2018 Weedsport American Flat Track Results

Press Release | July 8, 2018

2018 Weedsport American Flat Track Results

American Flat Track fans turned out in droves on Saturday night for the Harley-Davidson New York Short Track, packing the beautifully renovated Weedsport Speedway so tightly that the ticket office was forced to close down shortly after Opening Ceremonies.

The massive crowd was rewarded in a major way, too, as reigning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) not only completed the flat track Grand Slam – winning a Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT in the same season – but tied the legendary Ricky Graham with his 39th win of his career – an amazing achievement.

2018 Weedsport American Flat Track Results

Weedsport America Flat Track 2018
Reigning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) not only completed the flat track Grand Slam – winning a Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT in the same season – but tied the legendary Ricky Graham with his 39th win of his career – an amazing achievement. — Photo by Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

The win is Mees’ 9th out of 11 races this season, and places him 4th all time, just behind Jay Springsteen, Chris Carr and Scott Parker.

Mees’ Indian Wrecking Crew teammate Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) bolted to an early lead and threatened to escape to his long-awaited maiden Indian-mounted victory, but Mees responded to a poor start and came to life, threading the needle and working his way into contention.

By lap seven it was a two-man race at the front, and on lap 11 Mees slipped past his teammate. Baker refused to give in easily, and their crisscrossing lines saw them trade the lead back and forth a handful of times before Mees clearly established himself at the front. Once he did, Mees poured it on to escape to yet another lopsided triumph.

“We struggled a little [in] qualifying, and we struggled huge in the heat race,” Mees said. “We made some adjustments and did them because we had nothing to lose. We went the right direction – changed shocks with Jimmy Wood and did some engine management stuff with Kenny Tolbert and S&S Cycle. It was just a phenomenal group effort tonight. I wish I could say I deserve all the credit, but the team really pulled me through on this one.”

Baker was ultimately overhauled by yet another legend of the sport before the race was complete. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing, Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750) aced him on the race’s final lap to steal away the runner-up position by a scant 0.057 seconds. The second-place finish marks the fifth podium of the retiring Coolbeth’s stirring swansong season.

Fourth place was also decided on the race’s last circulation as Davis Fisher (No. 67 Double D Performance/Bob Lanphere/RMR Indian Scout FTR750) edged TT all-star and ultra-consistent Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willy Built Indian Scout FTR750) by a similarly tight 0.077-second margin.

Still, as consistently strong as Wiles has been this season, it’s going to take an awful lot for him (or anyone else) to mount any kind of challenge to Mees, who now boasts a commanding 78-point lead over points runner-up Wiles with seven rounds remaining.

AFT Singles

Given the insane competitiveness of the AFT Singles division this season (eight different winners in 11 races), you wouldn’t be blamed too badly for being surprised about Tanner Dean’s (No. 38 Waters Autobody/D&D Powersports KTM 450 SX-F) wire-to-wire win at Weedsport. Still, with only a pair of top-10 finishes in the last two seasons, Dean’s win was a bit of a surprise – and certainly a happy one for him, his family, fans and sponsors.

Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems/West Bend Harley-Davidson-backed Yamaha YZ450F) was first away from the line, but Dean swooped underneath coming out of Turn 2 and held strong at the front for the remainder of the 15-lap contest, which saw plenty of wild action behind the leader.

During the melee, AFT Singles title leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F) was putting in serious work. After dropping as low as seventh early, the lanky Bromley picked off one rider after the next to eventually emerge from the pack in second. At that point he fixed Dean in his sights and completely gobbled up the gap to the lead with five laps remaining. But despite repeatedly showing Dean a wheel on the inside line, Bromley could never make a pass stick.

Dean’s second career victory proved especially popular with his primary sponsor, Waters Autobody, based just a couple hours down the road.

After the win Dean said, “I just minimized risk by staying focused, keeping my head down, and marking my lines. I saw Dan running underneath me a couple times and rubbing up against me a little bit, but I just stayed focused, ran in his way a little bit, and came away with the win.”

While he came up just short of victory, Bromley’s ride was still an extremely productive one. He extended his already considerable title advantage to 49 points on the strength of nine podiums in 11 rounds after earlier fearing he might have to miss the Main Event due to a dislocated knee.

Morgen Mischler (No. 69 Cycle Craft Yamaha/Rohde’s Sales & Service Yamaha YZ450F) edged hometown hero Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Yamaha YZ450F), from nearby Canandaigua, for the final spot on the box on the race’s last lap.

2016 class champ Ryan Wells (No. 94 RMR/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450) rounded out the top five.

Next Up:
American Flat Track will take nearly a month off before storming back into action in early August with two events in the span of three days. The Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle will take place in Sturgis, S.D., on August 5, followed up closely by the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. Live coverage of the Buffalo Chip TT can be viewed on Fanschoice.tv beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm ET. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Buffalo Chip Tickets.

