JCR/Honda Race Report NGPC Rd 3 Glen Helen!
Glen Helen was the location for the 3rd round of NGPC. The Prairie Dogs MC always does a great job with a course layout that encompasses all that a Grand Prix should be; MX, Fire roads, single trails, paved sections, sand washes, rocks, tight canyons, fast and technical sections and oh yes, weather! The rain started before the gate drop and poured the first half of the 1.5hr event, recking havoc on many top competitors that were not prepared for the mud. The JCR/Honda racers Tarah Gieger and Preston Campbell prepared accordingly, setting the stage for two solid finishes. Preston had a great jump off the line in 3rd at first turn and shuffled to fifth as they left the MX portion of the 8.5-mile track. Unfortunately, Preston had a setback on the first lap, colliding with a rock in a steep canyon. he wrapped the shifter around the footpeg and was unable to shift. Quick thinking by the young Campbell brought him into the pits prematurely where the JCR crew installed a new shifter pedal. He then rejoined the race well down on time. PC did work and solidly brought his CRF450RX to a respectable 6th place In the Pro class for the day. Tarah Gieger also had a great race hole shotting the lady Pros on her CRF250RX. She battled with her rivals for over an hour and a half, to land in second position taking her 3rd podium for the series. Entry numbers a staggering 1969. 3200 through the gate. Record numbers for this event.
6- P. Campbell HON
National Points Pro:
7- P. Campbell 34
Results Women Pro:
2- T. Gieger HON
Women’s Pro National Points;
2- T. Gieger 75
The next several weeks will be very full for the JCR/Honda Team:
March 5th – 6th NHHA rd 3 Mint 400 Las Vegas
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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