Indian Confirms Factory Flat Track Roster

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Briar Bauman (pictured) and Jared Mees will make up the Indian Wrecking Crew in 2021.
Briar Bauman (pictured) and Jared Mees will make up the Indian Wrecking Crew in 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS – Indian Motorcycle Racing has announced its Progressive American Flat Track race team.

Reigning Mission SuperTwins Champion Briar Bauman, along with Progressive AFT champion Jared, Mees will return to the track as part of the Indian Wrecking Crew. In addition, fellow Progressive AFT champion Bryan Smith and Mission SuperTwins rider Bronson Bauman will join Indian Motorcycle Racing as factory-backed privateers.

The two-man Wrecking Crew of Briar Bauman and Mees, which together combine for the last four championships, return with its presenting sponsor, Progressive Motorcycle Insurance. The team will continue to be backed by S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars and Bell Helmets. Briar Bauman will receive additional support from J&P Cycles, while Mees will continue with support from Rogers Racing and additional sponsors.

As former members of the Indian Wrecking Crew, both Smith and Bronson Bauman will compete as factory-backed privateers. Smith will be riding for Crosley/Howerton Motorsports and will have his own unique chassis built around the Indian FTR750 motor. Bronson will pilot his same factory FTR750 race bike in partnership with Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City.

“2020 brought its breadth of challenges for everyone, but watching Briar and Jared stay on top of their game and compete race in and race out was really a testament of their work ethic, dedication and drive to be the greatest,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “For 2021, we’re excited to get back on the track, support Bryan and Bronson as factory-backed privateers, while committing a season-long contingency for our privateers.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing has also committed more than $266,000 in privateer contingency for the Progressive AFT Mission SuperTwins season.

In support of its privateers, Indian Motorcycle Racing has committed over $266,000 in contingency, including $14,225 per race and a $25,000 championship bonus.

To be eligible for contingency payouts, riders must run an Indian FTR750 at all races the team participates in for the 2021 Progressive AFT Mission SuperTwins season. The bike must maintain the original red, white and black paint scheme on the tank panels and include the full Indian Scout logo across both sides. Additional logos on the bike are acceptable but must be pre-approved by Indian Motorcycle Racing. Privateers must also wear three Indian Motorcycle patches, including one on the upper chest on either the left or right side, as well as one on both shoulders.