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Jared Mees Disqualified After AFT Twins Race In Georgia

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April 27, 2018

Reigning American Flat Track Twins champion Jared Mees lost points, prize money, and was served with 12 months probation after his tires tested positive for a banned substance following the April 8th Atlanta Short Track AFT event at the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

While he initially started the season back to back wins, until today's announcement, Mees' season took quite a hit with the point penalty and moved him from the series leader to fourth place. Mees' punishment also included disqualification from the race which resulted in the event's second place finisher, Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., being deemed the winner. The shuffle in the overall standings moved Coolbeth from second in points to now leading the series with 36 points.

The full announcement from American Flat Track is below.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2018) - Following an American Flat Track post-event tire sampling from the Atlanta Short Track held April 8, 2018 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., AFT Twins competitor Jared Mees on the #1 machine has been disqualified for using a chemically altered tire.

Four tire samples from four different machines were taken after the Atlanta Main Event, and all were submitted to an independent lab for chemical analysis. Three of the samples were deemed to be in compliance with the benchmark sample provided by Dunlop. The sample from the #1 machine ridden by Jared Mees was not in compliance, however, and indicated the presence of several chemicals known to be used in motorsports to alter tire compounds.

According to the 2018 American Flat Track Rulebook, the rider of the #1 machine ridden by Jared Mees is in violation of Rulebook section 3.8.b (pg. 44): "Tires: No chemical applications are permitted."

Pursuant to the 2018 American Flat Track Rulebook, Section A3.1 Equipment Offenses and Penalties (page 84), this is a Category 1 offense: "An equipment violation that could potentially enhance the performance of a motorcycle used in competition."

Effective immediately, the rider of the #1 machine - Jared Mees - has been served with the following penalties in accordance with Section A3.3:


  • Disqualification from the Atlanta Short Track
  • Total loss of points from the event
  • Total loss of prize money from the event
  • Probation for 12 months

Revised results for the AFT Twins Main Event at the Atlanta Short Track are as follows:

1. Kenny Coolbeth Jr.

2. Jeffery Carver, Jr.

3. Jarod Vanderkooi

4. Henry Wiles

5. Johnny Lewis

6. Brad Baker

7. Bryan Smith

8. Jake Johnson

9. Kayl Kolkman

10. Briar Bauman

11. Sammy Halbert

12. Danny Eslick

13. Brandon Robinson

14. Chad Cose

15. Jay Maloney

16. Wyatt Anderson

17. Robert Pearson

Revised point standings are as follows:

1. Kenny Coolbeth Jr.               36 points

2. Henry Wiles                          32 points

3. Brad Baker                           27 points

4. Jared Mees                           25 points

5. Jeffrey Carver Jr.                   24 points

6. Briar Bauman                       24 points

7. Jake Johnson                       24 points

8. Brian Smith                           22 points

9. JD Beach                             20 points

10. Jarod Vanderkooi               20 points

11. Kayl Kolkman                      16 points

12. Sammy Halbert                   16 points

13. Johnny Lewis                      15 points

14. Brandon Robinson              13 points

15. Davis Fisher                        12 points

16. Robert Pearson                  11 points

17. Danny Eslick                       7 points

18. Mikey Rush                         5 points

19. Chad Cose                         5 points

20. Jay Maloney                       4 points

21. Wyatt Anderson                  3 points

22. Bronson Bauman                2 points

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