The AMA NHHA landed in Murphy, Idaho this past weekend. The Dirt, Inc. MC has been hosting this event for 10 years running now. This round is a favorite amongst the racers as it tests them on a solid 100-mile plus-cross country desert race. The course for this year ran 2- individual loops. The opening loop was 70 miles strong including sand washes, trails and flowing, fast two tracks.
The Mass Bomb run style start got interesting right from the get-go as Kendall Norman had a collision with another rider at high speed. He was fortunate he was able to walk away but to injured to continue. JCR’s Ricky Brabec and Preston Campbell both quickly moved through the pack due to the dust free conditions. Brabec, hot off an impressive win at the Sonora Rally in Mexico only 1- the day prior. Unfortunately, a violent hit aggravated Brabec’s shoulder causing him to slow and ultimately pullout of the race.
Preston Campbell had a great ride in the 250 Pro class working his way toward the front on his CRF250RX. Preston ran a solid 2nd by the end of the first 70-mile loop. The JCR/Honda crew pitted him with an 8-sec refueling at the main pit before starting the final 35-mile blitz to the checkers. Preston fought hard, pushing himself and his Honda in the rock infested second loop. By the end of the 105-mile race, the young speedster landed his third consecutive podium in the 3rd round of the NHHA championship. Keeping his consistency in-tacked for his run at the 250 Pro class championship.
“NHHA is tough! Rough, long races, super fun to go to new venues and see new places. Utah should be good, somewhere new I’ve never raced before. My plan is to continue learning this series, keep my consistency going with podium finishes and land in the top 10-Overall next round!” — Preston Campbell
“Idaho has always been unique to the Hare and Hound series. Different dirt and trails than we see in California and Nevada. Preston has been picking up the desert racing discipline well. He is becoming a well rounded Off-Road racer and showing good speed and consistency. I’m looking forward to seeing him progress to the top. Ricky has done a remarkable job this month with 2- HUGE wins at the Mint 400 and the Sonora Rally back-to-back. We are all very thankful that Kendall walked away from a very violent, high-speed get-off on the start. The month of March has been really exciting with 3-major overall wins starting with Trevor’s win at the NGPC, RB and KN putting it to the boys at the Mint 400 and Ricky crushing it in Sonora. We have one more weekend in for March Madness as Trevor and Preston will race the D-37 Sprint Enduro ISDE Qualifier at Red Mountain March 30-31. It’s been a ton of racing this month and I want to thank our sponsors for standing by JCR/Honda!” — Johnny Campbell
NHHA Idaho Results 250 Pro:
3. P. Campbell HON
Courtesy JCR Honda