By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec secured his first Wally of the 2020 season. He won the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
Krawiec defeated Ryan Oehler in the final round. The Indiana native went 6.801 at 198.61 mph to capture the Wally.
Oehler went 6.905 at 181.37 mph in the losing effort.
“It just feels good to win again,” Krawiec said. “I feel like I’ve accomplished all that I’ve needed to and I don’t have to prove anything, but it’s nice just to get it done. There’s a lot of great racers in the class and you can’t take anything for granted. You have to appreciate every win, even more so right now with the competition level in the class. We’ve got 4-5 motorcycles all fighting for the championship.
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“It’s great racing and that’s the way it should be. You have to be on your game at all times. It’s a big team effort and that’s what I really attribute this to.”
This was Krawiec’s first win since the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on August 19th, 2018 in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this race was moved from its normal spring spot in April to the fall. In 2021, the SpringNationals event will take place from May 21-23.
Prior to this final round, Krawiec had a 2-0 advantage over Oehler in prior events. However, this was the first-time that the riders faced off against each other in the final round.
Krawiec had the starting line advantage, as he went 0.026. Oehler trailed behind with an 0.061 reaction time.
Once Krawiec got the win, he never trailed throughout the race. This is Krawiec’s 48th career Wally.
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