Taft, CA- 5/20/08: Honolulu Hills Raceway announced today the partnership with Team CCR & Pro rider Bobby Bonds. Bonds currently ride for the private Central Cal Racing team out of Bakersfield, Ca. Team CCR was formed last year with Bobby Bonds debuting in Phoenix, AZ at round #1 of the 2007 WORCS Racing series. After a beginning season that saw ups and downs, Bonds seems to be right at home this year as he sits 2nd in points for the WORCS 2008 National Championship run.
“I feel great right now, I’m totally happy with where I’m at in the series and bringing Honolulu Hills on board was a great addition to the team for the second half run here in 2008. - Bobby Bonds”
Bobby Bonds will join forces with current Honolulu Hills Raceway- Women A rider, Nicole Madsen. Madsen who is coming off a 2007 WORCS National Championship herself has been with the team since its venture late last year. Madsen will continue to run the ’08 Yamaha YZ250F’s while Bonds will stay aboard his 2008 Kawasaki KX450F’s.
“I started this team from scratch, and we have brought it to where it is today. I have kept it small and simple. I couldn’t be happier and we are very fortunate with bringing Honolulu Hills on board as the title sponsor for the remaining season”- Derek Gerecke (CCR Team Manager)
“We are happy to step up to help out Bonds for the remainder of the year and hopefully this will turn into a continued relationship into 2009. Melton, Comfort and I spoke about this early on, Jason Reed who still provides PR support for us at Taft was able to work with Comfort and Gereke to put this together in a matter of days. I’ve watched Bobby grow from the early days on his Team Green KX60 to where he’s at today. Honolulu Hills is excited about the Championship chase for this 2008 WORCS Pro National Championship. Bobby is the hometown boy when it comes to connecting Taft, Ca with Motocross. Bonds has (2) Loretta Lynn National Championships, and an impressive amateur resume which includes two years with the Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team in 2001 & 2002. We know Bobby has the potential to secure this Championship and we are excited to back him for this run at it in 2008.” – Darin Layton of Honolulu Hills Raceway.
Bonds will debut his Honolulu Hills/CCR ride this weekend at the Glen Helen National. Bobby is currently pre-entered in the Motocross class and will run the #821 this Sunday for Round #1 of the AMA Toyota MX Nationals.