Although not the win he was hoping for, Kolby Carlile made some positive steps in the right direction at the Williams Grove Half-Mile after a tough second half of the American Flat Track AFT Singles season.
In an abbreviated program intended to get the 16th round of the championship in before the weather reared its ugly head, Carlile was the man to beat all day on his Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F. He not only topped practice and qualifying, but went on to take a convincing win in his Semi. Unfortunately, he was unable to repeat that in the Main and had to settle for a fifth-place finish.
At the end of the day though, being able to find his comfort zone on his bike again was a big boost for Carlile. With his regained confidence, the “Flying Tomato” is looking forward to the final two rounds of the season and is hoping to add another pair of “W’s” to his two Mile wins earlier this season.
Kolby Carlile – AFT Singles #1:
“We almost had another perfect day. We were fastest in all of practice and qualifying, and I won my Semi with a little gap back to second. Sadly, we just came up a bit short in the Main. We got a bad start and the track changed a lot between the Singles Semi 1 and the Main. I searched throughout the whole Main event, but was never able to find the line that I needed to pass and work my way up. It’s unfortunate, but absolutely a step in the right direction for me. Felt amazing riding the bike all day, and I am looking forward to these last two Mile races of the year.”
Catch the Williams Grove Half-Mile on NBCSN, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET.