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Honda-Backed Team Launched to Compete in Short Course SxS Racing

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FALLBROOK, CA – May 10, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

  • Team Raceco Honda to field Talon 1000R side-by-sides in Champ series
  • Honda Off-Road Factory Racing will continue competing in endurance racing

Honda’s side-by-side racing program expands today with the announcement of Team Raceco Honda, a new satellite effort that will campaign the Talon 1000R in the Championship Off-Road Series (commonly known as “Champ”), the United States’ premier short-course series. The project joins Jeff Proctor’s endurance-racing-focused Honda Factory Off-Road Racing program as an officially supported Honda side-by-side team.

Owned and managed by Jamie Campbell, the team fields Dave Mason Jr. as its primary driver. An established short-course competitor and desert racer, Mason has earned top-five Pro 2 truck finishes in Champ racing, was the 2021 Great American Short Course Pro 2 Champion, and has posted endurance-racing wins in a variety of Best in the Desert, SCORE and NORRA classes.

Dave Mason Jr. and Jamie Campbell

Campbell is the owner of Southern California-based Raceco-USA, an off-road-racing business that specializes in developing high-quality aftermarket components for Honda’s family of Talon sport side-by-sides. In recent years, Raceco has backed Talon drivers in a variety of series across the country, as a part of Honda’s Red Rider Rewards contingency program. Raceco has fielded class-winning efforts in the SCORE International Baja 1000 and 500, as well as the Best in the Desert and Ultra 4 series. This new project receives additional support from American Honda. Raceco will continue supporting additional side-by-side racers, including 2020 Dirt Sports Driver of the Year Eliott Watson and 2020 Dakar Rally motorcycle champion Ricky Brabec.

The team is based in the Mason family’s Crandon, Wisconsin, race shop, near Crandon International Raceway (a hotbed of short-course racing and host to two Champ rounds this season). The family is providing additional infrastructure for the project, including the team trucks and trailers.

Raceco Honda will campaign Champ’s Pro Stock class in Talon 1000R race vehicles. As a part of the 2023 program, the team is giving away a highly modified Honda Talon 1000R through eBay Motors. The giveaway vehicle will be displayed at a variety of motorsports events across the country, where attendees can enter to win in a raffle that will take place near the end of the year.

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