Harley-Davidson Rider Hines Earns NHRA Win in ChicagoHarley-Davidson factory rider Andrew Hines picked up a final-round Pro Stock Motorcycle win at...
Harley-Davidson factory rider Andrew Hines picked up a final-round Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway this weekend.
This marks Hines’ second win in three final-round appearances this season. Counting three additional wins by rider Ed Krawiec, the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team has won five of six Pro Stock Motorcycle finals on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Hines qualified eighth for Sunday eliminations with a 6.881-second run on Saturday. He improved on that time in three of four runs in Sunday eliminations, including a 6.833-second run in the first round that was the quickest of the weekend and set a new track record for low Pro Stock Motorcycle elapsed time.
“I was hunting around for a good tune-up in qualifying, and after that first round on Sunday I knew my V-Rod would be the bike to beat in eliminations,” said Hines. ”From there it was just a matter of making straight, consistent runs down the track.”
Hines and Krawiec race on competition motorcycles inspired by Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special. After six of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Krawiec leads the class with 639 points and Hines is in second place with 505 points.