Timmy Weigand wins the opening round of the Big 6 Grand Prix Series.  Photography By: Mark Kariya

Timmy Weigand wins the opening round of the Big 6 Grand Prix Series.  Photography By: Mark Kariya

The AMA D-37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series kicked off its eight-round season with the 11th Annual Taft Grand Prix, presented by the Dirt Diggers Motorcycle Club, at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, California, February 2-3.

In the featured AMA West Coast Grand Prix Series Pro race on Saturday, Tim Weigand topped Johnny Campbell Racing Honda teammate Colton Udall for the win, while Motorcycle Superstore Yamaha-mounted Gary Sutherlin grabbed third.

The weekend wrapped up with the combined Heavyweight and Lightweight races which saw JCR Honda-supported Evan Kelly rebound from a slightly off day to take the overall and Heavyweight Expert victory.

In all, more than 900 entries filled a weekend noted for perfect conditions around the eight-mile course set in the rolling hills and oil fields just outside of the Central California town.

 

 

Mark Kariya | Contributor

Kariya spends way too much time in the desert, but we’re glad he does as he’s the man who gets us our coverage of all things sandy.

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