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NHRA: Eddie Krawiec On Verge Of Milestone Win

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Eddie Krawiec On Verge Of Milestone Win

Eddie Krawiec On Verge Of Milestone Win Heading To Dodge Power Brokers Nhra U.s. Nationals

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

The next victory for Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Eddie Krawiec would be a big one, as the four-time world champion is a win away from his 50th career victory. The fact that the milestone victory could come at the biggest race of the year, this weekend’s prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, would make it even sweeter for the longtime standout.

Krawiec has already been close on a couple of occasions this year, finishing as the runner-up at the past two races on his Vance & Hines Suzuki. Both of those defeats came to points leader Joey Gladstone, but it also tells Krawiec the team is closing in on a victory at the perfect time.

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

As a three-time winner at the Big Go, including a victory last season at the U.S. Nationals, Krawiec fully knows about the prestige of winning in Indy, which is why a 50th career win coming at the illustrious race would likely make for a pinch-me moment.

“For sure it would be an awesome deal,” Krawiec said. “I’m right there and I feel like I’ve got a really good motorcycle. You just need things to roll your way. You have to be good, you have to get a little luck and sometimes you have to make your own luck. You’re just not going to show up and a win is going to happen for you. It’s too deep and there’s a lot of great motorcycles in the class, but Indy is the race you want to win. To have three wins at Indy, it’s just cool to say I’m a world champion and I’ve won Indy.”

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

He’s vaulted four spots in the points standings over the past two races, showing an increased comfort level on his new Suzuki. It was a transition to start the year, but things are now flowing well at an ideal time.

That could bode well for his 50th career victory coming at Indy, but Krawiec knows just how loaded the class is this season. A total of 22 motorcycles will be on hand at the Big Go, a group that includes points leader Gladstone, teammate Angelle Sampey, defending world champ Matt Smith, Steve Johnson, who has a pair of wins this year, Angie Smith, and Karen Stoffer.

Eddie Krawiec - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

“I’m starting to come into my own with my Suzuki program and I’m really starting to understand what the bike wants and where it wants to be,” Krawiec said. “It probably took me about five runs to get acclimated, but in this class getting acclimated is just not good enough. Anytime you change bikes, you have to learn, and it takes time. You can never perfect it, but you want to be able to get it right without thinking about it and we’re getting closer to that. We’re getting better and better at where the bike needs to be.”

Eddie Krawiec

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying for the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals will feature one round at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 2, two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:15 and 5:00 p.m. and the final two rounds on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 12:00 and 3:30 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 5.


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