Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:49:14 -0700 Corporate: John Spoltman <p>John Spoltman is president of Honda Engineering North America, Inc. (EGA). EGA, with offices in Ohio, Alabama, and Ontario, Canada, is responsible for the development of manufacturing tooling and engineering support for North American manufacturing operations. Spoltman served previously as chief engineer at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) and plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.</p> <p>Spoltman joined Honda at HAM in 1988 as an engineering coordinator, overseeing the start-up of the suspension assembly department. He was promoted to assistant manager of the department in 1989. In 1992, Spoltman was named manager of the ferrous machining department and became manager of the ferrous casting department in 1993. He was assigned as head of business planning and management systems of the HAM Planning Group in 1995, where he was responsible for the HAM business strategy and planning.</p> <p>In 1996, Spoltman was promoted to senior manager. His responsibilities included strengthening the coordination of Honda's North American manufacturing operations and promoting best practices. Spoltman was promoted to assistant vice president of corporate planning in 2000, overseeing HAM business planning, production planning, production control and technical planning operations. Following his role as project leader of both the Honda Transmission Plant expansion and establishing a new automatic transmission plant, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC, (HPPG), Spoltman was promoted to plant manager of HPPG in 2005. In 2008, Spoltman was named chief engineer. In 2009, became plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.</p> <p>Spoltman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio and on the advisory board for Workforce Partnership of Shelby County. Prior to returning to Ohio, he served on the Haralson County (Ga.) Chamber Board of Directors and Haralson County Schools Community Advisory Board.</p> <p>Spoltman is a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, located in Sidney, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/9a1f8bd2-8f08-4bba-98ad-0d0264eb5c43 http://hondanews.com/releases/9a1f8bd2-8f08-4bba-98ad-0d0264eb5c43 John Spoltman <p>John Spoltman is president of Honda Engineering North America, Inc. (EGA). EGA, with offices in Ohio, Alabama, and Ontario, Canada, is responsible for the development of manufacturing tooling and engineering support for North American manufacturing operations. Spoltman served previously as chief engineer at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) and plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.</p> <p>Spoltman joined Honda at HAM in 1988 as an engineering coordinator, overseeing the start-up of the suspension assembly department. He was promoted to assistant manager of the department in 1989. In 1992, Spoltman was named manager of the ferrous machining department and became manager of the ferrous casting department in 1993. He was assigned as head of business planning and management systems of the HAM Planning Group in 1995, where he was responsible for the HAM business strategy and planning.</p> <p>In 1996, Spoltman was promoted to senior manager. His responsibilities included strengthening the coordination of Honda's North American manufacturing operations and promoting best practices. Spoltman was promoted to assistant vice president of corporate planning in 2000, overseeing HAM business planning, production planning, production control and technical planning operations. Following his role as project leader of both the Honda Transmission Plant expansion and establishing a new automatic transmission plant, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC, (HPPG), Spoltman was promoted to plant manager of HPPG in 2005. In 2008, Spoltman was named chief engineer. In 2009, became plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.</p> <p>Spoltman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio and on the advisory board for Workforce Partnership of Shelby County. Prior to returning to Ohio, he served on the Haralson County (Ga.) Chamber Board of Directors and Haralson County Schools Community Advisory Board.</p> <p>Spoltman is a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, located in Sidney, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati.</p> Corporate: Jeff Tomko <p>Jeff Tomko is president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA), which operates an automobile and engine plant in Lincoln, Alabama, where the company currently produces the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Acura MDX and the V6 engines that power them.</p> <p>Tomko previously served as senior vice president of HMA. In this role, he served as one of five Operation Leaders responsible for daily operations of the entire Lincoln facility, including automobile and engine production.  Prior to joining HMA in 2013, Tomko served as chief advisor at Honda of America Mfg. (HAM), and plant manager of the Marysville Auto Plant, in Marysville, Ohio.</p> <p>He joined Honda in 1987 as a staff associate in the Purchasing Development Group at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant. In 1991, Tomko moved to Purchasing's Planning & Export Group as budget controller and special projects team member. Promoted to assistant manager in 1994, Tomko headed strategic sourcing activities for the Plastics and Interior Group. He became manager of the Stamping and Plastic Groups in 1997, where he developed long-term commodity purchasing structures. He also led the procurement study for the establishment of HMA in Alabama, which opened in 2001.</p> <p>In 2004, Tomko moved to the Power Sports Product Group, where he managed the new model cost and strategic sourcing for Motorcycle, ATV, and Watercraft products. Tomko was promoted to assistant vice president of Honda of America's Purchasing Procurement Group in 2005. His responsibilities included automotive North American OEM strategic sourcing, diversity sourcing, and overall supplier development for more than 600 suppliers in North America. In October 2007, he became vice president of Honda Transmission of America Mfg., Inc., in Russells Point, Ohio, which manufactures automatic transmissions for Honda automobiles produced in Ohio and Canada.</p> <p>Tomko received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, where he majored in purchasing, materials, production and operations management.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:50:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/881a4125-daae-425d-9ec0-14d3a1c6d4f8 http://hondanews.com/releases/881a4125-daae-425d-9ec0-14d3a1c6d4f8 Jeff Tomko <p>Jeff Tomko is president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA), which operates an automobile and engine plant in Lincoln, Alabama, where the company currently produces the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Acura MDX and the V6 engines that power them.</p> <p>Tomko previously served as senior vice president of HMA. In this role, he served as one of five Operation Leaders responsible for daily operations of the entire Lincoln facility, including automobile and engine production.  Prior to joining HMA in 2013, Tomko served as chief advisor at Honda of America Mfg. (HAM), and plant manager of the Marysville Auto Plant, in Marysville, Ohio.</p> <p>He joined Honda in 1987 as a staff associate in the Purchasing Development Group at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant. In 1991, Tomko moved to Purchasing's Planning & Export Group as budget controller and special projects team member. Promoted to assistant manager in 1994, Tomko headed strategic sourcing activities for the Plastics and Interior Group. He became manager of the Stamping and Plastic Groups in 1997, where he developed long-term commodity purchasing structures. He also led the procurement study for the establishment of HMA in Alabama, which opened in 2001.</p> <p>In 2004, Tomko moved to the Power Sports Product Group, where he managed the new model cost and strategic sourcing for Motorcycle, ATV, and Watercraft products. Tomko was promoted to assistant vice president of Honda of America's Purchasing Procurement Group in 2005. His responsibilities included automotive North American OEM strategic sourcing, diversity sourcing, and overall supplier development for more than 600 suppliers in North America. In October 2007, he became vice president of Honda Transmission of America Mfg., Inc., in Russells Point, Ohio, which manufactures automatic transmissions for Honda automobiles produced in Ohio and Canada.