** Three-peat!**Andrew Hines is celebrating his three-peat as NHRA champion. Hines successfully defended his 2004-’05 titles by earning the third consecutive Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
“To be only the third rider in NHRA history to win three consecutive championships (along with brother, Matt Hines and Angelle Sampey) is just incredible,” Hines said.
Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Anne Paluso said the third championship is a tribute to the way the team continues to improve. “When we started this program, our goal was to first qualify for a race, then win a race, and then start aiming for a championship,” Paluso said. “The plan was really to keep moving in that direction. The second championship was icing on the cake for the team, but the third title is a real tribute to how they can continually improve and find ways to be competitive in a very tough Pro Stock Motorcycle field.”