October 18, 2022
By Kali Kotoski
Indian Motorcycle Racing secured its sixth consecutive American Flat Track (AFT) Manufacturer’s Championship, with Jared Mees taking home the 2022 Grand National Championship.
Mees’ second and third-place finishes at the Volusia Half-Mile I & II finale were more than enough to cement his spot atop the leaderboard and retain the No.1 plate. Meanwhile, teammate Briar Bauman’s double podium propelled him from fourth to second in the final standings – awarding the Indian Motorcycle factory team the top two SuperTwins spots for the fourth year in a row.
Despite new 2022 rule changes implemented to restrict the performance of the Indian FTR750, the Indian Motorcycle factory team prevailed.
“This year brought new challenges unlike any other. Our Manufacturer’s Championship and Mees’ title are a testament to the team’s resiliency and hard work,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Service & Technology. “And, of course, a personal congratulations to Jared on his championship. When we returned to the sport in 2017 and Jared joined the Wrecking Crew, he shared his career goal with us, so to be sitting here, six years later, and him just one title shy, is truly amazing.”
Having won four of the last six SuperTwins championships aboard the Indian FTR750, Mees is now just two shy from his career goal to reach Scottie Parker’s nine championships. Mees has more than 60 career wins and multiple records.