Jared Mees Wins Historic Ninth-Career Grand National Championship at Springfield Mile, Ties Scottie Parker’s All-Time Record

Jared Mees Wins Historic Ninth-Career Grand National Championship at Springfield Mile, Ties Scottie Parker’s All-Time Record [678]

Mees Takes First & Second at Springfield Mile Doubleheader, Secures Third-Consecutive American Flat Track SuperTwins Championship Aboard Indian FTR750

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 5, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Before the 2023 Progressive American Flat Track season began, the prospect of tying Scottie Parker’s all-time career championship record loomed large. Despite fierce competition against the ultra-consistent, young talent of Dallas Daniels, Jared Mees reminded everyone that he’s still at the top of his game. With each checkered flag, Mees inched closer and closer to his career goal of tying Scottie Parker’s historic all-time championship record.

Through more than three-quarters of the season, Mees trailed Daniels, as back-to-back wins to start the season and a podium streak of 13 races kept Daniels at the top of the leaderboard. Mees had a strong run for himself, winning six of eight races between the Senoia Short Track and the Orange County Half-Mile and securing a 14-race podium streak starting at the Dallas Half-Mile until the season’s finale at Springfield Mile II. Mees finished the season with nine wins.

“It’s what you wake up for every day. It’s what you train for,” said Mees, “Hats off to Scottie Parker – that’s the guy that keeps me going. He kept me going year after year, race after race. He’s still the best in my book, and it’s an honor to match something that he did.”

“There’s no questioning Jared’s talent on a dirt oval, but what’s made him one of the sport’s greatest of all time is his persistent drive and dedication to training,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Service and Technology for Indian Motorcycle. “No one works harder than Jared, and it’s been an incredible honor to have him represent Indian Motorcycle since our return to professional racing back in 2017.”

Mees’ ninth-career championship also marked a historic seven-consecutive AFT SuperTwins championships for Indian Motorcycle Racing and the FTR750. The 2023 victory marked Mees’ third in a row, while he’s also the holder of the 2017 and 2018 titles aboard the FTR750. Briar Bauman owns the FTR750’s other titles, winning in 2019 and 2020 as a member of the Indian Wrecking Crew.

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