Indian Wrecking Crew to Compete in 2017 X Games

Jun 29, 2017 View Comments by
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Indian made its historic return to flat track racing this year after a 63-year hiatus, and has announced that it will make its X Games debut in its hometown of Minneapolis on July 13. The Wrecking Crew, featuring 2015 inaugural gold medalist Bryan Smith, 2016 gold medalist Jared Mees, and two-time bronze medalist Brad Baker, will pilot the Indian Scout FTR750, a bike that has captured eight Grand National wins and 22 of the season’s 27 total podiums in its first American Flat Track season. Special guest rider and veteran road racer Larry Pegram will join the three Wrecking Crew riders.
 
Indian Wrecking CrewThis marks the second consecutive year that the 43-year-old Pegram has been invited to compete at the X Games flat track race. He will pit alongside Mees during the event. 

“When invited to participate in the X Games Flat Track Race, one of the first calls I made was to Indian Motorcycle to inquire about an Indian Scout FTR750,” said Pegram. “As both a veteran rider and long-time fan of flat track racing, it’s been exciting to watch Indian Motorcycle Racing’s return, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to ride alongside the new Wrecking Crew.”

The Indian Wrecking Crew currently sits first, second, and third on the American Flat Track leaderboard, and is the only manufacturer to have a rider reach the podium at each of the nine Grand National events this season. The team faces their next challenge at the Rolling Wheels Half-Mile on July 8, before heading to the X Games on July 13.

To learn more about the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew, visit IndianMotorcycle.com. 

Text and Photography: Indian Motorcycle

 

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