2. Jared Mees


What is it about Michigan anyway? Jared Mees, of Clio, MI, won his second GNC Championship in three years the old-fashioned way, by finishing fourth at Pomona, winning two rounds earlier in the season and being on the podium ten times in 16 races. Speaking of fun for the whole family, Jared’s wife Nichole, who also races the GNC on another XR750, had to be trucked off to the hospital after sticking her foot in a hole in practice. She made it back on crutches in time to see the Main. Not just another pretty racer, Mrs. Mees’ best finish on the season was an 8th at the Springfield Mile.

  • Old MOron

    Awesome report, John. As a matter of fact, I was hoping to attend the races, but instead I’m sitting at home with a cold. I shouldn’t have wussed out.

    • Goose

      What he said. I went to Pomona once but having to deal with LA made the many times longer ride to Sacramento seem like a better idea for my annual pilgrimage to ‘Merica’s racing roots.

      If you get a chance go to a dirt track race. I’ve been to lots of races, the worst dirt track race I’ve ever seen was better than half the road races I’ve been to.

  • Tod Rafferty

    Very cool.

  • COD

    Good clean racing this year !