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NHRA : Pro Stock Motorcycle Results from Bandimere Speedway

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals 
Bandimere Speedway
July 21-23, 2017

Krawiec wins in Denver

Krawiec finished atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with a 7.145 pass at 188.28 in his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to defeat Matt Smith in the final round. After notching his 35th career No. 1 qualifier on Saturday, he earned his second victory of the season and 38th of his career.

After qualifying in the top spot, Krawiec defeated David Hope, Joey Gladstone and Scotty Pollacheck as he locked down his third final round appearance this season. Smith had qualified third and beat Angie Smith, Andrew Hines and Jerry Savoie as he secured his second final round appearance in 2017.





“We’ve gotten off to a slow start since we had to switch bikes, so we were behind in terms of figuring out the strengths of this new bike and how it works,” Krawiec said. “We really like where we are at currently, and we’re going to try and keep this momentum going on the West Coast.”

Krawiec remains in second following his second victory in seven events, while LE Tonglet is still atop the standings despite a quarterfinal exit.

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues with the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway July 28-30.

ROUND 1

Low qualifier Eddie Krawiec lowered the boom on the bike field with a track-record 7.158, two-hundredths quicker than his qualifying pass, to defeat local runner David Hope. Krawiec’s Harley Street Rod teammate, Andrew Hines, also found the teens with a 7.197 as did no. 2 qualifier Hector Arana Jr., who clocked a 7.198.

WIN Jerry Savoie .045 1.065 2.965 4.588 151.10 6.014 7.239 183.69
Cory Reed .033 1.074 2.985 4.625 149.13 6.068 7.307 181.35
12:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 24.38 inches, adjusted altitude 9,469 feet, track temperature 112 degrees. Savoie is 3 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Reed was having a hard time keeping his bike in the groove and Savoie got the win.

 

WIN Joey Gladstone .042 1.058 2.954 4.585 150.68 6.013 7.235 184.07
Karen Stoffer -.048 1.088 2.997 4.631 150.10 6.067 7.300 182.28
12:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 24.38 inches, adjusted altitude 9,469 feet, track temperature 112 degrees. Savoie is 3 – 0 against Reed in prior events. Reed was having a hard time keeping his bike in the groove and Savoie got the win.

 

WIN LE Tonglet .031 1.101 2.997 4.618 151.31 6.041 7.263 184.14
Melissa Surber .213 1.088 3.002 4.634 150.11 6.062 7.287 183.64
Tonglet and Surber have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Surber was very late at the tree and Tonglet moves on to round two.

 

WIN Andrew Hines .034 1.099 2.980 4.588 152.85 5.994 7.197 186.85
Angelle Sampey .037 1.095 2.986 4.607 150.85 6.031 7.256 183.32
Andrew Hines has 4 wins here and that ties him with his brother, Matt, for the most wins in the bike class at this event. Andrew is the defending champion. Angelle Sampey made her debut at this race in 1996 and she went to the semi-finals at that race. She has won here twice, 2001 & 2001 and been to the final round three more times. Sampey is 14 – 8 against Hines in prior events. They were close at the tree but Hines had the better machine this time.

 

WIN Scott Pollacheck .036 1.055 2.947 4.568 151.19 5.985 7.201 184.72
Mike Berry -.020 1.097 3.005 4.644 149.60 6.084 7.311 183.54
Pollacheck is 1 – 0 against Berry in prior events. Berry leaves too soon and Pollacheck moves on to round two. Pollacheck will have lane choice over Tonglet in round two.

 

WIN Matt Smith .041 1.073 2.972 4.591 151.49 6.005 7.214 186.02
Angie Smith .131 1.099 3.019 4.663 149.28 6.097 7.326 183.34
M. Smith is 8 – 3 against A. Smith in prior events. Matt Smith was better at the tree and at the finish line for the win. He will give lane choice to Hines in round two.

 

WIN Eddie Krawiec .041 1.092 2.969 4.567 153.63 5.964 7.158 188.17
David Hope .031 1.086 3.031 4.681 148.67 6.124 7.358 182.75
Eddie Krawiec won here in 2009, 2012 & 2015 and he was the runner-up last year. Krawiec is 6 – 1 against Hope in prior events. Krawiec makes the best pass of the weekend for the win. He will have lane choice over Gladstone in round two.

 

LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
WIN Hector Arana Jr .100 1.073 2.967 4.580 152.37 5.992 7.198 186.54
Steve Johnson .012 1.074 3.010 4.679 146.77 6.144 7.398 178.73
Hector Arana Jr. has been to the final round at this event twice. Arana Jr is 11 – 1 against Johnson in prior events. Arana continues his dominance over Johnson and moves on to round two. He will have lane choice over Savoie.

