Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec chalked up his first win at the opening round of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing
season in Gainesville, Florida, after beating out Rum Bum Buell
’s Shawn Gann in the final round of eliminations.
Eddie Krawiec collected his first Wally and a win for Harley-Davidson at the season opener at Gainsville.
Krawiec scored his sixth career win with his victory at Gainesville and earned his first Wally trophy of 2010. “Gainesville is very special to me,” said the Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
pilot. “Years ago when I first started out, I wanted to win here. To finally get a win here, I can’t be any more excited. We ended 2009 with a win in Pomona and to start 2010 with another one is awesome.”
Vance & Hines/Screamin' Eagle's Andrew Hines red-lighted in Round 2 against the reigning 2009 NHRA champion Hector Arana, who repeated the mistake in semi-finals against Shawn Gann.
Krawiec dispatched Craig Treble in the semi-finals by posting a 6.903 to Treble’s 6.971 second pass.
In the final elimination, Krawiec's faster reaction time blasted him down the quarter-mile .009 seconds quicker than Gann. It was a very fast field with eight of the 16 bikes qualified for the event with a run under 6.9 seconds, and all but three were under 7.00 seconds. “I guess it showed this weekend that all the bikes were pretty close. Everybody did their R&D this winter, and that is great for the class. This time, a Harley-Davidson was fortunate enough to get the win, but it turned into a rider battle, not just a contest to see who had the fastest bike,” said Krawiec.
The next Pro Stock Motorcycle event in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series is scheduled for March 25th at the Four-Wide NHRA Nationals in Concord, North Carolina.
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Results
Tire Kingdom Gatornationals - Gainsville, FA
Round Win/Loss Driver R-Time E-Time Speed
Final (W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.045 6.899 195.68
(L) Shawn Gann (Rum Bum Racing Buell) 0.054 6.908 194.21
Round 3 (W) Shawn Gann (Rum Bum Racing Buell) 0.015 6.907 193.18
(L) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) -0.013(R) 8.316 110.95
(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.0176 6.903 194.63
(L) Craig Treble (Don Schumacher Racing Suzuki
) 0.011 6.971 189.52
Round 2 (W) Shawn Gann (Rum Bum Racing Buell) 0.063 6.945 192.06
(L) Karen Stoffer (GEICO Motorcycle Suzuki) 0.072 6.979 187.52
(W) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.005 6.916 191.70
(L) Andrew Hines (Vance & Hines/Screamin' Eagle) -0.009(R) 6.891 190.51
(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.072 6.856 194.63
(L) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing/WyoTech) -0.033(R) 7.149 159.02
(W) David Hope (Vroom Racing Buell) -0.003(R) 6.939 189.63
(L) Craig Treble (Don Schumacher Racing Suzuki) 0.033 7.038 186.07
Round 1 (W) Karen Stoffer (GEICO Motorcycle Suzuki) 0.072 6.979 187.52
(L) Redell Harris 0.023 6.999 187.08
(W) Junior Pippin (PiranaZ Buell) 0.054 6.941 191.59
(L) Shawn Gann (Rum Bum Racing Buell) 0.057 6.893 193.85
(W) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.005 6.868 194.41
(L) LE Tonglet 0.064 7.055 192.08
(W) Andrew Hines (Vance & Hines/Screamin' Eagle) 0.007 6.875 195.51
(L) Jim Underdahl -0.104(R) 6.931 195.17
(W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.030 6.864 195.11
(L) Angie Smith (Coffman Tank Trucks Buell) 0.023 6.976 187.47
(W) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing/WyoTech) 0.023 6.978 193.18
(L) Matt Smith (Al-Anabi Buell) 0.044 6.982 191.13
(W) David Hope (Vroom Racing Buell) 0.568 6.939 189.76
(L) Mike Berry (MB Precision Machine Suzuki) -9.999(R) BROKE
(W) Craig Treble (Don Schumacher Racing Suzuki) 0.039 6.901 193.49
(L) Michael Phillips (Phillips Racing Suzuki) -0.019(R) 6.932 194.07