In this week's episode...we talk to a guy everyone has been waiting to hear from, Henry Wiles. In one of the most talked about moves this off-season, he is making the jump to ride a Honda in the AFT Singles class in 2020. Hear what led to the decision, his expectations for the upcoming season, and several other interesting Henry Wiles nuggets. Some solid conversation with one of flat track's most strongest personalities...you don't want to miss this one!
In this week's episode, we talk to John Swearinger, the Race Director for one of one of the most historic motorcycle events in the country, the Peoria TT. We talk about the jump, we talk about the River Party, and we talk about the racing you can expect to see this weekend in Thunder Valley. Then, we put in a call to King Henry himself to get his thoughts prior to a surgery that could sideline him on Saturday, ending his win streak in Peoria.
Racing for the Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian, Wiles rounded out the top five at Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky. The event required two event postponements and an additional day’s delay. After six rounds, Wiles is in fifth place overall. His best finish was a second at the Daytona opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode we preview Round 10, the Ohio National in Lima and talk with the winningest TT rider in flat track, Henry Wiles. We cover everything from his early days of riding moto and wrestling, to his winning streak in Peoria.00:59 - Lima Preview01:59 - Henry Wiles intro 02:32 - Where were you born?03:55 - How did you get into riding motorcycles?04:38 - How long have you been racing motorcycles?04:54 - What was it about racing that appealed to you?05:34 - Where was your first win?06:11 - Did you look up to any riders when you first got started?07:25 - How did you get into flat tracking?09:04 - How did you get the nickname Hammering Hank?10:14 - Talks about wrestling career14:04 - Talks about balancing being a father with racing17:02 - Talks about 2009 & 2010 racing seasons18:48 - Talk about his injury suffered in Daquin in 201120:12 - Talks about winning in Salinas with the injured knee23:46 - Talks us through the Buffalo Chip finish in 201725:10 - Was 2017 a successful year in your eyes?27:00 - Talks about his success at the Peoria TT28:43 - Talks about preparing for the 2018 season 30:12 - How much testing were you able to do on the Indians before racing them?32:02 - Talks about where he got his Indians33:46 - Talks about working with his mechanic Brian B.35:49 - “I don’t think he was much of a fan of me”37:59 - How important is it for you to win on a mile?39:01 - Are you looking forward to this weekend’s race in Lima?40:19 - Do you think Hayden Gilliam is going to give you a run for your money on the TT’s?41:28 - Talks about why the second half of the season is always better for him42:46 - “The push-ups weren’t even planned”45:00 - GRAM’s QUESTION - When will we see your little boy racing a motorcycle?46:52 - Rapid Fire questions 47:32 - Who would win a wrestling match between you and Mees?48:19 - Shout outs and thank yous
Talking Motorcycles with Henry Wiles and Jacqui Van Ham
Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone
Jacqui Van Ham joins us from the road traveling home from Sturgis 2017 and the Bonneville Salt Flats and she brings us an amazing update from both! Henry Wiles is now "King" Henry following his 13 year reign at the American Flat Track Peoria TT! Winning a total of 14 and 13 in a row is an amazing accomplishment and Henry gives his thoughts on that and how he would react if anyone ever beats that record!