Kolby Carlile was hoping to turn last year’s misfortune at the Lima Half-Mile around in 2018, but unfortunately another mechanical ended the night short for the defending American Flat Track AFT Singles Champion.
The Estenson Racing rider’s day started out well. He qualified third, finished second in his Heat and third in his Semi. Carlile went into the Main event confident that he could bring home a podium finish on his Yamaha YZ450F. Unfortunately, that was not in the cards as he had to retire from the race early with a mechanical while racing in a solid third-place position. Although the frustration mounts for the champ, Carlile has put his focus on next weekend’s race at the New York Short Track, where the New Yorker hopes to take the win in front of his home crowd.
Kolby Carlile – AFT Singles #1:
“I don’t know what to say… Lima doesn’t like me. I work way too hard for this sort of stuff to keep happening. My fitness is really good. I was running third and I was pretty confident I was going to be able to finish there. I’m going to be honest; I’m not happy. It took a big chunk of points away tonight. Not much to say. We’ll figure it out in New York.”
Catch the Lima Half-Mile on NBCSN, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET.