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JCR Honda Wins Revived Catalina GP

Catalina GP

With combined efforts from the District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix clubs, the city of Avalon and many others, the seemingly impossible task of bringing the Catalina GP back to life was possible.

The Catalina GP hadn’t taken place since 1958. Fifty-two years later, the small Island off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. once again was the setting of this picturesque, historic event and had capital COOL written all over it.

The motocross course included several miles of the original fire roads and trails that surrounded the tiny, tourist destination of Avalon, with a total distance of 5 miles in length.

In Sunday afternoon’s premier two-hour race the flag dropped and Kendall Norman yanked the Holeshot on his Honda CRF450X.

The battle for the lead was tough, with the lead changing hands multiple times. Kendall and the mighty Honda CRF450X once again proved their unmatched durability and dependability as many competitors were forced to retire from the race early.

JCR Honda congratulates Kendall and his crew for bringing home the win.

Johnny Campbell (JCR Owner) says: "This race was so much fun and to be a part of such a historical race 52 years later is as awesome as ever. The track was amazing I can’t believe how excited all the fans were. I am already looking forward to next year. Big thanks to Steele & Kim Bowyer and SD for coordinating our efforts for this amazing event."

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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