Indian Motorcycle Racing® Secures Championship with Mees’ 2nd-place Finish at PeoriaThe Indian Motorcycle Wrecking CrewTM & Scout® FTR750 Obtain the 2017 AFT Manufacturer’s Championship with 11 Victories & 30 Total Podiums
MINNEAPOLIS (August 18, 2017) – After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle® has won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship after a second-place finish at the Peoria TT.
Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees locked in the title for Indian Motorcycle with a strong second-place finish. Teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker finished strong in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
“Securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races is an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To return to professional flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport and win the championship on a brand-new Scout FTR750 race bike is a testament to all the hard work from the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”
American Flat Track recognizes Manufacturer Champions in each class. The manufacturer that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the Manufacturer Champion. With four races remaining, and Indian® ahead of the next manufacturer by more than of 100 points, Indian Motorcycle has guaranteed a Manufacturer Championship.
Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew have combined for 30 of the season’s 42 total podiums. Mees, the season’s point leader, holds a 41-point lead ahead of Smith, while Baker rounds out the top three in the season’s standings. Mees and Smith have tallied 11 first-place finishes, with seven going to Mees and four to Smith.
Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate® Insurance, has its sights set on an individual championship as American Flat Track returns to the Springfield Mile on September 3.
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.