Bobby Bonds

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12/14/2017 5:41 PM

What happened to this guy? Stupid fast, had a PC ride, won WORCS and than just disappeared...

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12/14/2017 5:44 PM

He posts here on occasion, so maybe he'll see this and tell you himself.

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12/14/2017 5:49 PM

Monk wrote:

What happened to this guy? Stupid fast, had a PC ride, won WORCS and than just disappeared...

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

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12/14/2017 5:52 PM

Monk wrote:

What happened to this guy? Stupid fast, had a PC ride, won WORCS and than just disappeared...

ML512 wrote:

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

Is he still riding? Watching him in the WORCS series (and him coming from a MX background) was so good...

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12/14/2017 6:07 PM

Cat went 30-30 five times. Beast.

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12/14/2017 6:14 PM

My first supercross I went to was his pro debut at Indianapolis in 2001, he got 10th. He raced 2001 & 2002 for Pro Circuit, earned AMA Rookie of the Year in 2001. Both years in supercross and outdoors he had injuries, including a really bad one at the start of 2002. Went 2-28 at Hangtown in 2001, almost won the second moto and overall until Langston brake checked him at the end of a high speed straight.

He raced a few races on a privateer Honda CR250 in 2003 but wasn't doing much, didn't want to race supercross and wasn't making money so he switched to offroad but did a few nationals 5-8 years later.

His profile here:
http://www.vitalmx.com/community/bondsmx,15334/all

Bobby won the 2008 WORCS Championship when it used to be a big deal. Here is a good read of the day he won, a last round must win situation where he won the title by 1 point over Ricky Dietrich:

http://racerxonline.com/2008/10/20/bobby-bonds-2008-worcs-champion

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12/14/2017 6:56 PM

Monk wrote:

Is he still riding? Watching him in the WORCS series (and him coming from a MX background) was so good...

Don't think so, not much at least. His son Race Bonds is ripping a 50 last I saw/heard.

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12/14/2017 6:59 PM

Monk wrote:

What happened to this guy? Stupid fast, had a PC ride, won WORCS and than just disappeared...

ML512 wrote:

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

Yup. Haven’t had a chance to ride there yet, but the people I’ve talked to that ride there really like it

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12/14/2017 7:20 PM

ML512 wrote:

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

Yep and he keeps it bitchin. Any chance of the vital crew coming out some time?

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12/14/2017 7:22 PM

Monk wrote:

What happened to this guy? Stupid fast, had a PC ride, won WORCS and than just disappeared...

ML512 wrote:

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

shredder23 wrote:

Yep and he keeps it bitchin. Any chance of the vital crew coming out some time?

Possibly, it's 3 hours each way for me though... pinch

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12/14/2017 7:28 PM

He was getting a bunch of momentum in outdoors 2001 and Langston put an end to it from what I remember. Didn't he get hurt from that and it started a chain of events?

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12/14/2017 7:40 PM

FIREfish148 wrote:

He was getting a bunch of momentum in outdoors 2001 and Langston put an end to it from what I remember. Didn't he get hurt from that and it started a chain of events?

I'm pretty sure it was a bad elbow injury. I saw it in person and it was a nasty crash!

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12/14/2017 8:11 PM

Yea he takes care of our local track, he does not ride as much but when he does he still rips pretty good. But I think he’s into his kid riding now

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12/14/2017 9:05 PM

ML512 wrote:

Possibly, it's 3 hours each way for me though... pinch

So, judging from what I’ve seen of L.A. traffic the last few days, about a 17 mile drive, 1 way.

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12/14/2017 9:11 PM

scooter5002 wrote:

So, judging from what I’ve seen of L.A. traffic the last few days, about a 17 mile drive, 1 way.

We don't measure drives in miles, we do it in hours.

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12/14/2017 9:11 PM

Taft son!!!!! Spun lots of laps on a few of his secret tracks including one pretty cool supercross track. Bonds is a badass. I saw Langston take him out at Hangtown as a kid was gnarly.

