JCR/Honda Race Report MINT 400 NHHA Rd3 WIN!
JCR fielded returning 2019 Mint 400 Champion, Kendall Norman, and Pro freshman Preston Campbell both campaigning the CRF450X. In addition, JCR’s Pro Women and all-around Honda standout, Tarah Gieger aboard her CRF250RX.
Tarah Gieger has been on a terror this year claiming her 3rd straight NHHA victory & 1st Mint 400 Victory. Tarah now has a commanding points lead in the Pro Women’s class for the National Championship on her CRF250RX!
All three riders got off to less than desirable starts, battling brutal dusty conditions and very high speeds. Preston took advantage and moved his CRF450X forward from 12th to 8th overall by the end of the 160-mile race.
Kendall Norman, who had taken a hiatus from racing to focus on helping HRC and Ricky Brabec win the Dakar Rally as Brabec’s mechanic, had not raced in over 6 months and rode to a conservative 11th overall.
2020 Mint 400 Interesting facts:
5- out of top 12 Pros were racing Honda CRF’s
Over 450 vehicle entries (Bike and 4 wheels)
184 bike entries, 92 youth bike entries
Total bike entries 276
65 total Women entries in the race (Bike and 4 wheels)
8. P. Campbell Hon
11. K. Norman Hon
AMA National Pro Points:
5. P. Campbell 43
Pro Women’s Results:
1. T. Gieger Hon
AMA National Pro Women’s Points:
1. T. Gieger 90
March 15th – 20th Sonora Rally HRC
March 28th / 29th NGPC rd 4 29 Palms
About Preston Campbell:
Preston had a break-out year in 2019 running nearly 30 races in NGPC, NHHA and Sprint Enduro. Preston came away with a well earned 3rd Pro250 in the NHHA Championship, followed by a dominant year in the D37 Sprint Enduro series with a clean sweep, Winning every single Pro250 round and scooping up an impressive Overall Win at the final. Giving him the X1 plate and his first Championship on the 2019 CRF250RX.
About Tarah Gieger:
Tarah was impressive, destroying her competition in NGPC and wrapping up the Women’s Pro Championship early in the season. Tarah then set her sights on the ISDE, joining Team USA’s Gold Medal Winning Women’s Trophy Team at the ISDE in Portugal – where she added another medal to her collection, and solidifying the 2019 CRF250RX is the Off-Road weapon of choice.
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