Competing in WORCS, AMA Big 6, and SCORE International races.
2020 WORCS Round 2
SLR Honda | Taft, CA
The SLR Honda team competed in the 2nd round of the 2020 WORCS series on February 23rd, 2020 at the Honolulu Hills raceway. With a strong lead throughout the Pro2 race, Tallon Lafountaine took home a well deserved 1st place win. On the podium, Cole Martinez finished in 3rd place and following the top 5 in the Pro class, team rider Trevor Stewart finished in 6th place.
With a consistent flow and solid race, Lafountaine brings home his first win of this year’s WORCS series and is setting the pace for a successful season. Lafountaine is in the mental and physical shape needed to dominate the Pro2 class this year and with his drive to place himself on the podium, he is focused to maintain this position.
Martinez started the race wide open with a holeshot and battled upfront throughout the rest of the day. Following closely behind 2nd place, Taylor Robert, Martinez finished in 3rd place and once again found himself on the podium. He is motivated to stay on the leader board and continue gaining momentum.
After overcoming food poisoning days prior to the race, Stewart was able to battle with the leaders of the Pro class. Running in 4th place for the 1st hour, he found his flow but eventually fell back into his finishing place. Stewart went home with a 6th place finish but with further bike testing, his place on the podium is in the near future.
SLR Honda’s next race will be at Round 3 of the NGPC Big6 series on February 29, 2020, at Glen Helen Raceway.
SLAMLife Adventures Ep.5
The SLR Honda team is excited to release the latest and final episode of SLAMLife Adventures. Episode 5 not only takes the viewer behind the scenes of our biggest race of the year, the Baja 1000, but my journey to recovery after I broke both of my femurs in October of 2019.
It’s a bittersweet feeling looking back at all of our pivotal and successful moments in 2019 with SLAMLife Adventures Episodes 1-5 on our Youtube channel. With another exciting season in offroad racing upon us, we’re ready to give our audience more. Stayed tuned for more information on SLR Honda’s new Youtube series for 2020!
2020 SLR Honda Off-Road Program
Presenting Team Riders and Race Plan
San Diego, CA – January 13, 2020 – With an all-out reign against the off-road competition, SLR Honda announces Trevor Stewart and Cole Martinez will be joining the team as pro class riders alongside seasoned pro 2 class rider, Tallon Lafountaine. Representing American Honda for the 2020 season, SLR Honda team riders will be racing the NGPC and WORCS series.
Stewart recently wrapped up his second straight NGPC crown in 2019 on JCR Honda and is ready to return and defend his title with the SLR Honda team this season aboard the CRF450RX. This 22-year old is arguably the one to watch out for as he dominated last year’s NGPC series and continues to rack up his victories at each race.
Martinez, a former supercross racer, will also join the team as a pro class rider. With a strong finish on the podium at the last round of the 2019 NGPC series, he is determined to prove his talent in off-road racing this season. Martinez is ready to take on the NGPC and WORCS series races this year.
Bringing experience and consistency, Lafountaine is returning as a pro 2 class WORCS and NGPC rider for SLR Honda. This isn’t his first stint with the team and with a solid resume, his re-sign was greatly anticipated.
With a renewed contract and continued support from American Honda, the team is thrilled to represent the Ride Red program this year alongside their title sponsor, Monster Energy.
Skechers Shoes and Twisted Development will be expanding their support into the team as new sponsors and added agreements from STI Tires, Lava Propane, San Diego Powerhouse and Factory Showa are in place for the 2020 season.
Thank you to all of our continued support including Fly Racing, Maxima, Pro Filter, ODI Grips, Baja Bound Insurance, Coast Powder Coating, Pro Circuit, Works Connection, Nuetech Nitro Mousse, Hinson Racing, Split Designs, MotoSeat, IMS Products, Acerbis, Precision Racing, Billet Racing, DID Chain, and Hurly Parts.
More info to be released at a later date in regards to the SCORE International series and others that SLR Honda will be attending.
ABOUT SLR HONDA
SLR Honda is a professional off-road race team owned by Mark Samuels and based out of Yucca Valley, California. The team consists of 5 riders who will be competing in select desert races in this 2020 season. For more information on SLR Honda, please visit the website of www.slrhonda.com.
Presented by SLR Honda
Written by Makenna Sekere