Brad Baker Named Grand Marshal of Sept. 29 Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2018) – American Flat Track is pleased to announce that Indian Motorcycle factory rider Brad ‘The Bullet’ Baker will be Grand Marshal for the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park on September 29.
Baker, who was injured in July and who’s been focused on his rehabilitation ever since, made his first post-injury race-day appearance at the Springfield Mile II in early September and thrilled the paddock and fans. His scheduled appearance at Canterbury Park as Grand Marshal in Indian Motorcycle’s back yard is sure to be thoroughly anticipated and appreciated.
“It’s an honor to be the Grand Marshal of the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile,” said Baker. “Minnesota has been a second home to me during the last year, as I’ve been staying there with the Anderson family to train for the season. Indian Motorcycle is also from Minnesota, and it makes me happy that I can be there to represent them. The accident that changed my life happened there only nine weeks ago so it will be difficult; but nonetheless it’s a proud moment for me to be able to return.”
“We are extremely excited to have Brad join us as the Grand Marshal for the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile,” said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. “Brad was the first rider I connected with and he helped us to promote our first AFTE event. We are super pumped about him attending and his continued involvement with the American Flat Track community.”
American Flat Track recently crowned national champions in its AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles classes – Jared Mees and Dan Bromley, respectively – but the penultimate round on Canterbury Park’s challenging Mile course will undoubtedly generate hard-core action. There’s also a Friday night Industry Party, live music Saturday by Arch Allies (specializing in the music of Journey, Def Leppard, Boston, Styx and REO Speedwagon), the percussion perfection of the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line – the official drum line of the NFL’s Purple People Eaters – and much more for fans and family alike.
Tickets for the 2018 Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis) start at just $35, with indoor and outdoor reserved seating going for just $45. There’s also an exclusive VIP Experience available, though be quick as tickets are going fast. Ticket options can be accessed here: http://www.canterburypark.com/events/ama-racing/ Look for additional details about this penultimate AFT event in the coming days.
AFT on NBCSN
Don’t miss a double-header of American Flat Track race action when the Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile II and Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson debut on NBCSN on Sept. 22 and 23, respectively. The Springfield Mile II will air on Saturday the 22nd at 2:30 pm ET (11:30 am PT), with the Williams Grove Half-Mile airing on the 23rd at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT) on NBCSN. Featuring flag-to-flag coverage of all four Main Events (AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles) plus coverage of Heats and Semis (all enhanced by drone and onboard footage), the NBCSN features are must-see TV.
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.
About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.