Mees Edges out manufacturing facility teammate Briar Bauman to seize the win, with Bauman ending second and Brandon Robinson rounding out the rostrum in third.
Minneapolis, MN. (April 25, 2022) – Indian Motorbike Racing, offered by Progressive Motorbike Insurance coverage, had a stellar displaying at spherical three of the 2022 American Flat Monitor sequence in Odessa, MO for the inaugural I-70 Half-Mile, with Jared Mees scoring his second consecutive victory of the season, transferring him into the championship lead with a four-point benefit.
Manufacturing unit teammate Briar Bauman took second, whereas Brandon Robinson rounded out the highest three aboard his Mission Roof Methods Indian FTR750, giving Indian Motorbike Racing a formidable podium sweep.
Coming off his dominant efficiency on the Texas Half-Mile, Mees seemed to maintain his momentum going and make a robust assertion that he’s the rider to beat in 2022, which is strictly what he did.
Whereas Bauman acquired a robust leap off the road to take the early lead, Mees began in third and swiftly moved in the direction of the entrance by overtaking JD Seashore on the opening lap.
On lap three, Mees had closed in on the again of Bauman earlier than sneaking his FTR750 to the within and propelling himself into the lead.
This time, Mees couldn’t run away with the win and spent a lot of the 25-lap race heading off advances from his teammate. It was combat to the end as Bauman put collectively a late-race cost to attempt to overtake the reigning champion.
Mees was in a position to preserve his place, taking the checkered flag and winning by a mere 0.116-seconds.
Brandon Robinson moved into third within the early parts of the race and regardless of his making an attempt to make it a three-way battle for the lead, he in the end settled into place and took the checkered flag in third. This marked his first podium end of the 2022 season.
“This was a stable displaying for the entire Indian Motorbike group, coming away with a podium sweep,” mentioned Gary Grey, Vice President of Racing, Service & Know-how for Indian Motorbike. “
Though this win didn’t come as simple for Jared [Mees], with Briar [Bauman] proper on his rear all through the complete race, it was nonetheless a necessary win as he’s now main within the championship standings.
There’s nonetheless loads of racing left this season, however, I feel it’s going to be a battle to the end between these two.”
“What a day,” Mees mentioned. “Mom Nature truly performed an excellent hand for the racetrack for us. Fortunately, we acquired the racing in earlier than the following storm got herein.
These races which can be fast with only one spherical of qualifying and proper right into a Primary Occasion are hectic. You’ve acquired to be on level from the phrase go. What a busy principal occasion with Briar.
I felt his respiration down my neck the complete time. A monitor like this makes for lots of tiny little errors, however, everyone has their fair proportion of them, and we caught it out and acquired to the checkered flag first.”
After three rounds, manufacturing facility Wrecking Crew riders sit 1-2 within the championship chase, with Mees having 64-points and Bauman sitting at 60-points.
Each rider has a small cushion heading into rounds 4 and 5, as the third sits at 51-points.
The 2022 American Flat Monitor season continues on Could 28 and 29 for the Pink Mile Doubleheader in Lexington, KY.
Sponsors for Indian Motorbike Racing’s American Flat Monitor efforts embody Progressive Insurance coverage, S&S®, Indian Motorbike Oil, Mission Meals, Bell Helmets, Drag Specialties, and Components Limitless.