Well after 12 races, spanning the last 8 months and 3,500 miles of travel Adam started the last race of the Florida Series Motocross Championship 5 points down. The race, a rain out makeup from earlier in the year, took place at Bithlo MX (Orlando) on a day when the weather was near perfect. Adam has been training for weeks and knew that even if he won the race it would take a bit of luck to put him back in contention for the championship.
He pulled a perfect hole shot in Moto 1 and lead the race until lap 4 when he and another rider bumped a bit. Adam got a bit out of rhythm through some doubles and ended up taking 2nd. His competition for the championship struggled in the deep sand and took 4th. In Moto 2 Adam pulled another hole shot and just checked out for the rest of the race. His 2-1 earned him the overall win and with his competition taking 3rd overall, Adam earned the 5 points he needed to tie for the championship. The tie breaker is usually the number of overall wins, but both have 3 overall wins! I think they will end up sharing the title.
We wanted to thank you all for your support throughout the entire series. Adam knows that it takes a team to win a championship and this one could not have been possible without everyone's help! Adam was proud to represent Treasure Coast Honda/Kawasaki throughout the series and look forward to doing so in future series. I attached a photo of Adam just after the win.
Vince, Mary, and Adam
Adam Pankoke!!! On his Kawasaki KX250F!!!
Adam went 1-1 for the overall in the 250C class. We were hoping for the sweep with a win in the 450C class and started out with a 1st in moto #1, but a small get off while leading in moto #2 landed in him in 6th, but enough for a 3rd overall. Adam still has a commanding leading in the points for both the 250 & 450 C classes with 2 rounds left.