Three in a row: Hines defeats Krawiec in Virginia

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Like Top Fuel Dragster pilot Steve Torrence, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Andrew Hines is also on a hot streak. Like Torrence, Hines picked up his third straight win on Sunday. 

Hines defeated his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Krawiec in the final round of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia. 

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Andrew Hines racing on Sunday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals
Andrew Hines racing on Sunday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

The Brownsburg, Indiana native went 6.845 at 195.68 mph. In the losing effort, the Avon, Indiana native went 6.858 at 196.44 mph. 

“We have developed a very good hot weather tune up for our Street Rods and that’s saying a lot,” Hines said. “We typically tend to not look forward to the middle of the season because that’s where our performance tends to fall off and people make up ground on us. Today we were able to take what we’ve learned the last couple of weeks between Charlotte when it got hot and Atlanta when it was really hot. 

“We don’t ever go up there (the starting line) with the same tune up, ever. It was a little bit of picking on it here and there which has led to us finding the window where we need to be.” 

Before this matchup, Krawiec held a 31-21 advantage over Hines in prior events. In addition, Krawiec also held a 14-10 advantage over Hines in prior final rounds. 

Both riders had identical reaction times at 0.034. As the two teammates went down the track, Hines defeated Krawiec on his new bike. 

Hines won by 0.0135 seconds, or approx. 4 feet. In addition, this is Hines 52nd win of his career. 

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Andrew Hines after winning the 2019 Virginia NHRA Nationals
Andrew Hines after winning the 2019 Virginia NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

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