
We would like to thank Chad, Josh, Mike, Dean, and the rest of the TwoTwo Motorsports team for taking a chance on a relative no name in the industry. TwoTwo Motorsports gave us a chance to display our talents as engine builders on one of the biggest stages in motorsports and we are very thankful for the opportunity. We wish Chad, Josh and the rest of the TwoTwo Motorsports team the best of luck in whatever lies ahead for each of them. Hopefully our paths will cross again in the near future.
The official statement from Chad Reed is below:
Today we share the unfortunate news that our journey with TwoTwo Motorsports has ended. Five years ago, we built this race team from the ground up. With a team of the best guys in our industry, we created a successful winning team. Ive always said, if your going to do something, do it right! We worked hard to compete at a level with the factory teams and to meet our goals of being championship contenders.
On the outside we were great, but on the inside the stress and cost of wearing both the team owner and the rider hats were taking a toll. Im not someone who gives up, so when the tough times came I worked harder to push through them. 2014 was a tough year for the team, financially and mentally. My injury almost cost us the team, but I couldnt handle the thought of losing everything we had worked for. 2015 has been a crazy year of everything going wrong. We had flashes of brilliance, but titles arent won with flashes. My Mr. Consistent status was gone and I was back on the has-been list in my own head. At this point in my career, I needed to make a choice of which hat I was going to wear moving forward: a team owner or rider. I cant be both. Ive been living and working at an unsustainable rate and Ive emotionally, physically, and financially exhausted myself. Im stubborn and havent wanted to let go. I dont like the thought of giving up on anything. Its taken a year of swimming against the current to finally realize I needed to make changes quickly. Im lucky to have the support of my wife and family who have helped me see that I was not only losing my love of racing, but also heading for a breakdown. My family and my health come first.
TwoTwo Motorsports was a dream team. I thought it was my future, but I now know it was just a chapter. Im not ready to retire. I read a quote somewhere that said Dont give up on something you cant go a day without thinking about. Im not giving up on the goals of winning just changing the way I do it.
To my wife, Ellie. Thank you for being my rock. You give me courage, love, and enthusiasm to do great things and continue to live my dreams. When everything feels like its falling apart, you are the glue that holds us together.
Even though my kids are too young to completely understand, Im thankful to have raised them under the TwoTwo awning during their early years. It was a family friendly atmosphere and it made me very happy to be able to share my passion with them. They keep me young and teach me lessons beyond their realization.
A huge thanks to my TwoTwo team. You all took a chance joining the team and together we made history. The hardest part about this team closing is letting you go. Weve built friendships and memories that can last a lifetime.
Thank you Josh Grant for joining us. Our time together got cut short. We are proud to have helped you achieve your best overall Supercross season. Though I cannot put a bike underneath him for the remaining Outdoors, I will continue to pay Josh and hope he can find a home to show off his talent soon.
To all the companies who have helped support TwoTwo Motorsports. Thank you for what you all brought to the table. Collectively we share the success and achievements made during our 5 years.
Im thankful and proud to say that even when Im down, my sponsors want to stick with me. Their continued support is testament that I have truly surrounded myself with the best people and companies: Discount Tire, Monster Energy, Fox, Shift, 360fly, Oakley, Factory Effex, and Stance.
Im hoping that the fans of TwoTwo Motorsports will be supportive of my decision. I know I have the best fans around the world and I promise this isnt the end for me. There is still a lot to figure out as we step forward into the unknown. The future is exciting and waiting to be written.
Thank you to our sponsors: Discount Tire/Americas Tire, Monster Energy, Fox, Shift, 360fly, Stance, Oakley, Factory Effex, Pro Circuit, Kawasaki, Showa, Pirelli, Renthal, Acerbis, Hinson Racing, Matrix Concepts, DT1, Xtrig, Dubya, D.I.D, Mechanix Wear, Braking, CP-Carrillo, Design Engineering Inc., Web Cam Shafts, DASA Racing, WPC, Cometic Gaskets, ARC Levers, and CBR Performance, Specialized, and Shimano