Indian Motorcycle Racing Sweeps Flat Track Opening

Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, kicked off American Flat Track’s 2020 opening weekend in commanding style. How? By earning back-to-back podium sweeps. The Indian FTR750 took the top six and top nine spots on Friday and Saturday night, respectively.


Five-time Grand National Champion and Wrecking Crew Rider Jared Mees earned his 49th and 50th career wins. During the Volusia Half-Mile I, Mees separated himself from the pack on his way to victory.  On Saturday night, at the Volusia Half-Mile II, Mees started the Main from the second row behind, but slid through the field and take home his second win of the weekend. 

“Our team has been chomping at the bit to get out on the track and race since the season was postponed,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “To get out there and have the success we did two days in a row really made a statement.”

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Joining Mees in the box in both races was reigning Grand National Champion and Wrecking Crew Rider Briar Bauman, who finished second both nights. During the Volusia Half-Mile I, Briar held third place until the final lap where he was able to overtake Indian FTR750 privateer Sammy Halbert to finish second. Briar had another competitive outing at the Volusia Half-Mile II, where he ran in second for a vast majority of the Main.

Mees starts off the season as the series points leader with 50 points, while Briar Bauman is in second with 40 points, followed by fellow Wrecking Crew teammate Bronson Bauman who sits in fifth with 27 points.

To Be Continued

The season looks to continue on August 28, in the Northeast, at a to-be-determined track. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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