Indian Wrecking Crew Takes Manufacturers Title in American Flat Track
The professional American Flat Track (AFT) racing season isn't over yet, but the Indian wrecking crew racing in the AFT twins class has accumulated so many points to date that they've already earned the Manufacturer Championship title for 2017. Honda took the title in the AFT singles class.
The tally is based on the highest-placed rider representing each manufacturer in every Main Event. So far, Indian Motorcycle has taken 335 out of a possible 350 points in the Manufacturers' standings. Breaking it down, that's 11 victories and three runner-up finishes in 14 races. This is the company's first Grand National Championship Manufacturer title.
Additionally, the Indian Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith, and Brad Baker have combined for five podiums sweeps -- and at least two have stood together on the podium 11 times.
Considering, this is Indian's first season after a 60-plus year absence in flat track, the results are nothing short of outstanding.
Meanwhile, American Honda's AFT Singles Manufacturer Championship has come thanks to a skilled set of young riders led by Shayna Texter.
While racing for different teams, Brandon Price, Parker Norris, and Tanner Dean have added to Honda's wins and helped the manufacturer win their title this season.
Photos courtesy of American Flat Track/Andrea Wilson.