Indian Motorcycle To Be Presenting Sponsor of Arizona Mile

American Flat Track/Brian J. Nelson Photo

Indian Motorcycle Co. has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the Arizona Mile. (American Flat Track/Brian J. Nelson Photo)

The promoters of the Law Tigers Arizona Mile are pleased to announce that one of the oldest names in motorcycles, Indian Motorcycle, will be the presenting sponsor of the event as the manufacturer storms back into national championship dirt track racing after an absence of 64 years.

Round four of the 18-round season of American Flat Track, the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle will be held on the one-mile oval at Turf Paradise on May 13. After a successful first year event, the promoter at the state-of-the-art facility is looking forward to continued success with a legendary brand headlining the event in 2017.

“Indian is not only one of the oldest names in motorcycles, it is also enjoying significant success on the racetrack in American Flat Track since its return to the sport,” noted race co-promoter Chris Morgan. “By winning the first two races of the 2017 American Flat Track schedule, Indian has already brought a heightened level of competitiveness to the series. Going wheel-to-wheel against other manufacturers who have shown that they know how to win will bring a new level of excitement to Phoenix.”

Indian Motorcycle is happy to return to a sport with so much legacy and to help support its growth.
“Since its dominance in flat track dating back to the early 1900s, racing has been a core part of Indian’s DNA,” said Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s an exciting return to the sport we all know and love, and we’re proud to be sponsoring these premier events.”

Indian Motorcycle, which is reviving a racing rivalry with Harley-Davidson that dates back to the turn of the century, is campaigning an all-new flat track racer – the Indian Scout FTR750.

The Minnesota-based brand will come to Phoenix with its three rider “Indian Wrecking Crew,” led by defending Phoenix race winner “Flyin” Bryan Smith, whose victory in last year’s Law Tigers Arizona Mile was his first step in the path leading him to the honor of carrying the Number One plate as flat track racing’s Grand National Champion. Joining him on the wrecking crew are Jared “The Jammer” Mees, a three-time Grand National Champion who finished in second spot last year at the Arizona Mile and who claimed Indian’s first race victory in modern times at the DAYTONA TT in February, and Brad “The Bullet” Baker, also a Grand National Champion.

At Phoenix, Indian Motorcycle will host a dedicated fan area for Indian owners and will give fans an opportunity to take dealer rides and enter to win a new Indian Scout at the end of the season.

To learn more about Indian Motorcycle, please visit their website at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us.

Tickets and race information for Phoenix are available at www.ArizonaMile.com