Friday, July 15, 2011

Mike Johnson’s Unique Products 450x Honda, over all Motorcycle Points Lead!


Mike Johnson’s Unique Products 450x Honda, over all Motorcycle Points Lead!

Team Unique Products/Kenda Tire backed Honda of Mike Johnson is in the hot seat with a 3 point lead going into the final round of the Score Baja Desert series leading all pro motorcycle classes. Score Baja series is considered the toughest off road series in the world drawing racers as far away as Japan, Australia and South America. Pro motorcycles classes consist of class 21, motors with displacement of 450cc and below. Class 22 450cc and above motors. Also age groups, riders 30 years of age and above along with 40, 50 and all the way to 60 years of age. Some teams will have as many as 6 riders to complete the race distance changing riders through out the race to keep them from getting exhausted. The final round of the series will take place 17-20th of November leaving Ensenada and making a 1000 mile loop and returning

Mike Johnson Comments

The way things have unfolded for our team has been some luck and lots of hard work, other teams have been faster but sometimes it’s not the fastest that brings it home to the finish. We concentrate on hitting all the (VCP’s) virtual check points, watch our speed (speed zones) and spend hours and hours of pre running. The group we have riding this year has been outstanding, Steve Garnett (The Rabbit) has come through time and time again, Brian Pinard preps the bike and races. We have not had any mechanical breakdowns! Our newest rider Craig Smith is one of the fastest off road racers in Baja; he was outstanding for us during the Baja 500. We have a great management team that helps organize pre running, gets parts, equipment and sponsorship. Our goal will be to over all the 30 pro class and see were the other class leaders end up and hope for the best. The Baja 1000 is double points, that means every position counts for overall bike. This is the one every racer wants to win even if there’re not in the points race, that means not only battling the course, but ever rider and position out there counts!

Team Sponsors

Unique Products/Kenda Tire/Speed Cell/ Dubach Racing Products/Dirt Tricks/UFO Plastic/Carmichael Honda/Michael’s Cycle Works/IMS/Works Connection/Enduro Engineering/ Factory Effects/ Trail Tec/RPM Cycles/Hot Cams/Pivot Works/O’Neal USA

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