Local Desert racer Justin Imhof Injured at the Baja 1000
Justin and I have been racing against each other for a few years now. Back when he was riding a 125 we battled back and forth often. He was always faster, but at times I could run with him by virtue of riding an open class bike. Once he moved to a KTM 250 he was soon battling for the overall lead at local races. Justin has been sponsored by Paul Krause racing for the last two years, he just recently signed with JCR Honda for the 2011 season. He has a tremendous amount of talent and is a great kid. It has been very difficult to hear the news of his injury. Here is how you can help him out – Chilly
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Justin Imhof is a fresh faced 17-year old from Rancho Cucamonga, CA that has been making quite a name for himself, racing the AMA D-37 & AMA National Hare & Hound series in 2009 & 2010, taking home the championships and some big wins along the way. With a bright future ahead, Justin had the opportunity to race with the JCR/Honda team at the Baja 1000. Little is known about the cause of his crash except that he was unconscious when the 306X of Brian Pinnard followed shortly by Ricky Johnson, found him. They were able to reach Honda relay by radio and the process of getting him to help began. As of 11/30/2010 Justin is stable but still in a coma at UCSD Hillcrest in San Diego, CA.
“I can see the future of Off-Road racing in Justin’s eyes. His dedication, commitment and passion for racing are undeniable. I know the entire Off-Road community is pulling for Justin and I am believing that he will have a full and quick recovery. Justin has a bright future please join me in praying for and supporting the Imhof family.” — Johnny Campbell
“Justin is my friend and employee. I have had the opportunity to mentor Justin over the past two years and he is a wonderful person and talented rider. I am committed to his full recovery. Please join me in supporting the Imhof family during this time so Justin can get back to doing what he loves and what we all love”. — Chris Blais
“I had the opportunity to ride and meet Justin in Baja during our pre-run where he became and instant little brother to me. I was so impressed by his attitude and riding. When I came upon the crash and realized it was Justin, my heart sank. We tried to revive him verbally with no response. One of us had to go get help so we decided that Brian would stay and I would go for help. From that moment on, my thoughts and prayers have continually been with Justin and the Imhof family. At some point in our lives, we all need help so please join me in supporting the Imhof’s at this time.” — Ricky Johnson
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