To nobody’s surprise, Johnny Campbell’s team has won the Baja 1000 again.
The legendary desert racer didn’t ride the bike to victory himself – he kept an eye on proceedings from his team’s helicopter in the air.
Instead, riders Kendall Norman, Quinn Cody and Logan Holladay took the win on their #1 Honda CRF450X. This must feel like old hat to them – it was Norman’s fifth consecutive win (he has six wins in total) and Cody’s third consecutive win (he has four total). It was Holladay’s first win, but you can excuse that. His day job as a Hollywood stunt driver likely doesn’t leave him as much time to practice.
The Johnny Campbell Racing team finished the Nov. 18-19 race in 14:14:25. Second-place finishers Shane Esposito, Robby Bell, Steve Hengeveld, Bobby Garrison and David Pearson took the race in 14:24:55 on a Kawasaki KX450F.
What about Baja’s Canadian presence? We don’t know what town they’re from, but Lukas Lundin’s team finished 10th in Class 22 (pro riders, 450cc and up) with a time of 23:21:55, and Ken Wortman’s team finished 11th, with a time of 25:28:34; 12. Al Perret raced in Class 60 (rider aged 60 or over), and his team finished in 24:39:03. Each of these teams rode a Honda CRF450X, which seems to be the weapon of choice in Baja these days.