</p> <p>Tomko received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, where he majored in purchasing, materials, production and operations management.</p> Corporate: Frank Paluch <p>Frank Paluch is president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) and an operating officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Prior to assuming his responsibilities as the president of Honda R&D operations in North America, Paluch served as senior vice president of Honda North America Services, LLC, which was established on April 1, 2013, to provide essential operational services to Honda facilities throughout North America.</p> <p>Paluch joined Honda at HRA in 1992 and soon thereafter spent one year at the Honda R&D Center in Tochigi, Japan, working on the body design of the first-generation Accord V6. Beyond developing his capability in automotive body engineering design, this experience enabled him to better grasp Honda corporate culture and the Japanese language.</p> <p>Upon his return to the United States in 1994, Paluch continued to advance his knowledge of vehicle development and, after completing various projects, rose to the level of chief engineer with overall responsibility for the development of two all-new vehicles: the 2001 Acura MDX and 2003 Honda Pilot. He later led development of the second-generation Acura MDX, introduced in 2007.</p> <p>He was promoted to vice president of HRA in 2007, then to senior vice president and director in 2011, where he was responsible for direct oversight of complete-vehicle research, design and development, and enterprise IT systems.</p> <p>A graduate of the Ohio State University, Paluch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was previously employed by McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a lead project engineer for aircraft modification programs throughout the United States and in Italy, Portugal, England and Thailand.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/8ea9c6d1-3388-42c8-ac79-0de8069a3191 http://hondanews.com/releases/8ea9c6d1-3388-42c8-ac79-0de8069a3191 Frank Paluch <p>Frank Paluch is president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) and an operating officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Prior to assuming his responsibilities as the president of Honda R&D operations in North America, Paluch served as senior vice president of Honda North America Services, LLC, which was established on April 1, 2013, to provide essential operational services to Honda facilities throughout North America.</p> <p>Paluch joined Honda at HRA in 1992 and soon thereafter spent one year at the Honda R&D Center in Tochigi, Japan, working on the body design of the first-generation Accord V6. Beyond developing his capability in automotive body engineering design, this experience enabled him to better grasp Honda corporate culture and the Japanese language.</p> <p>Upon his return to the United States in 1994, Paluch continued to advance his knowledge of vehicle development and, after completing various projects, rose to the level of chief engineer with overall responsibility for the development of two all-new vehicles: the 2001 Acura MDX and 2003 Honda Pilot. He later led development of the second-generation Acura MDX, introduced in 2007.</p> <p>He was promoted to vice president of HRA in 2007, then to senior vice president and director in 2011, where he was responsible for direct oversight of complete-vehicle research, design and development, and enterprise IT systems.</p> <p>A graduate of the Ohio State University, Paluch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was previously employed by McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a lead project engineer for aircraft modification programs throughout the United States and in Italy, Portugal, England and Thailand.</p> Corporate: Robert Gurga <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/f0d6/12a1/f0d612a1-8d0a-438f-bc99-5ea65686a679-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Robert Gurga Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/robert-gurga http://hondanews.com/photos/robert-gurga Robert Gurga <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/f0d6/12a1/f0d612a1-8d0a-438f-bc99-5ea65686a679-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Robert Gurga Corporate: Mike Ryan <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/9713/fa97/9713fa97-3e8e-47d7-87fb-994eb8748302-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Mike Ryan Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/mike-ryan http://hondanews.com/photos/mike-ryan Mike Ryan <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/9713/fa97/9713fa97-3e8e-47d7-87fb-994eb8748302-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Mike Ryan Corporate: Kim Smalley <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/4173/89bf/417389bf-0c98-476c-af1c-fa023f8c9adf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Kim Smalley Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/kim-smalley http://hondanews.com/photos/kim-smalley Kim Smalley <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/4173/89bf/417389bf-0c98-476c-af1c-fa023f8c9adf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Kim Smalley Corporate: Honda Lands Second on the Podium at Washougal National <p>As the only stop in the Pacific Northwest, the Washougal National is known as one of the most scenic tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. With weather that complemented the beautiful facility, this past Saturday was a great day for racing. Just one week after scoring his first career 450 victory, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac had another impressive showing, grabbing second overall with a pair of seconds. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard finished seventh overall, while teammate Fredrik Noren scored a career-best finish of eighth.</p> <p><strong>450 Race</strong><br> Canard nabbed a top-five start in moto one and quickly moved into second on lap two. He was able to fight off the advances of another rider for multiple laps before surrendering the position and taking over third. Canard relinquished one more spot during the 30-minute plus two-lap race, taking the checkered flag in fourth. In moto two, he got off the line to a less-than-desirable start and then crashed. He remounted in 39th and swiftly began moving his way through the field, putting together a noteworthy come-from-behind performance to finish 11th, which landed him seventh overall.</p> <p>"Seventh is never a number you want to be excited about, but I am grateful to be healthy because I have left this place a few times in an ambulance," stated Canard. "Overall it was an okay day. I can't be too bummed but on the other hand I can be bummed because it didn't work the way we wanted it to. This is a very difficult track, with the slick dirt and all the shadows that you have to ride through with the trees, but I really enjoy it. I am really looking forward to having a weekend off to recharge and head into the final races strong. We have been testing and have made good progress, so I think Unadilla will be good."</p> <p>Fredrik Noren had a stellar day aboard his Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R, recording a career-best eighth overall with 9-7 finishes. In moto one, Noren grabbed an 11th-place start and worked his way up to ninth by the completion of the 16-lap race. When the gate dropped for the second time, he launched into the first turn, grabbed a top-10 start and crossed the line in eighth on the opening lap. Noren then worked his way up to an impressive sixth before relinquishing one position on lap 12, taking the checkered in seventh.</p> <p>"I am pretty excited right now. I am really happy with my seventh in moto two and eighth overall," said Noren with a huge grin. "It was a career best moto finish for me and career best overall. I felt good today and think I was riding pretty well. Hopefully I can continue to take baby steps and make progress each week. We have a press session at Unadilla, which I think will help me by being able to ride the track before Saturday. I like that race, so we will see how it goes."