Indian Motorcycle Racing® Still Undefeated WITH ‘1-2’ FinishReigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four
SPRINGFIELD, ILL (MAY 30, 2017) – In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout® FTR750 are undefeated through six races – finishing ‘1-2’ in each event and sweeping the podium three times. Led by reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, along with Jared Mees and Brad Baker, the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew™ have captured 15 of 18 podiums this season.
Smith crossed the finish line .005 seconds before Mees – extending his season’s win streak to four. Both Smith and Mees have podiumed in each of the season’s six races. Smith has reached the top of the podium four times, and has earned a second and third place finish, while Mees has won twice this season, and finished second three times and third once.
“Winning at Springfield for the first time in my career is a rewarding feat,” said Smith.“But continuing Indian’s undefeated season with this victory on the Scout FTR750 is nothing short of incredible.”
Through a third of the season, Smith leads the field with 137 points, while Mees is 10 points behind with 127. Baker, who earned a fourth-place finish at the Springfield Mile, is currently 14 points behind the third-place rider and has earned 75 total points this season.
“It’s an incredible accomplishment for our entire team to have this level of success in our first season back to flat track,” said Gary Gray, Vice President - Product Development for Indian Motorcycle®. “There’s still plenty racing to be had, but we couldn’t be prouder of the performances from Bryan, Jared and Brad.”
Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate® Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Red Mile in Lexington, KY, on June 3.
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