PHOTO CREDIT:  Marion Cornett PHOTO LISTING (LEFT TO RIGHT): Doug Cornett, Thom Godward, Joe Kraft, Eddie Kraft, Taylor Knapp, Elizabeth Pfenning, Matt Kraft, Aaron Bagwell

PHOTO CREDIT: Marion Cornett
PHOTO LISTING (LEFT TO RIGHT): Doug Cornett, Thom Godward, Joe Kraft, Eddie Kraft, Taylor Knapp, Elizabeth Pfenning, Matt Kraft, Aaron Bagwell



From a press release issued by Witchkraft Racing:

September 12 – Shelby Twp., MI – Witchkraft Racing’s Taylor Knapp competed at the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship finale held at New Jersey Motorsports Park this past weekend.  Starting outside the top ten from Saturday’s combined Superstock and Superbike qualifying, Taylor rebounded with a 4th and 5th place finish in Sunday’s two Superstock races, respectively.

“Jersey was a solid weekend,” commented Taylor.  “I had to fight my way up from a poor qualifying position, but I was happy to move through the field in both races to fight for the podium.  I fell just short, but I was glad to bring home two solid top five finishes on the Witchkraft Yamaha R1.  It’s a really good way to finish the season.”

“The weekend was a challenge, but I felt we were ready for it,” stated Eddie Kraft.  “Taylor is a very talented rider and it’s been great to work with him.  We’ve enjoyed returning to the pro paddock and maybe should have tried MotoAmerica a bit sooner than we did.  It’s been a great experience and I feel we fit in well, even with the incredibly deep field of talented riders in the class.”

About Honda East Yamaha: As a family owned and operated Ohio motorcycle dealer, Honda East’s philosophy is to treat each customer like a family member, every visit. Our award-winning sales staff will strive to meet and exceed your expectations, whether you are purchasing a new vehicle, calling with a question, picking up a part, or just looking in our shop. Located in Northwest Ohio, Honda East is the #1 ranked dealership in both Ohio and Michigan; offering a full line of sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, ATVs, scooters, watercraft and snowmobiles not only by Honda, but Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Indian, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Can-Am, Kymco, Bombardier, Polaris and Artic Cat. Honda East prides themselves on the best out the door deal, period. No games, no hassles.

Witchkraft Racing would like to thank Honda East Yamaha Toledo, MotoEverything, Yoshimura, GoPro, Hoffer Performance, Motul, RS Taichi, Arai Helmets, Chicken Hawk Racing, NGK, Evol Technology, Ballistic Performance Components, Motion Pro, Millennium Technologies, Spiegler, Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, N2 Track Days, Worldwide Bearings, K-Tech, Performance Cycleworx, Pit Bull, Sharkskinz, Hammer Nutrition, Fast Frank Racing, Vesrah, PopShadow Decals, Spider Grips, Troy Lee Designs and M.C. Designs.

For more information on Honda East Yamaha, visit hondaeast.com. For information on the race team, please visit witchkraftracing.com.

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