</p> <p>It was another exciting day for 450-class rookie Eli Tomac, who landed on the podium for the fifth consecutive time this season in as many races with a solid 2-2 performance. In the day's opening moto, Tomac was forced to battle from behind after starting outside the top 10. He methodically maneuvered through the competition and had second in his sights after taking over third on lap five. Tomac continued to lay down impressively fast lap times, steadily closing the gap and moving within striking distance on lap 10 to make a pass stick for the runner-up spot.</p> <p>In moto two, Tomac wasted little time slicing through the pack, picking off multiple riders to secure second by lap two. The front runners quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field, but Tomac was never able to close the gap and challenge for the lead position. He set a quick pace, ultimately taking the checkered in second. "Dungey just had a little bit extra on me today," said Tomac. "Good for him, but of course after going 1-1 last week in Millville we wanted to be on the top step again. I'm sure not complaining about another podium finish, especially here at Washougal because this track is a real test. To put this GEICO Honda on the podium in the five outdoor races I've run is really cool. I just wish I hadn't missed the start of the season because I could be battling for the title."</p> <p><strong>250 Race</strong><br> Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Justin Bogle rebounded after a tough race last weekend to finish fifth overall at the Washington track, highlighted by an impressive third-place result in moto two. Following a seventh in the first race, Bogle launched his CRF250R off the line to a second-place start in the day's closing race. He took advantage of the strong start, passing for the lead on the opening lap to assume control of the moto. Bogle maintained a strong pace out front for nine laps before a mistake caused him to lose two positions.</p> <p>"I came in here pretty wounded from a hard get-off last weekend and I wasn't able to ride at all during the week, so to climb the podium at the end of the day is actually a pretty good result for me," explained Bogle. "My back and side are still limiting what I can do, so I'm really happy we have a week off before the next race. Two motos, two get-offs; that can't happen if I want to stay up front."</p> <p>Teammates Zach Bell and Matt Bisceglia finished 11th (10-11) and 13th (13-12) overall, respectively.</p> <p><strong>The Focus: Honda History at Washougal</strong></p> <p>The Washougal MX Park has hosted a Pro Motocross Championship event since 1980 and is currently in its third decade of hosting the nationals in the Pacific Northwest. During that span Honda has claimed a total of five victories in the premiere (now 450) class, eight in the support (now 250) class, and four in the 500cc class. Factory racer Ricky Carmichael was the last Honda rider to top the 450 podium in 2011, while GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac was the last to be victorious in the 250 class in 2013. In 1995, the Honda Red Riders swept both wins with Mike Brown and Jeremy McGrath grabbing the top spots in the 125cc and 250cc classes, respectively. GEICO Honda Team Manager Mike LaRocco won the last 500cc race in Washougal in 1993 on a Honda.</p> <p><strong>450 Class Overall Results</strong></p> <p>1. Ryan Dungey 1-1<br> <strong>2. Eli Tomac (Honda) 2-2</strong><br> 3. Ken Roczen 3-3<br> 4. Brett Metcalfe 5-4<br> 5. Andrew Short 6-5<br> 6. Weston Peick 7-6<br> <strong>7. Trey Canard (Honda) 4-11<br> </strong><strong>8. Fredrik Noren (Honda) 9-7<br> </strong>9. Justin Brayton 8-8<br> <strong>10. Christian Craig (Honda) 10-12</strong></p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 9 of 12 rounds)</strong></p> <p>1. Ken Roczen 407<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 393<br> <strong>3. Trey Canard 330</strong><br> 4. Brett Metcalfe 256<br> 5. James Stewart 226<br> 6. Josh Grant 218<br> 7. Andrew Short 218<br> 8. Weston Peick 217<br> <strong>9. Eli Tomac 212</strong><br> 10. Chad Reed 156</p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results</strong></p> <p>1. Marvin Musquin 1-1<br> 2. Blake Baggett 5-2<br> 3. Jeremy Martin 4-4<br> 4. Cooper Webb 3-5<br> <strong>5. Justin Bogle (Honda) 7-3</strong><br> 6. Joey Savatgy 6-7<br> 7. Dean Wilson 8-6<br> 8. Christopher Pourcel 2-15<br> <strong>9. Cole Seely (Honda) 9-9<br> 10. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 11-10</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 9 of 12 rounds)</strong></p> <p>1. Jeremy Martin 377<br> 2. Cooper Webb 334<br> 3. Blake Baggett 323<br> 4. Marvin Musquin 291<br> <strong>5. Justin Bogle 274<br> </strong>6. Christopher Pourcel 274<br> 7. Jason Anderson 236<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely 212</strong><br> <strong>9. Jessy Nelson 185</strong><br> 10. Alex Martin 156</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:33:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/a435207c-be45-426e-af18-defec4793213 http://hondanews.com/releases/a435207c-be45-426e-af18-defec4793213 Honda Lands Second on the Podium at Washougal National <p>As the only stop in the Pacific Northwest, the Washougal National is known as one of the most scenic tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. With weather that complemented the beautiful facility, this past Saturday was a great day for racing. Just one week after scoring his first career 450 victory, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac had another impressive showing, grabbing second overall with a pair of seconds. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard finished seventh overall, while teammate Fredrik Noren scored a career-best finish of eighth.</p> <p><strong>450 Race</strong><br> Canard nabbed a top-five start in moto one and quickly moved into second on lap two. He was able to fight off the advances of another rider for multiple laps before surrendering the position and taking over third. Canard relinquished one more spot during the 30-minute plus two-lap race, taking the checkered flag in fourth. In moto two, he got off the line to a less-than-desirable start and then crashed. He remounted in 39th and swiftly began moving his way through the field, putting together a noteworthy come-from-behind performance to finish 11th, which landed him seventh overall.</p> <p>"Seventh is never a number you want to be excited about, but I am grateful to be healthy because I have left this place a few times in an ambulance," stated Canard. "Overall it was an okay day. I can't be too bummed but on the other hand I can be bummed because it didn't work the way we wanted it to. This is a very difficult track, with the slick dirt and all the shadows that you have to ride through with the trees, but I really enjoy it. I am really looking forward to having a weekend off to recharge and head into the final races strong. We have been testing and have made good progress, so I think Unadilla will be good."</p> <p>Fredrik Noren had a stellar day aboard his Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R, recording a career-best eighth overall with 9-7 finishes. In moto one, Noren grabbed an 11th-place start and worked his way up to ninth by the completion of the 16-lap race. When the gate dropped for the second time, he launched into the first turn, grabbed a top-10 start and crossed the line in eighth on the opening lap. Noren then worked his way up to an impressive sixth before relinquishing one position on lap 12, taking the checkered in seventh.</p> <p>"I am pretty excited right now. I am really happy with my seventh in moto two and eighth overall," said Noren with a huge grin. "It was a career best moto finish for me and career best overall. I felt good today and think I was riding pretty well. Hopefully I can continue to take baby steps and make progress each week. We have a press session at Unadilla, which I think will help me by being able to ride the track before Saturday. I like that race, so we will see how it goes."</p> <p>It was another exciting day for 450-class rookie Eli Tomac, who landed on the podium for the fifth consecutive time this season in as many races with a solid 2-2 performance. In the day's opening moto, Tomac was forced to battle from behind after starting outside the top 10. He methodically maneuvered through the competition and had second in his sights after taking over third on lap five. Tomac continued to lay down impressively fast lap times, steadily closing the gap and moving within striking distance on lap 10 to make a pass stick for the runner-up spot.