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Bondurant Instructor William Hawkins“I was the only kid in third grade reading the F1 racing report about Mario Andretti,” says William Hawkins. Hawkins is an instructor at the Bondurant High Performance Driving School and a racer. At a young age he wanted to go to Europe and race F1 and then he fell in love with Indy car racing. Hawkins says he also realized that open wheel racing in the United States is not as popular as it is in Europe.

Hawkins has raced in many different vehicles, different series, and different states. He takes that well-rounded racing experience and applies it each day as an instructor. “I have worked with so many cool people as an instructor here (at Bondurant); I am thankful for all my fellow instructors and the experience the school offers to everyone!” Hawkins said about his 10-year history at the School. He emphasizes the bond the instructors share as critical to being successful.

A degree from Portland State University in Business Administration is what caught the attention of a hiring manager for Hawkins to be an instructor in the first place. Hawkins sent his resume to many of the driving schools in the country for a marketing position. He had so much racing experience that the Jim Hall Karting School in Ventura, California, called him to be an instructor. After a year in California, Hawkins brought his knowledge of karting to Bob Bondurant in 1997 to launch the Bondurant SuperKart School. “It was a great opportunity to work with Bob and build a great school,” said Hawkins.

Hawkins is currently engaged in instructing all the courses at the Bondurant School, as well as pursuing sportscar and off-road driving opportunities.

  • IKF Sprint and Shifter Kart Champion
  • CCA Formula Ford
  • Spec Ford
  • SCCA Sports 2000
  • SCCA Touring
  • 360 Sprint Cars


20000 S. Maricopa Road, Gate #3
Chandler, AZ 85226

20000 S. Maricopa Road
Chandler, AZ 85226