Honda Racing - Offroad


Chris Bach Profile Picture
  • Stats

    Residence North Carolina
    National # 3
    Began Riding 1992
    First Race AMA
    Training Yoga, cycling and mountain biking mainly... Gym in the off season
    Hobbies Cycling, stand up jetski
    Height 6'4
    Weight 185
  • Bio

    • By the time Chris reached 15 years old he had moved on to racing the more prestigious OMA Hare Scramble series where he worked his way through the ranks. In 2009, Chris was recruited to head out West and challenge the popular WORCS series but the deal was short lived. Chris made a point to come out West and reached the podium in his 1st WORCS outing. From there, Chris knew he was destined to headed back East and compete in the largest Off-Road series in the United States, GNCC. He started out in the 450A division and after working hard to get his program squared away the wins started coming. He finished out the 2009 season with a string of top-10 overall finishes including the highest overall result that any GNCC amateur class racer has achieved to date. Skipping the XC2 class, Chris lined up in the XC1 (the most prestigious GNCC class). He came out swinging with 2-podium finishes in a row. To top it off, Chris won the GNCC 2010 rookie of the year award. 2011 and 2012 were difficult years for Chris. He entered his sophomore year in the XC1 class with high expectations, but struggled to get his team and program working properly. This, combined with a knee injury suffered at the end of 2011, kept him from his goals. When the 2013 season came around, Chris refocused with a solid program. He devised a plan to get back to the podium finishes he is capable of. With his results squarely in his own hands, Chris began to methodically work his way back to the podium where he expects himself to be, finding his speed and consistency. Chris finished the 2013 season with 3rd overall in the XC1 championship, his highest result to date. Re-analyzing his efforts, Chris was looking to increase his support for the followingyear. As the 2014 season approached, Johnny Campbell contacted Chris about riding for JCR/Honda's newly formed GNCC effort. Chris had always dreamed of racing for Honda, the plan was quickly executed and the dream became a reality.

      "The benefits of working alongside Johnny and riding a capable weapon like the CRF450R are awesome. I am supremely confident in Johnny and the JCR/Honda team's approach to racing and excited to have that level of experience and passion on my side. It's a great thing for a racer and my expectations for this team are high. It will be an exciting year!"

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  • Race History

    • 2013 GNCC XC1 Results:

      5th The General. Washington, GA
      3rd Steele Creek, Morganton, NC
      4th Big Buck, Union, SC
      3rd The Mammoth, Park City, KY
      6th Limestone 100, Springville, IN
      5th The John Penton, Millfield, OH
      4th The Mountaineer, Masontown, WV
      4th Snowshoe, Snowshoe, WV
      7th Unadilla, New Berlin, NY
      6th The Gusher, Foxburg, PA
      6th Powerline Park, St. Clairsville, OH
      10th Ironman, Crawfordsville, IN