</p> <p>In moto two, Tomac wasted little time slicing through the pack, picking off multiple riders to secure second by lap two. The front runners quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field, but Tomac was never able to close the gap and challenge for the lead position. He set a quick pace, ultimately taking the checkered in second. "Dungey just had a little bit extra on me today," said Tomac. "Good for him, but of course after going 1-1 last week in Millville we wanted to be on the top step again. I'm sure not complaining about another podium finish, especially here at Washougal because this track is a real test. To put this GEICO Honda on the podium in the five outdoor races I've run is really cool. I just wish I hadn't missed the start of the season because I could be battling for the title."</p> <p><strong>250 Race</strong><br> Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Justin Bogle rebounded after a tough race last weekend to finish fifth overall at the Washington track, highlighted by an impressive third-place result in moto two. Following a seventh in the first race, Bogle launched his CRF250R off the line to a second-place start in the day's closing race. He took advantage of the strong start, passing for the lead on the opening lap to assume control of the moto. Bogle maintained a strong pace out front for nine laps before a mistake caused him to lose two positions.</p> <p>"I came in here pretty wounded from a hard get-off last weekend and I wasn't able to ride at all during the week, so to climb the podium at the end of the day is actually a pretty good result for me," explained Bogle. "My back and side are still limiting what I can do, so I'm really happy we have a week off before the next race. Two motos, two get-offs; that can't happen if I want to stay up front."</p> <p>Teammates Zach Bell and Matt Bisceglia finished 11th (10-11) and 13th (13-12) overall, respectively.</p> <p><strong>The Focus: Honda History at Washougal</strong></p> <p>The Washougal MX Park has hosted a Pro Motocross Championship event since 1980 and is currently in its third decade of hosting the nationals in the Pacific Northwest. During that span Honda has claimed a total of five victories in the premiere (now 450) class, eight in the support (now 250) class, and four in the 500cc class. Factory racer Ricky Carmichael was the last Honda rider to top the 450 podium in 2011, while GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac was the last to be victorious in the 250 class in 2013. In 1995, the Honda Red Riders swept both wins with Mike Brown and Jeremy McGrath grabbing the top spots in the 125cc and 250cc classes, respectively. GEICO Honda Team Manager Mike LaRocco won the last 500cc race in Washougal in 1993 on a Honda.</p> <p><strong>450 Class Overall Results</strong></p> <p>1. Ryan Dungey 1-1<br> <strong>2. Eli Tomac (Honda) 2-2</strong><br> 3. Ken Roczen 3-3<br> 4. Brett Metcalfe 5-4<br> 5. Andrew Short 6-5<br> 6. Weston Peick 7-6<br> <strong>7. Trey Canard (Honda) 4-11<br> </strong><strong>8. Fredrik Noren (Honda) 9-7<br> </strong>9. Justin Brayton 8-8<br> <strong>10. Christian Craig (Honda) 10-12</strong></p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 9 of 12 rounds)</strong></p> <p>1. Ken Roczen 407<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 393<br> <strong>3. Trey Canard 330</strong><br> 4. Brett Metcalfe 256<br> 5. James Stewart 226<br> 6. Josh Grant 218<br> 7. Andrew Short 218<br> 8. Weston Peick 217<br> <strong>9. Eli Tomac 212</strong><br> 10. Chad Reed 156</p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results</strong></p> <p>1. Marvin Musquin 1-1<br> 2. Blake Baggett 5-2<br> 3. Jeremy Martin 4-4<br> 4. Cooper Webb 3-5<br> <strong>5. Justin Bogle (Honda) 7-3</strong><br> 6. Joey Savatgy 6-7<br> 7. Dean Wilson 8-6<br> 8. Christopher Pourcel 2-15<br> <strong>9. Cole Seely (Honda) 9-9<br> 10. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 11-10</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 9 of 12 rounds)</strong></p> <p>1. Jeremy Martin 377<br> 2. Cooper Webb 334<br> 3. Blake Baggett 323<br> 4. Marvin Musquin 291<br> <strong>5. Justin Bogle 274<br> </strong>6. Christopher Pourcel 274<br> 7. Jason Anderson 236<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely 212</strong><br> <strong>9. Jessy Nelson 185</strong><br> 10. Alex Martin 156</p> Corporate: 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/1188/cab5/1188cab5-6c2a-452f-aaf0-40203e57556c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-2 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/1188/cab5/1188cab5-6c2a-452f-aaf0-40203e57556c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate: 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/4b50/0e0a/4b500e0a-b993-4fe0-9099-ce12b42140f0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-1 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/4b50/0e0a/4b500e0a-b993-4fe0-9099-ce12b42140f0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate: 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/e4a7/b4f4/e4a7b4f4-4637-4b13-b493-3963e509d7b5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/e4a7/b4f4/e4a7b4f4-4637-4b13-b493-3963e509d7b5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate: 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/f0c5/4cb5/f0c54cb5-994c-4a12-93af-3ccbe384cd33-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-racing-washougal-3 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/f0c5/4cb5/f0c54cb5-994c-4a12-93af-3ccbe384cd33-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda Racing - Washougal Corporate: First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/faf8/d447/faf8d447-0b96-4f54-86f0-152f40df5b97-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/first-production-hondajet-makes-public-debut-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2014 http://hondanews.com/photos/first-production-hondajet-makes-public-debut-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2014 First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/faf8/d447/faf8d447-0b96-4f54-86f0-152f40df5b97-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Corporate: First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <p>The <a href="https://www.hondajet.com/news/article.aspx?ArticleType=pressrelease&CatType=news_detail_139.xml&bhcp=1" target="_blank">first production HondaJet</a> made its public debut today at <a href="http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure" target="_blank">EAA AirVenture Oshkosh</a>. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an entertaining flight demonstration during the afternoon airshow that included high- and low-speed passes. </p> <p>"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been the setting of several HondaJet firsts and in many ways, this event was the true beginning of Honda's aviation venture," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "We decided to debut the first production HondaJet here as part of Honda's commitment to inspire others through the power and realization of our dreams."</p> <p>"We again welcome the impressive innovation and technology from the Honda Aircraft team, as it is a perfect fit for the world of flying ingenuity we see every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh," said Jack J. Pelton, EAA's chairman of the board. "It has been fascinating to watch the development of the HondaJet from its original concept to the production aircraft shown here at Oshkosh. It is a tribute to the entire Honda team that made it possible."</p> <p>The first production HondaJet will be on <a href="https://www.hondajet.com/eaa/" target="_blank">static display</a> in the Honda Aircraft Company exhibit through Friday, August 1. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the world's premier aviation event that attracts more than 500,000 people each year. The show runs through Sunday, August 3, and is held at Wittman Regional Airport.