Henry Wiles scored his 25th career GNC victory at the Castle Rock TT. Henry Wiles scored his 25th career GNC victory at the Castle Rock TT. Photo by Dave Hoenig / courtesy AMA Pro Racing

Wiles wins Castle Rock TT

Written by  on Monday, 04 August 2014 14:27

CASTLE ROCK, Wash. - Henry Wiles was running in second place for the majority of Saturday night's AMA Pro Flat Track Castle Rock TT before he made a move that would prove to pay off immensely. As he was coming onto the corner that led onto the backstretch on lap 17, Wiles rode the high line up on the berm and was able to get enough speed coming off of it to catch Mikey Rush and beat him to the corner. Once he captured the lead, Wiles only built on it, as he eventually crossed the finish line 4.272 seconds faster than second-place finisher Rush.

With the win, Wiles picked up his 25th GNC victory aboard his Don's Kawasaki and is the second winningest rider in the history of the series. Wiles now sits seventh in the points.

"I passed Mikey once and he passed me back," said Wiles. "I tell you what, I like coming here. This crowd is great here they make you feel so good. They are so hardcore. It's awesome and it's an honour to be able to win the Castle Rock TT.

“There's been times that we've been really far away here but we had something going tonight. I have to give a special thanks to my team for getting my bike ready. This was actually my backup bike coming into today. We planned on riding a different bike tonight but it's funny how things work out. This means so much to be. I've gotten smoked here a lot so it just feels so good to me."

Rush's second place finish, aboard his Cascio Rush Racing Honda, had to be bittersweet as he started from pole position and had the race all but won. However, his mishap on lap 17 proved costly for the Gilroy, Calif., product. Though obviously disappointed, Rush did walk away with by far his most impressive performance of 2014, as he will look to build momentum heading into round 10, slated to take place this Tuesday at  Black Hills Speedway in Black Hills, S.D.

Coming in third place by a wheel was the defending Grand National Champion, Brad Baker, aboard his Brothers Powersports Honda. Baker closed out the podium for first time this season and his performance has to feel good, as he's certainly struggled by his standards so far in 2014.

Jared Mees, riding his Montgomeryville Cycle Honda and JD Beach, mounted on his Van's Yamaha rounded out the top five, respectively.

Dominic Colindres has clearly taken a liking to Castle Rock Race Park over the years, as he's done nothing but excel at the Washington state venue over the course of his career. Colindres walked away with his second Castle Rock AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles main event victory in as many seasons Saturday night, winning by an astonishing 6.12 seconds.

After starting from pole position, Colindres got the holeshot and never looked back aboard his Motorcycle Superstore Honda. He even lapped several riders on his way to his first victory of the 2014 season.

Coming in second was Davis Fisher mounted on his TJ Burnett Farms Honda. Fisher's second place finish came about as easy as Colindres's win did, as he beat third-place finisher Dan Bromley to the finish line by almost four full seconds.

Bromley, aboard his Bromley Brothers KTM Racing KTM, finished third for his best finish of 2014.

Footage of the Castle Rock TT will be available to view on AMA Pro Racing's YouTube portal at www.youtube.com/amaprovids in the coming days.

GNC Expert Results

POS

NO.

RIDER(S)

SPONSOR

BIKE

INTERVAL

1

17

Henry Wiles

Kawasaki 450 Sponsored by Don's Kawasaki, DPC...

Kawasaki KX450F

25 Laps

2

54

Mike Rush

Cascio Rush Racing, Tuned By Ronnie Brown, Race...

Honda CRF450R

4.272

3

1

Brad Baker

Brothers Power Sports,Boughner Racing...

Honda CRF450R

5.726

4

9

Jared Mees

Montgomeryville Cycle,National Cycle,Rogers...

Honda CRF450R

5.761

5

95

JD Beach

Van's Yamaha,TJ Burnett Farms,Victory Circle...

Yamaha YZ 450F

6.040

6

23

Jeffrey Carver Jr.

Carver's BBQ,Dan Ryder,Motion Pro,PMP...

Honda CRF450R

7.180

7

5

Jake Johnson

Ramspur Winery,Lloyd Bros Motorsports, Parkinson...

Honda CRF450R

10.919

8

7

Sammy Halbert

Fredericktown Yamaha,Vans Yamaha,Millennium...

Yamaha YZ 450F

13.087

9

80

Stevie Bonsey

Zanotti Racing,Top1,K&N Filters,Drew...

Honda CRF450R

13.536

10

42

Bryan Smith

Villa-Esparza Crosley Radios Howerton Products ...

Kawasaki KX450F

13.771

11

14

Briar Bauman

Rod Lake Racing,Specialty Fabrication,Drew-Massa...

Honda CRF450R

17.338

12

69

Jethro Halbert

Sammy Halbert Racing, Drew Massa, Knucklehead...

Yamaha YZ 450F

19.353

13

16

Wyatt Maguire

Kirkland Racing,Urban Custome Bikes,Motorcycle...

Honda CRF450R

20.196

14

44

Brandon Robinson

USC Kawasaki,James Hart,Hot Shot Motorworks,James...

Kawasaki KX450F

27.848

15

11

Scott Baker

YSR,The Brothers Powersports,EBC...

Honda CRF450R

29.427

16

60

Eric Beers

Race Shop,Tacoma Motorsports,Paul Peiroli...

Yamaha YZ 450F

24 Laps

17

65

Cory Texter

Racing Unlimited,McElroy Packing,Invisible...

Honda CRF450R

1.022

18

27

Robert Pearson

Weirbach Racing

Kawasaki KX450F

31.266

19

91

Mikey Martin

Applied Coatings,R&S,Fredericktown...

Honda CRF450R

20 Laps

GNC Standings (Top 15)

1

Jared Mees

165

2

Bryan Smith

159

3

Jake Johnson

154

4

Sammy Halbert

134

5

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.

129

6

Brandon Robinson

115

7

Henry Wiles

102

8

Brad Baker

102

9

Stevie Bonsey

93

10

Briar Bauman

71

11

Robert Pearson

53

12

Mike Rush

50

13

Jake Shoemaker

49

14

Doug Lawrence

39

15

Jeffrey Carver Jr.

35

--From AMA Pro Racing

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