New rule: If Indian Motorbike Racing sweeps another flat-track race, the Wrecking Crew has to announce itself as “housekeeping” and knock on its gasoline tanks earlier than each race. That’s how typically it’s cleaned home this season. It’s the value the crew pays for sweeping the 2017 American Flat Observe Championship after a six-decade hiatus.
Aboard the brand-new Scout FTR750 racebike, the Indian Wrecking Crew, consisting of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith, and Brad Baker, completed the 2017 season with 14 complete wins, 37 podiums, and 6 podium sweeps. There are music labels with worse monitor information than that.
Mees, the 2017 Grand Nationwide Champion, completed the season simply as he began it in March on the Daytona TT—on the highest of the rostrum. The win on the American Flat Observe finals in Perris, California, was Mees’ 10th of the season and set a brand new single-season document with 17 complete podiums. By 18 races aboard the Scout FTR750, Mees earned himself a profession 12 months and his fourth Grand Nationwide Championship.
Mees’ Wrecking Crew teammates Smith and Baker completed second and third, respectively. Smith reached the rostrum 9 occasions, with 4 wins, three runners-up, and two third-place finishes. Baker tallied 10 podiums, regardless of being out with an damage and unable to compete within the ultimate two races. He earned 5 runners-up and 5 third-place finishes.
“Numerous hours from an unimaginable crew went into constructing the premier Scout FTR750 racebike. And early testing confirmed we had one thing particular,” mentioned Gary Grey, vice chairman of product administration for Indian. “A lot of the credit score goes to the Indian Motorbike Wrecking Crew of Jared, Bryan, and Brad. We can’t reward these guys sufficient for all of the work they put in in the course of the season. It was an outstanding 12 months that vastly exceeded expectations, and we’re excited to hold this momentum to the 2018 season.”
Indian Motorbike, backed by Allstate Insurance coverage, secured the 2017 American Flat Observe Producer’s Championship. For extra data on Indian Motorbike Racing and the Indian Wrecking Crew, go to IndianMotorcycle.com and observe alongside on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram.