Indian Motorcycle Privateers Briar & Bronson Bauman Place 1-2, Wrecking Crew Rider & 2018 AFT Champion Jared Mees Takes 3rd

Being an Indian Racing flat track racer must be pretty hard. Whether you're super-racer Jared Mees or one of the approximately nine million privateers out there mounted on the FTR750, there's no real challenge for you anymore. No one can touch the Indian racers, and the only real threat to, say, Mees' record is just another guy on an FTR750. You go out there, ready to race, and it's nothing but a sea of red and silver Indians, not a Harley or Kawasaki or Ducati to be seen anywhere. At least not anywhere that matters.

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What we're saying here is that the Indian FTR750 is an unstoppable flat track juggernaut and the men and women who ride it just can't stop winning races. Take this year's Williams Grove Half-Mile, for example. Once again, FTR-mounted riders ate everybody's lunch, swept the podium, and took home all the applause, adulation, and pretty girls at the track. The only surprising thing about it is that Mees took third this race while brother-teammates Briar and Bronson (there's a couple names to conjure with) Bauman took first and second. Guess old Jared decided to phone this one in. What's cool about this is that this was Briar's first win of the 2018 season, and Bronson's first Twins podium of his career. Nice work, fellas!

“The Bauman brothers ran a great race and put on a really good show. Both Briar and Bronson pushed hard to get their 1-2 finish,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “It was exciting watching Briar battle Jared to get his first win of 2018.  Plus, Bronson riding Brad’s FTR750 and getting his first ever twins podium made for a really amazing day at Mechanicsburg.”

Mees, his Wrecking Crew colleagues, the Bauman Brothers, and the rest of Indian's privateers gear up this coming weekend at the Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park. We're going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction about the upcoming race: Indian will once again sweep the podium along with the top ten slots. Mees will ascend to Valhalla and become the God of Flat Track, and every other marque currently racing will quit the sport forever ushering in a thousand years of Indian flat track domination. If any of that happens, you'll hear about it right here.

 

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Indian Motorcycle Racing continued its American Flat Track dominance as Indian privateer Briar Bauman, aboard his Scout FTR750, secured his first win of the 2018 season. Piloting a factory Indian Motorcycle, at Brad Baker’s request, Bronson Bauman placed second and secured the first Twins podium of his career. Indian Wrecking Crew rider and 2018 Grand National Champion Jared Mees rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

In a main event that featured bar-to-bar action and multiple lead changes, it was Indian privateer Briar Bauman who spent most of the race locked in a battle with Mees, before ultimately pulling away. Briar’s brother, Bronson, also managed to push his way up to the back tire of Mees and ultimately made a pass with few laps remaining. It was his first career AFT Twins podium.                                                                  

“The Bauman brothers ran a great race and put on a really good show. Both Briar and Bronson pushed hard to get their 1-2 finish,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle.  “It was exciting watching Briar battle Jared to get his first win of 2018.  Plus, Bronson riding Brad’s FTR750 and getting his first ever twins podium made for a really amazing day at Mechanicsburg.”

With two races to go, Mees has already wrapped up his fifth career Grand National Title, securing the victory at last weekend’s Springfield Mile II. The title win was his second consecutive aboard the Indian Scout FTR750. Indian Motorcycle privateer Henry Wiles currently ranks second with 239 points, while Brian Bauman ranks third with 196 points. Jeffrey Carver Jr. and Kenny Coolbeth Jr are fourth and fifth with 180 and 163 points, respectively.

The season continues on September 29 in Indian Motorcycle’s backyard at the Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, the Indian Wrecking Crew and Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.