Jared Mees On Indian Motorcycle Unbeatable At The Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile

AFT Twins. Jared Mees took another important step toward the 2017 American Flat Track championship with a victorious performance in Tuesday night’s Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City, S.D.The AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines points leader saw a two- second advantage wiped clean when a red flag momentarily halted the action just after the race’s halfway point. Undaunted, Mees simply reenacted his earlier escape, quickly assembling just enough of a gap to break free of the scrap for second. He would eventually sail past the checkered flag without any real fear of coming under assault from behind.

Thirteen races into the 19-race season, Mees boasts seven wins, 11 top-twos, and 12 podium results. Not surprisingly, that sort of consistent excellence has allowed the three-time Grand National Champion to pile up a 36-point championship advantage with just five races left to be run. Factoring in his Sunday second at the Buffalo Chip TT, Mees racked up a crucial 45 points over two fruitful days at the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Indian Wrecking Crew returned to its early-season field destroying form on Tuesday night. Teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker engaged in a wall- and elbow-grazing dogfight for second aboard their respective No. 1 and No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750s. While it took him a few laps to find his groove following each of the Main’s twin starts, Smith ultimately got the better of Baker and successfully minimized the damage done by Mees in the points column.

AFT Singles. Brandon Price comes out on top in another barnburner AFT Singles race. Price’s second win on the season bumped him up to the runner-up spot in the AFT Singles championship race, 16 points back of Texter.

The Black Hills Half-Mile will air on NBCSN on Thursday, September 14 as part of a doubleheader with the Buffalo Chip TT at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT) and the Half-Mile at 11:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. PT). The full schedule for American Flat Track on NBCSN can be viewed (photo @ American Flat Track/Scott Hunter)

9 Responses to “Jared Mees On Indian Motorcycle Unbeatable At The Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile”

  1. 1 NoH2Oh Aug 10th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Wow. Indian will win the championship in its first year. Not too shabby.

    Now, make a standard performance bike please.

  2. 2 Larry Barnes Aug 11th, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Yes! Make a Scout without the forward foot controls, please! I rented a Scout at Sturgis and loved the ride…except for the dang forward controls….


  3. 3 Matt W. Aug 11th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Looks like the freshman bike is showing the seniors how it’s done.

  4. 4 Aug 11th, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Milwaukee is trying to compete with this full on race motorcycle with something resembling a motorcycle available in their showroom and that is as it should be. Now come on Triumph and BMW, let’s make this interesting. How about Big Red bringing back a machine based on the bike Bubba Shobert was so successful with? Wouldn’t it be cool to see an RS 750 V Twin scrambler in Honda show rooms? Wouldn’t it be cool for someone to build a motorcycle that Jared Mees says they don’t pay me enough to ride this? It is a great time to be a motorcycle enthusiast.

  5. 5 Pat h Aug 11th, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hillbilly Jim said it well but it’s hard to beat the sound of the xr 750s unfortunately the flat track fad will fade from the hipster crowd just like the land speed did 5 yrs ago the manufacturers know not to put all eggs in one basket by the time they tool up the fad has passed simple bikes that look like motorcycles will always sell

  6. 6 Coffeebeans Aug 14th, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Any bets on how long it takes Indian to put a Street/Scrambler version of the FTR750 in the showrooms?

    They will not be able to build them fast enough…

  7. 7 Brandon Aug 14th, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Coffeebeans. I agree.

  8. 8 Copper Axe Aug 14th, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Great racing, the TT at Buffalo Chip was excellent!
    Indian, please make a street tracker based on the FTR styling but use the 1200 Octane engine!

  9. 9 Boris Aug 14th, 2017 at 11:07 am

    A street/scrambler version of the FTR750 would be huge, agreed. But please, Indian, figure out how to make that huge radiator less obtrusive! That goes for the regular Scout too.

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