Jared Mees Takes Victory, Chad Cose & Indian Motorcycle of OKC Finish Third.

Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning 2017 American Flat Track (AFT) Champion Jared Mees secured the top leaderboard position with a win at the Texas Half-Mile.

Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Privateer Chad Cose secured his first career AFT Twins podium with a strong third-place finish after setting the top qualifying time. Meanwhile, fellow Scout FTR750 privateers Henry Wiles and Johnny Lewis placed inside the top 10 with a fifth and eighth place finish, respectively.

Mees and Cose each won their semi-final race and earned the top-two starting positions in the Main. After trailing initially, Mees was able to pass several riders and capture the lead. Cose ran the majority of the race from the third position and was able to hold off the fourth-place finisher, who was challenging for that final podium spot for the majority of the race.
(Please credit all photographs to Scott Hunter/AFT)

19 Responses to “Jared Mees Takes Victory, Chad Cose & Indian Motorcycle of OKC Finish Third.”

  1. 1 May 2nd, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Love it!

    Can’t wait till they return @ Bikeweek! Hopefully HD has something to bring to the game!

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 May 2nd, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Mees was busted for tire doping at the Atlanta race. Stripped of his points and prize $$. Interesting read on Revzilla about it. Seems AFT is kind of trying to keep it quiet.

  3. 3 Chris May 2nd, 2018 at 9:44 am

    @Shanedrive, AFT did put story on their website about the incident.

  4. 4 joe May 2nd, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Nice press release where you ignore the fact that he cheated. Ridiculous.

  5. 5 May 2nd, 2018 at 11:15 am

    This is why flat track will always be a small Market sport defending Champion caught cheating media all but ignores it

  6. 6 Chris May 2nd, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    You guys are all a week behind the times. The tire incident was from the race two weekends ago. Mees was stripped of the win, but came back and won this past weekend also.

  7. 7 Gershom May 2nd, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Shanedrives, no one is keeping it a secret. It’s all over the web. Maybe just not in the HOG newsletter.

  8. 8 golfish May 2nd, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Buddies and I are going next week. These races are really a lot of fun. Last year Indian took almost everything, it would be nice to see HD step up.

  9. 9 fuji May 2nd, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    My point of view. Indian promoting a rider that has had a history of not following the rule book.

    WHAT does this say for Indian ? Favor cheating. No longer an Indian fan.

    I would love to see Howerton leave Indian and start another team with Bryan Smith who won the twins championship 4 yr’s in a row.

    Mees and his mechanic Tolbert are two of the most arrogant that you will find in any type racing.

    Indian has made some major changes to their engine this year 2018 .

    Harley has developed a whole new engine and frame’s ‘Mutiple” for the 2918 season. Brand new from axle to axle.

    It’s difficult to be honest to your fans when you have to favor two brands of motorcycles because of sponsorship of AFT

    How often did anyone mention Kawasaki or other brands when the majority of riders rode such bikes

  10. 10 rebel May 3rd, 2018 at 7:41 am

    just walking around the pits Indian “should” win every race just by sheer number of bikes in the races, don’t know the ratio but it’s pretty obvious they have the most chances to win with or without sticky stuff

  11. 11 May 3rd, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Gershom: Nice of you to stereotype me. HIghly doubt you’ve any clue how deep into the industry that I am but I digress. I’ve only made my living servicing motorcycles for the last 29 years. Managed to raise a family send kids to college all while never ever reading an F-in “HOG” newsletter. God, some folks are jerks………………

  12. 12 Gershom May 3rd, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Odd Shandrive, if you are so in touch with the industry then why would you say AFT is covering it up? Thanks for posting your resume, keep in keeping on.

  13. 13 fuji May 3rd, 2018 at 10:36 am

    AFT is not covering it up that’s how I got the news LAST FRIDAY. ! AFT needs to dig further into the habits of Rogers racing and Tolbert the mechanic Mees.

    AFT needs to dig deeper into inspection of these bike. IT’s under their nose and they don’t see it.

    Habits have been going on for some time and still are they ‘Rogers racing ‘ assume because the flat track series is popular how dare they touch us.

    The sad part is not enough people have complained.

    You cannot have a good series when two manufactures pay most of the advertisement. Do you expect AFT is going to dock them and loose

    Look at how long many of the riders rode and won on Kawasaki and many of those that did seldom got recognition for riding such bike.

    I was very excited when Indian came into the sport , no longer! they have become another Harley Davidson mentality as in the AMA days.

  14. 14 fuji May 3rd, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I would love to know who put pressure on AFT to check the tires on Rogers Racing , Jarod Mees’s bike.

    Previous to this encounter there was another but it was swept under the carpet by the rules comittee.

    The racing community new of the tire and other ongoing infractions

    Well known for his endeavors on indoor racing and doctored tires.

    Meese became the promoter of Lima Ohio race and Indian a promoter /advertiser with AFT so now you can see the strings.

    I was a big supporter of Indian getting involved in Flat track. No longer.

  15. 15 fuji May 3rd, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    AFT disclosed the disqualifying on Friday before the Texas race. Kudos to them.

    FYI The 2018 Indian is a new engine from last year.

    The Harley 2018 engine and frame are totally different from 2017 axle to axle.

  16. 16 fuji May 3rd, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    sorry for all the post some from yesterday but they were not sticking to the wall

  17. 17 Shanedrive May 4th, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Gershom- Dilligaf.

  18. 18 Gershom May 4th, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Shanedrives, may you enjoy your weekend and if you didn’t care about me…you wouldn’t respond. Much love brah!

  19. 19 MAD MAC Jun 10th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    why cant you all admit the HD rein is over . They fell asleep at the wheel in retail and in racing.
    Game over.

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