By Kevin Duke
The American Flat Track season winds up this weekend in Perris, California, and Indian Motorcycles will be out in force to back up its rider and manufacturer titles by again fielding four riders. Richie Morris Racing rider Jarod Vanderkooi will fill in for the injured Brad Baker.
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JAROD VANDERKOOI TO RIDE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’S SCOUT FTR750 IN AMERICAN FLAT TRACK FINALS
Vanderkooi Joins the 2017 American Flat Track Champion Jared Mees, Wrecking Crew Rider Bryan Smith & Privateer Johnny Lewis Aboard the Scout FTR750
PERRIS, CA (October 5, 2017) – Heading into the American Flat Track Finals, Indian Motorcycle Racing today announced Twins rider Jarod Vanderkooi will race Brad Baker’s backup Indian Scout FTR750. The half-mile race in Perris, Calif. will be Vanderkooi’s first time running the Scout FTR750 this season.
“Jared, Bryan and Brad have dominated for Indian Motorcycle all season,” said Vanderkooi. “As we head into the last race, I was approached with an opportunity to run the Scout FTR750, and after getting approval from RMR and our sponsors I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I wanted to experience the Scout FTR750 for myself.”
Vanderkooi will join Johnny Lewis, who will again run a stock Indian Scout FTR750. Lewis ran the off-the-showroom-floor race bike at the Lone Star Half-Mile on September 23, where he reached the podium for the first time all season.
After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle, backed by Allstate Insurance, secured the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship. Additionally, Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees secured his fourth career national championship after a first-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile on September 9.
Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew has combined for 36 of the season’s 51 total podiums, including six sweeps. Mees has nine victories on the season with …read more