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SCORE: Honda finishes 1-2 in Tecate SCORE Baja 2000

15 November 2000

2000 SCORE Desert Series, Round 3: Baja 2000 Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, Baja
California Sur, Mexico, November 10-13, 2000

American Honda's Johnny Campbell rode his Honda Off Road Racing Team's XR650R
across the finish line first -- ahead of all motorcycles and trucks alike -- in
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Monday afternoon at the Tecate SCORE Baja 2000.

Campbell, with the considerable help of teammates Tim Staab, Steve Hengeveld and
Craig Smith, finished the 1726-mile race in an unbelievable 30 hours and 58
minutes, averaging 55.74 mph. The victory was Campbell's fourth consecutive in
the Baja 1000 and Staab's second.  Close behind the winning team came the
XR650R-mounted Honda Legends "B" Team consisting of Baja champions and American
Honda employees Bruce Ogilvie and Chuck Miller, as well as former champions Gary
Jones, Bob Rutton, Paul Osbo and Bob Johnson. The Honda "B" team took the
checkered flag approximately 20 minutes behind the Campbell team's XR650R and
also finished ahead of all truck entries.

The 33rd running of the oldest, most grueling and most prestigious off-road race
in the world, the Baja 2000 doubled the traditional distance of the famous Baja
1000 desert dash.  It was clearly the ultimate test of man and machine. The
nearly flawless performance of the Honda XR650R stands out amid many significant
factory entries that encountered difficulty, including the pre-race favorites of
former Baja winner (on a motorcycle) Larry Roeseler and co-driver Ivan Stewart
in the PPI Toyota Trophy truck, which reportedly blew its motor around the
halfway point of the race.