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Cameron McAdoo and Seth Hammaker Make it a Daytona Double Podium

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Photo of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s supercross rider Cameron McAdoo
Cameron Macadoo led early but fell to eventual winner Tom Vialle and had to settle for second.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo and Seth Hammaker turned their great starts into a second and third-place result, respectively, in front of a sold-out crowd at Daytona International Speedway.

McAdoo’s consistent results in the past two rounds have pushed him within one point of Max Anstie who holds the Eastern Regional 250SX championship lead, while Hammaker has moved into eighth overall in the standings.

The day started with some rain that returned before the final qualifying practice, making the track extremely soft and challenging. McAdoo qualified second overall and took that speed into the heat race, where he took his third-straight heat race win.

McAdoo elected not to go out for the parade lap to keep his bike clean before the main event, and it worked out well as he nearly earned the holeshot and took over the early lead on the opening lap. He held off pressure from attacks and was riding well, but a few mistakes during the middle section of the race caused him to fall back to second with eventual winner Tom Vialle taking the lead after four laps. McAdoo focused on hitting his lines and maintained second to the end, helping propel him to second in the standings, just one point back of the lead.

“The track was constantly evolving, and it ended up being about being patient,” said McAdoo. “I think I ran out of some of that patience, which might have cost me, but we’re back on the podium, and after the first round, we want to be as consistent as possible. The win will come. I love racing in front of the Daytona fans, and we’ll see what energy the Birmingham fans can bring next week. I’m ready for more.”

Photo of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s supercross rider Seth Hammaker
Seth Hammaker finished third in his second-ever visit to Daytona.

The trip to Daytona International Speedway was only the second of Seth Hammaker’s professional career, and he proved up to the challenge of the unique and tricky track. Hammaker learned the track again during practice and earned fifth during the wet qualifying sessions. He lined up for his heat and got a great start, battling through a few riders to finish third. At the beginning of the main event, Hammaker filed right in behind his teammate and was second on the opening lap. He was passed on Lap 2 but held off pressure from behind toward the end of the race to secure his first podium of the season.

“I’m stoked on that ride,” said Hammaker. “It was a really tough track, and it felt nice to hit my lines consistently. It’s been a while since I’ve been up on the podium, and it feels great. We’ll keep working to hopefully get back up here again.”

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