He may have had to work for this one, but at the end of the day everyone in the house knew that the 9th-straight win by Henry Wiles at the Peoria TT was a day of champions for the former 2-Time AMA Grand National Singles Champion.
After losing power on his #17 Don's Kawasaki-sponsored Honda CRF450R, Hammerin' Hank was forced to race his way into the National main event via his semi race at round 7 of the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season in Thunder Valley.
And after starting from the third row in the 18-rider main, Wiles put on a clinic on clean passing as he methodically picked off rider after rider throughout the event's first 10 laps before taking the lead and soaring on to another victory at Henry's House and setting a new record of 9-straight wins in Sunday's running of the annual Peoria Motorcycle Club-hosted event. Henry now sits second in the series points standings.
One of those riders Wiles worked his way around was Steve Bonsey on the #80 Zanotti Racing Honda entry (shown above) who fell to the King of Peoria between turns one and two early in the event's running. But as he did with the near 15 riders he was forced to work his way around, Hank made it clean and pretty in his romp to the front. It was truly a great day for Henry, and it was a pleasure to be there to take in the history that he made of the day!
Major accomplishments from Sundays Peoria T.T. August 11th 2013
- A record 9 Wins in a row at the Peoria T.T.
- Now 10th on the all time win list at 24 national wins
- Track record
- 25 lap record
Check out this link for a cool flip-through copy of Cycle News featuring Wile's historic win