Indian Motorcycle Racing starred the night at the Calistoga Half-Mile. Not only its Scout FTR750 scored a podium, it also grasped the top 5 positions. A total of nine Scout FTR750s were seen in the race, and seven of them were in the top 10 rankings.
Jared Mees, the reigning 2017 American Flat Track Champion, continues to be the champ. He won at the Calistoga Half-Mile, scoring the first place twice in a row. It was Roof Systems/Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee privateer Jeffrey Carver Jr who finished second. He was followed by Nila Racing/Columbia Avionics privateer Kenny Coolbeth Jr. to score the third place.
Speaking about his win, Mees said, “Following a third-place finish in the Semi, we made some slight adjustments before the Main. It worked out well, and we were able to hold off Jeffrey. He was running fast all night. We’re stoked to come away with a win here, and look forward to the first mile of the season next weekend in Arizona.”
Indian Motorcycle Racing should be extremely proud of its brilliant Scout FTR750. Securing 7 positions in the top 10 is a great achievement. Wrecking Crew rider Brad Baker finished 4th, and privateer Davis Fisher crossed the line at 5th. It was his first race on a Scout FTR750.
Gary Gray, Vice President-Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle, said, “It was an exciting night of racing, with a number of Scout FTR750 riders running fast. It was pretty cool to see Davis place in the top five in his first race on the FTR750. Coolbeth made some impressive passes to get to third, and Carver sure gave Mees a run for his money. I think this is a taste of what we all can expect over these next several races in Arizona, Sacramento, and Springfield.”
Currently, it is Jared Mees sitting at the top of the leaderboard with 75 points. The second place is taken by Indian Motorcycle privateer Henry Wiles with 58 points. Sharing the fourth spot are Coolbeth and Carver with 53 points each.
The next race of this season will take place on 12 May at the Arizona Mile. With a great season so far, Indian Motorcycle Racing is very optimistic about the remaining races.
Photo credits- Scott Hunter/AFT