American Flat Track: Running Results From The Sacramento Mile (Updated Again)

American Flat Track: Running Results From The Sacramento Mile (Updated Again)

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Progressive American Flat Track (AFT)

Sacramento Mile

Sacramento, California

May 13, 2023

Mission AFT SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 39.634

2. JD Beach (Yam), 40.011

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), 40.017

4. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 40.100

5. Jared Mees (Ind), 40.107

6. Ben Lowe (Ind), 40.282

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), 40.369

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 40.453

9. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 40.669

10. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 40.722

11. Ryan Wells (Roy), 40.757

12. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 40.769

13. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 41.160

14. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 41.499

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 42.285

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), 42.326

17. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), no time recorded

 

 

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Chad Cose (Hus), 40.441

2. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 40.588

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 40.728

4. Cole Zabala (Hon), 40.731

5. Trent Lowe (Hon), 40.794

6. Tom Drane (Yam), 40.813

7. Max Whale (KTM), 40.864

8. Travis Petton (KTM), 40.875

9. Kody Kopp (KTM), 40.914

10. James Ott (Hus), 41.104

11. Tarren Santero (Hon), 41.341

12. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 41.420

13. Jared Lowe (Hon), 41.424

14. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 41.458

15. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 41.491

16. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 41.535

17. Justin Jones (KTM), 41.545

18. Declan Bender (KTM), 41.554

19. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 41.556

20. Landen Smith (KTM), 41.770

21. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 42.119

22. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 42.295

23. Blake Ash (Hus), 42.405

24. Logan McGrane (KTM), 42.991

25. Olin Kissler (KTM), 43.070

26. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 44.304

27. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), no time recorded

 

 

Mission AFT SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 38.644

2. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 38.760

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), 38.816

4. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 38.864

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 38.892

6. JD Beach (Yam), 38.976

7. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 39.255

8. Ben Lowe (Ind), 39.461

9. Ryan Wells (Roy), 39.481

10. Davis Fisher (Ind), 39.488

11. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 39.615

12. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 39.658

13. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 39.931

14. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 40.092

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 40.562

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), 41.129

17. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 42.253

 

 

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Provisional Free Practice 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Chad Cose (Hus), 38.777

2. Travis Petton (KTM), 38.797

3. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 38.953

4. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 39.003

5. James Ott (Hus), 39.009

6. Cole Zabala (Hon), 39.112

7. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 39.125

8. Trent Lowe (Hon), 39.129

9. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 39.191

10. Tom Drane (Yam), 39.368

11. Declan Bender (KTM), 39.388

12. Max Whale (KTM), 39.420

13. Tarren Santero (Hon), 39.492

14. Kody Kopp (KTM), 39.552

15. Jared Lowe (Hon), 39.567

16. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 39.595

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 39.691

18. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 39.695

19. Justin Jones (KTM), 39.735

20. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 40.141

21. Landen Smith (KTM), 40.448

22. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 40.515

23. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 40.515

24. Blake Ash (Hus), 40.538

25. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 40.854

26. Olin Kissler (KTM), 40.875

27. Logan McGrane (KTM), 42.358

 

 

Mission AFT SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Ben Lowe (Ind), 37.654

2. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 37.729

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), 37.758

4. Jared Mees (Ind), 37.951

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 38.014

6. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 38.035

7. JD Beach (Yam), 38.065

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), 38.088

9. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 38.104

10. Ryan Wells (Roy), 38.243

11. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 38.254

12. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 38.704

13. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 38.899

14. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 38.907

15. Michael Hill (Kaw), 39.348

16. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 39.372

17. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 41.324

 

 

