MENU
| 09.11.2017
Indian Motorcycle Racing® Secures First American Flat Track Championship With Jared Mees
| 09.05.2017
Indian Motorcycle Racing® Secures 6th Podium Sweep of 2017 Season at Springfield Mile II
| 08.09.2017
Indian Motorcycle Racing® Secures Its Fifth Podium Sweep Of 2017 Season At Black Hills Half-Mile
| 07.31.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® RACING SECURES 10TH WIN OF SEASON AND HOLDS TOP THREE POSITIONS IN SEASON STANDINGS
| 07.10.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING SECURES NINTH WIN & 23RD PODIUM WITH FIRST & THIRD-PLACE FINISH AT ROLLING WHEELS HALF-MILE
| 06.28.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ‘WRECKING CREW’ TO COMPETE IN X GAMES MINNEAPOLIS 2017
Press Release | 06.19.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING AND THE SCOUT FTR750 CAPTURE FOURTH SWEEP
Press Release | 06.05.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING AND THE SCOUT FTR750 REMAIN UNDEFEATED THROUGH SEVEN RACES
Press Release | 05.30.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH ‘1-2’ FINISH AT SPRINGFIELD MILE
Press Release | 05.22.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING SECURES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY AND THIRD PODIUM SWEEP THIS SEASON AT SACRAMENTO MILE
press release | 05.15.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING SWEEPS ARIZONA MILE
Press Release | 04.03.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW WITH BRYAN SMITH’S WIN AT CHARLOTTE HALF MILE
Press Release | 03.27.2017
JARED MEES CAPTURES CONSECUTIVE WINS & LEADS INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING TO PODIUM SWEEP AT ATLANTA SHORT TRACK
Press Release | 02.28.2017
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES SCOUT FTR750 AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR THE 2017 AMERICAN FLAT TRACK SEASON
| 09.11.2017

Indian Motorcycle Racing® Secures First American Flat Track Championship With Jared Mees

Mees Captures Ninth Victory of Season and Earns Fourth Career American Flat Track Championship

                                                                                                               

MINNEAPOLIS (September 11, 2017) – After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Championship after Jared Mees’ first-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile. The 2017 title marks Mees’ fourth career national championship.

Although it looked like it was going to be Mees' day to shine after he won both his Heat, Semi, and left everyone in his dust during the Main, multiple red flags threw some uncertainty into the mix. And even after his teammate and championship rival Bryan Smith crashed out of the race – pretty much sealing the deal on the championship with Mees only needing four points – Mees didn’t go easy. He held on to the win and crossed the line 0.232 seconds ahead of teammate Brad Baker.

“Entering the year, our team goal was to be competitive and refine our purpose-built Scout FTR750 to eventually become a leading bike,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s safe to say we’ve far exceeded expectation by securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races and now the AFT Championship through 16 races. It’s an incredible accomplishment by the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes a Rider Championship in each class. The rider that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the National Champion of the class. With only two races remaining, and Mees (342 points) ahead of the next racer – teammate Bryan Smith – by more than 50 points, Mees has guaranteed a Ride Championship.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew has combined for 35 of the season’s 48 total podiums, including six sweeps. Mees has nine victories on the season. Fellow Wrecking Crew Riders, Bryan Smith (276 points) and Brad Baker (247 points) will battle through the final two races of the season for second place.                                                          

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on inching closer to a season sweep as American Flat Track returns to the Lone Star Half-Mile on September 23.

                                                                                                                                                                       

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

# # #

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Jeff Millard

The Brand Amp

jeff@thebrandamp.com

 

714-333-7150

Our Partners
A big thanks to our partners, who help make the Indian Motorcycle Flat Track racing dream a reality!

stay connected

SIGN UP FOR EXCLUSIVE EMAIL OFFERS & UPDATES

*Required Fields

Thank you

for signing up

Look for exclusive news and offers in your e-mail soon!