When the King of the Baggers races were added to the 2020 MotoAmerica schedule, they were taken lightly by many. What? Bagger race on the track? Yes, even with private participation, that is, only by invitation? Who needs it?
Indian in King of the Baggers
Indian did not join the skeptics and backed the S&S and Roland Sands Indian Challenger teams, and that support paid handsomely when S&S rider Tyler O’Hara topped the podium and Frankie Garcia of Roland Sands took third place.
But the main thing is the race, as they say, “went in”: In 2021, it was expanded into three phases, and Indian, seeing in it the potential for further growth, acted as the official sponsor of the 2021 season.
It’s great that Indian will expand its participation in King of the Baggers, ”said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. -Last year they won the first race at Laguna Seca and we all saw how popular the race was. That they participate both as a team and as sponsors is ideal. The race promises to be tense, and Indian starts in them as the previous leader, which will be interesting to pass.
2020 Race winner Tyler O’Hara is back in the S&S team in 2021, again in the Indian Challenger. New rider Kyle Wyman will ride against him in the Harley Davidson Screamin ‘Eagle team. In addition to the track presence, Indian will provide a support car on all MotoAmerica tracks hosting the King of the Baggers series.
Following the incredible fan reaction to the King of the Baggers that debuted in 2020, which was won by Tyler O’Hara in the Indian Challenger, we are thrilled to sponsor the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers 2021 series, ”said Gary Gray, vice president of Indian Racing.
With Indian specializing in high-performance cruisers and baggers, King of the Baggers was a spectacular 2020 and won the hearts of many fans, so we look forward to seeing Indian consolidate and build on its success in 2021.