NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS | SCREAMIN' EAGLE/VANCE AND HINES EDDIE KRAWIEC WINS

33rd Career Race Win

Eddie Krawiec

For the 33rd time in his career, Eddie Krawiec, near lane, claimed an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Wally, which ties him with legend John Myers. Krawiec won the Atlanta final over Jerry Savoie, 6.821 to 6.851.

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Eddie Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.824 at 196.66 to outlast Jerry Savoie’s 6.851 at 195.79 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final. This is Krawiec’s second victory of 2016, 33rd of his career and fourth at Atlanta Dragway. He has raced in all three Pro Stock Motorcycle event finals this season and has control of the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead. Krawiec raced to his first career victory at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals in 2009.

Krawiec rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to a 6.824 at 196.66 to outlast Jerry Savoie’s 6.851 at 195.79 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final. This is Krawiec’s second victory of 2016, 33rd of his career, and fourth at Atlanta Dragway. He has raced in all three Pro Stock Motorcycle event finals this season and has control of the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead. Krawiec raced to his first career victory at the NHRA Southern Nationals in 2009.

“Atlanta has treated me well,” said Krawiec, a three-time world champ. “I got my first win here, and it’s one of those things where if you just feel comfortable and you’re in a groove, you’ll have confidence. For me, I think all of that has fallen into place. The track was a little tricky for us, but we were able to figure out our chassis setup, and as we made more laps throughout the weekend, it got better and better. It was definitely a good, exciting, fun weekend for me.”

Savoie, a Louisiana alligator farmer, beat Michael Phillips, Scotty Pollacheck, and No. 1 qualifier Angelle Sampey in the earlier rounds. Savoie is fourth in the Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings.

Krawiec’s teammate and reigning world champ Andrew Hines is second in points and Hector Arana Sr. is third.

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues in Topeka, May 20-22, with the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following the third of 16 events)
POSITION NAME POINTS
1. Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (2) 353
2. Andrew Hines, Brownsburg, Ind., Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (1) 233
3. Hector Arana Sr., Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell 207
4. Jerry Savoie, Cut Off, La., Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki 204
5. Chip Ellis, Brownsburg, Ind., PiranaZ Buell 193
6. Angelle Sampey, Mathews, La., Precision Service Equipment Buell 179
7. LE Tonglet, Metairie, La., Nitro Fish Suzuki 143
8. Matt Smith, King, N.C., Nitro Fish Victory 124
9. Karen Stoffer, Gardnerville, Nev., Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP Suzuki 118
10. Scotty Pollacheck, Central Point, Ore., Petrolhead Apparel Buell 117

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