It has been a great weekend for Indian Motorcycle Racing as six of its Scout FTR750 finished in top 10 at the flat track race being held at the Atlanta Short Track.
The first place was taken by the reigning 2017 American Flat Track champion, Jared Mees. This is his back-to-back season wins as he also won in the Daytona. He took an early lead in this race and continued to extend his gap until he crossed the finish line. Speaking about his victory, Mees said, “The rain delay made for a long weekend, but we stayed focused and were able to have the Indian Scout FTR750 dialled in on Sunday. We couldn’t be happier to be walking out of Atlanta with consecutive wins, just as we did last year. It’s a good spot to be in, but there’s a lot of talent on the track gunning for us, so we can’t let up at any point.”
Mees was followed by Indian Motorcycle Racing privateer Kenny Coolbeth Jr. The 41-year-old rider displayed some serious performance and talent during the race. He was stuck fighting between positions 3rd, 4th and 5th. Eventually, he successfully overtook the other rivals and secured the second place at the podium. This is his first podium in over a year.
Commenting on the phenomenal performance of Mees and Kenny, Gary Gray, Vice President-Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle, said, “Jared and Kenny are not only two of the most accomplished riders in the sport, but two of the smartest and most technical riders. With their Scout FTR750s dialled in, they each got better as the racing continued. Jared extended his lead and Kenny skilfully completed impressive passes to reach second place in the Main Event.”
A total of six riders, including Mees and Kenny, astride an Indian Scout FTR750, finished in the top 10. Indian Motorcycle Racing privateers Henry Wiles and Johnny Lewis placed fifth and sixth, while factory Wrecking Crew Riders, backed by Allstate Insurance, Brad Baker and Bryan Smith finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Now, the next race will take place at the Texas Half-Mile on April 28, 2018.
Photo credits- Scott Hunter/AFT