Endurocross-Podium-9-24-13Ontario, CA – KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took an exciting win at round three of the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil in Ontario, California. Mike Brown led for five laps and looked poised to take his third EnduroCross win in a row until a small mistake allowed Blazusiak to take the lead. Beta’s Cody Webb rode a steady race and kept the leaders in sight to take the final podium position.

Brown, JCR Honda’s Colton Haaker and Blazusiak were the three heat race winners but the new night time hot lap format decides the main event gate picks: Haaker set the fastest time over Webb, Blazusiak and Brown. Taylor Robert was the big loser as a crash relegated him to a second row starting position.

JCR-Honda-Pit-Baja-1000-9-4-13JCR/Honda offers first-class race services to Honda-mounted riders at the SCORE Baja 250, 500 and 1000 races through a program called “JCR/Honda Pits,” first started by American Honda in the 1980s.

The program has become an essential component of Honda-mounted competitors because the speed and efficiency of a pit stop can make or break your race. A Baja 1000 can require up to 22 pit stops, roughly 60 miles apart. Each pit provides services to an average of 50 teams over the course of a race, and the pits contain an assortment of spare parts and maintenance items, as well as fuel.

San Marcos, CA – Baja Designs OnX LED Lights shine the way for Vildosola Racing to claim the overall victory at the 45th SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 race. The dominant win, finishing over 15 minutes ahead of the next racer, also marked Baja Designs as the only lighting manufacturer to win the grueling race with only LED lights shining the way – no HID lights.

Baja Designs’ ability to make their proprietary American-Made LED lighting technology shine further and brighter convinced the Vildosola Racing team to test and ultimately choose BD lights for their Trophy Truck. Vildosola Racing team joins other Baja champions like McMillin Racing, Menzies Motorsports, and JCR Honda in choosing BD Lights for their racing efforts.

The JCR/Honda trio of Colton Udall, David Kamo and Timmy Weigand won the 45th SCORE Baja 1000. With a total time of 20:09:30, averaging 55.64mph. Colton Udall took the lead on adjusted around mile 100. Around mile 150 is the OX memorial, set up just outside of San Felipe. As Colton was passing the site he found some superhuman speed and was able to quickly pass all competitors and move into the psychical lead.  Was he inspired by OX or was OX there giving him a push, I don’t know but it was a reminder to everyone that OX was a passionate Baja competitor and his spirit continues to inspire. Once Colton had taken the lead he took control of the race extending his lead to 8 minutes when he handed the bike off to David Kamo at mile 347. Kamo rode a flawless race and handed the bike back to Colton at mile 614. The sun was setting and it was time for the headlights to go on. Colton rode another 170 mile section before handing the bike back to Kamo. Kamo rode a transfer section across some of the most technical water crossings on the course and then handed the bike to Timmy Weigand for the final 300 miles. Timmy brought the bike to the finish line in LaPaz with over an hour lead on the competition. After leading the race for over 970 miles the JCR/Honda team celebrated an dominate victory.

An adventure ride that created a racing tradition!

Fifty years ago Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. rode two new Honda Scramblers from Tijuana to La Paz in a timed promotion to prove the durability of these new bikes. Today the Baja 1000 is the premier, toughest and longest running off road event in the world involving trucks, cars, ATVs and motorcycles.

You are invited to come and socialize, share stories, and introduce the family to the legends: Dave Ekins (original Scrambler rider) and Johnny Campbell (11 time Baja champ and owner of JCRacing). Baja 50th Anniversary “Warm Up Celebration”

When: Saturday, August 4 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Team of Colton Udall, David Kamo and Ryan Dudek powered their Eric Siraton-prepped Honda CRF450X to a dominate win at the Glen Helen 12 Hour last Saturday.

The course layout consisted of 10 miles of Glen Helen’s finest terrain; the National MX, REM, Lucas Oil, SRA- tracks and the surrounding hills. Many single track trails, made for a more technical loop, keeping lap times around the 18 minute mark for the lead bikes. Dust and lappers would be a factor also, as passing was had to be negotiated carefully through the tighter terrain.

The green flag dropped at 7:30am and JCR boys started off strong, battling for the lead for the first lap of the grueling endurance event. Bike #1 quickly took control of the race with in the first hour and set their sights on the checkered flag. A consistent ride and with the help of the awesome JCR Race Support pit crews, the bike only had to stop for planned maintenance, fuel and rider changes. At 7:30pm the checkered flag flew as the sun was setting and the JCR crew had logged in a total of 38 laps for their third consecutive Glen Helen 12 hour victory!