</p> <p>The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light jet, and its distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts. The HondaJet <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/OTWEM" target="_blank">Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM)</a> configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and fuselage nose, and composite fuselage were developed from long-term research activities. These innovations combine to make the HondaJet the <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/performance/" target="_blank">fastest</a>, most <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/comfort/" target="_blank">spacious</a> and most <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/efficiency/" target="_blank">fuel-efficient</a> jet in its class.</p> <p>For more information about the world's most advanced light jet, visit <a href="http://www.hondajet.com" target="_blank">www.hondajet.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>About HondaJet</strong> <br> HondaJet is the world's most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value. </p> <p><strong>Honda Aircraft Company</strong><br> Honda Aircraft Company, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was founded in 2006, though has its heritage in more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft's world headquarters in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company's associates work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, manufacturing and administration buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.</p> <p> EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photography and video are available via the <a href="https://media.haciportal.com/_login/HAC.SharePoint.MediaPortal/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/_layouts/Authenticate.aspx?Source=/&Source=/">Honda Aircraft Company media portal</a>.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/21e5b933-8fbc-428d-96ee-cbed2e9941e2 http://hondanews.com/releases/21e5b933-8fbc-428d-96ee-cbed2e9941e2 First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <p>The <a href="https://www.hondajet.com/news/article.aspx?ArticleType=pressrelease&CatType=news_detail_139.xml&bhcp=1" target="_blank">first production HondaJet</a> made its public debut today at <a href="http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure" target="_blank">EAA AirVenture Oshkosh</a>. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an entertaining flight demonstration during the afternoon airshow that included high- and low-speed passes. </p> <p>"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been the setting of several HondaJet firsts and in many ways, this event was the true beginning of Honda's aviation venture," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "We decided to debut the first production HondaJet here as part of Honda's commitment to inspire others through the power and realization of our dreams."</p> <p>"We again welcome the impressive innovation and technology from the Honda Aircraft team, as it is a perfect fit for the world of flying ingenuity we see every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh," said Jack J. Pelton, EAA's chairman of the board. "It has been fascinating to watch the development of the HondaJet from its original concept to the production aircraft shown here at Oshkosh. It is a tribute to the entire Honda team that made it possible."</p> <p>The first production HondaJet will be on <a href="https://www.hondajet.com/eaa/" target="_blank">static display</a> in the Honda Aircraft Company exhibit through Friday, August 1. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the world's premier aviation event that attracts more than 500,000 people each year. The show runs through Sunday, August 3, and is held at Wittman Regional Airport.</p> <p>The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light jet, and its distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts. The HondaJet <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/OTWEM" target="_blank">Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM)</a> configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and fuselage nose, and composite fuselage were developed from long-term research activities. These innovations combine to make the HondaJet the <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/performance/" target="_blank">fastest</a>, most <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/comfort/" target="_blank">spacious</a> and most <a href="http://www.hondajet.com/hondajet/efficiency/" target="_blank">fuel-efficient</a> jet in its class.</p> <p>For more information about the world's most advanced light jet, visit <a href="http://www.hondajet.com" target="_blank">www.hondajet.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>About HondaJet</strong> <br> HondaJet is the world's most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value. </p> <p><strong>Honda Aircraft Company</strong><br> Honda Aircraft Company, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was founded in 2006, though has its heritage in more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft's world headquarters in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company's associates work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, manufacturing and administration buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.</p> <p> EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photography and video are available via the <a href="https://media.haciportal.com/_login/HAC.SharePoint.MediaPortal/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/_layouts/Authenticate.aspx?Source=/&Source=/">Honda Aircraft Company media portal</a>.</p> Corporate: First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/9379/b812/9379b812-a977-43a6-bf7a-a5698de78285-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/first-production-hondajet-makes-public-debut-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2014-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/first-production-hondajet-makes-public-debut-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2014-1 First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/9379/b812/9379b812-a977-43a6-bf7a-a5698de78285-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Corporate: Bruce T. Smith <p>Bruce Smith is senior vice president of the Parts, Service and Technical Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Smith is responsible for overseeing the areas of automobile customer service, parts and accessories marketing, service marketing, parts inventory procurement and distribution, technical operations and the improvement of lifetime owner loyalty and customer satisfaction. He is also responsible for the distribution of service parts and accessories for motorcycle, power equipment and marine products.</p> <p>A 20-year Honda veteran, Smith began his career with American Honda as a procurement specialist in Troy, Ohio, working to purchase service parts from various suppliers and factories located throughout North America. He quickly advanced through the American Honda Parts Operations Division, becoming manager, and then senior manager of Honda's parts procurement center in Troy.</p> <p>In 2004, Smith was promoted to assistant vice president of Parts Operations, responsible for all procurement, inventory control, quality assurance, specification control and logistics within Parts Division, including procurement from North American and Japanese suppliers. Smith relocated to the company's Torrance, Calif., headquarters in 2008, when he was promoted to vice president of Parts Operations. In October 2011, he transferred from Parts to become Vice President of Service and Technical Operations. In April 2013, he was again promoted as Senior Vice President of Parts, Service and Technical Operations.</p> <p>Prior to joining American Honda, Smith worked as a purchasing manager for Eskco, Inc., a small manufacturing company that produced custom vinyl products. Smith holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Wright State University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/0846d493-3240-40e8-a43a-e5ab51da23fe http://hondanews.com/releases/0846d493-3240-40e8-a43a-e5ab51da23fe Bruce T. Smith <p>Bruce Smith is senior vice president of the Parts, Service and Technical Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Smith is responsible for overseeing the areas of automobile customer service, parts and accessories marketing, service marketing, parts inventory procurement and distribution, technical operations and the improvement of lifetime owner loyalty and customer satisfaction. He is also responsible for the distribution of service parts and accessories for motorcycle, power equipment and marine products.