Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Team Attacks NHRA Season

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The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team opened its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla.

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The team pursues a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won a combined 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle titles.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team races competition drag bikes are inspired by the Harley-Davidson Street Rod production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine.

The Gatornationals is the first of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series schedule. After the first 10 events, the points are re-set for the top-10 riders that then qualify for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs (the final six races), with the season ending in November at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.
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Angelle Sampey is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2000-02) and her 42 event wins are the most ever by a female racer in NHRA competition.

In 2018 Sampey qualified for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff and finished the season in seventh place. Her commitment to physical fitness, including a rigorous mixed martial arts training regimen, has allowed for a long and competitive career.
“Angelle knows how to deal with any situation at the track, and she’s one of the great personalities in our sport who will bring a lot of exposure to our third bike,” said Vance. “I expect Angelle will leave the starting line harder than anyone in the class.”
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Andrew Hines will open the season on an all-new Harley-Davidson Street Rod drag bike the team built in its Brownsburg, Ind., facility over the winter.

The five-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2004-06, 2014-15) will be racing to add to his series-record 48 career Pro Stock Motorcycle event wins.
“Even after my 16 seasons every run down the track on the Screamin’ Eagle Harley is a thrill,” said Hines. “No car launches off the line harder than a Pro Stock Motorcycle, and no driver is as exposed as we are on the bike. It’s a great show for any motorcycle fan.”
Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines racer Andrew Hines holds the record for lowest Pro Stock Motorcycle elapsed time (ET), a scorching 6.728 seconds.
Ed Krawiec will be racing for his fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle title after coming just 39 points short of defending his title in 2018, a battle that went down to the final round of eliminations at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.
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One of the coolest and steadiest riders in the class, the four-time champion (2008, 2011-12, 2017) has won 47 times in a Pro Stock Motorcycle career that began in 2004.

In 2018 Krawiec won four times in seven final-round appearances.


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