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Tuner, innovator, entrepreneur Byron Hines elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Byron Hines, one of the most successful engine builders in motorcycle racing, has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “One mark of exceptional talent is the ability to forge success regardless of your circumstances,” said Ken Ford, a member of the Hall of Fame… Continue reading

HINES TAKES NHRA WIN AS HARLEY V-RODS STORM ENGLISHTOWN

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Krawiec and Hines face off in another all-Harley Pro Stock Motorcycle final ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 1, 2014) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines notched his second Pro Stock Motorcycle event win of the season, defeating teammate Ed Krawiec in an all-Harley final round at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals… Continue reading

KRAWIEC RIDES HARLEY V-ROD TO DOMINATING WIN IN ATLANTA

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Hines Holds Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Lead After Loss in All-Harley Final COMMERCE, Ga. (May 19, 2014) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec defeated teammate Andrew Hines in an all-Harley Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway…. Continue reading

Pro Stock Motorcycle Riders Thrilled to Return to Atlanta Dragway

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After a year absence, the Pro Stock Motorcycle riders of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return to Atlanta Dragway for the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, May 16-18. It marks the third of 16 events for the class and for Pro Stock Motorcycle riders, including… Continue reading

Hines rides Harley to win at Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2014) - Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines raced a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® to his first win of the season at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Harley-DavidsonScreamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec finished second in the final round to complete a sweep of… Continue reading

2014 Gatornationals Pro Stock Motorcycle

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Courtesy of UltimateMotorcycling.com Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec qualified their Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycles in the top six and each won a single round in Sunday eliminations at the 45th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway. The event was the season-opener for… Continue reading

Pro Stock/Pro Mod Billet Crankshaft

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, California – Thirty-four years of professional motorcycle drag racing leads to one undeniable passion- the drive to win. At Vance & Hines Racing, attention to detail, functionality, and surpassing the status quo of industry standards is our strength. After a successful tried and tested 2013 racing season… Continue reading

Operation Appreciation 2013-Day 5

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Courtesy of onallscylinders.com SOUTHWEST ASIA AND BAHRAIN — Eddie Krawiec is the idea guy in the group: “Hey, can we rent camels?” “Alright, can I hold that gun in this photo?” “Any chance we can fire off some test rockets?” The answers to the questions were no, no, and hell… Continue reading

Operation Appreciation 2013-Day 4

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Courtesy of onallcylinders.com BAHRAIN — Captain David Meron is in charge of the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Bahrain. He is ultimately responsible for more than a dozen boats, 17 military working dogs, and hundreds of enlisted men. Yet, all he wanted to talk about on Thursday was drag racing… Continue reading

Operation Appreciation 2013-Day 3

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Courtesy of onallcylinders.com SOUTHWEST ASIA — After the cool, rainy conditions in Kuwait, Operation Appreciation headed to Southwest Asia and found warm weather—and an even warmer reception. The group visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia on Wednesday. They were attacked by dogs from the Expeditionary Security Forces… Continue reading

Operation Appreciation 2013-Day 2

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Courtesy of onallcylinders.com KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Drag racers and rain are natural enemies. And the last place someone like Jason Line expected to encounter a driving rainstorm was the deserts of the Middle East. Yet that’s exactly what Jason and the Operation Appreciation contingent got in Kuwait Monday night… Continue reading

Operation Appreciation 2013-Day 1

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Courtesy of onallcylinders.com KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Operation Appreciation, Summit Racing’s annual visit to troops stationed overseas, has a whole new look for 2013. The cast remains the same—Greg Anderson, Jason Line,  Andrew Hines, Eddie Kraweic, and Dan Runte once again make up the tour’s lineup—but this year’s trip takes place in… Continue reading

KRAWIEC CAPS 2013 NHRA SEASON WITH WIN AT POMONA

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson POMONA, Calif. (November 10, 2013) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec wrapped up the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season with a win at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Krawiec rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to defeat Quality… Continue reading

Krawiec and Hines Qualify Harley-Davidson V-Rods in Vegas

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson LAS VEGAS, NV (October 27, 2013) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec qualified Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycles for elimination rounds at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both riders lost in the first round of eliminations… Continue reading

Krawiec Races Pink Harley V-Rod to Final Round at Maple Grove

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson MOHNTON, PA (October 6, 2013) - With his Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle sporting a special Hard Candy Custom Pink Flake livery in recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec rode to the final round of eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals… Continue reading

Krawiec and Harley V-Rod Race to 2nd Round at St. Louis

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson MADISON, IL (September 29, 2013) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec advanced to the second round of eliminations at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park after qualifying sixth for the event. Riding a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle, Krawiec posted a best… Continue reading

Krawiec Takes Harley V-Rod to Big Win at Dallas Drags

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Harley-Davidson Press Release: ENNIS, TX (September 22, 2013) - Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec scored his first National event win of the season, riding a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® to a final-round victory over Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas… Continue reading

NHRA: Carolina Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Report

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Harley-Davidson Press Release: Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle to the team’s first NHRA National event victory of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Hines won the event when Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. fouled… Continue reading

Harley rider Krawiec qualified for NHRA Countdown playoffs

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson INDIANAPOLIS (September 2, 2013) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec qualified for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs as Pro Stock Motorcycle points were reset for the top ten riders following the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Krawiec will be… Continue reading

Hines and Krawiec put V-Rod bikes in NHRA Somoma Sunday eliminations

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Courtesy of Harley-Davidson SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 2013)  – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec each qualified a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle for the Sunday elimination rounds at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Unfortunately for the team, their order in qualifying meant that Hines and Krawiec faced… Continue reading