The Indian Wrecking Crew & Scout FTR750 Obtain the 2017 AFT Manufacturer’s Championship. 11 Victories & 30 Total Podiums Through 14 Races.

After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship after a second-place finish at the Peoria TT.

Indian Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees locked in the title for Indian Motorcycle with a strong second-place finish. Teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker finished strong in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

“Securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races is an unbelievable accomplishment,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To return to professional flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport and win the championship on a brand-new Scout FTR750 race bike is a testament to all the hard work from the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes Manufacturer Champions in each class. The manufacturer that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the Manufacturer Champion. With four races remaining, and Indian ahead of the next manufacturer by more than of 100 points, Indian Motorcycle has guaranteed a Manufacturer Championship.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew have combined for 30 of the season’s 42 total podiums. Mees, the season’s point leader, holds a 41-point lead ahead of Smith, while Baker rounds out the top three in the season’s standings. Mees and Smith have tallied 11 first-place finishes, with seven going to Mees and four to Smith.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on an individual championship as American Flat Track returns to the Springfield Mile on September 3.

11 Responses to “The Indian Wrecking Crew & Scout FTR750 Obtain the 2017 AFT Manufacturer’s Championship. 11 Victories & 30 Total Podiums Through 14 Races.”

  1. 1 Aaron! Aug 19th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    What happens when a factory takes a real interest in racing and winning.

    Harley has been coasting for far too long and notice was served

    Indian puts their money where their mouth is and makes a better product

  2. 2 Biggles Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Well done Indian and the wrecking crew. Such a dominant force.

  3. 3 kent Aug 20th, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Indian motorcycles took the products they developed in 2014 and fine tuned their efforts into a dominant engine and motorcycle. No matter what the nay-sayers disseminate in false terms, race competition has revealed in truth– INDIAN MOTORCYCLES are#1!

  4. 4 Willyd Aug 20th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    So who came in first place and third place?????

  5. 5 Pat h Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations indian on your accomplishments It’s awesome to bad race on Sunday sell on Monday don’t work no more for manufactures I’ve raced for years and done real good on a smaller budget than most lucky if you make travel expenses let alone paying a company in swiss land or where ever to design and build your motor business 101 return on investment Honda kawasaki Yamaha Suzuki sells a lot of fine tuned motorcycles almost track ready off showroom floor phoney / fake indians built after fiftys don’t have anything comparable on the showroom floor to their race bikes sent buy the only dealership in a area of 11 million people chicago today no motorcycle parking just coffee shops and microbrewerys 2 spots in the back alley and a lot of advertising “we buy used Harleys “

  6. 6 Heathen Aug 20th, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Aug 20th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    So who came in first place and third place?????


  7. 7 French Indian Rider Aug 21st, 2017 at 4:40 am
  8. 8 blast? Aug 21st, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Spanking their bottoms since 1901. Shazzam.

  9. 9 Matt W. Aug 21st, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Phenomenal first year for Indian racing. Their new slogan should be “Dominate out of the gate.”

  10. 10 Stony Crane Aug 22nd, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Wrecking crew indeed!

  11. 11 Chris G Aug 22nd, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Pat h keep whining I love it! Indian is the champion and all your little pissy tantrum posts aren’t gonna change a thing. Congrats Indian! Job well done, that is why you are number 1

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