MADISON, Ill. (September 27, 2015) – Multipurpose Gateway Motorsports Park, in the shadow of the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch, returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2012 after a one-year hiatus with a new event in the Countdown to the Championship.
Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines leads the battle for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship after two of six events in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Arana Jr. raced to his second Pro Stock Motorcycle win of the season when he defeated his father Hector Arana in the finals. Arana Jr. raced his Lucas Oil Buell to a winning pass of 6.860 at 196.50 to his father’s trailing run of 6.932 at 195.03, also on a Lucas Oil Buell. This is the first career win in St. Louis for Arana Jr. The win moves him to 34 points behind Andrew Hines and caps a significant week for the racer.
Flexing the motor-muscle of a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod motorcycle, Hines qualified second at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and advanced to the second round of eliminations on Sunday.
V-Rod Power Keeps Hines Out Front After Two of Six Playoff Rounds
– After two rounds of Countdown competition, Hines leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle division by 34 points.
“We’ve got a strong V-Rod motorcycle to race,” said Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “The competition in the class is tough and we’ve got to be on our game every round to bring home another title. We are looking forward to Reading next week where I think the weather will complement our Harley-Davidson powertrain.”
Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec qualified the team’s other V-Rod motorcycle fifth at Gateway and lost in the first round of Sunday eliminations. Krawiec is currently third in Countdown points, 51 points behind Hines.
The third round of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship takes place Oct. 2-4 at the 31st NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
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