Wilis recently participated in Masters track nationals and did exceptionally well! Wilis turned 35 this year, which is the year masters starts, so Wilis got to compete in the 35-39 age group which is full of fast, competitive athletes!
Wilis’ first event was the individual pursuit 3k time trial and took 3rd with a time of 3:58, followed by a 40 lap scratch race the next day where he took 4th. The last day of racing was a brutal 80 lap points race and he podiumed with a 3rd place finish!
The racing took place at Giordana Velodrome in Rockhill, SC. Giordana is one of the newest tracks in the US opening in 2012. With 42.5 degree embankment in the turns, and 17 degree embankment in the straights this is definitely one of the fastest tracks in the country. For reference, our own humble Kissena Velodrome has just 19 degree embankment in the turns.
Photos by Weldon Weaver. The full photo set can be seen here.