 

ROUND 2

A pair of holeshots decided one half of the semifinal ladder as Matt Smith’s 7.240 trounced Andrew Hines’ much-better 7.195 and reigning series champ Jerry Savoie took down Hector Arana on a 7.192 to 7.185 score. Scotty Pollacheck also ran 7.19 to beat points leader L.E. Tonglet but Eddie Krawiec had the best number of the round, 7.181, in defeating Joey Gladstone.

WIN Scott Pollacheck .037 1.050 2.939 4.560 151.44 5.977 7.195 184.19
LE Tonglet .013 1.103 2.998 4.617 151.48 6.036 7.254 184.27
1:11 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 24.37 inches, adjusted altitude 9,280 feet, track temperature 99 degrees. Tonglet is 7 – 3 against Pollacheck in prior events. Tonglet had the advantage at the tree but Pollacheck was able to drive around him for the win.

 

WIN Jerry Savoie .061 1.059 2.942 4.560 151.61 5.976 7.192 184.72
Hector Arana Jr .079 1.059 2.946 4.565 151.61 5.978 7.185 186.38
Arana Jr and Savoie have each won 6 times against the other in prior events. Savoie gets the win on a holeshot!

 

WIN Matt Smith .024 1.059 2.957 4.591 150.18 6.016 7.240 183.72
Andrew Hines .100 1.086 2.966 4.583 151.92 5.991 7.195 186.77
Hines is 28 – 9 against Smith in prior events. Hines was late at the tree and Smith was able to get the win on a holeshot. He will give lane choice to Savoie in round three.

 

LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
WIN Eddie Krawiec .041 1.091 2.971 4.580 152.99 5.981 7.181 187.03
Joey Gladstone .010 1.080 2.980 4.615 150.30 6.041 7.261 184.37
Krawiec is 2 – 1 against Gladstone in prior events. Gladstone had the advantage at the tree but it wasn’t enough to hold off Krawiec. Krawiec will have lane choice over Pollacheck in round three.

 

ROUND 3

Eddie Krawiec will have the chance to deliver a first victory for the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod machine when he takes on Matt Smith, who will be seeking the first win for the Polaris Victory Magnum brand. Krawiec, who won earlier this year in Gainesville on his old V-Rod entry, has lane choice based on his 7.19 in besting Scotty Pollacheck while Smith ran 7.220 in defeating Jerry Savoie.

WIN Matt Smith .040 1.059 2.948 4.573 150.38 6.001 7.220 184.93
Jerry Savoie .073 1.058 2.944 4.566 151.14 5.987 7.203 184.95
2:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 24.36 inches, adjusted altitude 9,278 feet, track temperature 102 degrees. Smith was a little to the right of the groove but he was still able to hang on and get the holeshot win.

 

LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
WIN Eddie Krawiec .019 1.095 2.972 4.581 152.50 5.987 7.191 186.46
Scott Pollacheck .088 1.052 2.948 4.582 150.11 6.010 7.234 183.59
Krawiec is 12 – 1 against Pollacheck in prior events. Krawiec had the advantage at the tree and he increased his lead at every increment. Eddie Krawiec’s MOV: 0.1124 seconds (approximately 30 feet)

 

ROUND 4

Eddie Krawiec, near lane, ran low e.t. of the meet, 7.145, to collect his fourth Mile-High Nationals title and the 38th victory of his career, but the race was over before it really started as Matt Smith red-lighted by .007-second. The win is the first for the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod bikes.

LANE DRIVER RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH
WIN Eddie Krawiec .023 1.090 2.963 4.559 153.91 5.951 7.145 188.28
Matt Smith -.007 1.067 2.953 4.562 152.68 6.031 7.497 145.09
3:35 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 92 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 24.33 inches, adjusted altitude 9,585 feet, track temperature 105 degrees. Krawiec has 1 win and 1 runner up in 2 final rounds this year. His career final round record is 37-28. Smith has 1 runner up in 1 final round this year. His career final round record is 18-25. Krawiec is 20 – 14 against Smith in prior events and Krawiec is 4 – 2 against Smith in prior final rounds. Matt Smith leaves a little too early. Eddie Krawiec runs the second quickest and second fastest Pro Stock Motorcycle pass in the history of this event.

 

Final Qualifying

POSITION DRIVER ET MPH
01 Eddie Krawiec 7.178 187.29
02 Hector Arana Jr 7.179 186.28
03 Matt Smith 7.183 186.2
04 LE Tonglet 7.187 185.13
05 Scott Pollacheck 7.187 184.25
06 Andrew Hines 7.193 188.15
07 Jerry Savoie 7.206 183.37
08 Joey Gladstone 7.223 184.9
09 Karen Stoffer 7.262 183.69
10 Cory Reed 7.275 181.37
11 Angelle Sampey 7.278 182.16
12 Mike Berry 7.282 182.7
13 Melissa Surber 7.285 183.62
14 Angie Smith 7.303 183
15 Steve Johnson 7.362 179.16
16 David Hope 7.372 180.74
17 Lance Bonham 7.477 178.31
18 Andie Rawlings 8.105 164.19

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