By Kevin Duke
The season-ending race of the American Flat Track series went down last weekend in Perris, California. Jared Mees, riding an Indian FTR750 put on a clinic by leading the race from the start and taking the win. Jeffrey Carver Jr. took the runner-up spot on a Harley XR750. Roadracer JD Beach made a last-lap pass to take a podium position on his Yamaha FZ-07.
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Jared Mees ends season on top at the Cycle Gear American Flat Track Finals presented by Indian Motorcycle
Brandon Price wins the battle, Kolby Carlile wins the war to take first AFT Singles title
|PERRIS, Calif. (October 7, 2017) – Grand National Champion Jared Mees put an exclamation point on his epic 2017 American Flat Track season with one last flawless performance at the Cycle Gear American Flat Track Finals presented by Indian Motorcycle.
In an AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event that perfectly encapsulated the season as a whole, Mees once again made it apparent that he was simply in a class of his own. With a packed house at the SoCal State Fair cheering him on, Mees put the No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750 at the front from the start and relentlessly built up an unassailable advantage from there.
Before easing up late as he sailed toward victory around the Perris Auto Speedway’s clay Half-Mile, Mees had assembled more than three seconds of padding while the remainder of his would-be rivals waged battle over second in a freight train that stretched 10 riders deep.
The final numbers confirm that Mees’ 2017 campaign was of historic excellence. His season finale win saw Mees establish the new single-season podium record, surpassing the previous mark held jointly by American Flat Track icons Scott Parker and Ricky Graham. Mees ended the year with …read more