Indian Motorcycle Racing and its championship-winning FTR750 earned its seventh win of the 2019 season at the Lima Half-Mile in Lima, Ohio. Indian Wrecking Crew Rider and defending champion, Jared Mees, secured his third win of the season, while Indian Privateers Jeffrey Carver Jr. and Henry Wiles finished in second and third, respectfully, to complete the FTR750 podium sweep.
The 2019 Lima Half-Mile will be best remembered for a red flag restart that occurred six laps into the Twins Main. Following the restart, Mees was able to maintain the lead, while Carver strategically slid past a pack of riders and battled Mees for first. Mees was able to maintain first place and move back into second in the season standings – now only trailing fellow Wrecking Crew Rider and points leader Briar Bauman by 13 points.
“This was an impressive bounce-back race for Jared. He showcased determination, grit and reminded us all why he’s the back-to-back reigning AFT Twins champion,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “It was some of the best racing we’ve seen this season, and we’re extremely proud of our factory race team and privateers for battling it out and earning the top six finishes.”
Fellow Indian riders Brandon Price, Bronson Bauman and Rob Pearson, finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectfully. After starting in the back of the pack, Wrecking Crew Rider Bronson Bauman showcased immense determination as he fought his way up to fifth.
Through nine races, Briar Bauman remains the series points leader with 145 points. Mees is second with 132 and Bronson Bauman is fourth with 101.