JCR/Honda announces 2019 Race team plans.
After a successful run in GNCC Racing including several podiums, wins and an XC2 Championship JCR/Honda has transitioned its focus onto West Coast off-road racing. With the release of several new Honda Motorcycles including the CRF450RX, CRF250RX, CRF450L and the CRF450X the Honda brand is primed for domination in the Desert and GP’s of the West Coast.
Trevor Stewart Honda CRF450RX
JCR/Honda has re-signed Trevor Stewart on the heels of his 2018 Big6 Championship. The likable and fast California kid has come into his own as a force to be reckoned with in GP racing. Trevor will contest the AMA BIG6 NGPC series in the Pro class aboard his CRF450RX. JCR/Honda Technician Gage Day will be building Trevors race bikes.ADVERTISING
Ricky Brabec Honda CRF450X
Two-time NHHA Champion Ricky Brabec is slated to contest the AMA National Hare and Hound series aboard the all-new Honda CRF450X. With the goal of gaining his third title in the series. Ricky will also continue to race for the HRC Rally team in various international competitions, including the 2020 Dakar Rally.
Preston Campbell Honda CRF250RX
Preston Campbell continues to impress in the 250 class. The driven and determined Preston has been a consistent podium contender and will be pulling double duty racing the AMA Big6 NGPC Pro2 and AMA NHHA series aboard the all-new Honda CRF250RX.
Tarah Gieger Honda CRF250RX
Tarah Gieger who is a 2-time ISDE Gold Medalist will focus on racing the AMA Big6 NGPC Women’s Pro division as well as select events aboard the all-new Honda CRF250RX.
Johnny Campbell Honda CRF450X / CRF450L / Africa Twin
“I’m anticipating a very successful 2019 for JCR/Honda off-road Racing. With the release of several new Honda off-road models, and the GP discipline gaining national recognition and record-breaking attendance, the timing was right to recommit our focus in this direction. Our goal is to expand Honda’s off-road racing footprint on a national level. I had an amazing experience racing GNCC. We met some of the best people on the planet and will miss them all. We’ve transitioned from the GNCC series, where Honda’s racing efforts have been placed in the capable hands with of David Eller’s Phoenix Racing group, along with long-time JCR lead technician Eric Siraton, to ensure that Honda continues its success in GNCC Racing. I’m extremely excited about the future of Honda’s off-road racing programs and looking forward to many years of winning championships and success! In addition, I personally will be riding and racing in select media focused events on the Africa Twin, CRF450L and CRF450X.” — Johnny Campbell