The total race day purse for the K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash at Indianapolis Raceway Park is $36,000. The winner will earn a $15,000 bonus from K&N Filters. Any rider who can win the Klash and the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals on Sept. 6 will earn a $10,000 "Double-Up" bonus from the NHRA.
The Klash runner-up will earn $5,000. The two semifinalists will earn $3,000 each, while the four first-round finishers will earn $2,500 apiece.
Hines claimed the No. 1 spot for the special event for the first time in his career by earning seven No. 1 qualifying efforts and qualifying fifth or better at 14 of the 16 NHRA events that comprised the Klash series during the last year. Pro Stock Bike riders receive $52,000 during the Klash series. In addition to the $36,000 available in the Klash, $16,000 in bonuses were awarded to quick qualifiers throughout the 16-race Klash series.
Double-amputee Reggie Showers, rider of the PDI Suzuki, won his first K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash in 2003. Showers, from Philadelphia, held off Geno Scali in the final round.
Three-time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike champion Angelle Savoie, who has been a runner-up in the Klash in three consecutive seasons (1998-2000), starts from the No. 2 position and is followed by defending POWERade series champion Scali and Craig Treble, winner of the event in 2002.
K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash rounds are scheduled for 1, 2:50 and 6:10 p.m. on Sept. 4.