STRONG BIKE + STRONG RIDER = STRONG WINNING STREAK
PEORIA, IL. (AUGUST 23, 2010) –There’s a reason why Henry Wiles has the #1 on his plates and VP’s C12 in his tank. This Michigan rider had no problem making Peoria TT a clear example of that this past weekend. Wiles dominated round 11 of the AMA Grand National Championship making it the sixth straight win for him at this Illinois venue! Now, Wiles has his eyes on the "Prince of Peoria" Chris Carr's record of eight in a row.
Wiles had himself a perfect day, not only posting the fastest qualifying time, but winning the fastest heat and leading all twenty five laps of the National. Wiles didn’t just squeak by for the checkered either, he finished in front of second place rider, Jared Mees, by over 11 seconds.
"Today was just one of the days that I think even if I would have gotten a little behind, I could have came through real quick," said Wiles. "I think we had that much going on today."
Any suspense was soon put to rest as the 18 rider National hit the first turn. "I got the perfect start and that always makes things easier. There's a lot that can go wrong in this race," said Wiles. "Fortunately the bike ran strong the whole time and there were no issues there mechanically.”
“There were a few times, because the track was a little bit sketchy, the bike was stepping it out or tucking the front a little bit here and there. I kind of wanted to look back just to see how I was doing. I know I had more in reserve and I was just trying to ride a smart race. I wanted to know if someone was there and if I should wick it up a little bit. Fortunately I didn't have to do that. We just rode a good race. The Monster Energy Kawasaki was running good today, that was probably the best bike we've had here yet."