The Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team set a new national Pro Stock Bike ET record as rider Andrew Hines roared through eliminations to win the class June 20 at the 35th Annual K&N Filters Supernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway. The win was the third of the season and second in a row for Hines, who now has a 185-point lead in the Pro Stock Bike class after six events in the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
After a day of leading the class aboard his Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod, Hines had posted the three quickest times in the Pro Stock Bike record book, saving his best run for the final round, a 7.016-second blast at 192.28 mph. Hines defeated Craig Treble (7.138/186.59) to take the win.
“This was quite a record-setting weekend for the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team, but our success so far this season is really the result of three years of development and hard work by Byron Hines and the crew,” said Screamin’ Eagle Racing Manager Anne Paluso. “They never gave up when we weren’t running up front.”
“It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since the 2002 GatorNationals, when we didn’t even qualify,” said team owner Byron Hines. After six rounds of NHRA Pro Stock Bike competition, Hines leads the class with 604 points, 185 points ahead of Gann, in second with 419 points. Tonglet is third with 393 points.
The next Pro Stock Bike event on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series is the 8th Annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals, June 25-27, at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
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