Southern Dreaming: Krawiec’s V-ROD Wins at 2016 NHRA Atlanta Round

Krawiec's V-ROD Wins at 2016 NHRA Atlanta Round

V-ROD Wins at 2016 NHRA Atlanta Round

Every time a wheel turns in anger, the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team takes a Wally and wins a race at the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team remains undefeated as racer Eddie Krawiec won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta on his Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle, his second win of the season and the team’s third in a row.

After three of 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Krawiec leads the class with 353 points. Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines holds down second place with 233 points. Hines rode his Harley-Davidson V-Rod to a win at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. on April 24.

The race bike is a spiritual representative of the production VRSC or V-Rod. Krawiec and Hines race on competition motorcycles inspired by the sleek street style of the Night Rod Special. The V-Rod was developed to compete against Japanese and American muscle bikes. And on the NHRA strip, it certainly competing well against the Suzuki. The V-Rod features the Revolution engine, developed jointly with Porsche that, for the first time used overhead cams and liquid cooling.


Ed Krawiec won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta

It’s good to be a winner

“The weather cooled down and we had great V-Rod conditions on Sunday,” said Krawiec, who has now won 33 times in final-round appearances. “We had a good tune-up since Saturday, so we were focused on making chassis adjustments to keep the bike running as straight as possible down the track. This class is so tight right now making a clean run is essential to winning.”

Krawiec was the number-two qualifier for the Atlanta race with a best elapsed time of 6.880 seconds on Saturday. He had his best run of the weekend in the final, a 6.824-second blast that out-paced the 6.851 effort of runner-up Jerry Savoie. With career win No. 33, Krawiec is now tied with the late John Myers, who won three championships.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team leads the series

Krawiec took home an exclusive NHRA Wally® Trophy awarded to winners in each category during winner’s circle activities. He now has two from the 2016 season.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team returns to action June 10-12 at the 47thannual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.

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2016 NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Schedule


Feb. 11-14           Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Top Fuel only)      Pomona, Calif.

Feb 26-28            Wild Horse Pass (Top Fuel only)                                 Phoenix

Feb 26-28            Royal Purple Raceway (Non-Top Fuel Event)          Baytown, Texas

April 29-May 1    Virginia Motorsports Park (Non Top Fuel Event)    Petersburg, Va.

May 20-22           Summit Motorsports Park                                           Norwalk, Ohio

June 3-5               New England Dragway (Top Fuel only)                     Epping, N.H.

June 3-5               Route 66 Raceway (Non Top Fuel Event)                 Joliet, Ill.

June 10-12          Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park                            Tulsa, Okla.

June 17-19          Bristol Dragway (Top Fuel only)                                 Bristol, Tenn.

June 17-19          Bandimere Speedway (Non Top Fuel Event)            Denver

July 22-24            Sonoma Raceway                                                          Sonoma, Calif.

Aug. 19-21          Cecil County Dragway                                                  Rising Sun, Md.

Oct. 28-30           Rockingham Dragway                                                  Rockingham, N.C.

Nov. 5-8              The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway                  Las Vegas



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