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12/14/2017 9:16 PM

FIREfish148 wrote:

He was getting a bunch of momentum in outdoors 2001 and Langston put an end to it from what I remember. Didn't he get hurt from that and it started a chain of events?

Blade Flanagan jr. wrote:

I'm pretty sure it was a bad elbow injury. I saw it in person and it was a nasty crash!

I remember Langston doing the same to Ben Townley(brake check)...pretty much ended him too.

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12/14/2017 9:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2017 9:19 PM

I remember seeing him ride at Club Moto in Livermore, CA right before he turned pro when he was on Hondas still. That kid had unreal speed and was putting a hurting on his cr125 out there, you could tell he had IT. Still despise Langston to this day for that chicken shit move he pulled at Hangtown.....

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12/14/2017 9:29 PM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

I remember seeing him ride at Club Moto in Livermore, CA right before he turned pro when he was on Hondas still. That kid had unreal speed and was putting a hurting on his cr125 out there, you could tell he had IT. Still despise Langston to this day for that chicken shit move he pulled at Hangtown.....

Yeah, I saw that too. It was a douchey move that shoulda cost Langston something for dirty riding. Still hate hearing Langston as a commentator because of that.

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12/14/2017 10:02 PM

Bobby Bonds' Bail Bonds has a nice ring to it

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12/14/2017 10:03 PM

ML512 wrote:

He's running a track now, I think it's Kern County Raceway Park.

shredder23 wrote:

Yep and he keeps it bitchin. Any chance of the vital crew coming out some time?

ML512 wrote:

Possibly, it's 3 hours each way for me though... pinch

Kern County sure is a beauty, though

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12/14/2017 10:07 PM

shredder23 wrote:

Yep and he keeps it bitchin. Any chance of the vital crew coming out some time?

ML512 wrote:

Possibly, it's 3 hours each way for me though... pinch

MX Guy wrote:

Kern County sure is a beauty, though

I have to agree, I'm about 15 minutes from that track

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12/14/2017 10:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2017 10:32 PM

ML512 wrote:

Possibly, it's 3 hours each way for me though... pinch

scooter5002 wrote:

So, judging from what I’ve seen of L.A. traffic the last few days, about a 17 mile drive, 1 way.

GuyB wrote:

We don't measure drives in miles, we do it in hours.

This I have learned quickly. Been lucky, most of my driving has been in my rig, and I’ve always avoided the really nasty traffic, through luck or planning. However, I’m here in my Yukon, dragging a U-Haul, at 58mph, staying as far to the right as possible. It’s good to get out of the rig, because I’ve now realized the abuse I’ve suffered isn’t because of what I drive, it’s BECAUSE I drive. Fun times down here. I miss the prairies, and the -30C. Okay, I miss the prairies.

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12/18/2017 4:43 AM

Bobby also had a promising mx sim career going?

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12/18/2017 4:45 AM

By the way his track kcrp mx is the #1 place in Cali for rut practice. A Few top amateurs are out there a few days a week

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12/18/2017 4:53 AM

KCRP it is, Just found a picture of him and his son's bikes with the KCRP logo.

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12/18/2017 4:55 AM

Blade Flanagan jr. wrote:

I'm pretty sure it was a bad elbow injury. I saw it in person and it was a nasty crash!

One of the dirtier moves you'll ever see. Never been a GL fan, because of that incident.

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12/18/2017 5:08 AM

FIREfish148 wrote:

He was getting a bunch of momentum in outdoors 2001 and Langston put an end to it from what I remember. Didn't he get hurt from that and it started a chain of events?

Blade Flanagan jr. wrote:

I'm pretty sure it was a bad elbow injury. I saw it in person and it was a nasty crash!

Squirrelings wrote:

One of the dirtier moves you'll ever see. Never been a GL fan, because of that incident.

Is there a video of it anywhere?

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12/18/2017 6:50 AM

midwestmoto wrote:

Is there a video of it anywhere?

I'm sure there is somewhere, but I've never had luck finding it on YouTube. I believe it was Hangtown '99. Could be wrong on the year.

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12/18/2017 7:23 AM

2001 Hangtown. I can't find the race on YouTube at all.

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