Andrew Hines Riding the Screamin' Eagle Harley Davidson to the Top
After fifteen of twenty-four rounds, Andrew Hines has ridden his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley Davidson to a 36-point lead in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The 35-year old veteran from Brownsburg IN (via California) is no stranger to the winner's circle and has competed in 85 career finals for 48 career wins. Hines is a five-time National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock motorcycle champion. He follows in the footsteps of the legendary duo of Terry Vance and Bryon Hines. Andrew's brother Matt was the 1996 Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion and turns the wrenches that makes the team's flagship ride fly.
With nine races to go in the championship, teammate Eddie Krawiec sits in second place. Krawiec was born in the shadows of historic Englishtown N.J. and was once a full-time dragstrip manager of the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Krawiec raced his way into the spotlight in 2008 when he overcame a 19-point deficit to win his first NHRA Pro Stock Championship by five points. He became only the second NHRA driver to win a championship without winning an event in the same year. Trailing the Screamin' Eagle teammates in the Championship are multi-time winner LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki) and record-holder Hector Arana Jr. (Lucas Oil Buell).
Hector Arana Jr. Finally Breaks the 200-mph Barrier
Earlier this year, Team Lucas rider Hector Arana Jr. made history when he broke the 200-mph barrier on his Pro Stock motorcycle. Long considered to be the last great barrier to break in the NHRA record book, Arana Jr. set a new national speed record of 200.23 mph at the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. It took 2,560 days after Eddie Krawiec ran the sport's first 199-mph pass in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Gainesville track in 2011. Arana Jr. was honored with a $10,000 check as the first member of the DENSO 200 MPH Club. Arana Jr. continued to lay down strong runs on the back half of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Championship. To prove his record setting pass in Gainesville FL was no fluke, Hector Arana Jr. did it again at the JEGS Route 66 Nationals outside Chicago with a 200.89 mph, which earned the 29-year old another $10K bonus from DENSO.
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