</p> <p>A 20-year Honda veteran, Smith began his career with American Honda as a procurement specialist in Troy, Ohio, working to purchase service parts from various suppliers and factories located throughout North America. He quickly advanced through the American Honda Parts Operations Division, becoming manager, and then senior manager of Honda's parts procurement center in Troy.</p> <p>In 2004, Smith was promoted to assistant vice president of Parts Operations, responsible for all procurement, inventory control, quality assurance, specification control and logistics within Parts Division, including procurement from North American and Japanese suppliers. Smith relocated to the company's Torrance, Calif., headquarters in 2008, when he was promoted to vice president of Parts Operations. In October 2011, he transferred from Parts to become Vice President of Service and Technical Operations. In April 2013, he was again promoted as Senior Vice President of Parts, Service and Technical Operations.</p> <p>Prior to joining American Honda, Smith worked as a purchasing manager for Eskco, Inc., a small manufacturing company that produced custom vinyl products. Smith holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Wright State University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.</p> Corporate: David Paul <p>David Paul is vice president and risk management officer of American Honda Finance Corporation, the U.S. retail-financing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., based in Torrance, California.</p> <p>Paul previously served as chief tax counsel and head of Tax & Trade Services for American Honda, with responsibility for Honda's international and domestic tax positions in the United States.</p> <p>Prior to joining Honda in 1988, Mr. Paul was a U.S. Treasury honor attorney, where he participated in the development of key international legislation and regulations, including international provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and was a principal author of U.S. tax regulations under Subpart F. His later practice with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates), in Washington, D.C., emphasized the taxation of multinational and financial enterprises.</p> <p>Mr. Paul has been a member and active participant in the tax committees of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation since 1988, is a Regional Vice President on the Executive Council of the International Fiscal Association USA Branch, and is a former Chairman of the International Tax Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.</p> <p>Mr. Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, his Juris Doctor degree from Duke Law School and his LLM (in taxation) from New York University Law School.</p> Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:39:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/9c77d67e-62bd-4a18-b6a4-b9bf1c41aa1d http://hondanews.com/releases/9c77d67e-62bd-4a18-b6a4-b9bf1c41aa1d David Paul <p>David Paul is vice president and risk management officer of American Honda Finance Corporation, the U.S. retail-financing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., based in Torrance, California.</p> <p>Paul previously served as chief tax counsel and head of Tax & Trade Services for American Honda, with responsibility for Honda's international and domestic tax positions in the United States.</p> <p>Prior to joining Honda in 1988, Mr. Paul was a U.S. Treasury honor attorney, where he participated in the development of key international legislation and regulations, including international provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and was a principal author of U.S. tax regulations under Subpart F. His later practice with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates), in Washington, D.C., emphasized the taxation of multinational and financial enterprises.</p> <p>Mr. Paul has been a member and active participant in the tax committees of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation since 1988, is a Regional Vice President on the Executive Council of the International Fiscal Association USA Branch, and is a former Chairman of the International Tax Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.</p> <p>Mr. Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, his Juris Doctor degree from Duke Law School and his LLM (in taxation) from New York University Law School.</p> Corporate: Bruce Smith <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/b6ce/28ad/b6ce28ad-38fd-4e5a-9c77-d7f5a398ade3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Bruce Smith Corporate Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/bruce-smith http://hondanews.com/photos/bruce-smith Bruce Smith <img src="http://hondanews.com/photos/b6ce/28ad/b6ce28ad-38fd-4e5a-9c77-d7f5a398ade3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Bruce Smith Corporate: Brickyard Grand Prix Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.439-mile road course), Speedway, IN<br> <strong>2013 winners: </strong>Ryan Dalziel/Alex Popow (Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW)<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Partly sunny, mild, 73 degrees F</p> <p>Top 10 Results:</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Ps.</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Class</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Drivers</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Chassis / Engine</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Laps / Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>1.P</td> <td>Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi</td> <td>Action Express</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2.</td> <td>2.P</td> <td>Sage Karem/Scott Pruett</td> <td>Chip Ganassi Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>+48.964 seconds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3.</td> <td>3.P</td> <td>Michael Valiante/Richard Westbrook</td> <td>Spirit of Daytona</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>4.P</td> <td>Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor</td> <td>Wayne Taylor Racing</td> <td>Dallara Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>5.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ryan Dalziel/Scott Sharp</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>108 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>6.P</td> <td>Oswaldo Negri Jr./John Pew</td> <td>Michael Shank Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>7.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>+11.763 seconds</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>8.P</td> <td>Ho Pin Tung/Gustavo Yacaman</td> <td>OAK Racing</td> <td>Morgan Nissan</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>1.PC</td> <td>Chris Cumming/Jack Hawksworth</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>2.PC</td> <td>Duncan Ende/Bruno Junqueira</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center">Dalziel Runs Fifth for HPD, Honda at Brickyard Grand Prix</p> <ul> <li><strong><em>HPD ARX-03b Hondas sweep front row in qualifying</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pit strategies, spin, late fuel stops determine outcome</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A promising start for Honda Performance Development and the Extreme Speed Motorsports squad – leading practice and sweeping the front row in qualifying on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – failed to deliver the desired results Friday evening at the Brickyard Grand Prix, eighth round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.</p> <p>After starting from first and second, the HPD ARX-03b Hondas of Scott Sharp/Ryan Dalziel and Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek ran strongly throughout the opening stint of the two-hour, 45-minute contest, which was punctuated by a trio of cautions, including a long, 30-minute yellow to repair damaged curbing on the circuit.</p> <p>The cautions provided an opportunity for the leading, and eventual race-winning, Action Express Racing team of Christian Fittipaldi/Joao Barbosa to stretch its fuel mileage and complete the race by making just two pit stops, while most of the prototype field – including both HPD Hondas, needed to make a brief third and final stop in the final 10 laps.