Brad Baker to be Grand Marshal of Sept. 29 Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile
American Flat Track is pleased to announce that Indian Motorcycle factory rider Brad ‘The Bullet’ Baker will be Grand Marshal for the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park on September 29.
Baker, who was injured in July and who’s been focused on his rehabilitation ever since, made his first post-injury race-day appearance at the Springfield Mile II in early September and thrilled the paddock and fans. His scheduled appearance at Canterbury Park as Grand Marshal in Indian Motorcycle’s back yard is sure to be thoroughly anticipated.
“It’s an honor to be the Grand Marshal of the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile,” said Baker. “Minnesota has been a second home to me during the last year, as I’ve been staying there with the Anderson family to train for the season. Indian Motorcycle is also from Minnesota, and it makes me happy that I can be there to represent them. The accident that changed my life happened there only nine weeks ago so it will be difficult; but nonetheless it’s a proud moment for me to be able to return.”
"We are extremely excited to have Brad join us as the Grand Marshal for the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile,” said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. “Brad was the first rider I connected with and he even helped us to promote our first AFTE event. We are super pumped about him attending and his continued involvement with the American Flat Track community."
American Flat Track may have just recently crowned national champions in its AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles classes – Jared Mees and Dan Bromley, respectively – but the penultimate round on Canterbury Park’s challenging Mile course will undoubtedly generate hard-core action. There will be plenty of scrambling for runner-up and third-place season spots in both classes, with Henry Wiles trying to hold off a charging Briar Bauman and Jeffrey Carver Jr. for second in AFT Twins, and current AFT Singles runner up Ryan Wells trying to keep super-fast Shayna Texter – who’s just 29 points back – at bay.
There’s more, including a Friday night Industry Party at Minneapolis’s award-winning and rooftop-perched Seven restaurant, featuring the best in steaks and seafood. Arch Allies, a highly acclaimed cover band specializing in the music of Journey, Def Leppard, Boston, Styx and REO Speedwagon, will play live at the track, along with the percussion perfection of the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line – the official drum line of the NFL’s Purple People Eaters. A Kids Zone and lots of regional food and beverage options will also be featured.
Tickets for the 2018 Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis) start at just $35, with indoor and outdoor reserved seating going for just $45. There’s also an exclusive VIP Experience available, though be quick as tickets are going fast. Ticket options can be accessed here: http://www.canterburypark.com/events/ama-racing/ Look for additional details about this penultimate AFT event in the coming days.
AFT on NBCSN
Don’t miss a double-header of American Flat Track race action when the Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile II and Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson debut on NBCSN on Sept. 22 and 23, respectively. The Springfield Mile II will air on Saturday the 22nd at 2:30 pm ET (11:30 am PT), with the Williams Grove Half-Mile airing on the 23rd at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT) on NBCSN. Featuring flag-to-flag coverage of all four Main Events (AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles) plus coverage of Heats and Semis (all enhanced by drone and onboard footage), the NBCSN features are must-see TV.