Honda’s Announces Its Off-Road Racing Teams For 2021

These teams will be guided and collaborated by off-road legend Johnny Campbell, who has been tapped as Off-Road Coordinator.

Honda is going all out in 2021 to continue its supremacy in the world of off-road racing. In fact, American Honda just announced its off-road racing team lineup. These teams will be guided and collaborated by off-road legend Johnny Campbell, who has been tapped as Off-Road Coordinator.

JCR Honda Is Off To Great Start

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Johnny’s son Preston is competing — under the banner of their JCR Honda team – in the National Grand Prix Championship Series (Pro class with CRF450RX), finishing ninth in the first round. He is also competing in the National Hare and Hound Association Championship Series with Honda’s CRF450X bike, crossing the first round’s finish line at fourth.

Off-road icon and 2020 Dakar Rally winner Ricky Brabec will compete for JCR in selected U.S. races such as AMA District 37 Sprint Enduro series, along with Tarah Gieger, Kendall Norman and Johnny Campbell.

New Riders. Title Defense For SLR Honda

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Meanwhile, SLR Honda team (of Mark Samuels) has tapped new riders for the 2021 season, with plans to take part in the SCORE International Off-Road Racing series and the Baja 1000. SLR Honda will also field Cole Martinez (Pro class on CRF450RX) in the NGPC and World Off Road Championship Series. Tallon LaFountaine will defend his NGPC 250 Pro title riding on a CRF250RX.

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New riders Evan Stice and Allen Mendelssohn now compete in NGPC’s 250 A class and WORCS Pro Am class, with Stice taking wins at the series openers. Justin Morgan will ride a CRF450X in the NHHA series.

Phoenix Racing Honda Is Ruling AMA Arenacross

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The Phoenix Racing Honda team of David Eller will see action at AMA Supercross and in AMA Arenacross, where reigning champion Kyle Peters won the first three stops. The team will send Cody Barnes and Triston Landrum to compete in the XC2 and 250 A categories, respectively, in the Grand National Cross Country Series.

Busy Year For Honda Off-Road Factory Racing

Honda Announces 2021 Off-Road Racing Teams
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On the other hand, Jeff Proctor’s Honda Off-Road Factory Racing team will be fielding its Talon 1000R side-by-side in selected premier events including the UTV King of the Hammers, sending Ultra 4 veterans Bailey Cole and Jordan Pellegrino.

In April, the team will field Zach Sizelove on desert events, to be joined by another desert driver in late February. The team will also take part in the SCORE International Baja 500 and 1000, Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno as well as the UTV World Championships.

Source: Honda

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