Chris Bach gave Johnny Campbell Racing Honda its first AMSOIL GNCC win at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC last weekend. Here’s how it went down.
Last weekend at the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC in Odessa, New York, was a special one for Chris Back and the JCR/Honda Off-Road team.
Not only did Bach earn his first career AMSOIL GNCC overall victory, he gave JCR its first win since the team stepped into fulltime GNCC competition after a long and record-filled career in the SCORE World Championship Series in Baja. Bach’s win also halted the season-long win streak that was being enjoyed by defending AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Champion Kailub Russell.
According to team owner Johnny Campbell, the Tomahawk weekend was epic for himself and his team.
“The guys have worked so hard, lots of long days and nights have come before this win,” Campbell said. “Chris Bach was more focused than I have ever seen him. He had to battle through the worst case scenario coming off a bad start 13th place through rock showers, dust and lappers at every turn. He put his head down never doubted and let his talent, the performance of the Honda CRF450R and the team strategy do the work.”
Campbell said that after the race he was asked by a few people if he was surprised that Bach had won.
“I am not surprised that he won,” Campbell said. “I was happy but not surprised. I know he is a winner. I can see it in him clear as day. This kid can flat out win, and he proved it. From here we are going to keep pushing, doing what works and getting better each week. I know this will be a confidence booster for our team. We know we can win and I won’t be surprised when we do it again.”