NHRA Southern Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Results
The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team has put in some serious work in the NHRA Mellow Yello Drag Racing Series. This work helped Ed Krawiec, the pilot of a Harley-Davidson V-Rod, earn another victory this season. Krawiec was untouchable in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta.
This marks the second win of the season for Krawiec and the team’s third consecutive third place finish. Krawiec was able to beat Jerry Savoie’s White Alligator Suzuki, and is now tied with the late John Myers for wins.
With mother nature on his side, Krawiec had this to say, “the weather cooled down and we had great V-Rod conditions on Sunday,” said Krawiec. To date, he has won 33 times in final-round showings. “We had a good tune-up Saturday, so we were focused on making chassis adjustments to keep the bike running as straight as possible down the track. This class is so tight right now; making a clean run is essential to winning.”
Krawiec now leads the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a total of 353 points. Though the series has just begun, only having three out of 16 events in the record books, Krawiec feels good about his prospects. Fellow Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines pilot, Andrew Hines, is trailing Krawiec by 120 points. Hines picked up a win of his own at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. on April 24.
Krawiec’s best elapsed time of 6.880 seconds on Saturday put him in the number-two qualifying position. At the end of the weekend, he was able to improve upon that number a bit with a 6.824 second run that led to a checkered flag in his favor.
Both Krawiec and Hines put down their times while riding bikes inspired by the Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special. Though it isn’t air cooled, this 60° V-twin engine needs all the help it can get when putting out some serious performance numbers and they’re on authorized Harley-Davidson show room floors now.
Check out the The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team in action June 10-12 at the 47th annual NHRA Summer Nationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.