2017 was nothing short of a banner year for Mees. Competing in 18 races, he reached the podium a record 17 times. Riding on the new Indian FTR750 platform, Mees racked up 10 first place finishes, six seconds, and one third — more podium spots in a single season than any other rider in flat track racing's illustrious history. He also won the flat track "Grand Slam" in 2017, taking the checkered flags in short track, TT, half-mile, and mile races. There's no doubt that Mees is at the top of his game as the 2018 AFT season gets set to kick off in Daytona on March 15.