2013 NHRA Pro Stock MotorcycleHarley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec raced a Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle to the semi-final elimination round at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio, snapping a two-event streak that saw the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion eliminated in the first round of competition.
Ed Krawiec says: “We had to make some big changes after last week in Chicago, and I think we made some progress and were able to get the new engine more in its zone.“My V-Rod was struggling off the line all weekend and we made some significant clutching adjustments for Sunday that worked, until we seemed to hit a wall in the semi-final.”Advancing the development of the team’s new two-valve V-Twin engine, Krawiec qualified 11th for the event with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.986 seconds.Andrew Hines qualified the team’s other Harley-Davidson V-Rod in seventh place at 6.963 seconds. Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Michael Ray led all qualifiers with a 6.912-second ET. On Sunday, Hines lost in the first round to Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Scott Pollacheck.Andrew Hines says: “It was encouraging to see our performance better match that of the rest of the field this weekend, but I won’t be happy until we see a win light four runs in a row.”Krawiec used a 6.955-second ET in the first round to defeat Stockseth Buell rider Angie Smith, and ran 6.950 in round two to get a win over Steve Johnson on the PowerSports Institute Suzuki. Krawiec’s ET slipped to 6.999 in a third-round loss to Pollacheck, who ran 6.947. Pollacheck lost in the final round to Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith.After seven rounds of Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr., who fouled in the first round at Norwalk, still leads the class with 569 points. Ray is second with 521 points, followed by Smith with 487 points. Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider John Hall is fourth with 471 points, followed by Pollacheck in fifth with 459 points. Krawiec is in eighth place with 360 points. Hines is 12th with 275 points.The Pro Stock Motorcycles will next race July 19-21 at the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.