Timmy trailed in second for the first half of the race, taking advantage of a pit strategy he took over the lead at the 1 hour mark of the 1.5 hour plus one lap race. The pressure continued as he was challenged up to the final 2 laps. Colton Udall ran strong and finished a solid second. Rounding out the podium with a come from behind push to the front runners was Evan Kelly.
Congratulations to David Kamo and Colton Udall! The JCR teammates put in amazing rides taking home 2nd and 4th place overall respectively, at the 3rd round of the AMA National Hare & Hound series, on Sunday, March 25 near Murphy, Idaho. Loop 1 started with a 1.5 mile 5th gear bomb run through the low sage brush and funneled into a 60 mile loop containing a series of single track and two track trail including deep water crossings and waterfall sections. Loop 2 presented a tighter more challenging 40 mile track through the southern Idaho desert. Lead racers completed the 100 mile race in just over 2.5 hours.
Everyone was raving about the amazing course the Dirt Inc. crew had put together. Kamo started just outside the top 5, having to battle dust, but made quick, calculated passes, moving up to 2nd overall by the end of the 1st loop. Kamo continued his steady push to the top of the field and ultimately finished a strong 2nd at the end of the 100 mile sprint. JCR teammate Colton Udall rode a smart race finishing a Nat’l H&H career best in 4th overall just seconds behind the last podium step. The JCR/Honda racers were mounted on twin, Eric Siraton built Honda CRF450X machines.
“David, Colton and Eric did a great job this weekend up in Idaho. We are going to continue to work hard and push to the top step of the podium for the next national in April. Big thanks to American Honda and all our great sponsors for their support!” –Johnny Campbell
Torrance, CA: American Honda congratulates all the Honda racers who have earned a spot at this year’s prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship taking place August 1-6, 2011, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. This year’s event celebrates 30 years of amateur racing at the famed Loretta Lynn Ranch and Honda’s been there every step of the way in support of the thousands of Honda racers who have lined up behind this famous starting gate over these past three decades.
“We are really excited to once again be a part of this premier event and proud of our continued trackside support for Honda-equipped racers at Loretta Lynn’s in 2011,” said Keith Dowdle, Assistant Manager Honda Riders Club of America® (HRCA®). “This year marks 30 years of Honda support for all the Honda racers who have earned a spot at this terrific grassroots racing event and it’s fantastic that more than 190 Honda riders will be racing this year. We encourage everyone to stop by our Honda amateur support compound whether it’s for some technical info or parts support or just to say hi and chat with the members of our amateur support team.”
The JCR/Honda racers rode to victory at the 2011 Glen Helen 12 Hour endurance race this past weekend, winning in dominating fashion by lapping the entire field. The average lap time was around 20 minutes on a 10.5-mile course consisting of 2 motocross tracks, extreme single track, silt, dust, and rocky down hills.
“The 12 hour this year went flawless, perfect bike, great riders, and an excellent pit crew. I wish every race was this great! Thanks JCR/Honda” — Colton Udall
“It’s a true testament to the quality of a Honda product. We cleaned the 0X race bike up after the Baja 500, checked the valves, changed the oil, put in a new clutch and raced it wide open for 12 hours flawlessly. During the race we performed minor maintenance to the bike, like wheel and air filter changes to keep the bike cruising to the finish.” — Eric Siraton
“The Glen Helen 12 hour is a great race and test of product durability. The only products I trust to withstand the harsh environment of endurance racing are Honda, Lucas Oil, Dunlop Tires, Pro Circuit, IMS, DID, BRP, Renthal, Hinson, VP, Works Connection, Scotts Performance, Acerbis, Honda genuine brakes, AME and Dirt Digits. I’m really proud of our team. The racer’s and support crew’s top notch effort in conjunction with the mighty CRF450X is a winning combination” — Johnny Campbell
Photo Credit : Ryan Sanders