Kolby Carlile wanted that Meadowlands Mile win badly. The 2017 AFT Singles Champion put everything he had into the American Flat Track season finale, but unfortunately just came up a little short by a mere .006 seconds.
Although not the result he wanted, it was a fight to the finish on his Yamaha YZ450F, and a solid day for Carlile who also was the fastest qualifier and also won his Heat. So Carlile is happy to close this chapter in his flat track career after accomplishing his goals in the AFT Singles class. The “Flying Tomato” now looks forward to the next chapter – the move up to the premier class in 2019, where he will go up against the best flat track racers in the world in AFT Twins.
Kolby Carlile – AFT Singles #1:
“I gave it everything I had today. Fast qualified. Won my heat. Led most of the Main event. Shayna snuck up on me. She passed me and dropped me a little bit. I absolutely put my head down and caught her. Lost her again, caught her again. I really thought I had it won off of four, and I just went high and I should have gone low. That’s all she wrote.
“It’s been one heck of a year. Almost another Mile victory. I wasn’t super-dead-set on getting third [in the standings]. It would have been cool, but it wasn’t like a heartbreaker for me. I just wanted to win today. That was my main goal. I’ve done everything I’ve really wanted to do in the AFT Singles class. I’ve won the title. I’ve won some races. So there’s only one thing left for me to do and it’s go to the premier class and try to do it all over again there. I’m really looking forward to next year.”
Catch the Meadowlands Mile on NBCSN, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET.