Come on Reed ain't got the speed to hang with JS and RC. Im sure Reed could try to run it but couldn't handle it for 20laps. Why would anyone of the riders say I want to ride the 2stroke its better for me or this and that. Factory would get mad when they are trying to push these bikes hard nowadays. 05,06 250's in stock form are wicked fast atleast the KX,YZ are just as fast if not faster than the 450s. Look how bad Reed was in Canada you can tell he needed way more practice time on the thumper. Anyways the pace that JS, RC are running is unreal. They are gonna be more prone to crashing and more mistakes.