Krawiec gets 47th No. 1 qualifier at special Indy race

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pro Stock Motorcycle returned to the track for the first-time in nine months. Normally, they would have competed in March after their final race in November.

However, due to the coronavirus, the Pro Stock Motorcycle bikes were delayed until Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Despite the long lay off, Eddie Krawiec was able to capture the top spot with his impressive 6.897 at 196.24 mph pass at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.

Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec is the No. 1 qualifier at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals
Eddie Krawiec is the No. 1 qualifier at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

The New Jersey native — who now resides in Indiana — picked up his 47th career No. 1 qualifier. He was also the first rider, who was able to reach the 6.80’s during the two passes at the track near Indianapolis.

Krawiec picked up the top spot during his first qualifying session. He will face David Barron in the first-round of eliminations.

“It’s great to be back to racing,” said Krawiec. “To come out the way we have [on Saturday], I believe the downtime efforts are showing. We just need to shift focus to race day now and keep the bikes running consistently and fast each round.”

Krawiec will attempt to snap a winless streak that goes back to past 2018 Countdown to the Championship. In fact, his last win came at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on August 19, 2018.

Here is the Pro Stock Motorcycle ladder:

  • Eddie Krawiec vs. David Barron
  • Hector Arana Jr. vs. John Hall
  • Scotty Pollacheck vs. Kelly Clontz
  • Ryan Oehler vs. Marc Ingwersen
  • Matt Smith vs. Chris Bostick
  • Steve Johnson vs. Angelle Sampey
  • Andrew Hines vs. Ron Tornow
  • Angie Smith vs. Jerry Savoie

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