Following its announcement as the Official Parts and Accessories Wholesaler of American Flat Track racing, Drag Specialties has moved to deepen its AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines involvement by partnering with 2017 Grand National Champion and early 2018 Championship leader Jared Mees.
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Drag’s sister company Parts Unlimited is throwing its support behind AFT singles rider Shayna Texter (the winningest rider in AFT Singles history) in search of a unique Singles and Twins Championship double.
“It’s always great to have committed high-end sponsors,” said Mees, “and the Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties folks are fantastic – for me, for flat track and for motorcycling in general. I’m really pumped about our partnership.”
Texter is coming off a five-win season that upped her all-time AFT Singles wins mark to 11 (three more than any other rider). As impressive as it was, she’s reshuffling the deck this season in search of at least attaining her first AFT Singles crown. Just two weeks ago she announced she’d be running her own program in 2018 with support from Husqvarna Motorcycles.
“We are very excited to have Jared Mees and Shayna Texter as part of our Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited family,” said Hylton Beattie, Global Motorsports Director for Parts Unlimited. “These two exceptional athletes will make a great addition to the already strong group of riders that we sponsor in two-wheel motorsports worldwide.”
After the season opening Daytona TT, at the time of writing, next up will be the Harley-Davidson Atlanta Short Track presented by Hellbender Harley-Davidson (April 7, 2018) at the legendary Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA., just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta.