From fill-in to a two-year deal, all in less than a week.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Australian Luke Clout, who got the call to fill-in for the injured Daniel Baker last week. Clout only got in a few days of testing with MAD Racing/Dirt Candy Suzuki before Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross at Anaheim. The former MX2 Australian motocross champion qualified for the main event out of the LCQ and finished fourteenth.
Earlier today, the team announced they had signed Clout to a two-year deal. “We are excited about having Luke [Clout] join the team. With his first week results we look forward to the rest of the West Coast 250SX and are working to get him completely comfortable on the RM-Z250,” said the team in a statement.
Crazy week for the Australian.
Read the entire press release below.
Temecula, California - MAD Racing Dirt Candy Suzuki powered by Yoshimura is proud to announce the official signing of Luke Clout. After his breakthrough debut ride at Anaheim 2, Clout has earned himself a full-time spot on the team to compete for two years in the 250 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series and 250 Outdoor Nationals aboard the #492 Suzuki RM-Z250.
Luke Clout, former Australian MX2 champion, was originally slated to be a fill in for the injured Daniel Baker. However following his fourteenth place finish during his first appearance on the 250SX scene in the United States, it was clear right away that Clout had something unique to add to the MAD Racing stables. Joining teammates Daniel Baker and Matt Bisceglia, Luke has signed a two year contract extending through the length of two full supercross and outdoor seasons. “We are excited about having Luke [Clout] join the team. With his first week results we look forward to the rest of the West coast 250SX and are working to get him completely comfortable on the RM-Z250.”
MAD Racing Dirt Candy Suzuki powered by Yoshimura would like to thank all fans, sponsors, and media outlets for their continued support. To keep up with the team’s exciting journey into the depths of professional Supercross and Motocross please follow Team MAD Racing Dirt Candy Suzuki on social media.