New Year, Huge Plans for Honda Off-Road Manufacturing plant Racing
After a lengthy and unpredictable 2020 season, the particular Honda Off-Road Factory Racing group is welcoming 2021 with brand new partners and new drivers.
Despite the obstacles, the particular team chalked up 2020 being a success, Jeff Proctor, Team Primary, recounts, “2020 certainly kept the planet on its toes. Our team discovered ways to adapt and even take advantage of the booking changes. The Talon development system made advances that led to podiums and even a class championship. The particular team stuck it out along with great attitudes, and we found achievement. Now, it’s time to build on almost everything we’ve learned and take the race programs to the next level. Which includes new drivers for the Talons. Plus announcing a new tire partner, Maxxis . ”
To start the season, Honda Off-Road Manufacturer Racing will campaign two Ford Talons and the Ridgeline at the popular King of the Hammers race occasion in Johnson Valley, CA. The particular Talons will race on Feb 3rd in the UTV King from the Hammers race and the Honda Ridgeline will compete against Spec TT trucks, for the first time, in the B1 and T2 Battle on the Lakebed upon January 31st.
Piloting the specially KOH prepped Ford Talons, are Ultra4 racing younger guns and veterans, Bailey Cole and Jordan Pellegrino. They provide their years of experience and successful traditions to the Honda team to keep to showcase the performance flexibility of the Talon Racing platform. Race the Talons is double responsibility for both drivers, as they may also race in the King of the Hammers 4400 class later in competition week.
Bailey Cole brings his many Ultra4 podiums and a 2019 4800 course National Championship experience to the group as they take on the unique terrain plus challenges of the KOH race program. He says, “I am incredibly capable to be partnering with the Honda Talon Racing team this year for Ruler of the Hammers. After considerable tests, can say with full confidence, that the Talon is ready to take on Johnson Valley’s tough terrain. ”
Michael jordan Pellegrino comes from a family of KOH racing specialists and a hands-on mindset, “I am proud to be a section of the Honda Team this year and I am excited to bring my knowledge plus winning experience to the table to obtain one of these Talons on the podium. I take pride in my skills in order to prep, repair, build, tune plus race Ultra4 cars. Which, I believe, will add a new dynamic towards the Honda Team. I love the challenge, every single day in the Johnson Valley landscape, brings a new challenge of some kind and something new to learn. I actually can’t wait to see what KOH 2021 brings for the Honda group as well as our 4400 class energy! ”
The B1 / T2 Battle on the Lakebed is a new endeavor for the Ford Ridgeline. More firsts for the group include, competing on 40” Maxxis Razr MT’s as well as a new body style to reveal the new OE design launching within February 2021. Proctor continues, “We’re excited to work with Maxxis as the racing program grows.
Their SXS wheel line-up is one of the best and I have been blown away by the performance from the all new Razr XT .
We look forward to a lengthy and successful partnership. ” Shaun Proctor will be driving the Ford Ridgeline with navigator, Evan Weller.
Zach Sizelove is going to be at the helm in a Talon once the 2021 season kicks off desert race for the Talons and Ridgeline on the Mint 400 in March, beyond Las Vegas, NV. For Zach, “This is a dream come true to drive for that Honda Corporation. I have a long background with racing Honda dirt bicycles, and know first hand what an excellent product Honda creates. I anticipate showing off the capability of the Honda Talon platform and prove that it is the very best side-by-side in the industry. ” Sizelove’s significant desert racing experience includes several wins and championships across a lot of classes. An accomplishment for any speed, but especially impressive for somebody so young.
For the remainder of 2021, the particular Honda Talons and Ridgeline are usually slated to compete at the Rating International Baja 500, Best Within the Desert Vegas to Reno, UTV World Championships and the Score Worldwide Baja 1000.
About Jeff Proctor / Ford Off Road
Jeff Proctor grew up surfing within Southern California and like most United states kids played traditional stick plus ball sports as well. The attract of racing was sparked through his competitive nature, but it was not until starting his first company, an action sports clothing brand name in his college dorm room, that will Proctor was able to buy his initial motocross bike and begin his long term journey in off-road racing.
Today, Jeff has set out on his most ambitious chapter associated with his race career – Joining up with American Honda, HPD-Honda Efficiency Development and Honda Powersports to produce an Off-Road Racing Factory Super Team. Jeff will not only pilot the custom unlimited Twin Turbo rough-road race vehicle but also direct plus oversee the team’s entire competition operation, including a two vehicle Honda Talon Side by Side team within 2020. Jeff will lead their team and Honda to the podium, bringing more high-level race groups to the exciting sport of rough-road racing.
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About The Honda Talon 1000R
The Team Honda Works Model Talon 1000R Turbo features SIBEL Live Valve internal by pass shock absorbers, Maxxis Razr XT Tires, KMC Wheels, STEEL-IT coated chassis, Bajita Designs lights, Jsport SXS Competition Suspension Kit, Sparco Seats plus Harnesses, MPI Steering Wheel.
About The Honda Ridgeline
Powered with a twin-turbocharged V6 produced by Honda Performance Development, the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck features a body developed by Honda R& D Americas’ Los Angeles Design Studio, with motivation taken from the current Honda Ridgeline, also designed and developed by Honda R& D North Americas. Key design cues drawn in the 2019 Honda Ridgeline can be seen within the front fascia, hood, roof, mattress and side profile.
Making approximately 550 horsepower, HPD’s 3. 5-liter HR35TT engine utilizes the same block, cylinder heads plus crankshaft as the production V6 motor that powers the all-new Ridgeline. Additional, custom elements of the particular powertrain include an HPD-designed consumption plenum and custom Engine Manage Unit programming.
Regarding Honda Powersports
American Honda Motor Company., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs plus Side-by-Sides in the United States. American Honda’s Powersports Division conducts the sales, advertising operational activities for these products by means of independent authorized Honda retail sellers.
Visit // powersports. honda. com
About Honda Performance Development, Incorporation.
(HPD) is Honda’s racing firm in North America and is a totally owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded within 1993, HPD is the technical functions center for Honda’s high-performance race programs. HPD specializes in the design plus development of race engines, chassis plus performance parts, and technical/race assistance. We are proud to also offer components and race support to Honda and Acura grassroots motorsports racing enthusiasts, and are expanding our support associated with racing series and programs that will make Honda racing products open to all racing styles, from karting and Quarter Midgets to the maximum levels of pro racing.
Visit // www.hpd.honda.com