Krawiec’s 6.757 pass clinches No. 1 qualifier in Wine Country

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec is the No. 1 qualifier at the Toyota Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. He picked up his second straight No. 1 qualifier after going 6.757 at 199.94 mph.

This is Krawiec’s fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and the 41st of his career. Both Harley-Davidson bikes, driven by Krawiec and his teammate Andrew Hines, clinched Countdown to the Championship spots.

Eddie Krawiec Action Photo (Photo by the NHRA)

Eddie Krawiec Action Photo (Photo by the NHRA)

“We’ve been chasing that 200 mph run and it was right there,” Krawiec said. “The weekend is still not over and (Sunday) it could definitely happen. I’m excited about it. I’m happy to have a green hat (as No. 1 qualifier), but I really wanted to hold that Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle check at the end of the day here. I had a great motorcycle all day and I’m excited going into race day.”

Krawiec will face Stoffer Racing/Underdahl Racing’s Karen Stoffer in the first-round of eliminations. She went 6.925 at 195.48 mph.

Lucas Oil TV’s Hector Arana Jr. is the No. 2 qualifier after he went 6.775 at 200.11 mph. Arana Jr. will face Team Liberty Racing’s Angelle Sampey in the first-round of eliminations after she went 6.914 at 197.80 mph.

Matt Smith, who is looking for a sponsor, is the No. 3 qualifier after he went 6.783 at 198.12 mph. Smith will face Flyin’ Ryan Racing/B&K Cylinder Heads’ Ryan Oehler in the first-round of eliminations after he went 6.903 at 194.63 mph.

Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki-sponsored LE Tonglet is the No. 4 qualifier after his 6.806 at 197.57 mph. He’ll face Team Liberty Racing’s Corey Reed, who went 6.890 at 197.22 mph.

Yellow Corn Suzuki-sponsored Joey Gladstone is the No. 5 qualifier after his 6.815 at 196.22 mph. The Delaware native will face Angie Smith in the first-round of eliminations after she went 6.886 at 192.91 mph.

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