By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Eddie Krawiec has picked up the Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. Krawiec picked up the top spot with his pass on Friday.
He went 7.178 at 187.28 mph in Friday’s pass. This is his second green hat No. 1 qualifier of the season, but his 35th of his career.
“We came out strong [Saturday] morning, and this last season, we had better air and a better track, but we weren’t able to Improve on our time,” he said. “We know where we need to go, and we can definitely turn things around before [Sunday] so we make sure to maintain this level of success.”
Krawiec will face David Hope, the No. 16 qualifier, in the first-round of eliminations. Hope went 7.372 at 180.81 mph on his Buell.
Lucas Oil-backed Hector Arana Jr. is the No. 2 qualifier after going 7.179 at 186.98 on his Buell. He’ll face Steve Johnson after he went 7.362 at 180.36 on his Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki.
Victory Gunner-backed Matt Smith will face his wife Angie Smith in the first-round. Smith, the husband, went 7.183 at 186.33 mph for the No. 3 qualifier, while his wife went 7.303 at 183.00 on her Matt Smith Racing Buell.
White Alligator Racing and Louisiana firefighter LE Tonglet is the No. 4 qualifier on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki following a 7.187 at 185.13 mph pass. Tonglet will face Melissa Surber in the first-round after she went 7.285 at 183.79 mph on her Kosman Specialties/Junior Pippin Trucking Buell.
Suzuki Extended Protection-backed Scotty Pollacheck rounded out the Top 5 with a 7.187 at 184.25 mph pass on his Suzuki. He’ll face Mike Berry, as the Colorado native went 7.282 at 182.70 mph on his Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell.
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