Indian Motorcycle Racing’s championship-winning Scout FTR750 continued its unbelievable season by scoring another podium at the New York Short Track.
Out of 11 races, Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew riders and privateers have combined for a total of 8 Scout FTR750 wins.
Champion Jared Mees’ marked ninth of the season and second consecutive year of hitting a grand slam on the Scout FTR750. Completing the podium sweep were Indian Motorcycle privateer Kenny Coolbeth Jr. and Wrecking Crew rider Brad Baker, who finished second and third respectively.
Baker started with a number one spot at the New York Short Track Main. Mees battled Baker through the first 10 laps, ultimately making the pass and stretching his lead through the remainder of the Main. Coolbeth continued his fight, passing riders to reach third. Coolbeth didn’t let up, though, as he made a pass on Baker in the final lap to secure second and his fifth top-five finish of the season. Baker finished at the third place scoring his eighth top-five finish and third podium for this season.
“It’s incredible to have this race complete the grand slam this season. It’s a prime example of the support I have with my crew. We worked through a lot, and when it mattered most they had my Scout FTR750 fully dialed for the Main Event.” said Mees.
“It’s awesome to see Mees get his second career in-season grand slam. He’s earned himself a healthy lead in the points standings, but there’s still some big-time tracks coming up on the schedule, so it’ll be exciting to see how he and the other riders perform.” said Gary Gray the Vice President of Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle.
Mees continues to control the leaderboard with 245 points, while Wiles ranks second with 167 points and Baker in third with 147 points. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (129) and Coolbeth (125) are fourth and fifth, while Bauman (117), Chad Cose (106), Fisher (103) and Bryan Smith (99) rank sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth, through 11 races so far.
Mees, Baker and Cose will join four other American Flat Track riders and travel overseas to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England from July 12-15 up next.
The four-day celebration of motorsports history, design and technical achievement will further introduce the Indian Motorcycle riders and the Scout FTR750 to a global fan base.
On Sunday, 22nd july selected Indian Motorcycle riders will stop in Minneapolis for X-Games Following the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Followed by a quick turnaround with the Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City on August 7, the American Flat Track season will continue its season on August 5 at the Buffalo Chip TT in Sturgis, South Dakota.