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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING SWEEPS ARIZONA MILE

Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Secures Second Consecutive Victory, Brad Baker & Jared Mees Finish 2nd & 3rd, Respectively

By Bikernet
5/18/2017


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Indian Motorcycle Racing continues its dominance in American Flat Track racing with its second podium sweep of the season. Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” is living up to its legendary nickname, as Bryan Smith, Brad Baker and Jared Mees finished 1-2-3, respectively.
After two red flags, and as the sun began to set, the main event was forced to reconfigure to a five-lap shootout. Smith earned his second consecutive victory by ducking inside Baker with two laps remaining – edging him out by .057 seconds.
 
 
“My team has done an incredible job, and the Scout FTR750 is performing like nothing else I’ve ever been on,” said Smith. “The mile races are my favorite, and with four of the next five races being miles, we’re excited to keep it rolling.” 
 
 
After four races this season, the Indian Scout FTR750 has secured 10 of 12 podiums. Smith and Mees are neck-in-neck at the top the American Flat Track leaderboard – having reached the podium in every race with two first place finishes, a second and a third. Baker has earned two second place finishes.
 
 
“After the long break following the Charlotte Half Mile, we were all excited to see how the guys would perform on the season’s first mile,” said Gary Gray, Vice President - Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Their dominant success at each race is a tribute to how hard each rider and his team are preparing.”
 
 
 
Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to stay on top as American Flat Track heads to the Sacramento Mile on May 20.
 
 

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Wasn't the Wrecking Crew originally the name of the early Harley-Davidson racing team? I believe the Indian team was called the Wigwam Team. Legendary?

Sam
TX
Friday, May 19, 2017
Editor Response Let me check with the Bikernet Historian.
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