2022 NGPC Series Delano, Ca | Round 1

2022 NGPC Series

Taft, Ca | Round 2

On February 13th, the second round of NGPC took place in Taft, California and was conquered by SLR Honda. Our riders have stepped up to the plate this year and have gotten on the podium in each class thus far. Cole Martinez now has a win, a second, and a third. While younger brother Collier Martinez has won every race in the amateur classes this year. Not to forget two fifty pro, Jack Simspon who has been very consistent and sits second in points in both NGPC and Worcs.

Race Action

Cole Martinez got off to a third place start and was making strides towards the lead. After making a mistake and going off the track he lost time and moved back into fourth. He made a late push with first and second in sight but was too late, ultimately leaving him on the box in third.

Tallon Lafountaine got nearly a last place start and moved through the pack. He then got into a groove and found his flow near the top ten. Where he ended up finding himself riding clean and smooth to the finish in eighth.

Jack Simpson had another impressive ride in his first time racing NGPC Taft. The Honolulu Hills Raceway off-road course is no walk in the park, especially racing it for the first time. That did not stop Jack from pushing to the finish and grabbing his third, second place finish of the year.

Collier Martinez got off to a good start and got up front early. Once he got into the lead he rode his own race and captured his third win of the year. Collier has been turning heads and riding extremely well in his first year with support from SLR Honda.

2021 Worcs and NHHA Race Update

Round 4

Nearing the half-way point in both the Worcs and NHHA series, the competition is high and the race for points is crucial. At round 4 of the Worcs series in Taft, California, team rider Cole Martinez participated in the Pro class finishing in 4th, while Tallon Lafountaine finished in 2nd in Pro 250. In the amateur class, Evan Stice was unable to finish the race due to a mechanical issue and Allen Mendelssohn finished in 7th. Justin Morgan took on round 4 of the NHHA series in Jericho, Utah and placed 5th.

Worcs Race Action

In the Pro class, team rider Cole Martinez #3 had started in 5th place. Within the first few laps, Martinez pushed his way into 4th but with the speed of the lead racers, he was unable to make up any ground resulting in a 4th place finish.

Tallon Lafountaine #259 got off to a 4th place start in the Pro 250 class. Once he settled into his rhythm, he made a charge through the pack. Lap by lap, he was able to make a position up before finding himself in 2nd at the 30-minute mark. Lafountaine tightened up the gap between him and the lead bike before the pit, but after matching his speed, he was unable to make the pass for the win, landing him on the podium in 2nd.
With a strong lead this season, Evan Stice got off to a 2nd place start but suffered a mechanical issue in the second lap, taking him out of the race early. Allen Mendelssohn on the other hand, had a tough start to the Pro AM race. He started in the back of the pack and spent the race making up positions. Mendelssohn put his head down and worked his way through the dust to finish in 7th.

NHHA Race Action

Justin Morgan got off to a great start and landed himself in 2nd place early on. He quickly made a pass into the lead position but eventually dropped back to 2nd. Morgan came into the first pit after the first loop in 3rd and left to continue the race with the top 5 leaders. After dealing with a lung infection over the last week, he was unable to push himself to competitively take on the leaders but finished in 5th for the day.

SLR Honda Gives Up The 1x Plate in 2021

Baja 1000 Mark Samuels 2020

April 9, 2021 – Yucca Valley, CA

The SCORE International series in Baja California, Mexico is always the most challenging and rewarding race event of the year for the SLR Honda team. It’s been a consecutive 3-year run of going undefeated for 10 races in a row while repping the 1x plate in the Pro Moto Unlimited class, but all good things must come to an end. The SLR Honda team would like to formally announce they will not be competing in the following events; SCORE San Felipe 250 and SCORE Baja 500, but will be back for the SCORE Baja 1000 before handing over the 1x title.

With 30 Baja 1000 wins, Honda has dominated this race 22 out of the last 23 years, and SLR Honda has contributed to that success with the help of Mark Samuels, Justin Morgan, Justin Jones, and the support crews who made their way down for every race.

Although SLR Honda will not be chasing the SCORE championship this year, the team is excited and ready to take on the eleven-hundred mile 54th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 race in November (riders will be announced at a later date).


SLR Honda is a professional off-road race team owned by Mark Samuels and based out of Yucca Valley, California.

For more information on SLR Honda, please visit the website of www.slrhonda.com.

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