Honda Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of Supercross At Anaheim II With Special Machines And Honda Heroes

Torrance, CA: Team Honda Muscle Milk will help celebrate the AMA Supercross Series' 40th anniversary at Angel Stadium this Saturday, with a throwback bike design replicating the kind of machine ridden by past Honda Champions Donnie Hanson, David Bailey, Johnny O'Mara and Rick Johnson. With a red frame and retro graphics, this 1980's inspired bike is sure to turn heads in the pits. Also on display under the Honda tent will be Donnie Hanson's Championship 1982 RC250R—the first of many Supercross championships won by Honda —and Johnny O'Mara's 1986 Motocross des Nations CR125R. Fans should plan to stop by the Team Honda Muscle Milk rig to check out the retro team bikes as well as the championship-winning machines.

Justin Barcia's CRF450R in full mid-1980's retro style—red frame and all.

It was Californian Marty Smith taking the first-ever Anaheim Supercross race win on a Honda in 1976. Since then, American Honda Racing has claimed a total of 15 premier class Championships, the most of any other manufacturer. All eight Honda champions will be in attendance at Saturday's celebration, and will be presented with a commemorative helmet before being introduced during opening ceremonies.

Rider                             Championship

Ricky Carmichael       2002, 2003
Jeremy McGrath         1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Jeff Stanton                  1989, 1990, 1992
Jean-Michel Bayle     1991
Rick Johnson              1986, 1988
Johnny O'Mara          1984
David Bailey                1983
Donnie Hanson         1982

Donnie Hanson won Honda's first of 15 Supercross championships in 1982 on this
factory Honda RC250.

Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia knows all too well about Honda's extensive championship record, and he hopes to one day add his name to that list. "Honda has a lot of championships dating back pretty far," stated Barcia. "My main goal is to win championships and I know that is Honda's as well, so hopefully I can get us to that point. Going to Honda's headquarters and seeing all those number one plates on the wall makes me want it even more. I have a pair of 250 championship plates there, but I want a 450 plate up there too."

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