Bobby Bonds dominated the Taft Grand Prix and the opening round of the WCGP Championship. Photography by Mark Kariya
Bobby Bonds captured the overall win at the Dirt Diggers Motorcycle Club’s 12th Annual Taft Grand Prix at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, California, February 1-2. The event, which was also the opening round of the AMA West Coast Grand Prix Championship/AMA District 37/GPR Big 6 Grand Prix Series, saw Bonds get some satisfaction after having a certain win pulled out from under him because of a mechanical issue at the same venue a few weeks ago for the opening round of the WORCS Championship. But at the Taft GP, Bonds had much better success.
The R&D Motorsports/Maxxis/Fly Racing-backed rider took the lead from Eric Yorba after the first lap kept his Kawasaki KX450F there all the way to the finish in the 90-minute race.
Yorba, on the FMF/RPM Racing/Bonanza Plumbing KTM ended up second, followed by Justin Seeds, on the Precision Concepts/Zip-Ty Racing/Maxxis Kawasaki.
Elizabeth Bash, on the MotorycleSuperstor.com/Decal Works/Fly Racing Yamaha YZ250F claimed the Women’s Expert win, followed by Honda rider Nicole Madsen and Tatum Sik.