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 38.002

2. Travis Petton (KTM), 38.279

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 38.294

4. Max Whale (KTM), 38.310

5. Chad Cose (Hus), 38.328

6. Trent Lowe (Hon), 38.343

7. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 38.435

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), 38.515

9. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 38.536

10. Kody Kopp (KTM), 38.594

11. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 38.632

12. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 38.722

13. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 38.905

14. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 38.921

15. James Ott (Hus), 38.926

16. Jared Lowe (Hon), 38.960

17. Landen Smith (KTM), 39.269

18. Declan Bender (KTM), 39.269

19. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 39.372

20. Tarren Santero (Hon), 39.427

21. Justin Jones (KTM), 39.466

22. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 39.475

23. Blake Ash (Hus), 39.764

24. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 39.874

25. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 40.144

26. Logan McGrane (KTM), 40.180

27. Olin Kissler (KTM), 40.371

 

 

Mission AFT SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 37.378

2. Davis Fisher (Ind), 37.645

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 37.736

4. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 37.795

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 37.800

6. Ben Lowe (Ind), 37.871

7. JD Beach (Yam), 37.885

8. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 37.966

9. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 37.985

10. Briar Bauman (KTM), 38.124

11. Ryan Wells (Roy), 38.328

12. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 38.462

13. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 38.503

14. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 38.978

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 39.377

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), 39.573

17. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 40.871

 

 

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 38.115

2. Chad Cose (Hus), 38.249

3. Trent Lowe (Hon), 38.286

4. Travis Petton (KTM), 38.359

5. James Ott (Hus), 38.472

6. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 38.492

7. Kody Kopp (KTM), 38.578

8. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 38.587

9. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 38.620

10. Max Whale (KTM), 38.719

11. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 38.767

12. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 38.874

13. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 38.886

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), 39.060

15. Jared Lowe (Hon), 39.187

16. Landen Smith (KTM), 39.201

17. Tarren Santero (Hon), 39.237

18. Justin Jones (KTM), 39.243

19. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 39.261

20. Declan Bender (KTM), 39.280

21. Logan McGrane (KTM), 39.615

22. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 39.623

23. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 39.750

24. Blake Ash (Hus), 39.788

25. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 39.885

26. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 40.074

27. Olin Kissler (KTM), 40.397

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 8 laps

2. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -00.860 seconds

3. Kody Kopp (KTM), -03.029

4. Travis Petton (KTM), -03.065

5. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -06.037

6. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -06.080

7. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -08.003

8. Landen Smith (KTM), -09.570

9. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -09.641

10. Justin Jones (KTM), -09.982

11. Blake Ash (Hus), -16.541

12. Logan McGrane (KTM), -17.398

13. Olin Kissler (KTM), -17.910

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), -1 lap, -17.911

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 8 laps

2. Trent Lowe (Hon), -00.002 seconds

3. Chad Cose (Hus), -00.040

4. Max Whale (KTM), -00.213

5. James Ott (Hus), -04.186

6. Declan Bender (KTM), -05.335

7. Hunter Bauer (Hon), -05.443

8. Jared Lowe (Hon), -05.743

9. Tarren Santero (Hon), -07.076

10. Jacob Cascio (Hon), -08.866

11. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -15.075

12. Reece Pottorf (Hon), -15.934

13. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -5 laps, DNF

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Heat 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 8 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -00.793 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -04.522

4. Ben Lowe (Ind), -04.791

5. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -06.569

6. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), -09.661

7. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), -30.860

8. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -8 laps, DNF

9. Michael Hill (Kaw), -8 laps, DNF

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Heat 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (KTM), 8 laps

2. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -01.051 seconds

3. Davis Fisher (Ind), -01.109

4. JD Beach (Yam), -02.208

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -05.925

6. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -06.691

7. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -18.484

8. Ryan Wells (Roy), -3 laps, DNF

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles LCQ Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 8 laps

2. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -00.042 seconds

3. Hunter Bauer (Hon), -00.171

4. Jared Lowe (Hon), -00.480

5. Justin Jones (KTM), -00.890

6. Landen Smith (KTM), -01.083

7. Tarren Santero (Hon), -01.296

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), -03.309

9. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -05.854

10. Logan McGrane (KTM), -07.719

11. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -07.939

12. Jacob Cascio (Hon), -07.988

13. Blake Ash (Hus), -07.991

14. Reece Pottorf (Hon), -08.179

15. Olin Kissler (KTM), -09.636

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 4 laps

2. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -00.013 seconds

3. Trent Lowe (Hon), -00.583

4. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -01.106

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 4 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -00.837 seconds

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), -02.646

4. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -03.130

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 18 laps

2. Trent Lowe (Hon), -00.005 seconds

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -00.036

4. Chad Cose (Hus), -00.101

5. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -01.503

6. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -01.784

7. Max Whale (KTM), -01.855

8. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -02.706

9. Travis Petton (KTM), -02.718

10. Kody Kopp (KTM), -03.115

11. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -04.423

12. Declan Bender (KTM), -11.246

13. James Ott (Hus), -11.257

14. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -11.397

15. Hunter Bauer (Hon), -11.633

16. Landen Smith (KTM), -12.953

17. Jared Lowe (Hon), -14.571

18. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -18.380

19. Justin Jones (KTM), -18.482

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 24 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -00.573 seconds

3. JD Beach (Yam), -07.545

4. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -07.566

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -07.931

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), -08.035

7. Briar Bauman (KTM), -11.674

8. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -15.753

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), -19.601

10. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -19.606

11. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -28.813

12. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -2 laps

13. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), -2 laps, -27.570

14. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), -10 laps, DNF

15. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -24 laps, DNF

16. Ryan Wells (Roy), -24 laps, DNF

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by American Flat Track (AFT):

Mees Gets His Revenge in Sacramento Mile Rematch

 

Jared Mees (1). Photo courtesy AFT.
Jared Mees (1). Photo courtesy AFT.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2023) – Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750) furthered his claim as the preeminent Mile rider currently competing in Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, with a pivotal victory in Saturday night’s 57th Legendary Mission Sacramento Mile powered by Law Tigers at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California.

Those bragging rights were brought into question after Mees was outscored 2-1 in Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Mile wins a year ago by then-rookie Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT). Their first Mile showdown of the season carried even greater significance than it otherwise would have with Daniels having arguably emerged the title favorite and leading reigning champion Mees in the points.

The race went to script with the two separating at the front and settling into a one-on-one fight to the flag. Just past mid-distance, Mees railed around the corners with his helmet down in an attempt to break Daniels’ challenge. While unable to sink Daniels’ hopes completely, the ploy granted Mees a few tenths which he successfully guarded all the way to the end.

The victory was the 24th Mile triumph of Mees’ illustrious career. That moves him ahead of Ricky Graham and into sole possession of fifth place on the all-time order and just one away from joining Bubba Shobert and Bryan Smith in a tie for third.

The result also drew Mees a bit closer to the championship lead. That said, Daniels is not doing him any favors in that regard, extending his season-long streak of top-two finishes. The gap is now 20 points (159-139) as the two continue to distance themselves from the remainder of a talented pack of contenders.

“I honestly was sweating coming into the Miles – last year I felt like we were a little down,” Mees admitted after earning his fifth-career Sacramento Mile win. “I didn’t know what to expect. But Kenny (Tolbert) worked really hard this winter to get us back some ponies, and Jimmy Wood really had that thing hooked up with the Öhlins suspension. I don’t think I’ve ever been that hooked up before. I could just go into the corner and mash the throttle. The Indian Motorcycle was phenomenal tonight.”

Daniels’ teammate, JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), solidified his hold on third in the championship order with his third podium of the season. It only came about following a final-lap duel with Kolby Carlile (No. 36 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07), however, when Beach poked ahead by 0.021 seconds at the line.

Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750) each had a shot at the box on the final lap as well, ultimately finishing fractionally behind in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Briar Bauman (No. 3 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 790 Duke) earned a lonely seventh, although that description fails to adequately express the contour of his race. Bauman actually led more than once early in the contest before running wide on the powerful-yet-brutish KTM and dropping to fifth. He worked his way back up to third at one point before going off the groove again and fading out of podium contention.

Bauman was followed home by his brother, Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Fastrack Racing/2 Wheelz KTM 790 Duke), while Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Foods Indian FTR750) and Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750) completed the top ten.

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

Australian phenom Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) scored his maiden Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER victory in breathtaking fashion in Sacramento.

A huge early train of 450s connected to the front slowly whittled away as the race progressed. The battle for the win at last took its final shape with just over a minute remaining when three-time Sacramento Mile winner Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) fell away from the lead group and into the clutches of a second group bursting with big names and title contenders.

With Brunner out of the fight, the checkered flag was set to be decided between Drane, Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R), Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R), and Chad Cose (No. 49 1st Impressions Race Team/Husqvarna Racing FC450).

Lowe stormed past Drane as they opened the final lap, but the diminutive Aussie stormed back by on the back straight, confident he could out-run any and all slingshot attempts in the decisive drag race to the line.

He was proven correct, albeit only by just 0.005 seconds over Lowe and 0.036 seconds over Saathoff. Meanwhile, Cose finished just another 0.065 seconds back yet found himself left off the podium altogether.

Drane came into the season with serious hype and had endured something of a quiet start to the year when judged based on those lofty expectations. However, tonight’s victory put everything back in its proper perspective. Ultimately, the Estenson Racing Yamaha prodigy earned his first win just a month after turning 17 and competing in what was just his eighth Progressive AFT Main Event. Perhaps even more remarkably, it was the first Main Event at a Mile in Drane’s career.

He said, “I just can’t thank the team enough for all the work they do, all the hours. It’s amazing. This has boosted my confidence heaps, showing I can do it. I’m so happy.”

Fifth went to Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Racing/Certified KTM 450 SX-F), who clawed his way up from outside the top ten after earning his slot on the grid via the LCQ.

He placed Brunner between himself and his primary title rivals in the process. Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) crossed the stripe in seventh, followed by Sacramento Mile legend Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 450 SX-F) and the impressive Travis Petton IV (No. 82 ECG Racing/3 Bros KTM 450 SX-F).

The final position in the top ten went to defending class champ Kody Kopp (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F). Despite the uncharacteristic result, Kopp continues to lead in the standings with 137 points. Gauthier closed to within 14 points at 123, while Whale and Saathoff are now tied for third at 115.

Next Up:

Progressive American Flat Track will continue its run of spectacular Mile action with the Red Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington at the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 27. Visit https://www.tixr.com/groups/americanflattrack/events/red-mile-59131 to secure your tickets today.

For those that can’t catch the live action from the circuit, FansChoice.tv is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT. Sign up now and catch every second of on-track action starting with Practice & Qualifying and ending with the Victory Podium at the end of the night at https://www.fanschoice.tv.

FOX Sports coverage of the Legendary Sacramento Mile, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Saturday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT).

For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com.

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More, from a press release issued by KTM Factory Racing:

KODY KOPP CONTINUES TO LEAD AFT SINGLES POINTS AFTER SACRAMENTO MILE CHALLENGE

Round 7 – American Flat Track Championship

 

Kody Kopp (1). Photo courtesy KTM Factory Racing.
Kody Kopp (1). Photo courtesy KTM Factory Racing.

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo Kody Kopp and Max Whale endured a tough night of competition at Round 7 of the 2023 American Flat Track Championship, with Whale finishing in seventh position and Kopp 10th in the AFT Singles Main Event. Defending champion Kopp continues to lead the point standings following the Sacramento Mile.

After qualifying in seventh, defending champion Kopp made inroads between qualifying and the opening Heat of the event, powering his #1 KTM 450 SX-F to third position, setting himself up well for the Main Event. A more difficult 18-lap affair saw Kopp eventually cross the line in 10th position, retaining his lead in the AFT Singles series.

