Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo raced with heart inside Daytona International Speedway, making the most of a tough start to ride back to a podium finish at Round 3 of the Eastern Regional 250SX Championship. His third-place result keeps him close in the title fight, now sitting just five points out of the lead.
As the sole representative of the team, McAdoo brought confidence into the weekend as the reigning Daytona champion and last weekend’s winner. He rode well in qualifying and finished third in his heat race. The track was very fast and made for tough passing, but that didn’t stop McAdoo in the main event. He got a decent jump out of the gate and funneled into seventh after the first lap. Because of the tough passing, it took him time to make it past riders, but with just four laps remaining, McAdoo made it into a podium position. This puts McAdoo on the podium at all three rounds so far, keeping him in great contention for the championship.
“It was a pretty tough day overall, so to get on the podium feels really good,” said McAdoo. “I had some issues with comfort and really gelling with the track. I ended up bumping my knee in the heat and it was pretty painful, but I gave it my all tonight. The track was tough with a lot of those switchbacks and it made it pretty tough to pass. It was a hard fight, but we were able to minimize the damage with a podium.”