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S&S Cycle Supports American Flat Track’s NBCSN Broadcasts in addition to posting Contingency Offerings

1DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – Following a season of significant success, where support of the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew helped garner a 1-2-3 season finish in AFT’s premier class in 2017, S&S Cycle has pledged additional backing to American Flat Track and its 2018 championship series.


As the legendary V-Twin performance company celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018, S&S has not only renewed its partnership with the Indian Wrecking Crew and reigning champion Jared Mees (who won the AFT season-opener at Daytona as well as round number two in Atlanta on April 7), but will back American Flat Track’s NBCSN weekend broadcasts.


Additionally, S&S Cycle will offer a generous race and championship contingency bonus package of over $80,000 to qualifying racers who use S&S Cycle custom exhausts on their Indian Scout FTR750s, Harley-Davidson XG750Rs, or Kawasaki Ninja 650s.


“Racing is the very heart and soul of the many accomplishments and innovative products S&S Cycle has delivered over the past 60 years,” said David Zemla, VP of Marketing for S&S Cycle, Inc. “This passion for performance drives innovation from our designers and engineers, ensuring we deliver on our promise of Proven Performance.”


Up Next:
American Flat Track will be back in action on Saturday, April 28 for the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Texas Half Mile presented by Dallas Honda in Dallas, Texas for round 3 of the 2018 season. Live coverage can be viewed on FansChoice.tv beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET.
A wide range of General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/american-flat-track-motorcycle-racing/. There is a $20 military/first-responder ticket available as well (with appropriate ID), and kids under 12 are free.


About S&S Cycle
S&S Cycle is the premier provider of Proven Performance solutions for American V-twin motorcycles that enhance performance and the riding experience. S&S Cycle has been engineering and manufacturing high performance products in the USA for 60 years. For more information on S&S Cycle visit sscycle.com. Founded in 1958 and with drag racing as its central focus, S&S Cycle has racing embedded in its DNA. The six decades since have seen S&S Cycle establish itself as the major name in American V-Twin performance, a reputation further cemented with each additional speed record and national championship victory. That legacy of record-shattering success on the Bonneville Salt Flats and drag strips across the nation earned co-founder George J. Smith a place in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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Indian Motorcycle Honors Flat Track “Wrecking Crew” at EICMA with Scout FTR1200 Custom Unveil

Scout FTR1200 Custom to go on World Tour to Expand Indian Motorcycle’s Reach to New Audiences

[EICMA Show, Milan] Indian Motorcycle today recognized its championship-winning American Flat Track race team, the Wrecking Crew, with a custom-built Scout FTR1200 street bike.

The Scout FTR1200 Custom takes inspiration from the Scout FTR750’s purpose-built flat track race bike that Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” piloted throughout a dominating championship season in the 2017 American Flat Track Series. Built in partnership with Indian’s race team, the one-off custom houses the Scout’s street-legal 1133cc V-Twin engine. Continue reading Indian Motorcycle Honors Flat Track “Wrecking Crew” at EICMA with Scout FTR1200 Custom Unveil


Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four

SPRINGFIELD, ILL (MAY 30, 2017) – In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 are undefeated through six races – finishing ‘1-2’ in each event and sweeping the podium three times. Led by reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, along with Jared Mees and Brad Baker, the Indian “Wrecking Crew” have captured 15 of 18 podiums this season.

Smith crossed the finish line .005 seconds before Mees – extending his season’s win streak to four. Both Smith and Mees have podiumed in each of the season’s six races. Smith has reached the top of the podium four times, and has earned a second and third place finish, while Mees has won twice this season, and finished second three times and third once.

“Winning at Springfield for the first time in my career is a rewarding feat,” said Smith. “But continuing Indian’s undefeated season with this victory on the Scout FTR750 is nothing short of incredible.”

Through a third of the season, Smith leads the field with 137 points, while Mees is 10 points behind with 127. Baker, who earned a fourth-place finish at the Springfield Mile, is currently 14 points behind the third-place rider and has earned 75 total points this season.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment for our entire team to have this level of success in our first season back to flat track,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “There’s still plenty racing to be had, but we couldn’t be prouder of the performances from Bryan, Jared and Brad.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Red Mile in Lexington, KY, on June 3.


Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

About Polaris

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback®and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.


Indian Motorcycle: Making Legends on the Track!

Story by Leah Misch
Photos compliments of Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycle released the Scout FTR750 at Sturgis, made its victorious race debut at AFT’s Daytona TT, and owned the podium on Saturday’s Atlanta Short Track race.

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The Wrecking Crew
The new Indian Wrecking Crew—Jared Mees, Bryan Smith, and Brad Baker—are legends in the making after conquering the podium in a 1-2-3 placement at the Atlanta Short Track races on the Indian Scout FTR750. They revived the original “Wrecking Crew” name claimed by legendary racers Bobby Hill, Bill Tuman, and Ernie Beckman. The original “Wrecking Crew” is known for beating all its competition from coast to coast on their Indian Scouts in the post WWII era.
The Track
Fittingly, the racetrack is where George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom met and founded the Indian Motorcycle brand in 1901. “We have a lot to live up to in our founders,” said Gary Gray, Director of Motorcycle Product for Indian Motorcycle. “They raced, they won, and they created the largest motorcycle company in the world.”
Flat track racing is gaining ground and new popularity. Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track, is working hard to bring flat track back to the people, an effort that appears to be effective by the nearly sold out seating at Saturday’s race.
The Races
At the Daytona season debut the podium was dominated by Jared Mees and Bryan Smith who took first and second. The third Wrecking Crew member, Brad Baker, had crashed sustaining a mild concussion. He underwent testing to ensure his safety upon returning to the racetrack in Atlanta. “Brad had a baseline concussion test prior to the season start and performed better on the retest. The season is too long to rush him back so he wouldn’t have raced if there was a concern,” said Gray.
Baker not only came back to the track, but joined the podium alongside Mees and Smith for a 1-2-3 place finish after a nail biting break in the action toward the end of the final. After Sammy Halbert went down on his Harley-Davidson XR750 in a neck-in-neck race with Mees, the last 5 laps were delayed while the track was re-groomed, followed shortly by Indian’s sweep.
The Power of the Scout FTR 750
The Scout FTR 750, a purpose-built race bike that required tedious hours of development, is revolutionizing Flat Track racing. Gray states, “It was forged to win. We have a very narrow V angle and super compact motor designed to give us great flexibility in packaging. It is lighter and smaller than our competitors but still makes power to win races.”
Catch the Wrecking Crew in action this race season here: http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/flat-track-race
Find the 2017 AFT schedule here: http://www.americanflattrack.com/news/view/ama-pro-racing-announces-2017-american-flat-track-schedule
Next race is in Charlotte, NC on April 1st.

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WOODSTOCK, GA - MARCH 25: American Flat Track at Dixie Speedway on March 25, 2017 in Woodstock, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Hunter / NASCAR Productions)
WOODSTOCK, GA – MARCH 25: American Flat Track at Dixie Speedway on March 25, 2017 in Woodstock, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Hunter / NASCAR Productions)

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