Kendal Norman and Tim Weigand took top honors in the motorcycle division at the SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico, on March 14.
Riding a John Campbell Racing Honda CRF450X, the duo finished fifth overall, including four-wheel vehicles, covering the course in a time of four hours, 9 minutes and 27 seconds, with an average speed of 55.9 mph. It was Norman’s third overall win in this race in the last four years and Weigand’s first, as the pair defeated a group of 69 motorcycles that took the green flag.
Norman started the race and rode to race mile 30, Weigand rode the section from race mile 30 to 166.9 and Norman brought it to the finish line from race mile 166.9.
“It wasn’t a walk in the park, I got knocked silly for a second,” said Norman while celebrating at the finish line. “I was going very well for the first eight miles, and I slowed down when it got super rocky, and I tagged a rock and rode the front wheel for like 50 feet when I finally ate it. When I crashed, I hit my head, and when I went to get up I fell on the ground again. I got back up and going and the next 500 yards, the same thing happened, but this time I didn’t go down.
“We just had a solid ride,” Norman added. “We were behind our JCR teammate Colton Udall and his riders, but when they came into the pit where I got on, they had radiator problems and we took over the lead again and just cruised it.”
Second overall went to the Colton Udal, Quinn Cody and Jeff Kargola Honda team, finishing the race in 4:17:19, with a speed average of 54.19 mph. Third went to Honda riders Ivan Ramirez, Brent Harden and Jose Villalobos.
Fourth overall went to the winning Class 30 Honda team of Mike Johnson and Rex Cameron.
The top-finishing Class 40 team at fifth overall was made up of KTM riders. Brian Campbell, Bill Cotton and Pete Cochran.
Jim O’Neal, Andy Kirker, Dan Dawson and Tim Whithers topped Class 50 at ninth overall.