Honda Australia press release:
Cameron Mcadoo has signed on to replace Bradley Taft as Penrite Honda Racing’s sole SX2 rider. The 20 year old from Iowa has spent the last two seasons riding with Gieco Honda and can’t wait to race in Australia alongside fellow Iowa rider Justin Brayton.
“I have been riding and training with Justin at Club MX for the past two seasons. 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,” said Mcadoo
Mcadoo had his best finish to Motocross this year finishing as high as 4th and will be a strong competitor in Sydney.
“I was happy with several MX 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.” Mcadoo said.
Team director Yarrive Konsky considered all options for the teams SX2 replacement, but felt this was the best outcome.
“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. 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,” said Konsky.
The Penrite Honda Racing team have had several setbacks over the last few seasons in the SX2 class due to injuries.
“Faith, Blose and Taft have proven how strong our 250 is, even though the overall championship finishes don’t show it. Faith and Blose combined won most of the races last year and Taft qualified on top in 3 of the 4 first rounds. It’s frustrating as everyone is working hard to showcase this amazing bike and the overall results aren’t showing that.
We will continue to work hard to put it on top,” said Konsky.