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How to Watch & What to Watch: Mission Sacramento Mile powered by Law Tigers

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – May 12, 2023 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT. Complete coverage of this Saturday’s Mission Sacramento Mile powered by Law Tigers will kick off with the day’s first practice session at 5:45 p.m. ET (2:45 p.m. PT). 

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While he originally built his reputation upon his Half-Mile mastery, Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750) has developed into a borderline miracle worker on the Miles since joining the works Indian Motorcycle Effort. 

Since 2017, Mees has taken at least one Mile victory in each season, and typically several more than that. Consider that in ‘18, he won four Miles in just over the span of a month (May 12 – June 16), in ‘19, he swept an entire season’s allotment of six Miles, and in ‘21, Mees strung together five consecutive Miles victories to successfully overcome a mammoth championship deficit and claim back his crown. Included among those many triumphs were four consecutive victories at the Legendary Sacramento Mile. 

All of that means the three-Mile island portion of the calendar we’ve currently entered carries added weight for Mees’ title defense. 

Of course, Mees’ four-win streak at Cal Expo was halted last year – a season in which he took just a single Mile win. The other two went to then-rookie Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), who enters this critical point in the campaign with a 24-point advantage in the Mission SuperTwins championship standings. 

A year ago, the Miles were viewed as the biggest stress test for the rules changes made ahead of the ‘22 season in an effort to level the playing field.  

As it turned out, the revised regs worked out about as well as anyone could have possibly dreamed for an initial attempt. Even at the Miles, race-only and production-based equipment duked it out for victory from start to finish 

That said, the platforms flexed opposing strengths around the big Miles. Along with his innate abilities, Mees managed to stay in contention due to his mount’s superior tractability…

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