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NHRA : Andrew Hines wins the Keystone Nationals

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NHRA Keystone Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway – Reading, PA
October 1-4, 2015

 

SUNDAY

Hines picked up his third win of the season and second in the Countdown with a 6.794 at 197.25 win over Chip Ellis on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Hines, the four-time and defending world champ, picked up his second win at Reading and 41st of his career, which ties him for second on the all-time category wins list with Angelle Sampey.





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 “That win light came on for the final and I was over the moon,” said Hines, who extends his points lead over teammate Eddie Krawiec to 89 points. “I know how fast Chip had been all weekend and all year. Luckily, we were able to dip into the 6.7’s with him and put up a nice, tight final round for the fans.”

Ellis was appearing in his second final of the season on his Pirana Z/Pippin Trucking Buell, also earning a runner-up finish at Indianapolis. He is still searching for his first win since Englishtown, N.J. in 2008. Ellis is now sixth in Pro Stock Motorcycle points.

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Round 1

W – Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuk 0.021 6.875 194.24
L – Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.014 6.954 179.21

W – Karen Stoffer (Big St Charles Motorsports/S 0.094 6.924 194.74
L – Angie Smith (Kandy Racing Victory) 0.124 6.984 187.81

W – Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) 0.072 6.787 195.59
L – Steve Johnson (YourVelocity Suzuki) 0.040 6.854 194.77

W – Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.059 6.821 192.77
L – Chaz Kennedy (UPI Performance Buell) 0.082 9.068 94.57

W – Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell) 0.076 6.822 196.90
L – Scotty Pollacheck (Petrolhead Apparel Buell 0.043 16.865 38.00

W – Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.080 6.827 194.66
L – Brian Pretzel (Buell) 0.121 7.215 184.32

W – Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory) 0.033 6.836 193.82
L – Jim Underdahl (Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki) 0.029 7.940 120.42

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Round 2

W – Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory) 0.025 6.858 192.88
L – Jerry Savoie (Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuk 0.007 6.889 195.11

W – Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.015 6.808 195.34
L – unopposed

W – Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) 0.009 7.932 129.12
L – Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell) -0.168(R) 12.471 60.70

W – Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.070 6.809 195.70
L – Karen Stoffer (Big St Charles Motorsports/S 0.183 7.047 163.73

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Round 3

W – Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.030 6.830 194.91
L – Matt Smith (Nitro Fish Victory) -0.002(R) 6.847 194.24

W – Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) 0.094 6.775 196.47
L – Eddie Krawiec (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hine -0.008(R) 6.786 196.62

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FINALS

W – Andrew Hines (Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.025 6.794 197.25
L – Chip Ellis (PiranaZ Buell) 0.030 6.818 196.39

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SATURDAY

Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing action at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Rain started in the morning and showers were expected to fall throughout the day at Maple Grove Raceway.

Despite Friday’s washout, 2012 Top Fuel world champ and current points leader Antron Brown is confident that conditions on Saturday and Sunday are capable of providing national record-like runs that will thrill fans at the facility in eastern Pennsylvania.

“This track is going to be super mean,” said Brown, who is seeking his first win at Reading, a track well-known as one of the fastest on the circuit. “It’s going to have a razor edge. You have to have your power right and your combination right so you can get off the starting line. When the conditions are that good, you have to bring enough power and bring the clutch to the party to make everything happen.”

QUALIFYING
1. Eddie Krawiec Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.802 193.60
2. Andrew Hines Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.816 193.16
3. Matt Smith Nitro Fish Victory 6.877 193.24
4. Scotty Pollacheck Petrolhead Apparel Buell 6.883 194.21
5. Steve Johnson Build Your Future Suzuki 6.907 192.47
6. Jerry Savoie Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki 6.944 193.16
7. Karen Stoffer Big St Charles Motorsports/SEP 6.971 193.27
8. Angie Smith Kandy Racing Victory 7.010 185.05
9. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 7.088 166.83
10. Chip Ellis PiranaZ Buell 7.885 121.57
11. Hector Arana Jr Lucas Oil Buell 11.707 68.38
12. Jim Underdahl Bad Boy Buggies Suzuki 14.623 45.99
13. Chaz Kennedy UPI Performance Buell 16.461 39.97
14. Brian Pretzel Buell NT

FRIDAY

Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing action at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Rain started in the morning and showers were expected to fall  throughout the day at Maple Grove Raceway. 

Despite Friday’s washout, 2012 Top Fuel world champ and current points leader Antron Brown is confident that conditions on Saturday and Sunday are capable of providing national record-like runs that will thrill fans at the facility in eastern Pennsylvania.

“This track is going to be super mean,” said Brown, who is seeking his first win at Reading, a track well-known as one of the fastest on the circuit. “It’s going to have a razor edge. You have to have your power right and your combination right so you can get off the starting line. When the conditions are that good, you have to bring enough power and bring the clutch to the party to make everything happen.”

Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday with sportsman qualifying and time trials at 9 a.m. NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

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