Courtesy of AFT – American Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2018) – No doubt about it… domination and heartbreak were on full display at last year’s OKC Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City.
The domination came from Indian Motorcycle’s Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) and his ‘Wrecking Crew’ teammates, the trio of Mees, Bryan Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) and Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) sweeping the podium for the fourth time, with Mees getting his fourth win and eighth straight podium on his way to the 2017 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title.
The heartbreak was supplied by AFT Singles competitor Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems of Dallas Honda CRF450R) who, coming off a dramatic win-DQ-win performance two weeks earlier at the Red Mile, had his engine explode while locked in a battle with eventual winner Shayna Texter (No. 52 ST52 JCS Racing Husqvarna FC 450) and Tristan Avery (No. 16 Ron Ayers/Mr. Sign Honda CRF450R) for the lead and win with just two laps to go.
The drama is set to play out yet again this coming weekend when the OKC Mile returns to Remington Park. Question is, can Texter and Mees repeat?
Mees would seem to have the upper hand in AFT Twins competition given his relative dominance so far this season – six wins in eight races. But after being beaten at Springfield by Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee Scout FTR750) and being hounded on occasion by Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing/Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Double D Performance/RMR Indian Scout FTR750), and current point-standings runner-up Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willing Built Indian Scout FTR750), there are a few tiny cracks in the Mees armor.
And then there’s Chad Cose (No. 49 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Scout FTR750) and the hometown team of Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City. Is this Cose’s time to get back on the podium as he did in Texas?
Texter’s always been fast on the Miles, and while she’s reached the AFT Singles podium three times this year, she’s not yet gotten a win after scoring five last year. The problems for her are numerous: Points leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F), who’s fast and consistent; Kevin Stollings, who’ll be out to avenge his disastrous 2017 OKC Mile performance; Tristan Avery, also out for redemption; reigning AFT Singles champ Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), and several others.
Combine all this amazing talent with a wide, multi-line racetrack that riders just love to race on and you have yourself a recipe for big-time flat track excitement. Fans will not want to miss this one.
There’s plenty of excitement happening before and during the racing at Remington Park, too. Attractions include:
- Chickasaw Country Fan Zone, including a Bounce House for kids, face painting, the BrassMonkey knocker-ball arena, the Shawnee Honda-Polaris Strider Adventure Zone, and plenty of amazing food and drink
- Opening Ceremonies to include the display of – and a pace lap featuring – the 1930 Oklahoma State Championship-winning 1929 Indian race bike ridden by Kelly Modlin of Twisted Oz Motorcycle Museum of Augusta, Kansas
- The Motor Maids, the world’s oldest women’s motorcycle club, will participate in Opening Ceremonies
- Vintage Race Bike display hosted by the Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA
- Exclusive Trackside Indian of Oklahoma City parking for Indian motorcycles
- Kicker Audio giveaways of a Motorcycle Audio System Upgrade Kit as well as two high-performance boom boxes and passes to the Kicker Country Stampede concert the following weekend. Online ticket purchasers are automatically entered to win, and printed ticket holders will have the opportunity to register at the race.
- Live music on the Parts Unlimited Stage all afternoon
A wide range of General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at OKC Mile Tix. If you can’t make it to Remington, FansChoice.tv has you covered beginning at 4:30 pm ET (1:30 pm PT) with Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT). Finally, be sure to tune into the feature broadcast of the OKC Mile when it debuts on NBCSN on Saturday, June 23 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT).
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.