Kody Kopp: “Honestly, a little frustrated with how the weekend went, and a lot of things added up to the 10th-place finish here at the Sacramento Mile. We’re a team though, we’ll go back to work, we’ve got a two-week break and we’ll come back swinging in Kentucky.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Whale was 10th in qualifying at the Northern Californian venue, before crossing the finish line in fourth place for the second Heat of the event, just 0.213 off the race winner. The Australian fought hard during the Main Event, landing P7 and still sitting third in the championship overall.

Max Whale: “Definitely a tough day here in Sacramento. I feel as though I rode well, but just a few mistakes today – the team worked great, but I ended the night in P7, which isn’t great. It could’ve been much worse from where I was at one stage, we fought hard, and we’ll move on to the next one.”

Next Race: The Red Mile – Lexington, Kentucky – May 27, 2023

Round 7 Results

AFT Singles Main Event

1. Tom Drane, Yamaha

2. Trent Lowe, Honda

3. Chase Saathoff, Honda

OTHER KTM

5. Dalton Gauthier, KTM

7. Max Whale, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

8. Shayna Texter-Bauman, KTM

9. Travis Petton IV, KTM

10. Kody Kopp, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

12. Declan Bender, KTM

16. Landen Smith, KTM

19. Justin Jones, KTM

 

2023 AFT Singles Point Standings

1. Kody Kopp, 137 points

2. Dalton Gauthier, 123

3. Max Whale, 115

OTHER KTM

11. Justin Jones, 52

13. Travis Petton IV, 35

14. Shayna Texter-Bauman, 34

16. Logan Eisenhard, 27

22. Hunter Bauer, 16

23. Hayden Gillim, 14

24. Clarke Morian V, 10

25. Tanner Dean, 9

28. Declan Bender, 8

31. Landen Smith, 4

32. Olin Kissler, 4

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Indian Motorcycle:

Indian Motorcycle Racing & Jared Mees Win Sacramento Mile

Mees Pilots Indian FTR750 to Third Victory of the Season, Continues Hunt for Record-Tying Ninth Premier Class Championship

 

Jared Mees (1). Photo by Tim Lester, courtesy Indian Motorcycle.
Jared Mees (1). Photo by Tim Lester, courtesy Indian Motorcycle.

 

MINNEAPOLIS – It was another exciting weekend of American Flat Track (AFT) racing, as Indian Wrecking Crew Rider and Reigning SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees wins the Sacramento Mile aboard his Indian FTR750. The win marked Mees’ third of the season, tying him for the most wins this season with Estenson Racing Yamaha rider Dallas Daniels.

Starting from the pole position, Mees staved off the competition as he rode hard across the finish line to his 24th-career Mile victory, moving him up in the record books with the fifth most Mile wins of all time. In typical Mees fashion, Mees delivered a clutch performance, as he and Daniels are in the thick of a head-to-head battle for the 2023 SuperTwins Championship.

“I honestly was sweating coming into the Miles – last year I felt like we were a little down,” Mees admitted. “I didn’t know what to expect. But Kenny (Tolbert) worked really hard this winter to get us back some ponies, and Jimmy Wood really had that thing hooked up with the Öhlins suspension. I don’t think I’ve ever been that hooked up before. I could just go into the corner and mash the throttle. The Indian Motorcycle was phenomenal tonight.”

With 139 points on the year, Mees sits securely in second – 24 points ahead of third (115) and 20 points behind Daniels (159). In addition to his three wins, Mees has secured a third-place podium finish, two fourth-place finishes and a P6. Meanwhile, Daniels has raced to a top-two finish in all seven races this season.

The AFT season continues with two more Mile races, the Red Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington on May 27, and the DuQuoin Mile on June 17.

For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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