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Krawiec’s Harley V-Rod Dominate NHRA Race in Denver

Krawiec’s Harley V-Rod Dominate NHRA Race in Denver

Morrison, Colo. (July 26, 2015) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec blitzed through the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, riding a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to a hole-shot win over Hector Arana Jr. in the final. Krawiec holds the Pro Stock Motorcycle season points lead with a 36-point cushion over Arana Jr. After seven of 16 events Krawiec leads the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field with 575 points. Arana Jr. is second with 539 points, followed by Hines with 484 points, Stoffer with 413 points and Underdahl with 387 points.
“Last week we went back to the shop and changed our entire set-up, and then tested in Michigan on Monday and Tuesday,” said Krawiec. “We had great performance in testing. The V-Rods are fast, consistent and responsive to tuning input. I was quick right off the truck here in Denver, and I feel like we have a really good combination running right now.” How big are these engines? The V&H twin NHRA mil measures 4.9 x 4.24 inches for just under 160ci (2,620cc). Power is in the vicinity of 375 hp. Krawiec led all qualifiers for the Denver event with best Elapsed Time (ET) of 7.169 seconds. Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified the team’s other V-Rod motorcycle in third position with an ET of 7.201 seconds. In Sunday eliminations, Hines advanced to the semi-final round with wins over Karen Stoffer and Scotty Polacheck before losing to Arana Jr. “We’ve got Ed’s bike clicking and mine is almost there,” said Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “We are really looking forward to the next race in Sonoma.” Krawiec charged to the final with wins over Chaz Kennedy, Matt Smith and Jim Underdahl. In the final, Krawiec left the starting line first with a reaction time of 0.025 seconds to 0.036 seconds for Arana Jr., and then held on for the win with an ET of 7.239 seconds to 7.230 seconds for Arana Jr., a 0.0029-second margin of victory, or about nine inches on the track. It was the 28th final-round win of Krawiec’s career. California Dreaming - The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag team will return to racing action July 31-Aug. 2 at the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. The 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule includes 16 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. After the first 10 events, the points will be re-set for the top 10 riders who have qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Points
  1. Eddie Krawiec - 702 points
  2. Hector Arana Jr - 596 points
  3. Andrew Hines - 546 points
  4. Karen Stoffer - 468 points
  5. James Underdahl - 459 points
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Dr. Jack Tequila has two passions, motorcycles and tequila. He resides on a sailboat in the port city Wilmington, NC.From time to time, Dr. Jack will throw a few tidbits and observations our way.

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