2. Jared Mees

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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.