DRAG RACING: Screamin' Eagle/Vance and Hines' Eddie Krawiec Wins

NHRA Results from Gainsville

Pro Stock Motorcycle low qualifier Eddie Krawiec reset low e.t. with a 6.78 blast in beating Michael Phillips in round one.

Pro Stock Motorcycle low qualifier Eddie Krawiec reset low e.t. with a 6.78 blast in beating Michael Phillips in round one.

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In the first Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the year, Eddie Krawiec, far lane, grabbed his fourth Gainesville title with a 6.820, defeating Hector Arana Sr., who grabbed a hundredth of a second off the

In the first Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the year, Eddie Krawiec (Far Lane), far lane, grabbed his fourth Gainesville title with a 6.820, defeating Hector Arana Sr., who grabbed a hundredth of a second off the starting line but slowed from his earlier pace to a 6.920.

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In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.820 at 198.23 to defeat Hector Arana Sr.’s 6.920 at 196.44 on his Lucas Oil Buell. This marks Krawiec’s 32nd career win and his fourth victory at Gainesville Raceway. As the No. 1 qualifier, Krawiec outran Michael Phillips, Jerry Savoie, and teammate and world champion Andrew Hines to make it to the final.

“Going out there I had a great motorcycle,” Krawiec said. “I have a great crew behind me, but the key thing for me was to not screw it up. You have the first-round jitters after four months of not racing, but I knew I had a fast motorcycle. We’re all really excited, everybody back at our shop. We’re glad one of our Harley-Davidsons got the win.”

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series travels to Las Vegas, April 1-3, for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Standing Race 1 of 16
Place Rider Points
1 Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (1) 129
2 Hector Arana Sr., Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell 99
3 Andrew Hines, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson 79
4 LE Tonglet, Metairie, La., Nitro Fish Suzuki 74
5 Chip Ellis, Brownsburg, Ind., PiranaZ Buell 62
6t Michael Ray, New Braunfels, Texas, UPI Buell 52
6t Jerry Savoie, Cut Off, La., Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki 52
6t Jim Underdahl, North Branch, Minn., Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki 52
9 Angelle Sampey, Mathews, La., JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell 35
10t Scotty Pollacheck, Medford, Ore., Petrolhead Apparel Buell 33
10t Melissa Surber, Rio Del, Calif., Kosman Specialties Buell 33

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