Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Team R&D Manager Zach White’s words in the team press release featuring the approaching three races set for the infield of Atlanta Motor Speedway spoke volumes:
“It was great to get a little down time between races, but we were still very busy making preparations for the outdoor season and keeping the guys sharp to close out the season strong. The new Atlanta venue will be interesting. While we might want to treat it a lot like Daytona because of its speedway location, we’ll have very different dirt to deal with. But I think this type of track could favor us.”
Yes, White, team boss Mitch Payton and the entire Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki will certainly want their team riders sharp for Saturday afternoon’s first race inside the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing race track, foremost amongst the Corona, California-based outfit being Cameron McAdoo. It seems hard to believe that the Pro Circuit empire hasn’t won an AMA 250SX Regional title since Josh Hill got the job done in the West in 2017 and that’s all the reason more why the Atlanta tripleheader is of such importance to the Kawasaki-backed outfit. Two points behind 250SX West Region West title leader Justin Cooper of Yamaha, the title is now basically a toss-up and something Payton, McAdoo, White, and company desperately want. How do we know? We tracked down Sioux City, Iowa native Cameron McAdoo and talked about the race for the prize.