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Honda Wins 14th Baja 1000

Baja 1000 Results

It was a big win at the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 as JCR Honda made it 14 in a row with a total of 21 overall wins for American Honda.

Boosting over 300 entries from 19 countries, live crowds of a quarter million people and an international television package headlined by NBC, the SCORE Baja 1000 is the grand daddy of all off-road races.

The course is 1061 miles of the harshest terrain on the planet, leading racers on a crisscross journey from coast to coast down the famed Baja Peninsula from Ensenada, Baja California, to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The JCR Honda team averaged 55mph adjusted down from projections due to a 100 mile section of dense fog that slowed the pace of the race dramatically.

The strategy for Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody was aggressive to say the least. Kendall Norman started the race 5th off the line and rode flawlessly to Race Mile 354 putting the bike in the lead.

Quinn Cody would ride from Race Mile 354 into the evening. Quinn would eventually hand the bike off to Kendall at Race Mile 733 where he would ride to the finish at mile 1061.

Both racers gave 100% with only one flat tire over the entire course resulting in a dominate lead and a great victory with a finish time of 19:20.

JCR Honda race support also supported several class winning teams which included: Class 21, Class 30, Class 40, Class 50, Class 60 and Class 24, making a total of 7 class wins for Honda. Proving once again, JCR Honda Pit Program’s speed and dependability.

Quinn Cody says: “This win makes all of our work throughout the year worthwhile. I can’t say enough about our JCR/Honda pits and chase crews they were awesome!”

Johnny Campbell says: “This race is the culmination of an entire years worth of work. Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody executed a flawless plan and I am very proud of them. All I can say is thanks to everyone that made it possible. The pit crews, the JCR staff, mechanics, racers and families.”

“The durability it takes to go wide open Off-Road for over 1000 miles is incredible and I want to personally thank American Honda, Affliction clothing, Lucas Oil, Dunlop Tires, Pro Circuit and all of the team sponsors your products are amazing and we couldn’t do it without you.”

Kendall Norman says: “The fog was really thick for about 100 miles – it was as bad as I’ve seen it. It really tested me and what I had. It took everything I could to keep the bike moving and keep my goggles clean and just keep going.”

“I can’t say enough for my teammate Quinn, he did an amazing job. It was flawless. It has been a helluva long year, waking up every day thinking of this race. We finally made it and made all my dreams come true this year.”

Note: JCR Honda enduro racer Justin Imhof was injured while racing the Baja 1000. Please join us all in praying for a speedy and full recovery for Justin.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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