Mees to Hold Class of '79 Hospitality at Springfield Mile

NEWS August 31, 2012

Mees to Hold Class of '79 Hospitality at Springfield Mile

Photo by Dave Hoenig

Courtesy of J2 Motorsports:

(August 31, 2012) - For the third year in a row, current 2012 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore and Lucas Oil points leader #9 Jammin' Jared Mees will be offering the "Springfield Mile" fans a Special Hospitality Tent this weekend. Mees, who now holds a 21 point lead in the Series Championship, will have his Rogers Racing Hospitality tent sponsored by "Saddlemen" set up for spectators who come in to the pit walk on Sundays Grand National Mile Race.

This weekend Jared will be hosting the class of 1979 for an autograph session around the hospitality area. The class of '79 includes Chas Roberts, Scotty Parker, Jackie Mitchell, Tommy Duma, Wayne Rainey, Ronnie Jones, and Lance Jones.

These former flattrack greats, with the exception of Parker and Rainey will be signing the Class of '79 golf classic posters, raising money for the A.I.R. (aid to injured riders fund) Joining them will be former and current Grand National Champions including Bubba Shobert, Mike Kidd, Jared Mees, Jake Johnson, and many more stars of the current GNC series.

Along with refreshments and Jared Mees merchandise, Jared's Rogers Racing/ Blue Springs Harley-Davidson/ Saddlemen/ National Cycle/ Lucas Oil XR750 Harley Davidson race bike, will once again be on display, set up for fans to have photo's taken on. The photo's will be done by Flat Trak Fotos and a card will be given to each participant to learn where, and how to retrieve their photo.

This is all made possible by the IMDA, AMA Pro Racing, Saddlemen, the awesome fans, and Jared Mees Racing Partners. We sincerely want to thank all of the IMDA sponsors that help make all of this racing possible. Green Toyota, Memphis Shades, K & N, and Miller the official beer of the Springfield Mile, have all been outstanding loyal supporters of the IMDA and our races.

For more info and race schedules please check the following web-sites:
Tickets for this weekend are on sale now, and can be ordered by calling 217-753-8866 or 888-468-1622.


  • City National Bank
  • Dunlop
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Howe Enterprises
  • MotoBatt
  • Saddlemen
  • Sunoco
  • Thom Duma Fine Jewelers
  • Vance and Hines