San Diego, CA (February 2, 2019) – While San Diego, California might be known for some of the best weather forecasts in the nation, the radar for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross showed nothing but rain. As such, the event turned into a classic mud race, and GEICO Honda men Cameron McAdoo and RJ Hampshire dealt with their share of troubles. McAdoo brought his CRF250R home in ninth, and Hampshire 15th after both had troubles early in the race.
McAdoo found himself stuck almost immediately and in 16th on the first lap. He fought forward to nail a top ten.
“San Diego was a crazy one, it was my first actual full mud race in supercross,” said McAdoo. “All you could do was have fun and embrace it and that is what we did. I ended up backwards and stuck in the mud in the second turn, and we ended up coming back to 9th! In the mud, that’s what it’s all about.”
Hampshire seemed set for a great run after nailing his starts for the second-straight week. He won his heat race and started with the leaders in the main event. Unfortunately he got stuck between the transition of two jumps and lost a ton of time digging out of trouble. By lap two, he was in 22nd place—last. He pushed through for 15th.
“Won my heat which was cool,” said Hampshire. “Got a good start in the main and probably crashed in the worst spot on lap two. I was stuck for almost an entire lap! Really I’m just glad that’s over and ready for this break. I’m driving back east now to do some work there. I’ll be exited to go racing in Atlanta.”
McAdoo and Hampshire get a break while the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship kicks off this weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Christian Craig, Chase Sexton and Hunter Lawrence will all ride under the GEICO Honda tent. On March 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia, the entire team will combine for an East/West Showdown round.
GEICO Honda Results
San Diego Supercross
9. Cameron McAdoo
15. RJ Hampshire