ERENDIRA, BC – BajaRallyMoto.com announced today that 11-time BAJA 1000 champion and DAKAR veteran Johnny Campbell of HONDA fame will compete in the inaugural BAJA RALLY this October 4-6 in Northern BAJA. Campbell’s name rounds of a fine list of Champions vying for top honors at this event including Larry Roeseler and Ricky Johnson.
“I’m really excited to help bring rally racing to Baja”, Campbell explained today, “I love to navigate for the challenge and added elements that come along with that. I’m sure with all the rally rookies, there will be some great memories that develop from this inaugural BAJA RALLY.”
Campbell is a living legend with an unheralded legacy of BAJA wins under his Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) program that extends the multi-decade HONDA dynasty of the late Bruce Ogilvie. Moreover, Campbell’s rally record is as robust as any American with 3 DAKAR finishes and back-to-back podiums in the Nevada Rally capped by a win. His first DAKAR appearance in 2001 was the best result by an American rookie at the time.
“Johnny Campbell is a literal ‘Rockstar’ aving a warrior of Johnny’s caliber in this ground breaking event ups the ante for us in a multitude of ways”, according to BAJA RALLY director Scotty Breauxman, “JC has been all over BAJA, from TJ to the tip and from coast to coast. We welcome the challenge to create stage routes that will test him in places he’s never been before. There is no American who brings more experience to this event than Johnny.”
The Inaugural BAJA RALLY is the first ever roadbook-navigation based “rally-raid” for motorcycles only to be held in BAJA CA and will take place on a series of secret course routes beginning in the historically rich wine country of Santo Tomas and ending in the agricultural center of San Quintin. More information about BAJA’s newest motorsports experience at www.bajarallymoto.com.