Dunlop marks over a decade as the official Progressive American Flat Track tire across all categories


Rancho Cucamonga, CA: It’s with immense pride that Dunlop marks over a decade as the official Progressive American Flat Track tire across all categories! Every year, the anticipation grows as North America’s leading flat-track racing series keeps reaching new heights. The exhilaration of the 2023 American Flat Track Series culminated in a spectacular double-header finale at the Springfield Mile in Springfield, Illinois. Both the 2023 American Flat Track SuperTwins and Singles Series reached an intense climax, with multiple contenders in the running for the respective championships until the very end.

As the two-season finale rounds approached, the gap in the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle championship stood at a mere one point. Returning champ Jared Mees on his Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750 and up-and-coming SuperTwins racer Dallas Daniels on his Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT were set to battle it out on the legendary Springfield Mile. The decisive moment came when Jared Mees edged out two-time SuperTwins champ Briar Bauman by a mere .075 seconds on Saturday, extending his points lead by eleven points leading up to Sunday. After a runner-up position on Sunday, Mees clinched the title with a margin of sixteen points while racing on his reliable and trustworthy Dunlop DT4 tires. This makes it his third in a row and a total of nine championships for Mees, tying Scott Parker for most of all time!

On another front, in the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles class, reigning champion Kody Kopp entered with a significant thirty-five-point advantage. With a win on Saturday by the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing contender, he locked in his second consecutive championship, surpassing Tom Drane by forty-one points.

In the Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Women’s Championship, Morgan Monroe emerged as the dominant force, securing her title with a margin of fourteen points and leading in three series races.

Mike Buckley, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, remarked, “The 2023 American Flat Track races have offered some of the most gripping moments in recent memory. With the championship battles stretching to the last event, it underscores the neck-and-neck competition we’ve seen. The continued progress across series, categories, motorcycles, and the outstanding performance of DT4 tires stands as a testament to AFT’s unwavering commitment and the collective efforts of all racers, teams, and patrons. Our association as the official tire partner of American Flat Track, which has now been extended, is truly a privilege.”

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