How many guys can say they’ve won a major race 13 times in a row? Henry Wiles can, as he attempts to make it 14 this weekend at the Peoria TT, but surely it won’t be easy. Watch it all go down live at FansChoice.tv!
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – August 15, 2018 – On Saturday, August 18, American Flat Track heads to central Illinois for the longest-running event in the Grand National Championship history: the legendary – and 72nd annual – Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon.
Just as they have since 1947, flat track fans will jam every hillside, nook and cranny of the Peoria Motorcycle Club’s beautiful, amphitheater-like venue to watch the best flat track racers in the world do battle on what’s arguably one of the world’s most unique race tracks.
Featuring a longer-than-it-looks front straight, increasing-radius corners at each end and the legendary Peoria jumps on the backstretch, the PMC TT circuit promises loads of action and drama.
This will be especially true this Saturday (not Sunday this year!) with Henry ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willing Built Kawasaki Ninja 650) gunning for his almost unbelievable 14th straight AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines victory at Peoria.
“I feel blessed to be in this position,” said Wiles. “Peoria is a great place to be if you’re the fastest guy, because the track often offers multiple lines, and you can pass and not get stuck behind people. I’m feeling good about this weekend. My ability. My fitness. And the Kawasaki I’m riding is the best it’s been. Should be a good day.”
Of course, Buffalo Chip TT winner Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Indian Scout FTR750) and reigning AFT Twins champion (and points leader, and DAYTONA TT winner) Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian …read more