Cade Clason FIM Suspension Update

By Billy Rainford

Cade Clason tests positive for the banned substance Adderall and receives immediate provisional suspension from all FIM competition | Bigwave photo

Direct Motocross learned this morning that #7 Cade Clason from Chesterfield, SC has tested positive for a banned substance and the FIM has been “provisionally suspended him from all competitions effective immediately,” as stated by Racer X Online.

We called Cade this morning to get the story from his side, as he is currently competing in the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals for the Redemption Racing team here in Canada. The CMRC series is not an FIM affiliated championship, so this should not affect his racing this summer.

Cade explained to us that he started taking Adderall almost 3 years ago. He said he filled out the “therapeutic exemption” after he received his first prescription and thought he’d been approved. He did say that he never technically received notice that he’d been either approved or denied and continued racing.


What is Adderall (Adderol) ?

Adderall (Adderol) is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It may also be used for other purposes not listed here.

Adderall (Adderol) contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These two medicines affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

Do not take Adderall (Adderol) if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take amphetamine and dextroamphetamine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

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Cade thought he was approved and when the WADA test done at the East Rutherford, NJ Supercross tested positive for the substance he told them he was taking the drug but that he thought he’d been approved.

Cade feels embarrassed by the whole thing and is trying to go through the steps necessary to find out what, if anything, he can do to try and solve the issue. He hasn’t been able to get in touch with anyone from the FIM, but as we were talking he got a call from the AMA, so our conversation ended quite abruptly.

Cade found out about the decision Monday. The Rockstar Series heads to Regina, Saskatchewan, this weekend. If we have anything more to add, we will post something further.