American Honda Extends 2-Year Deal With Proctor Racing Group And The Baja Ridgeline After Posting A Banner 2018 Season
Pomona, CATeam Honda Racing Off-Road debuted at SEMA as the Ridgeline concept vehicle in 2015 and subsequently took the green flag in the prestigious Baja 1000 two weeks later. Claiming victory in Class 2 that year, the Ridgeline has gone on to post 7 victories over the last three seasons. 2018 proved to be a banner year winning 3 out of the 5 major races, a 100% finishing rate and a 100% podium rate.
“The entire team has worked to develop this Ridgeline platform to compete in some of the most grueling off road terrain in the world. We couldn’t be happier with the results this year and our continuing partnership with American Honda. We will continue to improve and grow this program” said Team Principal/ Driver Jeff Proctor. In addition to the contract extension, TSCO Racing is building an all new truck which allows the current, first generation Ridgeline race truck to be available for more Honda appearances and auto shows across the country.
“Having had the opportunity to briefly drive the current Baja Ridgeline, I can attest that it is an amazing vehicle for off-road desert racing,” said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development. “With this new chassis and the powerful Honda 3.5-liter turbocharged engine, the Baja Ridgeline team will be an even more impressive competitor in desert truck racing.“
Team Honda Off-Road is hitting its stride with momentum as they focus forward to the 2019 season and beyond. Look for the Baja Ridgeline to be a consistent contender for the podium!
About Jeff Proctor / Honda Off Road
Jeff Proctor grew up surfing in Southern California and like most American kids played traditional stick and ball sports as well. The allure of racing was sparked from his competitive nature, but it wasn’t until starting his first business, an action sports clothing brand in his college dorm room, that Proctor was able to buy his first motocross bike and begin his lifelong journey in off-road racing.
Today, Jeff has embarked on his most ambitious chapter of his race career – Partnering with American Honda on a Honda Performance Development (HPD) – Powered Factory Off-Road Racing Initiative. Jeff will not only pilot a custom Honda unlimited Twin Turbo off-road race vehicle but also direct and oversee the team’s entire race operation. Jeff will lead his team and Honda to the podium, bringing more high-level race teams to the exciting sport of off-road racing.
About Honda Performance Development, Inc.
(HPD) is Honda’s racing company in North America and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 1993, HPD is the technical operations center for Honda’s high-performance racing programs. HPD specializes in the design and development of race engines, chassis and performance parts, and technical/race support. We are proud to also offer parts and race support to Honda and Acura grassroots motorsports racers, and are expanding our support of racing series and programs that make Honda racing products available to all racing styles, from karting and Quarter Midgets to the highest levels of pro racing.
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