Bonsey Back To His Roots

Paul Carruthers | May 1, 2009

Dirt tracker turned road racer Stevie Bonsey will go back to his roots, May 23-24, when he straps on a steel shoe for a return to dirt tracking at the Springfield TT and Springfield Mile.

Bonsey had been racing GPs in thbe 125cc class for the past two years and was slated to move to the 250cc class this year. At the pre-season Jerez test, however, Bonsey’s Aprilia Madrid team failed to show up and the team has since folded. That left Bonsey, a five-time National AMA Racing Amateur Dirt Track Racing Champion, without a ride. Now George Mack and Pat Moroney have come to the rescue.

Mack, owner of Mack Daddy Racing and Moroney, of Moroney’s Harley-Davidson, are teaming up to supply bikes for Bonsey to race in the Springfield TT and Mile.

“This is a great young man with a ton of talent,” said Moroney in a release issued by AMA Pro Racing. “Bonsey will add his name to an elite list of riders that I have been privileged to have rode my equipment at Springfield including; Nicky and Roger Hayden, Will Davis, Jake Zemke, Mike Hacker, Jake Johnson, Kenny Coolbeth, Jared Mees, Davey Camlin and, of course, our current Screaming Eagle rider Bryan Smith, who will be preparing Stevie’s XR750 and coaching him with setup and sharing his mile experience.”

Bonsey will be supplied 450cc Honda motorcycles for the TT along with Harley-Davidson XR750s for the Mile, according to the team.

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.