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650R historians, step forward....

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I'm trying to find out:

a) how many times the 650R won Baja1000

:cool: were all those wins in sequence (one after the other), or did other manufacturers win in between?

Thanks

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I'm pretty sure that it won every time. The last one for the 650R was in 2006. Not sure if they raced a 650R in 2000 or if it was still a 600.

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Johnny campbell has won it every year since 1997

in which he was teamed with greg brinkle and Tim staab, all aboard the XR, prior to that it was kawi's run with ty davis, roseler, hunnycut all through the early 90's.

Hope this helps.

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Johnny campbell has won it every year since 1997

in which he was teamed with greg brinkle and Tim staab, all aboard the XR, prior to that it was kawi's run with ty davis, roseler, hunnycut all through the early 90's.

Hope this helps.

Don't forget Danny Hamel

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thought they started racing the 650r in like 98???

They were still making the 400/600 that year I still have a 98 400. I think they ran it in the Baja 2000 for the first time. They ran the CRX in 06:confused:

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thought they started racing the 650r in like 98???

Remember the 650R dream machine was born in 2000, and was designed to carry on the domination of the XR's and team Honda in Baja, until last year when team Honda decided to have the 450X carry on the tradition of winning in Mexico... :cool:

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I thinh the 650R appeared in 2000. So that would make it 6 wins for the 650R, 2000 to 2006?

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I'm trying to find out:

a) how many times the 650R won Baja1000

:cool: were all those wins in sequence (one after the other), or did other manufacturers win in between?

Thanks

I don't have the exact figures, but it was called the Johnny Campbell's 'decade of dominance'. He won 9+ years in a row, with no contenders.

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Ok, I found this - overall winners of Baja 1000.

Question is, which of these years was it a 650R?

I think 450 won '07, but when was the switch from 600 to 650R?

# 1997 - Johnny Campbell, Tim Staab, Greg Bringle (Honda) 13:19

# 1998 - Johnny Campbell, Jimmy Lewis (Honda) 18:58

# 1999 - Johnny Campbell, Tim Staab (Honda) 14:15

# *2000 - Johnny Campbell, Tim Staab, Craig Smith, Steve Hengeveld (Honda) 30:54

# 2001 - Johnny Campbell, Tim Staab (Honda) 13:51

# 2002 - Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell, Andy Grider (Honda) 16:17

# 2003 - Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell (Honda) 15:39

# 2004 - Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell, Kendall Norman (Honda) 15:57

# 2005 - Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell, Mike Childress (Honda) 14:20

# 2006 - Steve Hengeveld, Mike Childress, Quinn Cody (Honda) 18:17

# 2007 - Steve Hengeveld, Johnny Campbell, Robby Bell, Kendall Norman (Honda) 24:15

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Team Honda raced the XR600R, or variations to it until 2000, then Honda developed and introduced the XR650R, designed specifically for wide open desert racing.

Here's an old article when the BRP was introduced in 2000

http://dirtbike.off-road.com/dirtbike/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=266142

Even though Team Honda is running the 450X now, this year's field had as many 650R's as 450X's. You will continue to see Privateers runing the 650R for many years because it is a great bike built for this type of racing, and it is very dependable and reliable, good traits for a race machine! :cool:

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Noveber 1999 Baja 1000, Using a 2000 XR650R.

CLASS 22 (250cc or more)—

Johnny Campbell, San Clemente, Calif. Tim Staab, Pacific Beach, Calif., Honda XR65OR, 14:15:42 (47.16mph) (FIRST OVERALL MOTORCYCLE);

1998 was on a XR600R

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ok, so it seems that it was 1999 - 2006 inclusive. That's 8 consecutive years.

Thanks everybody.

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Yea, I can remember going riding with chuck miller as a kid, as he was close friends with the guys i grew up with racing baja. I was amazed how fast he was in the desert

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