Category: Flat Track

Henry Wiles picked up his seventh consecutive victory on Sunday at the famed Peoria Motorcycle Club racetrack. Wiles had reconstructive surgery on his left knee just four months ago. His seven-race win streak is second only to Chris Carr’s eight wins in a row from 1988-1995. And it’s tied for second on the all-time win list with Joe Leonard, who won seven TT’s between 1953 and 1961. Carr, who finished sixth in his final Peoria TT, has won the August Grand National race a record 13 times. Jared Mees finished second 1.59 seconds behind Wiles, Sammy Halbert finished third while Jake Johnson took fourth place and Morton, IL rider Rob Pearson was fifth. Most of the riders wore special Gary Nixon jerseys to commemorate to death of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer.

-Bob

Michigan Pro Jared Mees held off Brad Baker of Chehalis, WA and Rob Pearson of Morton, IL to capture the All-Star Nationals Flat Track main event at the Peoria Motorcycle Club. The win was Mees’ fourth in the last three weeks. Here are the results from the other classes at Thunder Valley on Sunday. Mikey Martin of Acampo, CA won the Pro Singles race, Galesburg rider Mike Caves won the Vintage Twins main event and Cole Anderson of Cambridge, MN took the 450 Amateur race.

-Bob

Jared Mees won the Expert Singles division in the All-Star National Flat Track Series event, besting 19 year-old Brad Baker and seven-time Grand National champion Chris Carr. Matthew Weidman of Westerlo, N.Y. was fourth and Rob Pearson of Morton was fifth. Michael Avila of Madera, Calif., won the Pro Singles race over Dustin Cassidy of Walnut and Adam Bushman of Oak Creek, Wis. Richard Kent of Galesburg beat Tony Watkins of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and his brother, Lance Kent, to win the Veteran 30-plus race.
Brandon Shelstad of Gillette, Wyo., won both the 450 Open Amateur and 450 Amateur classes. Steven Sandoval of Abingdon was second in both races. Fourteen-year-old Molly Terry of Creve Coeur won the 250 Amateur class over Cody Kent of Galesburg. Jim Monegan of Twisp, Wash., who is 67 years old, won the Open Vintage race and 41-year-old Marc Noreuil of Delavan won the Open Quads event.

-Bob

Thirteen time Peoria Motorcycle TT Champion Chris Carr held a press conference that his racing career will come to an end this season. The 44 year-old from Fleetwood, Pennsylvania has called this his Farewell to Flat Track Tour. Chris earned the title as the Prince of Peoria when he dominated the PMC 5/8 mile track on the 1990′s. On September 5, 2006, Carr broke the motorcycle land speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah), with a two-pass 350.8 mph average. He was the first motorcyclist to break the 350 mph barrier. Chris was inducted into the A.M.A. Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2004.

-Bob

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