NHRA : 4Wide Nationals – Results from Zmax

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
presented by Lowes Foods
zMAX Dragway
April 23-24, 2016

Andrew Hines Takes 6th zMAX Victory!

Hines continued his mastery of the Four-Wide Nationals in Pro Stock Motorcycle and held off top qualifier Eddie Krawiec, Chip Ellis, and Matt Smith to take the victory, his third in a row at this event and his sixth zMAX Dragway victory. Hines clocked a 6.844 at 194.42 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson while Krawiec finished in 6.849 seconds at 194.44 on his Harley-Davidson to take runner-up honors. It was points leader Krawiec’s fourth consecutive runner-up finish at this event.

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“It’s great to come in here at the Four-Wide and get another win so we have our team going in the right direction,” Hines said. “I’m happy to get a win this early in the season. When you get that off your back, you can sit back, relax, and focus on racing the rest of the season.”

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Hines became the third driver in NHRA history, joining Greg Anderson and Hight, and first in the bike class to finish second in both of the first two quads and then win the race. In the opener, Hines finished second to Jerry Savoie but in front of Brian Pretzel and Jim Underdahl. In round two, Hines trailed Krawiec but finished in front of Savoie and Michael Ray.

“This racetrack just agrees with me; I feel very comfortable here,” Hines said. “It is almost a calming effect it has on me with everything that is going on up there because it makes me focus that much more.”

With his 43rd career victory, he is closing in on the 44 official victories that the late Dave Schultz won during his career.

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“Thanks to Dave and all that he did for the sport, he was one of the pioneers of it all,” Hines said. “Thanks to him we have a great field right now and all of Pro Stock Motorcycle is very stout. We have bump spots that are setting records. It’s awesome to be involved in the class right now.”

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues April 29-May 1 with the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.

Eliminations Round 1

W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (1) Jerry Savoie (Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuk 0.011      6.855 196.62
 (2) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.060      6.817 195.68
 (3) Brian Pretzel (San Marino Excavating Suzuki 0.042      6.928 194.58
 (4) Jim Underdahl (Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki)      0.049      6.967 196.90

Andrew Hines has won this race in each of the last two years. Savoie with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win…Hines was last off the line, but had the power to finish second to advance. Pretzel was second off the line and finished third, while Underdahl was third off the line, but finished fourth.

 

 (1) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              0.073      6.836 196.56
 (2) Angelle Sampey (JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell)  0.076      6.861 193.96
 (3) Shawn Gann (Pirana Z Racing Buell)          0.045      6.906 193.05
 (4) Karen Stoffer (Big St Charles Motorsports) 0.078      6.954 194.63

Hector Arana won here in 2013. Gann with the starting line advantage, but finishes third Arana was second off the line and crossed the finish line first and Sampey was third out of the gate and finished second to advance.

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 (1) Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory)             0.008      6.844 195.03
 (2) Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell)                  0.087      6.816 195.48
 (3) Scotty Pollacheck (Petrolhead Apparel  0.040      6.898 192.38
 (4) Steve Johnson (racethevote.com Suzuki)      0.040      6.929 192.99

Matt Smith won this race in 2010. Smith with a great line and never trailed for the win. Ellis with his quickest pass of the season to finish second and advance. Johnson and Pollacheck leave together, and finish third and fourth.

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 (1) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.039      6.825 195.08
 (2) Michael Ray (UPI Buell)                     0.021      6.903 194.77
 (3) Melissa Surber (Kosman Specialties Buell)   0.037      6.928 192.06
 (4) LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Suzuki)              -0.004(R)  6.876 194.07

Tonglet goes red and Ray is first off the starting line and he finished second, while Krawiec was last off the line, but first to the finish line to advance.

 

Eliminations Round 2

W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (1) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.022      6.810 197.16
 (2) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.040      6.846 195.11
 (3) Jerry Savoie (Savoie's Alligator Suzuki) 0.036      6.916 192.88
 (4) Michael Ray (UPI Buell)                     0.051      6.921 194.72

Krawiec gets out of the gate first and makes the quickest pass of the weekend to take the win. Hines is a little behind Savoie off the line but is able to go around him and grab the second spot.

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 (1) Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory)             0.020      6.850 195.00
 (2) Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell)                  0.067      7.134 153.35
 (3) Angelle Sampey (JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell)  -0.003(R)  6.831 196.27
 (4) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              -0.015(R)  6.857 196.96

Sampey and Arana both leave a little early and go red. Smith gets out of the gate first and pulls away for the win. Ellis was the last bike across the line but moves on to the final round.

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Eliminations – FINAL ROUND

 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (1) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.002      6.844 195.42
 (2) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines) 0.043      6.849 194.44
 (3) Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell)                  0.073      6.884 193.90
 (4) Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory)             0.111     12.878  60.42

Hines gets out of the gate first with Krawiec second off the line. Smith is late, then sits up on the bike and backs off the throttle early. Ellis was third off the line and was falling back all the way through the run. Hines pulls away and takes the win.

