NHRA: Pro Stock Motorcycle Results from Atlanta

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

39th annual Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals
Atlanta Dragway
May 3-5, 2019

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Hines earned his second straight victory, third overall of 2019 and 51st in his career after going 6.865 at 195.05 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to defeat Jerry Savoie in the final round. It also marked the 100th career win for Harley-Davidson in the class, a streak that Hines started with his first career victory in 2004.

It was another noteworthy accomplishment for Hines, who became the first rider to claim 50 wins in the class last weekend and has three victories in four races to open the 2019 Pro Stock Motorcycle season. The class points leader beat Melissa Surber, Ryan Oehler and Hector Arana Jr. to reach the final round.





“It was a good day and my motorcycle is nothing like I’ve ever had in my career,” said Hines, who now has three wins at Atlanta Dragway. “It’s working really well and doesn’t do much wrong. All in all, it was a fantastic day. To get 100 wins for Harley-Davidson, it’s monumental. It was a very big struggle at first, and there’s been trials and tribulations, but it’s really nice to get the 100th.”

Savoie knocked off Cory Reed, Steve Johnson and Eddie Krawiec en route to the finals.

The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues May 17-19 with the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va.

Eliminations Round 1:

Andrew Hines made the best run of the first round (6.872) to continue the Harley-Davidson dominance at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals. He will race Ryan Oehler in the second round in what promises to be an interesting matchup. Oehler still holds the fastest time slip of the weekend in Pro Stock Motorcycle, while Hines has the second-quickest.

Karen Stoffer scored the lone upset of the first round, and it was a slight one. She beat Matt Smith from the No. 9 spot when the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion turned on the red light. Stoffer coasted to victory and will race 2017 champion Eddie Krawiec in the second round.

Driver W-Karen Stoffer Matt Smith
RT .039 -.057
60 FT 1.076 1.097
330 FT 2.924 2.944
660 FT 4.979 4.484
660 FT MPH 105.62 159.57
1000 FT 7.300 5.826
ET 9.709 6.981
MPH 87.09 193.54

Driver Cory Reed W-Jerry Savoie
RT .026 .013
60 FT 1.090 1.062
330 FT 2.927 2.867
660 FT 4.484 4.406
660 FT MPH 157.30 159.19
1000 FT 5.847 5.755
ET 7.018 6.916
MPH 191.00 192.38
Driver Joey Gladstone W-Ryan Oehler
RT .015 .015
60 FT 1.071 1.100
330 FT 2.886 2.913
660 FT 4.432 4.444
660 FT MPH 158.02 160.37
1000 FT 5.788 5.781
ET 6.953 6.927
MPH 192.08 195.59

Driver W-Angelle Sampey Hector Arana
RT .085 -.003
60 FT 1.063 1.102
330 FT 2.873 2.943
660 FT 4.411 4.502
660 FT MPH 159.06 156.61
1000 FT 5.781 5.877
ET 7.129 7.059
MPH 157.45 190.08

Driver W-Steve Johnson Angie Smith
RT .080 .082
60 FT 1.068 1.116
330 FT 2.881 2.939
660 FT 4.426 4.477
660 FT MPH 158.20 159.76
1000 FT 5.785 5.824
ET 6.958 6.987
MPH 190.00 192.28

Driver W-Hector Arana Jr Scott Pollacheck
RT .039 .021
60 FT 1.067 1.096
330 FT 2.919 2.927
660 FT 4.467 4.480
660 FT MPH 158.28 157.25
1000 FT 5.815 5.848
ET 6.974 7.028
MPH 192.88 189.76

Driver W-Eddie Krawiec Kelly Clontz
RT .102 .081
60 FT 1.090 1.095
330 FT 2.904 2.940
660 FT 4.437 4.519
660 FT MPH 160.08 155.61
1000 FT 5.772 5.891
ET 6.917 7.068
MPH 195.53 190.11

Driver W-Andrew Hines Melissa Surber
RT .045 .011
60 FT 1.063 1.101
330 FT 2.858 2.922
660 FT 4.386 4.470
660 FT MPH 159.93 157.52
1000 FT 5.724 5.834
ET 6.872 7.011
MPH 194.80 189.82

 

Eliminations Round 2:

Andrew Hines made the quickest run of the round to defeat Ryan Oehler. His 6.881-second pass was the only run in the 6.80s and put him a couple hundredths ahead of teammate Eddie Krawiec entering the semifinals. The Harley-Davidsons can continue to take care of business before they need to worry about one another, though.

Jerry Savoie defeated Steve Johnson with a holeshot and will get a shot at Krawiec in a battle between 2016 and 2017 world champions. Hector Arana Jr. is the only racer remaining who has not won a Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. He defeated Angelle Sampey in the second round after the Harley-Davidson rider was forced to shut off her bike early.

Savoie is the only rider remaining who has not taken home a Wally this year.

 

Driver W-Hector Arana Jr Angelle Sampey
RT .056 .048
60 FT 1.063 1.065
330 FT 2.872 2.883
660 FT 4.416 4.442
660 FT MPH 157.93 157.32
1000 FT 5.767 5.841
ET 6.919 7.264
MPH 194.49 145.42
Ov/Un

Driver Steve Johnson W-Jerry Savoie
RT .075 .024
60 FT 1.060 1.074
330 FT 2.862 2.876
660 FT 4.404 4.417
660 FT MPH 158.50 158.87
1000 FT 5.756 5.768
ET 6.918 6.938
MPH 192.25 187.96

Driver W-Eddie Krawiec Karen Stoffer
RT .030 -.006
60 FT 1.089 1.100
330 FT 2.890 2.942
660 FT 4.419 4.485
660 FT MPH 160.38 158.65
1000 FT 5.755 5.837
ET 6.901 6.998
MPH 195.22 192.69
Driver W-Andrew Hines Ryan Oehler
RT .050 .030
60 FT 1.066 1.101
330 FT 2.858 2.912
660 FT 4.390 4.460
660 FT MPH 159.72 158.56
1000 FT 5.731 5.806
ET 6.881 6.957
MPH 194.41 194.80

 

Eliminations Semi-Final:

Jerry Savoie used another holeshot to reach the final round of the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals. He defeated No. 1 qualifier Eddie Krawiec to get a shot at his first victory of the season. To do that, he’ll have to beat another Harley-Davidson: Andrew Hines.

Hines beat Hector Arana Jr. by overpowering him on the race track. The two were even on the race track but Hines ran a 6.897 down the quarter mile to easily advance to yet another final in what has been an excellent season already. He won his 50th career race a week ago at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and already has a chance to score his 51st.

Savoie’s last win came against Hines – and two other riders – in Charlotte just over a year ago. He’s more than ready for that drought to end.

Driver Eddie Krawiec W-Jerry Savoie
RT .041 .017
60 FT 1.082 1.075
330 FT 2.885 2.888
660 FT 4.426 4.436
660 MPH 158.74 158.32
1000 FT 5.775 5.790
ET 6.930 6.951
MPH 194.07 192.77
Driver W-Andrew Hines Hector Arana Jr
RT .032 .033
60 FT 1.063 1.056
330 FT 2.860 2.865
660 FT 4.398 4.404
660 MPH 158.80 159.06
1000 FT 5.744 5.752
ET 6.897 6.913
MPH 193.99 192.77

 

Eliminations Final:

Make it 100 wins for Harley-Davidson in NHRA competition. Andrew Hines got his 51st career victory with a 6.865-second pass that left little room for doubt against Jerry Savoie. He was shut out of the winner’s circle in 2018 but already has three victories in four races to start the 2019 season.

Hines earned the first victory for Harley-Davidson all the way back in 2004 and they keep on piling up for the racer, who has proven to be one of the best in the category. Perhaps most impressive: the 1.054-second 60-foot time that is among the best shown by the Vance & Hines powered machine.

Driver WIN- Andrew Hines Jerry Savoie
RT .044 .042
60 FT 1.054 1.061
330 FT 2.849 2.874
660 FT 4.380 4.415
660 MPH 160.16 159.06
1000 FT 5.718 5.763
ET 6.865 6.919
MPH 195.05 193.65

 

 


Qualifying Round 3

Krawiec took his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 44th in his career in Pro Stock Motorcycle thanks to a 6.851 at 196.90 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, the defending event winner, slipped past teammate and points leader Andrew Hines’ 6.855 at 196.44, and is after his fifth career win at the track. Hector Arana Jr. qualified third with a 6.861 at 196.27.
“We’ve never had motorcycles the way we’ve had them this weekend where they’re this consistent,” said Krawiec, whose first career win in the class came in Atlanta in 2009. “They’re within thousandths of each other, trading numbers going down the track, and it’s something that’s really cool. It’s hard to tune to changing weather conditions, but we’ve done a pretty good job of that here.”

Hector Arana Jr. is .01-second behind Krawiec (and .006-second behind Hines) and earned one bonus point for being the third-quickest bike in the penultimate Pro Stock Motorcycle session. Angelle Sampey, the third Harley-Davidson rider, improved by more than a hundredth to get into the quick half of the field. Kelly Clontz continues to hold onto the bump spot with a 7.076, an improvement of two-hundredths of a second.

1    Eddie Krawiec    6.851
2    Andrew Hines    6.855
3    Hector Arana Jr.    6.861
4    Steve Johnson    6.892
5    Jerry Savoie    6.901
6    Angelle Sampey    6.905
7    Ryan Oehler    6.909
8    Matt Smith    6.909
9    Karen Stoffer    6.929
10    Joey Gladstone    6.946
11    Hector Arana Sr.    6.957
12    Cory Reed    6.983
13    Angie Smith    6.99
14    Scott Pollacheck    6.996
15    Melissa Surber    7.026
16    Kelly Clontz    7.076
17    Andie Rawlings    7.326


Qualifying Round 2

The Harley-Davidson Street Rods continued their dominance in the second session of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals.

Andrew Hines scored another three points in the second qualifying session and remained on top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle heap by improving on his time by nearly two-hundredths of a second. His teammate, Eddie Krawiec, also improved, but by .002-second fewer. That kept the Harley-Davidson Street Rods at the top of the qualifying sheet.

Hector Arana Jr. made a big move to the third qualifying slot. The winner of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals ran a 6.861 and is just .005 second behind Hines as the Pro Stock Motorcycle class readies for two more runs on Saturday.

Andie Rawlings is currently outside of the field after breaking at the starting line. She was passed by Kelly Clontz, who ran a 7.081 to get into the field. She improved from a 17.222-second pass in the first session.

1    Andrew Hines    6.856
2    Eddie Krawiec    6.859
3    Hector Arana Jr.    6.861
4    Steve Johnson    6.892
5    Jerry Savoie    6.901
6    Ryan Oehler    6.909
7    Matt Smith    6.909
8    Joey Gladstone    6.911
9    Angelle Sampey    6.919
10    Karen Stoffer    6.929
11    Hector Arana Sr.    6.957
12    Cory Reed    6.983
13    Angie Smith    7.016
14    Melissa Surber    7.026
15    Scott Pollacheck    7.051
16    Kelly Clontz    7.081


Qualifying Round 1

Andrew Hines’ 2019 revenge tour continued in the first qualifying session of the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals. He ran a 6.875 to lead the pack, including teammate Eddie Krawiec by .001-second, right on the heels of winning the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals a week ago.

So, the Harley-Davidson duo of Hines and Krawiec earned five of the six available bonus points in the first qualifying session. Steve Johnson, a Suzuki rider, picked up the final bonus point with a 6.894-second hit. Ryan Oehler, who rides an EBR, ran top speed of the session (197.45 mph) and is qualified No. 4.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE QUALIFYING ORDER: Q1
1    Andrew Hines    6.875
2    Eddie Krawiec    6.876
3    Steve Johnson    6.894
4    Ryan Oehler    6.909
5    Jerry Savoie    6.911
6    Angelle Sampey    6.919
7    Hector Arana Sr.    6.957
8    Cory Reed    6.983
9    Hector Arana Jr.    7.022
10    Melissa Surber    7.026
11    Karen Stoffer    7.066
12    Scott Pollacheck    7.126
13    Andie Rawlings    7.326
14    Joey Gladstone    7.583
15    Matt Smith    7.921
16    Angie Smith    11.803


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