Weather permitting, there are a maximum of three rounds remaining of 2021 AFT season, and it's still all to race for in at least two of the classes. There was all kinds of controversy at the previous round, the Springfield Mile. In the Singles, Dallas Daniels was awarded a win, without crossing the finish line, when he was in a collision with Honda' Trevor Brunner, and a red flag caused the race to conclude. Daniels backed it up with another win, and leapfrogged Max Whale to
Jared Mees is a polarising presence in 21st century dirt track. Five National titles, and 53 National wins, put him in the third in overall wins behind Scott Parker and Chris Carr. Perhaps it's this dominance that people don't like, but he's not dominating now, due to a combination of Briar Bauman and injuries. Perhaps some of the animosity is due to the time he made an indiscretion (let's say cheated) when he was found to have run a doped tyre at Atlanta in 2018. He was caug
Today and tomorrow see the first mile races of the 2021 AFT season, and it's back to the Remington Park horse track, Oklahoma City, for the first time since 2018. Last time AFT raced on this cushion mile the top three in the Twins class was: 1. Mees, 2. Wiles, 3. Smith. This time Mees is in contention again, and, hopefully recovered from recent injury, while Henry Wiles is now in the Singles class, on a Honda 450, and Bryan Smith is making his first appearance of the season.
25: The number of AFT rounds since an Indian FTR750 didn't win the premier class race. The last non-Indian rider to win a national was JD Beach, on the Estenson Yamaha MT-07, at the Buffalo Chip TT, on 4 August 2019. That was the race that Jake Johnson was leading when his bike lost power within sight of the line and JD overtook him, winning by 0.2s, for a unique Estenson Yamaha Twins 1-2. Since Beach's win, five different riders have won on Indians. Jared Mees - 11 Briar Bau