 

 

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PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following the second of 16 events)

  1. Eddie Krawiec – 232
  2. Andrew Hines – 197
  3. Hector Arana Sr. – 154
  4. Chip Ellis – 135
  5. Jerry Savoie – 108
  6. LE Tonglet – 107
  7. Michael Ray – 104
  8. Matt Smith – 93
  9. Angelle Sampey – 92
  10. Jim Underdahl – 84

 

 

Qualifying Round 3

 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.818  195.90 
   2. Matt Smith           Nitro Fish Victory              6.832  195.76 
   3. Angelle Sampey       JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell       6.837  194.46 
   4. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.837  192.77 
   5. Jerry Savoie         Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki  6.841  197.62 
   6. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.842  196.16 
   7. Chip Ellis           PiranaZ Buell                   6.843  195.00 
   8. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.848  195.62 
   9. Michael Ray          UPI Buell                       6.861  196.02 
  10. Scotty Pollacheck    Petrolhead Apparel Buell        6.875  193.88 
  11. Karen Stoffer        Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP  6.880  195.17 
  12. Jim Underdahl        Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki          6.890  196.07 
  13. Brian Pretzel        San Marino Excavating Suzuki    6.891  194.32 
  14. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.915  195.03 
  15. Steve Johnson        racethevote.com Suzuki          6.916  193.65 
  16. Melissa Surber       Kosman Specialties Buell        6.917  192.82 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Mike Berry           Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell  6.934  194.24 
  18. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 6.944  192.03 
  19. Cory Reed            YNot Racing-Star Racing Buell   6.946  190.57 
  20. Angie Smith          Kandy Racing Victory            6.951  190.86 
  21. David Hope           VRoom Racing Buell              6.978  189.68 
  22. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       6.989  191.95 
  23. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.033  191.54 
  24. Lance Bonham         Constellation Motorsports Buel  7.160  186.56

Qualifying Round 2

Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.818  195.90 
   2. Matt Smith           Nitro Fish Victory              6.832  195.76 
   3. Angelle Sampey       JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell       6.837  194.46 
   4. Jerry Savoie         Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki  6.841  197.62 
   5. Chip Ellis           PiranaZ Buell                   6.843  194.10 
   6. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.851  192.77 
   7. Michael Ray          UPI Buell                       6.861  196.02 
   8. Scotty Pollacheck    Petrolhead Apparel Buell        6.875  193.88 
   9. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.877  195.45 
  10. Karen Stoffer        Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP  6.880  195.17 
  11. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.884  195.17 
  12. Brian Pretzel        San Marino Excavating Suzuki    6.891  194.32 
  13. Jim Underdahl        Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki          6.905  196.07 
  14. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.915  195.03 
  15. Steve Johnson        racethevote.com Suzuki          6.916  192.55 
  16. Mike Berry           Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell  6.945  194.24 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Angie Smith          Kandy Racing Victory            6.951  190.86 
  18. Cory Reed            YNot Racing-Star Racing Buell   6.977  190.57 
  19. David Hope           VRoom Racing Buell              6.978  189.68 
  20. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       6.989  191.95 
  21. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 7.013  191.62 
  22. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.033  191.54 
  23. Lance Bonham         Constellation Motorsports Buel  7.225  186.56 
  24. Melissa Surber       Kosman Specialties Buell       11.176   73.44

Qualifying Round 1

 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.818  192.85 
   2. Jerry Savoie         Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki  6.841  197.62 
   3. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.851  192.77 
   4. Angelle Sampey       JoinTeamAngelle.com Buell       6.856  193.38 
   5. Michael Ray          UPI Buell                       6.861  196.02 
   6. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.877  195.45 
   7. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.884  195.17 
   8. Karen Stoffer        Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP  6.886  194.97 
   9. Brian Pretzel        San Marino Excavating Suzuki    6.891  194.07 
  10. Matt Smith           Nitro Fish Victory              6.893  195.22 
  11. Scotty Pollacheck    Petrolhead Apparel Buell        6.897  193.10 
  12. Jim Underdahl        Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki          6.905  196.07 
  13. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.915  195.03 
  14. Steve Johnson        racethevote.com Suzuki          6.916  192.55 
  15. Mike Berry           Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell  6.945  194.24 
  16. Angie Smith          Kandy Racing Victory            6.967  190.86 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Cory Reed            YNot Racing-Star Racing Buell   6.996  190.57 
  18. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 7.013  190.35 
  19. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.034  190.54 
  20. David Hope           VRoom Racing Buell              7.037  189.34 
  21. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       7.048  185.43 
  22. Chip Ellis           PiranaZ Buell                   7.094  188.46 
  23. Lance Bonham         Constellation Motorsports Buel  7.249  186.20

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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