Series: American Flat Track
Event: Harley-Davidson New York Short Track
Location: Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY
Date: July 7, 2018
Class: AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines
Session: AFT Twins Main Event (25 Laps)
Race Time: 7:55.173
Margin of Victory: 4.344
Best Race Lap: Jared Mees (0:18.675)
11Jared MeesIndian Motorcycle,Rogers Racing,SDI,Hernleys Indian,Motul,Alpinetars,National…Indian Scout FTR75025 LapsWINNER0:18.67525
22Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.Nila Racing,Columbia Avionics,Bell,TCX Boots,Vanson…Indian Scout FTR7504.3444.3440:18.93620
36Brad BakerIndian Motorcycle,Allstate Motorcycle Insurance,S&S…Indian Scout FTR7504.4020.0570:18.79717
467Davis FisherDouble D Performance,Bob Lanphere,Beaverton Motorcycles,RMR,Parkinson…Indian Scout FTR7508.7654.3630:19.07115
517Henry WilesBandit Industries,Wilco Racing,Willy Built,Mad Dog…Indian Scout FTR7508.8430.0770:19.03214
614Briar BaumanZanotti Racing,Roof Systems,Western Powersports,Hard…Indian Scout FTR7509.2950.4510:19.17113
769Sammy HalbertHarley Davidson Motor Company, Vance & Hines, 6D Helmets,…Harley-Davidson XG750R9.6030.3080:19.17812
827Robert PearsonR/J Performance,Hite Trucking,Country Saloon,Glen’s…Indian Scout FTR75010.6431.0390:19.34511
949Chad CoseIndian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City,Englehart Research…Indian Scout FTR75012.7022.0590:19.06910
1023Jeffrey Carver Jr.Roof-Systems of Dallas TX,Indian of Metro Milwaukee,Happy…Indian Scout FTR75013.2170.5140:19.3369
115Jake JohnsonEstenson Racing,McCandless Truck Center,Utility,Velocity,Motion…Indian Scout FTR75013.3750.1580:19.3868
1237Bronson BaumanRKE,Rod Lake,Hart Racing,Glenn’s Autobody,Drew Masa,Arai,GMA,Von…Kawasaki Ninja 65013.4980.1220:19.4397
1355Jake ShoemakerBriggsauto.com,Astec Metalworks,G.A. Vietri,Wallace…Indian Scout FTR75014.7251.2270:19.3816
1472Larry PegramThree Bears Racing,Stauffer Motors,Pegram Racing,Traxxos,Arai,Harley-DavidsonHarley-Davidson XR75014.9940.2680:19.4825
1520Jarod VanderkooiHarley Davidson Motor Company, Vance & Hines, Arai…Harley-Davidson XG750R15.3900.3950:19.4884
1612Jay MaloneyIndian Motorcycle of Springfield,JMC,Avila Racing,Level…Indian Scout FTR75015.6050.2150:19.4753
1722James MonacoSammy O Racing,Rod Lake,Mack Daddy Racing,Intents Racing,Arai…Kawasaki Ninja 65024 Laps1 Lap0:19.4342
18120Wyatt AndersonWaters Autobody Racing,D&D Powersports,RLJ Racing,Shoei,Spectro…Yamaha FZ-075.9205.9200:19.7021
Series: American Flat Track
Event: Harley-Davidson New York Short Track
Location: Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY
Date: July 7, 2018
Class: AFT Singles
Session: AFT Singles Main Event (15 Laps)
Race Time: 4:45.377
Margin of Victory: 0.823
Best Race Lap: Tanner Dean (0:19.009)
138Tanner DeanWaters Autobody,D&D Powersports,RLJ Racing,Spectro…KTM 450 SX-F15 LapsWINNER0:19.00925
262Dan BromleyKTM North America,Bromley Motorsports,Steve Bromley,Henderson…KTM 450 SX-F0.8230.8230:19.06020
369Morgen MischlerCycle Craft Yamaha,Rohde’s Sales & Service,Mischlers…Yamaha YZ450F0.9550.1310:19.25717
41Kolby CarlileEstenson Racing,McCandless Trucking Center,Utility,Autolite,K.C….Yamaha YZ450F1.0290.0730:19.16415
594Ryan WellsRichie Morris Racing,Al Lamb Honda,Tucker Rocky,Bell…Honda CRF450R2.5381.5090:19.10814
644Cameron SmithD&D Cycles,Basciani Foods,Greg Vietri,WD Dump Truck,Dave…Honda CRF450R3.7141.1760:19.34713
716Tristan AveryRon Ayers,Mr. Sign,Arai,KWS,Saddlemen,Boughner,Nanny…Honda CRF450R4.3720.6580:19.26912
8179Jayson BlossS&M Racing,Ray C’s Extreme,Team Green RacingKawasaki KX450F5.3590.9860:19.44811
9149Brodie BuchanBuchan Racing,Parts Canada,Alpinestars,HJC,Klotz,Twentysix…Honda CRF450R5.6170.2580:19.35510
1043Jeremiah DuffyERT,Steve Matthewson Suspension Systems,Racetech,Mike…Honda CRF450R6.9091.2910:19.4879
1124Oliver BrindleyFox Plant,Hayley,WKR,Haith,APM,Arrow Engineering,Motion…Yamaha YZ450F6.9740.0640:19.3498
12132Jesse JanischRoof Systems of Dallas,TX,West Bend Harley-Davidson,Rekluse,Motion…Yamaha YZ450F7.1540.1800:19.4627
1399Kevin StollingsRoof Systems,Motion Pro,Vortex,Hinson Clutches,Billbuilt,Fushion…Honda CRF450R7.2690.1140:19.3906
1452Shayna TexterHusqvarna Motorcycles,Roof Systems,Parts Unlimited,Drag…Husqvarna FC4507.3780.1090:19.4415
1561Matthew GuentherVan’s Yamaha,Core Hydration,Vita CoCo,Barrel Brands,Aggressive…Yamaha YZ450F9.0921.7130:19.4994
1651Cole ZabalaZabala Racing,Fatboy Racing,Ride Organic,Chino Zeal,108…Kawasaki KX450F9.1470.0550:19.3243
1717Jordan HarrisS&J Coal,Roy Built,SRK10/Jam,Scott Powersports,Renthal,6D…Honda CRF450R10.2311.0830:19.5562
1820Ben LoweBruce Lowe Excavating,Lowe Life Performance,MJ Whelan…Honda CRF450R14 Laps1 Lap0:19.1261