Hines became the winningest Pro Stock Motorcycle rider in history, capturing his 45th career win by outrunning teammate Eddie Krawiec in the final round. Hines took his third win of the season and fourth at this event by posting a track record time of 7.134 at 188.33 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to hold off Krawiec’s Screamin’ Eagle Harley, which trailed with a 7.148 at 187.21.
It was the third consecutive final-round appearance for five-time and defending world champ Hines, who defeated Scotty Pollacheck, Cory Reed, and LE Tonglet to advance to the final.
“It doesn’t get much better racing up here in the mountain, with the thin air requires a different setup,” said Hines, who trimmed Krawiec’s points lead to 109. “Coming back to win on the mountain, it means a lot. My team has had my motorcycle really dialed in right now. It is our third final in a row, and I am just riding the wave. I don’t think I’ve ever put eight runs like that together in a weekend. The bike is such a joy to ride right now.”
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following the seventh of 16 events)
|1.||Eddie Krawiec||Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson||742|
|2.||Andrew Hines||Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson||633|
|3.||Angelle Sampey||Precision Service Equipment Buell||534|
|4.||Jerry Savoie||Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki||500|
|5.||Chip Ellis||PiranaZ Buell||386|
|6.||Hector Arana Sr.||Lucas Oil Buell||375|
|7.||LE Tonglet||Nitro Fish Suzuki||364|
|8.||Matt Smith||Nitro Fish Victory||290|
|9.||Steve Johnson||RaceTheVote.com Suzuki||268|
|10.||Michael Ray||UPI Buell||262|
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