News 5 Nov 2018

Penrite Honda drafts in US talent McAdoo for AUS-X Open

AMA supercross regular to replace compatriot Taft in Sydney.

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Penrite Honda Racing has drafted in talented American Cameron McAdoo to replace the injured Bradley Taft in the SX2 category for this weekend’s Monster AUS-X Open Sydney, which will mark the final round of the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship.

McAdoo, who’s spent the last two seasons with Geico Honda contesting the AMA supercross and motocross championships, is eager to make his Australian debut at Qudos Bank Arena, and believes he’ll be competitive in Saturday night’s encounter.

“I have been riding and training with Justin [Brayton] at Club MX for the past two seasons,” McAdoo commented. “He is an inspiration and offers great advice and support. He always talks about Australia and I truly appreciate the opportunity Penrite Honda has given me to come out and compete.

“I was happy with several motocross finishes and I hope to carry that momentum into Sydney. The bike here is competitive and I have watched the success they have had with many riders in the SX2 class over the last few seasons.”

Team owner Yarrive Konsky says the team initially sought after local talent, however with majority of riders committed to existing arrangements, McAdoo became a viable option that would satisfy the team’s requirements.

“We looked at riders in our Red Rider program but they are aligned with different sponsors and we didn’t feel it was justified to disrupt that,” said Konsky. “All other top 10 riders are aligned with other brands so we wanted someone who was on a Honda and could fit straight into our program.”

Penrite Honda Racing currently fields Justin Brayton and Brett Metcalfe in the premier SX1 class, where just six points separate the duo ahead of the weekend’s title decider.