</p> <p>Just past the 90-minute mark of the race, while battling Scott Pruett for second, the #1 HPD Honda of Dalziel spun in the first turn as the pair of prototypes was working its way through lapped GT-class traffic. Dalziel quickly recovered without damage, but lost two positions as a result and resumed in fifth place. Dalziel continued to run quickly, turning the fastest lap times of the race to move into fourth place with 20 minutes remaining, but dropped to fifth at the finish after the final flourish of late-race pit stops.</p> <p>Late in the race, the ESM team gambled with the #2 HPD Honda, attempting to complete the race without a third pit stop. But when the race ran caution-free in the final hour, van Overbeek was forced to pit with just two laps remaining, dropping from second to seventh at the checkers.</p> <p>The HPD-developed Honda engines used in the TUDOR championship are derived from the Honda "J35" series of production V6 engines and include relevant twin-turbocharger technology, along with the efficiency provided by direct fuel injection. Key production-based components that are utilized include block and heads, crankshaft, direct injection fuel system, valve train components, drive-by-wire throttle, alternator, sensors, fasteners, etc. The engine even utilizes a stock Honda oil filter.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being posted on a new, specially created "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. Headed by longtime motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin, CPG will be providing video highlights packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship resumes next month with the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, August 10 at the classic Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.</p> <p>Allen Miller (Project Leader, Sports Cars, Honda Performance Development) on this evening's race: "In the end, it all came down to the time of everyone's fuel stops, and we came up just a bit short, needing that final splash of fuel for both Extreme Speed HPD Hondas. Our cars were very fast this weekend, as demonstrated when we swept the front row in qualifying. I believe Ryan [Dalziel] also turned the fastest race lap. It was a good rebound for everyone after our disappointing results at Watkins Glen and Mosport. Both cars finished well, just not as high as we would have liked. Now it's on to Road America, a circuit where HPD has had a great deal of success in the past." </p> <p>Ryan Dalziel (#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda): "We were faster than the leaders, but it was impossible to overtake them.  It was a very frustrating race. I had to take too many risks [in traffic] to keep up with the leaders, and it caught me out. We run the same top speed as the GT cars, so we have to take risks under braking to pass them. I feel bad for the team. This makes for a couple of races now where we've qualified well and thought we had the car to beat. But when it comes to race pace, the DPs [Daytona Prototypes] definitely manage to stretch their fuel and run better in traffic. It is a hard one to take today, but we'll regroup and go on to Road America."</p> <p> </p> Corporate Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/86052ddb-b766-42ca-97ce-9d9174e768da http://hondanews.com/releases/86052ddb-b766-42ca-97ce-9d9174e768da Brickyard Grand Prix Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.439-mile road course), Speedway, IN<br> <strong>2013 winners: </strong>Ryan Dalziel/Alex Popow (Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW)<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Partly sunny, mild, 73 degrees F</p> <p>Top 10 Results:</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Ps.</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Class</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Drivers</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Chassis / Engine</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Laps / Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>1.P</td> <td>Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi</td> <td>Action Express</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2.</td> <td>2.P</td> <td>Sage Karem/Scott Pruett</td> <td>Chip Ganassi Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>+48.964 seconds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3.</td> <td>3.P</td> <td>Michael Valiante/Richard Westbrook</td> <td>Spirit of Daytona</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>4.P</td> <td>Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor</td> <td>Wayne Taylor Racing</td> <td>Dallara Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>5.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ryan Dalziel/Scott Sharp</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>108 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>6.P</td> <td>Oswaldo Negri Jr./John Pew</td> <td>Michael Shank Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>7.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>+11.763 seconds</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>8.P</td> <td>Ho Pin Tung/Gustavo Yacaman</td> <td>OAK Racing</td> <td>Morgan Nissan</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>1.PC</td> <td>Chris Cumming/Jack Hawksworth</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>2.PC</td> <td>Duncan Ende/Bruno Junqueira</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center">Dalziel Runs Fifth for HPD, Honda at Brickyard Grand Prix</p> <ul> <li><strong><em>HPD ARX-03b Hondas sweep front row in qualifying</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pit strategies, spin, late fuel stops determine outcome</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A promising start for Honda Performance Development and the Extreme Speed Motorsports squad – leading practice and sweeping the front row in qualifying on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – failed to deliver the desired results Friday evening at the Brickyard Grand Prix, eighth round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.</p> <p>After starting from first and second, the HPD ARX-03b Hondas of Scott Sharp/Ryan Dalziel and Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek ran strongly throughout the opening stint of the two-hour, 45-minute contest, which was punctuated by a trio of cautions, including a long, 30-minute yellow to repair damaged curbing on the circuit.</p> <p>The cautions provided an opportunity for the leading, and eventual race-winning, Action Express Racing team of Christian Fittipaldi/Joao Barbosa to stretch its fuel mileage and complete the race by making just two pit stops, while most of the prototype field – including both HPD Hondas, needed to make a brief third and final stop in the final 10 laps.</p> <p>Just past the 90-minute mark of the race, while battling Scott Pruett for second, the #1 HPD Honda of Dalziel spun in the first turn as the pair of prototypes was working its way through lapped GT-class traffic. Dalziel quickly recovered without damage, but lost two positions as a result and resumed in fifth place. Dalziel continued to run quickly, turning the fastest lap times of the race to move into fourth place with 20 minutes remaining, but dropped to fifth at the finish after the final flourish of late-race pit stops.</p> <p>Late in the race, the ESM team gambled with the #2 HPD Honda, attempting to complete the race without a third pit stop. But when the race ran caution-free in the final hour, van Overbeek was forced to pit with just two laps remaining, dropping from second to seventh at the checkers.</p> <p>The HPD-developed Honda engines used in the TUDOR championship are derived from the Honda "J35" series of production V6 engines and include relevant twin-turbocharger technology, along with the efficiency provided by direct fuel injection. Key production-based components that are utilized include block and heads, crankshaft, direct injection fuel system, valve train components, drive-by-wire throttle, alternator, sensors, fasteners, etc. The engine even utilizes a stock Honda oil filter.