Mees Takes Title, Makes History

Press Release | September 12, 2017

Mees Gives the Indian brand its first Grand National Championship title

Dunlop - Jared Mees American Flat Track Williams Grove Half Mile

This is a press release from Dunlop…

Buffalo, NY (September 12, 2017) –  Jared Mees made history this weekend by winning the American Flat Track Williams Grove Half Mile round, and locking up the AFT Twins championship on his Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750 with two rounds still to go. It was Mees’ ninth win of the season, and the first time in history the Indian brand won the Grand National Championship title.

“We had a phenomenal year,” said Mees. “I had a magnificent team behind me. I don’t know what else to say. I give all the credit to those guys. They work so hard week-in and week-out. The Indian was a phenomenal motorcycle for me from start to finish. It’s unbelievable.”

After his championship rival and teammate Bryan Smith crashed out of the race, all Mees needed was four points to lock up the title. He didn’t take the easy way: he led his other teammate Brad Baker across the line by 0.22 seconds to take the win and the championship.

Dunlop is the official tire of American Flat Track. All professional competitors race on Dunlop’s DT3 tire, which is made in Dunlop’s Buffalo, New York manufacturing plant. American tires for American racing.

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