Honda Racing - Offroad

Johnny
Campbell

Johnny Campbell Profile Picture
  • Stats

    Residence San Clemente, CA
    National # 1X
    Began Riding 1980
    First Race 1984
    Training Mountain biking, trail riding
    Hobbies Mountain biking, trail riding
    Height 6'0"
    Weight 175
  • Bio

    • THE JOHNNY CAMPBELL STORY

      The Man behind JCR/Honda.

      You can't look at where Johnny Campbell is without looking at how he got there.

      In 2008, with the blessing and support of Johnny's mentor, Honda's Bruce Ogilvie (a multi-time Baja champion himself) Johnny took his years of racing knowledge and experience, recruited the most talented Off-Road racers in the business and set about the task of winning championships for American Honda under the newly formed JCR/Honda banner. The new responsibility allowed Campbell to share his wealth of experience and winning tactics with the next generation of Honda racers. Johnny Campbell is a living legend in Off-Road racing with record 11-Baja 1000 Championships to his list of accomplishments.

      Campbell is also recognized as a one of the industry's top development riders. Johnny has played a large role in Honda's race winning development of the CRF450X which led to being personally recruited by HGA (Honda Japan) for development of the CRF450 Rally project. Campbell's team is headquartered in San Clemente, California. It takes a team effort from the business side as well as the racing side to win championships, and we're constantly developing the best team possible." Driven by the same competitive fires that have earned him a record 11-Baja 1000 titles, there's no doubt that more titles are on the horizon for JCR team owner, Johnny Campbell. In 2014, following a long and dominant effort racing the SCORE Baja series and amassing a staggering 17-Baja 1000 wins in a row, Johnny felt it was time to face a new challenge, the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC). With much ambition for 2014, JCR/Honda will forgo GNCC racing to its efforts.

      GNCC Racing (The largest Off-road series in the United States) is a 13-round AMA championship series produced by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. GNCC races average 1800 riders attempting to overcome a grueling three-hour course that ranges in length from 8 to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks, roots and motocross sections. The GNCC races test racers and the machines durability and performance in the most adverse conditions. "I am very excited and enthusiastic for the JCR/Honda GNCC program. We have had so many memorable and dominant years in Baja and the Honda brand has proven it's self there very well. Now it's time to set a new goal and carry over the Honda brand performance, dependability and dominance into the GNCC. I look forward to the development and challenges that lie ahead."- Johnny Campbell

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  • Race History

    • CHAMPIONSHIPS
      SCORE Desert Series Class 22 (Open Pro), 1997-2000, 2002-08
      BITD (Best in the Desert Silver State Series) Open Pro, 1995, 2000, 2004-05
      AMA District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series, 1995-96, 2003 (Four-Stroke/Expert/Vet), 2000 (Open)
      AMA District 37 Best of the West Series, 1996
      AMA District 37 Enduro Series, 1995 (Four-Stroke)
      24-Hour Off-Road World Endurance, 1995, 1999, 2001

      CAREER HIGHLIGHTS--1ST OVERALL
      Baja 1000, 1997-2005, 2007-08
      Baja 500, 1997-98, 2002-04
      San Felipe 250, 1998-2000, 2002-04, 08
      Vegas to Reno, 2001, 2004-05, 2007
      Terrible's Town 250, 2001-03, 2005
      HYR 24 Hours of Glen Helen, 1999, 2006
      2005--Henderson's Terrible 400, Nevada 1000, Parker 250
      2004--Henderson's Terrible 300
      2003--Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles
      2001--8th overall/1st privateer, Paris-to-Dakar Rally
      2000--Nevada 2000, Tonopah 300, Adelanto Grand Prix
      1998--Silver State 300
      1995--Nevada Rally
      1992--HDRA Nevada 500, Rosarito Beach Grand Prix

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