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being posted on a new, specially created "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. Headed by longtime motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin, CPG will be providing video highlights packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship resumes next month with the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, August 10 at the classic Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.</p> <p>Allen Miller (Project Leader, Sports Cars, Honda Performance Development) on this evening's race: "In the end, it all came down to the time of everyone's fuel stops, and we came up just a bit short, needing that final splash of fuel for both Extreme Speed HPD Hondas. Our cars were very fast this weekend, as demonstrated when we swept the front row in qualifying. I believe Ryan [Dalziel] also turned the fastest race lap. It was a good rebound for everyone after our disappointing results at Watkins Glen and Mosport. Both cars finished well, just not as high as we would have liked. Now it's on to Road America, a circuit where HPD has had a great deal of success in the past." </p> <p>Ryan Dalziel (#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda): "We were faster than the leaders, but it was impossible to overtake them.  It was a very frustrating race. I had to take too many risks [in traffic] to keep up with the leaders, and it caught me out. We run the same top speed as the GT cars, so we have to take risks under braking to pass them. I feel bad for the team. This makes for a couple of races now where we've qualified well and thought we had the car to beat. But when it comes to race pace, the DPs [Daytona Prototypes] definitely manage to stretch their fuel and run better in traffic. It is a hard one to take today, but we'll regroup and go on to Road America."</p> <p> </p> Corporate: Honda Rolls Out Two Trials Bikes for 2015 <p>Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you're likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.  </p> <p>"Trials riding is a very unique style of competition that's spectacular to watch and incredibly difficult to do well," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "Last year we unveiled the COTA 4RT Race Replica, a hard-core bike made for national-level competition. That bike returns for 2015 with some important new features. The new COTA 4RT260 we're introducing is designed and priced for riders entering the sport; those who compete at local and regional levels, rather than in national-level and pro events. Together, this pair allows trials riders to pick the one that best suits their tastes and budget."  </p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT Race Replica</strong><br> Inspired by Honda's world championship machines, this built-for-competition trials bike returns for 2015 with a new 4-piston monoblock front brake caliper that is stronger for more precise actuation and superior stopping action. A new shift lever is slimmer to stay out of harm's way over rocks or other obstacles. And a new black finish for the triple clamps and handlebar, re-shaped, slimmer front fender and new-style rear final-drive sprocket add to the all-new official Team Honda Repsol looks. Designed with a lightweight aluminum frame, it features a four-stroke Honda 260cc engine with electronic fuel injection and a revolutionary decompression system that reduces engine braking for an operating character similar to that of a 2-stroke. Other key elements include fully adjustable competition-level Showa suspension front and rear, DID rims, Michelin tires, extra-wide aluminum footpegs, a race-replica headlight, Repsol sticker kit, plus many carbon-fiber protectors: fork guards, front fender brace/mount, clutch cover, head pipe heat shield and silencer cover. Color: Repsol Edition; Price: $9499; Availability: January 2015 </p> </li> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT260</strong><br> The COTA 4RT260 carries over most of the main elements that make the COTA 4RT Race Replica a world champion, including the aluminum frame and 260cc engine. The COTA 4RT260 carries its own 39mm TECH fork and R16V shock for the Pro-Link rear suspension, components that are fully trials capable while allowing a better price point. As with the Race Replica, both ends are fully adjustable for rebound and compression damping. The 4-piston front brake caliper is also unique to the COTA 4RT260, along with the Dunlop tires and Morad rims—all components that are competition-ready. Perhaps the biggest difference is the seat that comes with every COTA 4RT260. At the expert level, the seat is reduced to virtually nothing to give the rider maximum freedom of movement. For more casual competitors, this larger seat adds comfort while riding between sections or waiting to enter the next section. The seat is removable and can be switched out as desired, and it incorporates a bit of underseat storage. Color: Red; Price: $7799; Availability: January 2015</p> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx">http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p> Corporate Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/c4ab9b20-8989-499b-83d9-8547c5298360 http://hondanews.com/releases/c4ab9b20-8989-499b-83d9-8547c5298360 Honda Rolls Out Two Trials Bikes for 2015 <p>Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you're likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.  </p> <p>"Trials riding is a very unique style of competition that's spectacular to watch and incredibly difficult to do well," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "Last year we unveiled the COTA 4RT Race Replica, a hard-core bike made for national-level competition. That bike returns for 2015 with some important new features. The new COTA 4RT260 we're introducing is designed and priced for riders entering the sport; those who compete at local and regional levels, rather than in national-level and pro events. Together, this pair allows trials riders to pick the one that best suits their tastes and budget."  </p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT Race Replica</strong><br> Inspired by Honda's world championship machines, this built-for-competition trials bike returns for 2015 with a new 4-piston monoblock front brake caliper that is stronger for more precise actuation and superior stopping action. A new shift lever is slimmer to stay out of harm's way over rocks or other obstacles. And a new black finish for the triple clamps and handlebar, re-shaped, slimmer front fender and new-style rear final-drive sprocket add to the all-new official Team Honda Repsol looks. Designed with a lightweight aluminum frame, it features a four-stroke Honda 260cc engine with electronic fuel injection and a revolutionary decompression system that reduces engine braking for an operating character similar to that of a 2-stroke. Other key elements include fully adjustable competition-level Showa suspension front and rear, DID rims, Michelin tires, extra-wide aluminum footpegs, a race-replica headlight, Repsol sticker kit, plus many carbon-fiber protectors: fork guards, front fender brace/mount, clutch cover, head pipe heat shield and silencer cover. Color: Repsol Edition; Price: $9499; Availability: January 2015 </p> </li> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT260</strong><br> The COTA 4RT260 carries over most of the main elements that make the COTA 4RT Race Replica a world champion, including the aluminum frame and 260cc engine. The COTA 4RT260 carries its own 39mm TECH fork and R16V shock for the Pro-Link rear suspension, components that are fully trials capable while allowing a better price point. As with the Race Replica, both ends are fully adjustable for rebound and compression damping. The 4-piston front brake caliper is also unique to the COTA 4RT260, along with the Dunlop tires and Morad rims—all components that are competition-ready. Perhaps the biggest difference is the seat that comes with every COTA 4RT260. At the expert level, the seat is reduced to virtually nothing to give the rider maximum freedom of movement. For more casual competitors, this larger seat adds comfort while riding between sections or waiting to enter the next section. The seat is removable and can be switched out as desired, and it incorporates a bit of underseat storage. Color: Red; Price: $7799; Availability: January 2015</p> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx">http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 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