“We really enjoy endurance racing. It’s what we do! The strategy, the planning, the effort our crews and racers put in, the racing itself, just makes a fun environment. Glen Helen does a great job with these events and we congratulate Lori, Gary and Ron for hosting a fun event for all dirt bike enthusiasts to take part in. I am proud of the JCR Team for making such a solid effort. We are looking forward to the 24 hour in September; Glen Helen has teamed up with District 37 for the event and should bring a lot of great teams to compete. Big thank you to our partners: American Honda, Chaparral, Fly, General Tire, Lucas Oil, Truth MX, Dunlop and all our associate sponsors.” — Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell throws his support behind FMX legend Todd Potter and the result is a BIG WIN at this weekend’s Glen Helen round of the Red Bull X Fighters.

The Red Bull Signature Series will be televised nationally on Saturday, May 26 on NBC at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT so mark your DVR’s you don’t want to miss this.

Competing on a Honda CRF450R was a clear advantage. Todd’s natural talent and passion for riding were undeniable to the packed house of over 15,000 enthusiasts.

With this win Todd takes the points lead. The next stop on the X Fighters series is Istanbul, Turkey June, 16th 2012. Link to event

San Felipe, Mexico – The Bonanza Plumbing/FMF/KTM backed team of Kurt Caselli and Ivan Ramirez took home a long awaited victory in the 26th running of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.

The talented duo raced aboard the KTM 450 SX-F in 248.64 grueling miles of rugged race course to come out on top of the podium. It was the first overall victory for both riders and the third victory for the KTM brand in the history of the event. Ramirez also made history as the first native to win in his home country.

Caselli started for the team and moved into the lead shortly after the first 30 mile check. He had one small crash shortly after but recovered without losing the lead. He passed the bike off to Ramirez who quickly set to work to grow their lead. Meanwhile the second KTM team of Mike Brown and Quinn Cody were off to a decent start sitting in third position.

Timmy Weigand put in a dominating performance at this weekend’s Glen Helen Big 6 Grand Prix race. The JCR/Honda rider is riding better than ever and it showed this weekend as Timmy swept the day, winning all 3 motos he raced convincingly. Colton was also on fire and would take home a well deserved 2nd place. With Glen Helen’s rich history and signature elements it makes for an amazing GP that is fun to watch and race with lap times just under 13 minutes. The course totaled 8 miles and consisted of the MX track, REM track, surrounding ridge tops, pavement section thru the Glen Helen pavilion, back over the east ridge and thru the Lucas Oil truck track. Congratulations to the Prairie Dogs MC on their 22nd annual Grand Prix.

Colton and Timmy will join up with David Kamo, all pictured above, for the San Felipe 250 this coming Saturday. Colton Udall has won the San Felipe 250 for the past two years in a row and is confident in his team, bike and knowing they are the team to beat. With factory supported presence from the green and orange teams this is shaping up to be a Baja season for the record books!

Check out video from JCR Honda’s 2012 Photo Shoot:

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The 2012 AMA National Hare and Hound series kicked off this weekend with a bang and JCR/Honda racer David Kamo took home a podium spot. The race series is spread over 10 rounds and the goal is to chase down the championship for 2012.

The first round was held in Lucerne Valley, California and featured two loops.The 1st loop was a 37 mile rocky, treacherous and technical loop. The 2nd loop was a 42 mile sandy, high speed loop that made for some dramatic racing action.

“David Kamo did great. This is the start of a long series and we want to be racing for the championship come October.” — Johnny Campbell

“What a great way to start out the year on the podium! I had a lot of help from Scott Dunlavey, & Hide Hanawa on bike prep before the race. Four days after Johnny got back from Dakar, he was in the desert with me, getting the bike set up for the National. I felt very focused and ready to win on race morning! The banner dropped and I found myself in the dust in 4th behind Caselli, Abbott, and Pearson on the 1st loop. I came into the pits for gas-n-go and felt way more relaxed going into the 2nd loop and was making up time. I made my pass on Abbott on the 2nd to last valley for 3rd! My Honda CRF450X felt amazing from start to finish. When I got to the finish I wanted more, but was satisfied to be on the podium! It’s a long series and I want to be there in the end focused on the Championship.” —  David Kamo

AMA National Hare and Hound 2012 Schedule

Round 1 – Jan. 22 Lucerne Valley, Calif
Round 2 – Feb. 12 Ridgecrest, Calif.
Round 3 – Feb 26 Reno, Nev.
Round 4 – March 25 Murphy, Idaho
Round 5 – April 22 Lucerne Valley, Calif.
Round 6 – May 5 Jericho, Utah
Round 7 – May 19 Jericho, Utah
Round 8 – Sept 8 Panaca, Nev.
Round 9 – Oct. 14 Lucerne Valley, Calif.
Round 10 – Oct. 28 Lucerne Valley, Calif.

Photo credit: Ryan sanders